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Judge rules tobacco tax hike belongs on Missouri ballot, but critics vow to appeal

signatures collected for a citizen petition to raise the tobacco tax in Missouri are valid, and that the measure belongs on the ballot in November. During a hearing last week, backers and opponents made their arguments regarding three lawsuits allege th
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added Aug 24, 2016 16:58

[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Expensive cigarettes, why not? — Survey

around three-quarters of 1,000 respondents — including smokers — surveyed by the University of Indonesia’s (UI) Center for Health Economics and Policy Studies agreed that the price of cigarettes should be doubled, and the taxes raised used to fund the Nat
Jakarta Post (id)
added Aug 24, 2016 14:12

[Europe, UK] Menthol cigarettes ban 'could be ditched after Brexit'

An incoming ban on menthol cigarettes could be scrapped on account of Britain leaving the European Union... Britain is currently planning to go further than these EU rules and also introduce plain packaging for cigarettes. Asked about whether the ban on
The Independent (uk)
added Aug 24, 2016 14:09

[Florida] King & Spalding Facing Sanctions After Tobacco Case Mistrial

King & Spalding will have to argue against sanctions in a tobacco case after an Atlanta partner's conduct caused a Miami judge to declare a mistrial. Attorney W. Randall Bassett made "premeditated, willful and egregious" comments during a five-day product (Daily Business Review)
added Aug 23, 2016 23:43

[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] EDITORIAL: The endless fight against tobacco

Thabrany’s finding is just one of many voices that politicians and the government need to take into account, or else this nation will pay too high a price for failing to exercise tobacco control. Even if policymakers turn a deaf ear to the warnings, any
Jakarta Post (id)
added Aug 23, 2016 23:39

NICOPURE v FDA: Brief of Amici Curiae Public Health Organizations, Aug 19, 2016

This brief is focused on a single issue that amici are particularly well-suited to address: whether the Deeming Rule advances the public health. The answer is indisputably yes. Absent the Deeming Rule, the e-cigarette industry will continue to be the “W
Tobacco On Trial
added Aug 23, 2016 23:34

DOCKET for NICOPURE LABS v. FDA et al, Aug 19-22, 2016

45 AMICUS BRIEF by CAMPAIGN FOR TOBACCO-FREE KIDS...MINUTE ORDER. The Clerk of Court is directed to add to the docket as additional amici the seven parties who have joined in the brief of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
Tobacco On Trial
added Aug 23, 2016 22:45

FBI looking for foul play in creation of Indiana vaping law

Agents have interviewed at least two lawmakers and a manufacturer of liquids used in electronic smoking devices. “They asked me if I knew of anything anyone might have gotten out of this legislation,” said state Sen. Phil Boots, who said he talked to an
Indianapolis (IN) Star
added Aug 23, 2016 22:18

FDA claims authority to regulate nicotine-free e-cig products

The question at hand is whether e-cigs and vaporizers, when used with nicotine-free liquids, are tobacco products, as claimed by the FDA. Nicopure began operations in 2009, nearly two years after the FDA set a predicate date of Feb. 15, 2007, for smokele
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Aug 23, 2016 22:09

[UK] E-cigarette tax should be zero: IEA think tank

Excise taxes for e-cigarettes and other healthier alternatives should be set to zero, according to the influential Institute of Economic Affairs think tank. In a report the group argues a lower tax on e-cigarettes would improve public health and consume
City A.M. (uk)
added Aug 23, 2016 22:05
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