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Statement of the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) “Tobacco: Taxes Owed, Avoided and Evaded” / United States Senate Committee on Finance (PDF)

• Many Native American tribes and tribal retailers are abusing their sovereignty to evade state taxes on sales of tobacco. Such tribes and retailers abuse their ability to sell tax-free to their own members and expand those sales to non-members even thou
National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS)
added Jul 29, 2014 11:04
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[Canada] Kahnawake set to regulate the tobacco industry on the reserve

The Mohawk Council of Kahnawake (MCK) published a draft law last week that would create a commission to oversee every aspect of the industry. ... tobacco traders are looking to legitimize their business in hopes of avoiding future conflicts with police.
Montreal Gazette (ca)
added Jul 28, 2014 22:25
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[Canada] Keep tobacco use ceremonial: aboriginal guide

The province has released a new guide they hope will aide First Nations elders optimize their health. The guide is the first of its kind and provides information on provincial and federal programs, combined with resources available in the community to im
VANCOUVER 24 HOURS (ca)
added Jul 10, 2014 03:51
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[Australia] Budget cuts will lead to early Indigenous smoking deaths, ex-race discrimination commissioner says

Cuts to the Tackling Indigenous Smoking program in this year's budget will contribute to the early deaths of Aboriginal smokers, a former race discrimination commissioner has warned. The program's budget is $65 million a year when fully funded, but Tom
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Jul 8, 2014 16:28
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[Minnesota] AUDIO: At highest risk for cancer, American Indians struggle to change lifestyles

Cancer has devastated Minnesota's American Indian population... While the statistics are grim, they are not immutable. Striking new research has revealed that more than half of the state's American Indians smoke. Their smoking rate is so high it likely e
Minnesota Public Radio (MPR)
added Jul 8, 2014 14:05
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MIHM: How Indians Became America's Favorite Marketing Tool

advertising and packaging of countless tobacco companies in late-19th-century America, including Black Hawk Cigars, Red Indian Cut Plug Tobacco, Indian Girl Chewing Tobacco...Natural American Spirit cigarettes, which promise "100% Additive-Free Tobacco.")
Bloomberg View
added Jun 25, 2014 10:31
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Oklahoma AG’s win of $47.7M against tobacco company upheld

Supreme Court of Oklahoma has upheld a $47 million summary judgment verdict won by state Attorney General Scott Pruitt in a lawsuit against Native Wholesale Supply, a cigarette distributer. In 2008, the state’s former attorney general, Drew Edmondson, fi
Washington DC Examiner
added Jun 18, 2014 19:16
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Illegal tobacco trade 'a plague' in Central Canada

continues to flourish, with some First Nations manufacturers using industrial-grade machines that can crank out 3,000 to 10,000 cigarettes per minute, says a newly released RCMP...Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada, the federal
PostMedia News (ca)
added Jun 5, 2014 10:38
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[Washington] Family wants 376852 packs of cigarettes taken in Puyallup raid returned

Nearly six years after state Liquor Control Board agents raided an Indian smoke shop in Puyallup, relatives of the shop’s owner are still fighting to get 376,852 packs of cigarettes back. The owner of the store, a Quinault Indian named Edward Comenout, h
Tacoma (WA) News Tribune
added May 31, 2014 23:59
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[Montana] KLEINERT: World No Tobacco Day: Join the quitters May 31

The Montana Tobacco Quit Line is an excellent resource for anyone planning to quit using tobacco. The Quit Line offers advice and educational material, a personalized quit plan, five weeks of coaching sessions as well as up to eight weeks of nicotine re
Ravalli (MT) Republic
added May 28, 2014 14:23
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