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[New York, Oklahoma] Cigarette tax appeal involves tens of millions of dollars

Oklahoma isn’t the only state suing Montour’s company, Native Wholesale Supply; New York also has sued. But Oklahoma was one of the first when it filed suit in 2008, accusing the company of knowingly distributing contraband “Seneca” cigarettes in the sta
Buffalo (NY) News
added Jul 25, 2016 02:07
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[Asia, India] Bengaluru-based NGO serves notice to drug controller over e-cigarette ban

accusing him of dereliction of duty. Ravishankar S S, an advocate of GR Law Firm, who sent the notice on behalf of Verve, said, “Nicotine is scheduled as a drug under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act. Retailers can’t sell it. There is no ambiguity in the gove
New Indian Express (in)
added Jul 25, 2016 02:04
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[Greece] Tobacco tax revenues post temporary rise

state coffers received an additional 350 million euros thanks to the advance announcement of a hike in the special consumption tax on tobacco as of January 2017, a highly unusual practice as tax hikes are not announced in advance.
Kathimerini (gr)
added Jul 25, 2016 02:04
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[Africa] Malawi searches crop after tobacco: Soya touted by Auction Holdings Commodity Exchange

Officials from Auction Holdings Commodity Exchange (AHCX) are encouraging farmers in Malawi to grow more soya, saying the crop can bring in US$1 billion in one growing season.
NyasaTimes.Com (mw)
added Jul 25, 2016 02:03
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How Big Oil taught Big Tobacco to bend science

Muffett said the two industries often acted as corporate frenemies, with embattled tobacco executives sometimes expressing jealousy of their petro-colleagues. At other times, they tried to shift responsibility for their products' problems to one another.
Vice.com
added Jul 24, 2016 15:35
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[Canada] 'A desperate attempt': Australian advocate says plain packaging has worked Down Under

Postmedia talked to Kylie Lindorff...Countries like Canada can learn from Australia’s experience and tighten their legislation to make sure that tobacco industry innovations that have occurred in Australia to continue to promote their products cannot be e
Ottawa (Ont) Citizen (ca)
added Jul 24, 2016 15:31
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[Canada] Will plain-packaged smokes help bring about the 'endgame' for tobacco?

Plain packaging — now in Australia, the United Kingdom and France and being considered in 10 other countries from Sweden to Singapore — is a necessary step in ending “a tragedy of the 20th century,” according to Cynthia Callard of Physicians for a Smoke-
Ottawa (Ont) Citizen (ca)
added Jul 24, 2016 15:29
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[Canada] 'Gross!' Smokers recoil from new packaging

Outside a hospital and at a local college, there was near-universal disgust at what many said was the suddenly more-prominent picture of a cancer-ridden tongue on the pack they held in their hands. Australian research showed that a year after plain pack
Ottawa (Ont) Citizen (ca)
added Jul 24, 2016 15:24
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[Caribbean, South America/Caribbean] Jamaicans must get tobacco conscious and secure their health — Ferguson

Former Minister of Health Dr Fenton Ferguson continues to argue that the use of tobacco posed so many health risks to Jamaicans, that it was in their best interest to prevent certain people from violating the regulation that guards against smoking in pub
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Jul 24, 2016 15:23
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[North Dakota] Electronic Cigarette Refill Liquids: Child-Resistant Packaging, Nicotine Content, and Sales to Minors12

•Only 35% of e-liquid containers were child-resistant. •More than half of the e-liquid containers were mislabeled by at least 10%. •Sixty-five percent of e-liquid containers with nicotine were not child-resistant. •Federal legislation on packaging and ni
Journal of Pediatric Nursing: Nursing Care of Children and Families (JPN)
added Jul 24, 2016 15:22
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