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[Virgin Islands] Rules OKs Cigarette Tax Increase and Cigar Factory Smoking Exemption

V.I. cigarette tax may see an increase from its current 35 percent to 45 percent, raising about half a million dollars in new revenue...The Rules and Judiciary Committee also sent on measures to allow smoking in "cigar factories" that make and sell cigars
St. Thomas (V.I.) Source
added Feb 11, 2016 19:26
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[Asia-pacific, Australia, Georgia] Could this put an end to tobacco companies for good?

This is good news for Australia because we have fought the big companies before and that clause has been used against us, particularly when Julia Gillard introduced plain packaging laws in 2012. Tobacco juggernaut Philip Morris used the ISDS clause in th
Starts at Sixty (au)
added Oct 3, 2015 19:41
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[Texas] Health panelists resign as Irving council exempts businesses from smoking ban

But a grandfather clause in the new law exempts several existing business from the ban. The 6-3 vote to pass it prompted abrupt resignations from city health board members and rebukes from advocates who have spent months pushing for a total, immediate ba
Dallas Morning News
added Feb 22, 2015 10:55
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[Nebraska] Cigar bar bill should pass court's muster, experts say

An effort to allow for smoking in cigar bars would likely hold up in court if it passes the Legislature, according to a legal expert from the University of Nebraska. But that's a big if. Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha has said he'll likely filibuster any
Lincoln (NE) Journal Star
added Jan 27, 2015 00:40
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[Japan] Health ministry proposing more lenient secondhand smoke regulations

Business establishments (but maybe not the people) may now breathe a little bit easier as Japan's Health Ministry has proposed lenient regulations on secondhand smoke. Revisions on the Industrial Safety and Health Act backed by the health ministry on Feb
Japan Daily Press (jp)
added Feb 21, 2014 13:15
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[Pennsylvania] EDITORIAL: Our View: A smokers’ ban that goes too far

exceptions include places such as tobacco shops, casino floors, private clubs (American Legion and VFW), truck stops with shower facilities and bars where food makes up 20 percent or less of gross sales, according to the Associated Press. People can choo
Carlisle (PA) Sentinel
added Jan 28, 2014 08:00
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[Germany] German Youths Smoking Less, But Tobacco Industry Remains Powerful

Between 2001 and the present, the proportion of adolescents in Germany between the ages of 12 and 17 who smoke plunged from 27.5 percent to 12 percent, the Centre stated. In addition, almost three-fourths (71.7 percent) of that population sub-group -- an
IBT - International Business Times
added Jun 24, 2013 17:09
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Report to Congressional Committees: TOBACCO TAXES Large Disparities in Rates for Smoking Products Trigger Significant Market Shifts to Avoid Higher Taxes (PDF)

GAO estimates that federal revenue losses due to market shifts from roll-your-own to pipe tobacco and from small to large cigars range from about $615 million to $1.1 billion for the same period. The Department of the Treasury (Treasury) has limited op
General Accounting Office (GAO)
added Mar 1, 2013 13:56
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[Netherlands] MPs say yes to extending smoking ban to all cafes and bars

A small majority of MPs voted on Tuesday afternoon for a motion to reinstate a complete ban on smoking in restaurants, bars and cafes. Small bars and cafes run by their owners have been exemp
DutchNews.nl (nl)
added Feb 14, 2013 08:54
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[Spain] Madrid pledges to overturn smoking ban to attract €17bn EuroVegas casino

Capital city battling with Barcelona to play host to Las Vegas Sands's proposed 36,000-bed Spanish gambling complex
The Guardian (uk)
added Jun 27, 2012 16:13
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