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Premium cigar bill: Another tax break for Big Tobacco / Maintaining high tobacco prices keeps Minnesotans from smoking, according to Raise it for Health

Members of Raise it for Health, a coalition of Minnesota's leading health and nonprofit organizations, responded today to discussion of House File (HF) 1544 in the House Taxes Committee. HF 1544, sponsored by Representative Jim Nash (R-Waconia), would red
PR Newswire
added Mar 27, 2015 12:22
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Rep. Nita Lowey Applauded for Protecting Kids from Tobacco

As the ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, Rep. Lowey fought successfully to make sure the budget agreement announced this week didn't include two harmful provisions that would have undermined tobacco prevention efforts. One provision
PR Newswire
added Dec 17, 2015 22:22
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Budget Agreement Protects Kids and Health by Rejecting Tobacco Industry Giveaways

delivers critical victories for America’s kids and health over the tobacco industry by rejecting proposals to greatly weaken FDA oversight of electronic cigarettes and cigars and slash funding for the CDC’s programs to reduce tobacco use. By rejecting the
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Dec 16, 2015 19:12
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APPROPRIATIONS BILL COULD EXEMPT PREMIUM CIGARS FROM FDA REGULATION

According to sources with the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR), Congress is currently considering a provision in the agriculture/FDA portion of the appropriations bill that would prevent FDA from using any of its appropria
HalfWheel
added Dec 11, 2015 22:46
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[UK] Isle of Man Today Isle of Man prisoner's e-cigarette plea is refused

The introduction of e-cigarettes at the prison has been opposed because of concerns over health and security. A prisoner wrote to Home Affairs Minister Juan Watterson asking him to consider sanctioning their use.
Isle of Man Newspapers (uk)
added Nov 5, 2013 16:47
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There is kitty litter in your cigarette / And it's helping tobacco companies avoid up to $1.1 billion in taxes

A dozen tobacco companies have avoided as much as $1.1 billion in taxes by using fillers (like the clay found in cat litter) to make their cigarettes heavier, exempting them from a 2,653 percent increase in a federal excise tax on non-”large cigar” tobac
Salon Magazine
added Mar 1, 2013 13:34
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Trump Taps Cigar Friendly Congressman for Health and Human Services Head

Rep. Tom Price, R-Georgia, has been selected by President-elect Donald Trump to be the next secretary of the Department Health and Human Services (HHS)... Price, who is an orthopedic surgeon, is a cigar smoker who supported previous efforts to exempt pre
HalfWheel
added Dec 10, 2016 18:25
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Sen. Jeff Merkley Applauded for Protecting Kids from Tobacco

led the fight to defeat a proposal that would have greatly weakened FDA oversight of electronic cigarettes and cigars, including many candy and fruit-flavored products that have been introduced in recent years and been popular with kids. The House Appropr
PR Newswire
added Dec 17, 2015 15:34
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[Louisiana] La Habana Hemingway cigar bar, in permit purgatory, shuts its doors

. Its owner, Sergio Cabrera, had hoped the council would carve out exceptions in city zoning laws last week to let him continue to serve drinks, a little food and a lot of cigars before the state Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control made good on its thre
New Orleans (LA) Times Picayune
added Mar 8, 2015 09:39
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[Alabama] EDITORIAL: OUR VIEW: Tougher smoking ordinance

There's also one especially sticky issue -- the status of Old Havana, a cigar bar that opened last year on Chestnut Street. Banning smoking inside a business whose existence depends on smoking is akin to padlocking the door and posting a "get out of town
Gadsden (AL) Times
added May 6, 2014 08:36
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