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  • Tobacco stocks plummet as FDA plans cut to cigarette nicotine levels

    07/28/2017 11:47:21 AM PDT · by fruser1 · 27 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 28 July 2017 | Thomas Barrabi
    Tobacco stocks are plummeting on Friday after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced a new regulatory plan to protect consumers that includes cutting nicotine levels in cigarettes to non-addictive levels.
  • De Blasio Brags About New York Cigarette Price Floor Being Raised To ‘Highest Price In The Country’

    04/20/2017 5:07:21 AM PDT · by kevcol · 65 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 19, 2017 | Charles Fain Lehman
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday that cigarette prices in the city would go up $2.50 to $13 which, de Blasio bragged, would be "the highest price in the country." . . . Council Member Fernando Cabrera, who introduced the bill to create the licensing requirement for e-cigarette retailers, described the proposal as "a major step to limit the use of e-cigarettes, which are dangerous nicotine delivery systems that can lead to nicotine and potentially drug addiction."
  • ATF Agents Smuggled Millions of Dollars from Cigarette Sales into a Secret Bank Account

    02/24/2017 5:30:20 PM PST · by eyeamok · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Feb 2017 | by Katherine Rodriguez
    The secret account is at the center of a federal racketeering lawsuit brought on by a collective of tobacco farmers who say they were cheated out of $24 million.
  • CALIFORNIA VOTERS APPROVE MASSIVE CIGAR, CIGARETTE TAX INCREASE

    11/09/2016 10:02:57 AM PST · by Drango · 52 replies
    Halfwheel ^ | Nov 9 '17 | Charlie Minato
    For the first time since 1999, California has raised the taxes on cigarettes—and thanks to an interesting provision in the state laws, the state’s taxes on cigars are also going up. Just before midnight local time, the Associated Press called the decision on Proposition 56, a ballot measure that asked California voters whether to raise the tax on cigarettes from 87 cents to $2.87 per pack. California voters overwhelmingly said yes. Taxes on cigars will also be going up substantially. California adjusts taxes on other tobacco products, including cigars, every year. The state’s Board of Equalization determines the rate by...
  • FREE SMOKES (LOS ANGELES)

    11/04/2016 5:34:14 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 13 replies
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  • $47 billion offer to create world's biggest tobacco company

    10/21/2016 6:15:54 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 14 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | 10/21/2016 | Danica Kirka
    LONDON — British American Tobacco has offered to buy out Reynolds American Inc. for $47 billion in an attempt to gain a strong presence in the U.S., a lucrative market where sales of electronic cigarettes are booming as traditional smoking fades. The takeover would create the world's largest publicly traded tobacco company and combine BAT's presence in developing countries, where anti-smoking campaigns are not as strong as in the U.S. and Europe, with Reynolds' almost exclusive focus on the U.S. BAT already owns 42 percent of Reynolds and sells Dunhill, Rothmans and Lucky Strike cigarettes. Reynolds controls about a third...
  • Bill Would Ban Ann Arbor's Ban on Young Adult Tobacco Sales

    09/20/2016 12:37:52 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 10 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/19/2016 | Tom Gantert
    A state senator wants the Legislature to prohibit the city of Ann Arbor or any other local government from upping the legal age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21. Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, has introduced Senate Bill 1066 to pre-empt local governments from imposing age limits on legal tobacco sales different from the age prescribed by state law (which is 18). “This local law will do absolutely nothing to stop people from smoking; they will simply drive just outside the city and purchase what they want,” said Jones, R-Grand Ledge, in a press release. “However, it will really...
  • Libertarian Party’s Gary Johnson thinks there’s a good case for banning cigarettes

    09/17/2016 10:30:15 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 81 replies
    POLITICO ^ | September 15, 2016 | Ben Birnbaum
    There had also been an eye-opening moment on the streets of Cleveland during the Republican National Convention, when [Johnson and I had] been walking behind a cigarette-wielding Ohioan. As the smoker’s exhaust wafted in our faces, I remarked offhand that—with the advent of e-cigarettes—I thought there was a good libertarian case for banning regular cigarettes. “I do too,” replied the health-obsessed triathlete, recounting his support for anti-smoking efforts in New Mexico.
  • Electronic cigarettes proving a sellout hit in Japanese market

    08/26/2016 7:20:14 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 12 replies
    The Japan News ^ | August 25, 2016 | Staff
    Electronic cigarettes, which do not require a flame but heat tobacco leaves to create a vapor that is inhaled, are so popular in Japan these days that demand cannot keep up with supply. The e-cigarette boom was triggered by iQOS, a product released by Philip Morris Japan K.K. Rather than burning tobacco leaves, the iQOS heats cigarettes in a small cylindrical device — all designed exclusively for each other — so that nicotine and vapors are inhaled together. Sales of iQOS began in Tokyo in September last year, before expanding nationwide in April. Even though the kit is priced as...
  • Ann Arbor Council Defies State Law, Bans Cigarette Sales to Adults Age 18 to 20

    08/25/2016 1:37:44 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 22 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/24/2016 | Derek Draplin
    The Ann Arbor City Council last week voted for an ordinance that will ban the sale of tobacco products to people under 21, making it the first city in Michigan to raise the legal purchasing age from 18. The Council voted 9-2 on Aug. 4 for an ordinance sponsored by Council Member Julie Grand, a Democrat representing the city’s 3rd Ward. Ann Arbor officials were explicit about their lack of concern with whether the ordinance conflicts with state law, and that they hope the rest of the state follows the city’s lead. "The tobacco lobby has inflicted enough misery on...
  • Cigarettes Are Hazardous, But Some Lawmakers Are Worse

    06/29/2016 11:13:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 29, 2016 | Jeff Jacoby
    IN HAWAII and California, the minimum age for buying cigarettes was raised recently to 21. Now Massachusetts lawmakers, addicted to the rush that comes from limiting other people's choices, are keen to jump on the bandwagon.A bill banning the sale of tobacco products to anyone younger than 21 — and, for good measure, making it a crime to sell cigarettes in drugstores — passed the state Senate by an overwhelming vote last month. The bill is now before a House committee; it could reach the full House for a vote in a matter of days. Soon after the Fourth of July, adults...
  • New York Loses $400 Million After Imposing The Nation’s Highest Cigarette Tax

    12/28/2015 12:00:13 PM PST · by lowbridge · 61 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | december 28, 2015 | guy bentley
    New York is reaping the whirlwind of sky-high cigarette taxes with a wave of smuggling decimating the state's revenue. New York holds the dubious honor of having the highest cigarette taxes in country, with the average pack of smokes in New York City costing as much as $10.60. New York raised taxes on cigarettes to $4.35 in 2010 from $2.75. In total, cigarette taxes have increased by 190 percent since 2006. The sharp rise has resulted in a raft of unintended consequences which are dealing a significant blow to the state's finances. New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli reports New York's...
  • Former Soviet Nation Is the Country With Least Number of Smokers (Turkmenistan)

    <p>This was made known by the World Health Organisation (WHO) chief Margaret Chan during a visit to the former Soviet nation.</p> <p>Turkmenistan has emerged as the country with the world’s lowest proportion of smokers.</p> <p>This was made known by the World Health Organisation (WHO) chief Margaret Chan during a visit to the former Soviet nation.</p>
  • That was quick: NY State moves to ban e-cigarettes indoors

    06/20/2015 12:57:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 20, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    It wasn’t too much of a surprise when New York City moved to ban the use of e-cigarettes (or “vaping”) right before Christmas last year because it looked too much like smoking. After all, Gotham bans everything they can lay their little regulatory hands on if it looks like somebody might be enjoying themselves. (Foie gras ban, anyone?) But the state government tends to be at least somewhat slower on the trigger. Not in this case, though. Albany has already taken the next step towards banning vaping indoors all across the state. The fate of a bill banning electronic cigarettes...
  • Adulthood -- Interrupted

    06/04/2015 8:51:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 4, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    In Progressive World, there are at least four stages of legally becoming an adult. On Tuesday, the California Senate voted to raise the age when young people can buy cigarettes, from 18 to 21. The Hawaii Legislature has passed similar legislation. A companion California bill would mandate that e-cigarettes fall under the same restrictions as tobacco smokes. If the bills become law, 18 will make a Californian old enough to vote, to enlist in the military, to sign a contract, to buy a gun, to get a tattoo and to get married -- but not old enough to buy a...
  • California Senate approves increase in legal age to buy tobacco [from 18 to 21]

    06/03/2015 8:23:39 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 23 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | June 2, 2015 | Alexei Koseff
    With no debate and bipartisan support, the state Senate voted 26-8 on Tuesday to raise the legal age to buy tobacco in California from 18 to 21. --SNIP-- Even as tobacco companies are increasing their influence again at the Capitol, shedding a once-toxic reputation, SB 151 received unanimous support from Democrats, as well as yes votes from four Republican senators: Tom Berryhill of Twain Harte, Ted Gaines of Roseville, Janet Nguyen of Garden Grove and Jeff Stone of Temecula. If SB 151 is approved by the Assembly and Gov. Jerry Brown, California would be one of the first states in...
  • Elizabeth Warren Targets Clinton Foundation Donors

    05/09/2015 3:57:37 PM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 18 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5/8/2015 | Brent Scher
    A new blog post written by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) may appear to be an attempt to align with Hillary Clinton, but it takes direct aim at multiple Clinton Foundation donors. Warren’s post, “I agree with Hillary Clinton,” details her concerns with a provision in the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement that she says “would let foreign companies challenge American laws outside of American courts.” “The Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) provision isn’t a one-time, hypothetical problem—we’ve seen it in past trade agreements,” Warren wrote. Three of the five companies Warren uses as examples of companies that have abused similar...
  • When Bootleggers and Baptists team up

    04/23/2015 7:09:30 AM PDT · by MayorKoch
    New York Post ^ | 4/22/15 | George Will
    The “vast right-wing conspiracy” is back. That was the phrase Hillary Clinton herself used to describe the villainous puppet masters behind the Monica Lewinsky scandal back in 1998. And now, her camp has decided to reanimate this ludicrous bogeyman from the days when pets.com was the talk of Wall Street to combat new allegations of Clintonian malfeasance — allegations the substance of which she and we don’t even yet know.
  • Smuggled, Untaxed Cigarettes Are Everywhere in New York City

    04/15/2015 7:49:04 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 25 replies
    Village Voice ^ | 04/07/2015 | Jon Campbell
    As six armed officers pour out of two unmarked Ford Explorers on a Long Island City street corner, you can see the confusion on the faces of gawkers and passersby. One woman looks up from her phone and does a sitcom-worthy double-take when she notices their windbreakers, embossed with the word "SHERIFF" in big gold letters, front and back. That might be because few have ever heard of the New York City Sheriff's Office. But those who have know what happens next. And, not surprisingly, when they burst into a corner store near 40th Avenue and 21st Street, the clerk...
  • Crazed Penn State Prof Busted for Flying While Liberal

    03/17/2015 7:59:29 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 48 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | March 17, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Many of you probably saw the network news reports about the United Airlines flight yesterday that returned to Dulles International airport when a crazed passenger yelling something about Jihad was restrained by other passengers. What you might have seen only on local but not on national broadcasts was a crazed Pennsylvania State University professor who began ranting loony left slogans on a flight from Nicaragua to Miami last weekend.  The Washington Post published a story about professor Karen Halnon whose rantings sounded too embarrassingly close to an MSNBC host for NBC Nightly News or the other national broadcasts to cover. Even the...