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IDF Bases to Stop Selling Cigarettes

Beginning November 1, cigarettes and other tobacco products will disappear from the shelves of stores in dozens of military bases around the country as the army steps up its fight against smoking, the Israel Defense Force’s manpower chief said Sunday.

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Australia Wins Court Challenge to Tobacco Plain Packaging

SYDNEY (Reuters) – A Singapore-based court has refused a challenge by Philip Morris to Australia’s landmark plain packaging legislation passed in 2011, which the tobacco giant had brought under a bi-lateral trade treaty with Hong Kong, the company said. The

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Jerry Brown Dodges Tax Questions

On Wednesday, California Governor Jerry Brown evaded questions about whether he would raise taxes to pay for new road repairs. Some Democratic leaders have urged raising taxes on gas or cigarettes. But Brown remained mum on any tax hike, saying coyly, “I’m

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