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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Tom Steyer’s $2 Cigarette Tax Will Make California Smuggling Capital

With liberal billionaire Tom Steyer’s “Save Lives Coalition” gathering more than the 585,407 signatures required to put a $2-per-pack cigarette tax on the November ballot, California is poised to become the smuggling capital of America. By contributing $74 million to Democrats

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Jerry Brown Raises Smoking Age to 21, Limits Vaping

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Wednesday that raises the state’s legal smoking age to 21, and restricts the use of e-cigarettes — “vaping” — in public places.

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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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Cigarette Prices To Soar To £15 A Packet Under New Government Proposals

A packet of cigarettes will cost smokers £15 if proposals in an NHS-backed study are implemented. The Independent Cancer Taskforce has suggested six “strategic priorities” for the government to make “substantial improvements” in cancer care in England with the hike in cigarette prices

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