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• Many Native American tribes and tribal retailers are abusing their sovereignty to evade state taxes on sales of tobacco. Such tribes and retailers abuse their ability to sell tax-free to their own members and expand those sales to non-members even thou
Today the Finance Committee will examine a classic case of tax evasion: How dozens of companies making tobacco products dodge taxes owed under current law by changing only a few words on packaging labels. This evasion fleeces taxpayers out of billions of
This year is going to be a busy one for the tobacco category as it’s the manufacturers’ last chance to launch new lines before the full display ban in April 2015. That’s the opinion of Alan Graham, head of marketing at Scandinavian Tobacco Group UK (STG
the Committee notes that FDA is considering excluding premium cigars from the scope of this proposed rule through Option 2. The Committee believes this could be a viable solution, given that the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act makes
House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations… is encouraged that FDA has provided options for a way forward on distinguishing between premium cigars and other tobacco products…understands that nearly one in four packs of cigarettes consumed in
Surveillance footage captures the customer spewing obscenities and threats at the clerk before leaving. Checkey Beckford reports
An underage smoker turned away when he tried to buy a cigar at a Harlem bodega just days after the city’s new rules upped the smoking age to 21 returned two days later on Sunday and fired at staff with a BB gun, according to police and victims. The suspe
A Rochester Hills man police think is part of a large tobacco smuggling ring in the Detroit area was arrested and $43,000 in untaxed cigars were seized from a Sterling Heights storage unit police said may be tied to the operation. Officers with the Mich
going to be the ultimate result of a proposal to massively hike taxes on all sorts of tobacco products. The share of cigarettes supplied in the state by the black market more than doubled from 2006 to 2011 under the pressure of politicians’ appetite for o
California Board of Equalization agents on Wednesday, Jan. 8 destroyed about $600,000 worth of seized contraband tobacco products whose labels, at least, said they were Cuban cigars, brand-name cigarettes, hookah tobacco and pipe tobacco.