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On nearly every front, Zeller will face impatience from all directions. Tobacco companies — unaccustomed to federal oversight, wary of restrictions that could shrink their bottom lines and willing to wage legal battles — have maintained at best a tense
Their secret: Using fillers such as the clay found in cat litter or stuffing the products with more tobacco to tip the scales in their favor. The heavier weight let the companies sidestep a 2,653 percent increase in a federal excise tax, taking advantage
GAO estimates that federal revenue losses due to market shifts from roll-your-own to pipe tobacco and from small to large cigars range from about $615 million to $1.1 billion for the same period. The Department of the Treasury (Treasury) has limited op
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
New survey results indicating large numbers of Alberta teenagers are hooked on flavoured tobacco products is evidence enough that the province should immediately ban the items, medical professionals and advocates said Tuesday.
Public health advocates praised Zeller’s appointment. Richard Daynard, a Northeastern University School of Law professor and president of the Public Health Advocacy Institute, said he would make a “very knowledgeable, sophisticated and effective leader.”
Retired German tennis great Boris Becker, pictured here on February 9, 2013, will headline the XV Habanos Festival, an event in Cuba designed to promote cigars and tobacco use, organizers …more said Tuesday less
Among members are Alec Baldwin and Laurence Fishburne – who both sit on the board – while Reverend Al Sharpton and former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani have been spotted behind its glass doors.
In order to take steps such as dialing back the amount of nicotine in tobacco products, the agency must undertake exhaustive scientific research demonstrating that its decisions are not “arbitrary and capricious.” Mr. Deyton says the public can expect mo
Legislation estimated to generate $3.6 billion over 10 years by establishing the tax rate on all tobacco products at the same rate as cigarettes