Jessica Miller | October 4, 2012
The Omaha City Council has approved a 3 percent tax on all smoking products to help pay for a new University of Nebraska cancer center, noted the Associated Press. The council voted five to two on Tuesday to approve the new tax hike. Council members Jean Stothert and Franklin Thompson voted against it. The proposal would have imposed a 7 percent tax on tobacco products sales in Omaha for to help pay for the center. The new ordinance has drawn criticism from Governor Dave Heineman.
Jessica Miller | May 15, 2012
Cigarette smuggling has not only been causing serious losses to the national exchequer but also terrible violating government’s needs of printing health warnings on every cigarette package sold in the markets. A senior official at a tobacco company explained that it was unfortunate that billions of illegal cigs are being sold in the country causing billions in state income losses. It is also disruption the government’s public health agenda, he said.
Jessica Miller | May 10, 2012
Cigarettes smokers will have a difficult time finding a place in Cohasset to purchase tobacco products if Town Meeting sides with the Board of Health, and not selectmen or the Advisory Committee, on two tobacco-related ordinance new changes. The Board of Health wishes to stop pharmacies and any shop containing a pharmacy from selling smoking products. The control panel also has proposed adding electronic cigs to the list of nicotine products by now prohibited from use in public areas in town. Approximately 30 communities, including Walpole and Westwood, Boston, Lowell, Springfield, and also Worcester, have banned the sale of smoking products in shops with pharmacies, said D.J. Wilson of the Massachusetts Municipal Association.
Jessica Miller | February 24, 2012
Philip Morris Tobacco Company is more interested on cigarettes sales in Russia, because of recent regulations about new package warnings and new anti-smoking campaigns. Philip Morris Izhora, one of the company’s two full cigarette smoking production crops in Russia dropped by approximately 2 per cent last year, to 70 billion cigarettes yearly — while still controlling to raise its share of the tobacco market by 0.8 per cent to 26.2 per cent.
Jessica Miller | February 8, 2012
The importation of tobacco has decreased by 60 percent since the anti-smoking act came into effect last month. Figures released by Portuguese language newspaper Tribuna de Macau show that the impact of the new law in tobacco sales was bigger than expected. It was expected to go down only by 40 percent. President of the Tobacco Trade Association, Chan Ho Lam, warned that some local companies might declare bankruptcy due to the market downturn. He said that the sharp drop was a result of measures which are hampering the survival of the business, though the fight against tobacco smuggling was strengthened.