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American cigarette manufacturers have filed a lawsuit against the FDA.
The largest US tobacco companies filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the District of Columbia against the Federal Office of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
read more ...05/04/15
Interesting facts about cigarettes, countries - tobacco leaders.
Every minute in the world are sold about 8-10 million cigarettes and daily 13-15 billion cigarettes.
read more ...04/01/15
Anti-smoking campaigns run to extremes.
It is strange to what can bring the foolishness of anti-smoking crusaders in their attempts to impose all the rules of a healthy lifestyle, even if they lead to a violation of all norms, artistic freedom and civil society.
read more ...03/03/15
E-Commerce: Taxes up in smoke


The medical community cheered when Massachusetts imposed hefty taxes on cigarettes. But a battle looms over cheap smokes for sale on the Web.

Seeking to avoid costly in-state cigarettes, Massachusetts residents are starting to migrate to discount cigarette stores on the Internet. The trend worries health officials, as well as states that have placed heavy taxes on cigarettes. California and Iowa are among several states that have ordered online tobacco sellers to name their customers. And with lists in hand, they're contacting residents and telling them to pay up. So far, Massachusetts has been sitting on the sidelines. ''At this point, we're not taking any action,'' said Patricia Campbell Malone, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Revenue. ''But it's definitely something we're watching.'' Right now, consumers pay few taxes for products purchased online because federal law does not give states the authority to collect taxes from Net firms. In addition, many Net smoke shops are based on Indian reservations. Stores on reservations do not have to charge state excise taxes, though Malone says sales at Web shops owned by Native Americans aren't necessarily protected. ''As soon as you start selling outside the reservation, it is taxable,'' she said. Several Native American tobacco retailers disagreed, adding they wouldn't collect state taxes on Internet sales. ''They can't tax us,'' said Trina Shongo, an employee of the Smoke Signals tobacco shop, which operates from the Seneca Reservation in New York. ''And we're not going to give names out.''

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