Tax won’t stub out UAE smoking

Tax won’t stub out UAE smoking
Proposals to double the price of cigarettes in the UAE may not be enough to make people kick the habit. The UAE is considering imposing a health tax on cigarettes that would see a 100 per cent price rise on a packet. Smokers told 7DAYS that if proposals to double the price of cigarettes, which ...

Idahoans cross border for marijuana

Idahoans cross border for marijuana
Idahoans can already get away with using marijuana for medical purposes – they just have to go to Oregon to do it. “Doctors in Idaho are sending patients from Idaho to Oregon to get medical marijuana,” said Bill Esbensen, the director of 45th Parallel, a non-profit marijuana co-op near the Oregon-Idaho border. While using marijuana ...

Proposed Smoking Ban has Local Bar Fuming

Proposed Smoking Ban has Local Bar Fuming
A state-wide smoking ban proposed by the Indiana House has a local bar owner fuming about added restrictions and exceptions. A bill to ban smoking in the state of Indiana still lingers in the Indiana House Monday night. Lawmakers want to expand the 2005 smoking ban to include no smoking in public places, enclosed areas ...

Do You Need a Favorite Cigar?

Do You Need a Favorite Cigar?
Years ago, I overheard a gentleman make a wise statement in a cigar shop that has stuck with me ever since. “The best cigar is the cigar you like the best,” he said. What a wonderfully simple (and true) declaration. So many people choose to smoke cigars that are new or expensive because they think ...

E-cigarettes: the Digital Age embraces smokers

E-cigarettes: the Digital Age embraces smokers
Business interests blocking a tobacco ban—this was the theme behind the excellent Jason Reitman movie ‘Thank you for Smoking’ and also the recently held meeting of the GCC Tobacco Control Committee, apparently. Most notably, Dr Mahmoud Fikri, the undersecretary for health policy at the Ministry of Health, said the law to enforce a ban has ...

Synthetic Marijuana Bust In Marion; 2nd Raid In A Week

Synthetic Marijuana Bust In Marion; 2nd Raid In A Week
Marion police say they confiscated 50 packs of synthetic marijuana, along with numerous items used for preparation and consumption of illegal drugs and some currency, in a bust on Main Street. Police say it is the second raid for the synthetic drug in one week. The raid occurred Friday afternoon at Shirts & Stuff in ...

Tobacco firms oppose proposal to raise tax rates

Tobacco firms oppose proposal to raise tax rates
Tobacco companies have opposed a proposal to raise the tax on cigarettes that could see smokers pay Sh7 to the Treasury for every ten shillings spent on their products. The move is aimed at boosting government revenue and aligning Kenya’s taxation regime with international standards. The Institute of Legislative Affairs (ILA) is proposing that the ...