A pack of cigarettes to be NT$20 more expensive to fund long-term care plan

Taipei (Taiwan News)--Local smokers will have to pay NT$20 more for every pack of cigarettes they buy to help fund the operation of Taiwan’s long-term elderly care plan after a new regulation pa...

Some fear California's tax on e-cigarettes may deter smokers

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Smoking has dropped to historic lows nationwide, dramatically decreasing revenue from tobacco taxes. In search of funds, a growing number of states are taxing electronic cigarettes — ...

Dueling Missouri tobacco tax initiatives causing confusion

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri voters are facing the confusing prospect of two separate proposals on the same ballot that would increase the state's lowest-in-the-nation tobacco tax by different amounts. ...

Government mulls minimum wage hike for caregivers

As the government’s long-term care program will go into effect next year, the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW) is considering increasing the minimum hourly wage for caregivers from NT$200 to NT$25...

As US kombucha sales boom, makers seek new alcohol test

DENVER (AP) -- A tangy fermented tea called kombucha has moved from America's natural foods aisle to the mainstream. But it's also moved into the hot seat amid renewed concerns that it can contain low...

22nd Century Group Subsidiary Goodrich Tobacco Company Granted Federal Permit to Manufacture Tobacco Products

CLARENCE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 10, 2014--22nd Century Group, Inc. (OTCQB: XXII ) today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Goodrich Tobacco Company, has been granted a federal permit to ...

Group calls for tobacco tax, surcharge hikes

Taipei, Sept. 16 (CNA) An anti-tobacco group on Monday backed a proposal for a NT$25 ($0.85) hike on packs of cigarettes as a step toward its goal to reduce smokers to less than 5 percent of the po...

Cabinet approves proposed hikes in tobacco tax, surcharge

Taipei, May 9 (CNA) The Cabinet on Thursday approved a draft bill to raise the tax and surcharge on tobacco products, which will increase cigarette prices by NT$25 (US$0.85) per packet once the bill...

AP Photos: Brazilian liquor gets its own name

With Brazil's cool factor rising as the country gears up for next year's soccer World Cup and the 2016 Olympics, producers of the national spirit cachaca hope the hype will push up sales as well. Made...

Taiwan mulling higher tobacco tax, surcharge

Taipei, March 19 (CNA) Taiwan is considering an increase in its tobacco tax and health surcharge on cigarettes, as part of its efforts to reduce the smoking population in the country, government o...

Proposed hike in tobacco surcharge draws opposition

Taipei, March 6 (CNA) The Confederation of Trade Unions of the Taiwan Tobacco and Liquor Co. condemned Wednesday a proposal to double the tobacco surcharge, saying that it is not an ATM from which ...

California voters narrowly reject new tobacco tax

A closely watched effort to impose a new tax on tobacco to pay for cancer research in America's most populous state has failed by less than a percentage point after remaining too close to call for mor...