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[Pennsylvania] Drexel study: For college grads, smoking ban in restaurants helps curb the habit

College graduates who live near bars and restaurants with smoking bans are more motivated to quit smoking, a recent Drexel University found. Researchers also saw this trend among women and people with lower incomes. The study, published Thursday in the
PhillyVoice.com
added Jan 14, 2018 03:21
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[Asia, Nepal] Tobacco control strategy launched

The strategy focuses on strengthening execution of existing plans and policies, utilising tax to finance development innovations, strictly enforcing legal provisions for tobacco control, creating supportive environment for tobacco-free generation and
The Himalayan Times (np)
added Jan 14, 2018 03:20
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[Kansas] EDITORIAL: Time to bump tobacco, vaping age to 21

’s time to start thinking seriously about bumping the legal age for obtaining tobacco and vaping supplies to 21, both locally and across the state. That would get it out of the hands of high school students, some of whom are in fact 18. Current state law
Manhattan (KS) Mercury
added Jan 14, 2018 03:17
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[Florida] IN RE: ENGLE CASES: SPECIAL MASTER’S RESPONSE TO THE WILNER FIRM, P.A.’S MOTION TO ALTER OR AMEND THE SANCTIONS ORDER, AND FARAH & FARAH, P.A. AND CHARLIE FARAH’S MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION (PDF)

For the reasons stated below, the Special Master recommends denying both motions.
Amazon CloudFront
added Jan 18, 2018 07:15
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Indonesia To Introduce Tax On E-Cigarettes

The Indonesian Government plans to introduce a 57 percent excise tax on e-cigarettes from July 1, 2018, according to local news reports. Heru Pambudi, the head of Customs, was reported as saying the Government has considered the product's health impact
Tax-News.com
added Jan 16, 2018 14:44
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[Australia] Aussie school kids drinking, smoking less

School-aged Aussie kids are drinking less alcohol and smoking less tobacco and cannabis, a new study shows. Better parental attitudes about the dangers have been linked to the trend, identified by an analysis of more than 40,000 student surveys complete
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Jan 15, 2018 23:46
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This Texas city just became the first to raise the age for buying tobacco to 21

The legal age for purchasing tobacco products just went up in one of the biggest cities in Texas. San Antonio became the first city in the state to raise the legal age to buy tobacco products when its city council voted 9-2 Wednesday to change the legal
Fort Worth (TX) Star-Telegram
added Jan 15, 2018 23:15
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[Connecticut] Feds Say Tobacco Dealers Bilked State Of $5.8 Million In Taxes

Federal prosecutors said Friday they have indicted two Bridgeport tobacco wholesalers for cheating the state out of $5.8 million in taxes owed on tobacco products shipped into Connecticut. Pavan Vaswani, 39, of West Haven, and Rishi Malik, 45, of Fairfie
Hartford (CT) Courant
added Jan 15, 2018 23:13
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Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on FDA decision to seek additional time to reassess rule that would have changed longstanding practices for how the agency determined the 'intended use' of medical products

final rule notice that primarily addressed when tobacco products will be regulated as medical products, and more specifically which responsibilities for the regulation of tobacco products fall within our medical product centers versus our tobacco center.
PR Newswire
added Jan 14, 2018 21:21
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NOCERA: With Trump MIA on Opioids, Here Come the Lawyers

I remember in particular the tobacco litigation...few in the anti-tobacco community believe that the settlement has made much of a difference. Though smoking rates have declined, there are still 400,000 Americans who die each year from cigarettes.
Bloomberg News
added Jan 14, 2018 21:18
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