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[New York] Westchester County Increases Age to Buy Tobacco Products to 21

Beginning Aug. 5, proprietors in Westchester County cannot sell tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21. A bill raising the minimum age of purchase from 18 was approved by the Westchester County Board of Legislators on June 4 and signed into law tw
TAPinto.net
added Jun 22, 2018 20:36
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[Pennsylvania] AG Shapiro: Settlement reached with tobacco companies over disputed payments

resolving 20 years of disputes and future disputes relating to the 1998 Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement. Under the settlement, Pennsylvania will receive nearly $357 million in tobacco settlement money during fiscal year 2018 – 2019 on top of the $350
WPMT FOX43 (York, PA)
added Jun 22, 2018 20:33
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[Kansas] Vape usage up 900-percent in teens in recent years, US surgeon general says

Experts are calling teen vaping an epidemic. KCTV5 News went into a local vape shop to ask how the devices are getting into the hands of kids at such an alarming rate. The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids said it has never seen a tobacco product spread a
KCTV 5 (Kansas City, KS)
added Jun 22, 2018 20:13
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[UK] Liam Fox caught in fresh “lobbyists as advisers” scandal

"The Institute for Economic Affairs has long acted as a paid lobbying agency for the tobacco industry. It's very worrying to see one of their staff playing such a key role in shaping Britain's trade deals as we leave the EU." The IEA didn’t respond to a
openDemocracy.net (uk)
added Jun 22, 2018 15:56
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[UK] Warwickshire raids find 15,000 illicit cigarettes

Almost 15,000 cigarettes and more than 9kg of hand rolling tobacco were seized in raids on shops carried out by Warwickshire County Council’s Trading Standards Service, supported by Warwickshire Police and Border Force.
Talking Retail (uk)
added Jun 22, 2018 15:53
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Smoke-Free and Tobacco-Free Policies in Colleges and Universities ― United States and Territories, 2017

As of November 2017, at least 2,082 U.S. colleges and universities had smoke-free policies, twice as many as in 2012. Among these campuses, 1,743 (83.7%) had tobacco-free policies and some specifically prohibited electronic cigarette use (1,658 [79.6%])
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
added Jun 21, 2018 18:49
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[Asia, China] Chinese art form refuses to be snuffed out

Although powdered tobacco and the cumbersome boxes that first held it originated in the West, snuff bottles are a uniquely Chinese innovation. And despite attempts to snuff out their presence over the centuries, the ornate works of art and symbols of one
China Daily (cn)
added Jun 21, 2018 18:49
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[Florida] In praise of smoke-free parks

of Health in Franklin County and the Franklin County Tobacco-Free Partnership would like to recognize Apalachicola city commissioners ... The resolution bans the use of tobacco products and e-cigarettes within 50 feet of parks with playground equipment a
Apalachicola Times
added Jun 21, 2018 18:49
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[Minnesota] Fresh air in, smoking out with Osseo housing program ($$)

53 percent of Twin Cities renters were “extremely” or “very” interested in living a smoke-free building. This coincides with a Minnesota Adult Tobacco Survey in 2014 that said 14.4 percent of adults in Minnesota were current smokers.
ECM Publishers
added Jun 21, 2018 18:49
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Smoke-Free Campuses Surge Nationwide

As of November 2017, at least 2,082 U.S. college and university campuses – including those of public, private, community, historically black and tribal schools – had smoke-free policies, up from 774 campuses in 2012 – the year the federal government and
U.S. News & World Report
added Jun 21, 2018 18:46
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