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California’s misguided anti-vaping measure will harm public health

apply comparable levels of taxation to e-cigarettes and most other vaping-related products, is a misguided effort that will harm both public health and consumer choice, according to a new policy short by R Street Western Region Director Steven Greenhut an
R Street Institute | Free Markets. Real Solutions.
added Aug 27, 2016 18:45
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[California] GREENHUT/SMITH: PROP 56: TOBACCO INITIATIVE FAILS TO MAKE CRUCIAL DISTINCTIONS (PDF)

government “bootleggers” are using Prop 56 to attack a less-harmful alternative to smoking in an effort to maintain their tax addiction. They’ve recruited the “Baptist” pleasure police of the anti-tobacco lobby to do their dirty work. The consequence
R Street Institute | Free Markets. Real Solutions.
added Aug 27, 2016 18:45
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Big Tobacco blowing smoke in claim about California's Prop 56

The claim that Prop 56 "cheats" schools goes too far. It might have been accurate to say the measure exempts most all revenue from going to schools. But the term chosen by No on 56 is misleading. We rate the claim Mostly False.
PolitiFact (St. Petersburg (FL) Times
added Aug 27, 2016 18:45
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[California] Governor to consider banning smoking near youth sports events

Brown will also get to decide whether to ban smoking within 250 feet of Little League baseball games and other youth sports events. The latest bill was approved Thursday by the state Senate and sent to Brown, who previously raised the smoking age to 21 a
Los Angeles Times
added Aug 27, 2016 18:45
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[Arizona] More apartments going smoke-free in East Valley

“It’s the new, hot amenity,” said Sharon Hosfeld, the smoke-free community coordinator for the Arizona Multihousing Association. “Places that have gone smoke-free have a wait list of renters.” More people are opposed to smoking than ever before, said Hos
East Valley (AZ) Tribune
added Aug 27, 2016 18:45
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[Massachusetts] BOH Risks Lawsuit With Menthol Cig Ban

The Marion Board of Health wasn’t aware of just how controversial its decision was to classify menthol cigarettes as flavored tobacco and ban them from sale in Marion, but on August 23 Cheryl Sbarra, senior staff attorney for the Massachusetts Associatio
The Wanderer (Mattapoisett, MA)
added Aug 27, 2016 18:45
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The impact of tobacco control policies on smoking among socioeconomic groups in nine European countries, 1990-2007.

This study shows that tobacco control policies as implemented in the available European countries have helped to reduce the prevalence of smoking in the total population, particularly in lower socioeconomic groups. Widening inequalities in smoking may be
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
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Reducing Disparities in Tobacco Retailer Density by Banning Tobacco Product Sales Near Schools

Proximity-based point of sale (POS) policies banning tobacco product sales near schools appear to be more effective in reducing retailer density in lower income and racially diverse neighborhoods than in higher income and white neighborhoods, and hold gre
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
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[Michigan] Play tobacco-free in Manistee

Thanks to an effort lead by Patti Borucki of Great Start Manistee, several city parks will be even healthier places for children to play. New signs will be placed in parks with child play areas are aimed at reducing children’s exposure to second-hand smok
Michigan State University (MSU)
added Aug 27, 2016 18:45
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[Australia] New Queensland smoking laws add to no-go zones

15 per cent of Australians still smoke cigarettes...And it is only going to get more lonely and expensive with new laws – and big fines – coming into effect...will be banned in bus stops, taxi ranks, outdoor malls and near child care centres in new Queens
Brisbane (QLD) Times (au)
added Aug 27, 2016 18:45
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