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Raise smoking age to 21? Minnesota students lobby lawmakers

Korder was one of nearly 300 youth advocates to gather recently at the Minnesota state Capitol with anti-smoking group ClearWay Minnesota’s Smoke Free Generation coalition. Minnesota elementary through high school students talked to lawmakers about thre
Saint Paul (MN) Pioneer Press
added Feb 25, 2017 00:48
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[Lebanon] Hajj Hasan talks projects with Iranian Tobacco Co.

Industry Minister Hussein Hajj Hasan emphasized Friday the need to create joint industrial projects between Lebanon and Iran during his meeting with Mohammadian Shumaki, head of the delegation from the Iranian Tobacco Company. “We agreed with the Iranian
Beirut Daily Star (lb)
added Feb 25, 2017 00:47
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[Caribbean, Jamaica] Students participate in anti-tobacco forum

Scores of high-school students participated in the Jamaica Cancer Society’s seventh annual Anti-Tobacco Youth Forum, held on February 23 under the theme: Mek Wi Talk Round 2. The forum, held at the Courtleigh Auditorium in Kingston, formed part of the So
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Feb 25, 2017 00:46
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CIGAR ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, et al. v FDA: BRIEF OF AMICUS CURIAE CAUSE OF ACTION INSTITUTE (PDF)

These words, etched on the Immigrant Statue in historic Ybor City, ring hollow in the face of regulatory onslaught by the Food and Drug Administration’s (“FDA”) “Deeming Rule.”3 FDA is destroying personal freedom, eliminating economic opportunity for
Cause of Action Institute
added Feb 25, 2017 00:45
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Cigar Industry Seeks Action on Deeming Rule Challenge

filed a Motion for Summary Judgment and opening brief on Feb. 13 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, according to the Cigar Aficionado. The move comes seven months after the associations joined in and asked the U.S. District Court i
Convenience Store News
added Feb 25, 2017 00:31
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Seizing the opportunity: the future of tobacco control in Canada

The Government of Canada is committed to significantly reducing this unacceptable burden. In partnership with all Canadians, we will take action to drive down tobacco use in Canada to less than 5% by the year 2035. Deaths, illnesses and costs from toba
Canada.ca (ca)
added Feb 25, 2017 00:30
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[Canada] No smoking until you're 21? Feds ponder big changes to tobacco laws

The federal governing is considering new rules that would make cigarette smoking illegal in apartment buildings, as well as on university campuses. Additionally, the proposed rules would increase the minimum age at which somebody can purchase tobacco pro
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added Feb 25, 2017 00:29
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Electronic Cigarette Explosion Resulting in a C1 and C2 Fracture: A Case Report

an electronic-cigarette explosion in a 27-year-old male. The electronic cigarette exploded during use, sending the mouthpiece through the pharynx and into the first cervical vertebra and resulting in fractures of the first and second vertebrae. An x-ray s
Journal of Emergency Medicine
added Feb 25, 2017 00:25
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[Australia, Ireland, UK] Plain packets help smokers quit by killing brand identities

The proof is in the packaging. Making all cigarette packets look the same reduces the positive feelings smokers associate with specific brands and encourages quitting, Australian research shows. The findings come ahead of the UK and Ireland introducing
New Scientist
added Feb 25, 2017 00:22
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[Australia] CHAPMAN: Why researchers have a duty to try and influence policy

For some months, I’d been in the forefront of a small group of public health people who were confronting the advertising industry’s self-regulation body with data about the appeal of Paul Hogan, who fronted the massively successful Winfield cigarette adve
The Conversation (au)
added Feb 25, 2017 00:21
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