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[Wisconsin] Health initiative offers grants to pick up butts

Youth organizations and middle school faculty members who get off their butts might get a $100 mini-grant from the La Crosse Area Health Initiative in its third annual initiative to pick up cigarette butts in connection with Earth Day.
La Crosse (WI) Tribune
added Apr 4, 2018 16:55
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[Kentucky] Cigarette tax too skimpy to deter smokers, coalition says

The Coalition for a Smoke-Free Tomorrow is lamenting a cigarette tax hike that it thinks is unlikely to have a meaningful impact on Kentuckians’ health. Kentucky lawmakers passed a revenue bill Monday that includes a 50-cent increase to the cigarette tax
Insider Louisville
added Apr 4, 2018 16:55
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STILL NEED MEASURES TO REDUCE SMOKING, TOBACCO USE IN KENTUCKY

The budget passed by the legislature today includes only a 50-cent increase on cigarettes. We appreciate that this was a difficult vote for many legislators in Kentucky. However, evidence shows that a $1 or higher increase in Kentucky’s cigarette tax wo
BereaOnline.com
added Apr 4, 2018 16:55
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[Mississippi] Fast food restaurant will no longer serve pot-smoking drive-through customers

part of the popular Sonic fast food chain, is taking action in response to a recent incident in which a customer blew smoke into the face of a server who is underage.
Yahoo!
added Apr 4, 2018 16:55
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[Florida] Smoking prohibited at Hodges University, Avow Hospice

There’s no such thing as a smoking break on the campus of Hodges University in North Naples. Avow Hospice, a comprehensive palliative care and end-of-life support organization in Naples, also has banned use of tobacco products at its campus at 1095 Whip
Naples (FL) Daily News
added Apr 4, 2018 16:55
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Missouri prisons go tobacco free

Missouri prisons are now tobacco free. This change comes after an inmate took the Missouri Department of Corrections to court and won, blaming the department for his secondhand smoke. The tobacco free change became official April 1, 2018. The ban is for
KSPR-TV Springfield 33 (Springfield, MO)
added Apr 4, 2018 16:55
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Ohio lawmaker wants to ban smoking in cars with kids inside

The proposed law would make it a primary offense, unlike a seatbelt law that requires officers to pull you over for another offense before writing you a ticket. Senate Bill 106 is sponsored by Ohio State Senator Charleta Tavares (D-Columbus).
WBNS-10TV CBS (Columbus, OH)
added Apr 4, 2018 16:55
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E-cigarettes could hinder smoking cessation in some groups, research shows

study showed that patients who used an e-cigarette after discharge from hospital were less likely to be abstinent after six months than smokers who did not use e-cigarettes[1].
Pharmaceutical Journal (uk)
added Apr 4, 2018 16:54
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[Asia, Pakistan] Sale of loose cigarettes remains unchecked despite Govt’s ban

Most shopkeepers in Lahore are still selling loose cigarettes to their loyal and trustworthy customers in a secret manner while they have also increased the price of loose cigarettes due to the newly emerged ‘black market’ in this case. The sale of loose
Pakistan Today (pk)
added Apr 4, 2018 16:44
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The WHO FCTC Secretariat briefring about the funding of ILO projects by the tobacco industry

addressed the concerns of the Convention Secretariat about the funding of ILO projects by the tobacco industry and shared the view of the Secretariat from the perspective of the provisions of the WHO FCTC and its guidelines related to preventing tobacco i
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Apr 4, 2018 16:43
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