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[Minnesota] Tobacco 21 ordinance goes down in flames; Mankato defeat also nullifies North Mankato's ordinance

The Mankato City Council snuffed out a move to raise the tobacco purchasing age to 21 in a 4-3 vote Monday night despite impassioned pleas by dozens of local residents, health care professionals and local legislators. The decision effectively nullifies
Mankato (MN) Free Press
added Feb 16, 2018 17:24
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[Louisiana] ShopRite/Tobacco Plus founder John Dan Gielen dead at 79, remembered as patriot, tireless worker

He launched the Tobacco Plus chain in 1993 and now has 62 stores across Louisiana, with more than 750 employees.
Baton Rouge (LA) Advocate
added Feb 16, 2018 17:24
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[Canada] Trial set for two Cape Breton men on tobacco offences

Charles P. Comer, 42, of Second Street, Donkin, and Francis John MacDonald, 50, of Hillside Avenue, Glace Bay, are jointly charged with possession of tobacco with no tax paid, possession of tobacco with no prescribed excise markings, possession of tobacc
Cape Breton (NS) Post (ca)
added Feb 16, 2018 17:24
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[UK] Pierce Brosnan asked to 'explain' India advert

Authorities in Indian capital Delhi say they have asked actor Pierce Brosnan to explain why he was in an ad for a local mouth freshener associated with an addictive form of chewing tobacco. He could be fined 5,000 rupees ($78; £56) or go to jail for two
BBC Online
added Feb 16, 2018 17:24
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[Minnesota] Led by e-cigs, MN youth tobacco use rises for first time since 2000

The embrace of e-cigarettes and vaping by Minnesota youth is reversing the state's long-term trend of declining teen tobacco use, the Minnesota Health Department said Thursday. Minnesota youth tobacco use is rising for the first time in 17 years, with 2
Minnesota Public Radio (MPR)
added Feb 16, 2018 17:24
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[Australia] NSW mums-to-be butting out for their bubs

Fewer pregnant women are smoking in NSW compared with 20 years ago, but too many expectant mothers are still lighting up in some regional areas. The number of pregnant women smoking state-wide has dropped a whopping 61 per cent in the two decades to 201
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Feb 16, 2018 17:24
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[Egypt] Eastern Co Forecasts 2018-19 Net Profit of EGP 3.25 Bln

Reuters
added Feb 16, 2018 17:24
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BRIEF-Jordan's Union Tobacco Posts FY Loss

* FY NET LOSS ATTRIBUTABLE TO SHAREHOLDERS 3.6 MILLION DINARS VERSUS ‍​PROFIT OF 51,032 DINARS YEAR AGO
Reuters
added Feb 16, 2018 17:24
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[Canada] Anti-tobacco groups call for MPs to clamp down on vaping advertising rules

Two anti-tobacco groups say they’ll consider dropping their support for the Liberal government’s bill that revises Canada’s tobacco laws unless MPs amend it to restrict the types of advertising available for e-cigarette products so the rules are closer t
iPolitics (ca)
added Feb 16, 2018 17:23
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[Washington] John Wiesman: Raise the age; keep tobacco out of schools

House Bill 1054 and Senate Bill 6048 are under consideration. We all know smoking kills; it’s time we prevent cigarettes and vapor products from getting in the hands of our children and teens and a new generation from becoming addicted to nicotine. Let’s
The Spokesman-Review
added Feb 16, 2018 17:23
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