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[Minnesota] VIDEO: Cigar tax cut draws opposition to State Capitol

A proposal to dramatically cut the tax on premium cigars in Minnesota drew anti-smoking advocates to the State Capitol Wednesday. "We are a small business with real ties to our community, and we are part of the fabric that historic Grande Avenue in St. P
KARE NBC 11 (Minneapolis, MN)
added Mar 27, 2015 15:25
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[Asia, India] Hookah bars to be banned in Mohali

a number of hookah bars serving tobacco molasses containing nicotine are operational in the district. The report states that even minors visit such bars. It is suspected that at times, other harmful substances are also mixed with tobacco molasses and se
Times of India
added Mar 27, 2015 15:06

[Australia] Not enough evidence to say whether e-cigarettes help smokers quit: research council

There is not enough evidence to know whether electronic cigarettes help smokers quit or whether they are harmful...the National Health and Medical Research Council said while there was "some preliminary evidence" of this, there is "currently insufficient
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Mar 27, 2015 15:05

Smith and Ramsay Brands Sponsors Campaign / Avalanche Int'l's Subsidiary to Disrupt Vape Marketplace, Expand Brand and Consumer Base

offering a bottle of the very popular eLiquid, Peaches and Mango, only for the cost of shipping anywhere in the world. The promotion extends in the same offer a second bottle at a 75% discount plus the cost of delivery. is the online consum
added Mar 27, 2015 15:03

[Connecticut] Madison selectmen make beaches, parks tobacco free

Board of Selectmen Monday night voted to accept the proposed ordinance making all public parks and beaches tobacco-free zones. The ordinance will go into effect immediately; the board voted to leave it up to Beach and Recreation Commission to assign desi
New Haven (CT) Register
added Mar 27, 2015 15:01

[Australia] Bans on using and selling e-cigarettes remain hazy

While health groups and electronic cigarette companies disagree over whether the “vamping” devices sold overseas should be considered an appropriate anti-smoking product, they are already becoming increasingly common across Victoria. Despite the state a
Melbourne (Vic) Herald Sun (au)
added Mar 27, 2015 15:00

[Florida] Dr. Zorba Paster: E-cigarettes are toxic to kids -- and to our air

My biggest issue is the use of e-cigarettes by minors, particularly the number of high school-age kids who believe e-cigarettes are safe... Anything that is not pure air puts a person at risk. Claiming that e-cigarettes are safe is hogwash. With that, I
Florida Times-Union
added Mar 27, 2015 14:59

PORT: North Dakota shouldn’t treat vaping like smoking

Vaping isn’t smoking....that distinction makes all the difference in the world. Not for the anti-tobacco crusaders, though. These zealots...both bills, which passed the House and were heard before a Senate committee this last week, do something very posi (Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity)
added Mar 27, 2015 14:53
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Editorial: Loophole for e-cigarettes, vaping needs to be closed ($$)

Proposed regulations for the liquids used in electronic cigarettes have advanced in the General Assembly, but significantly, “vaping” would not be added to the state’s smoking ban. The state Senate and House have approved by wide margins similar bills o
Columbus (IN) Republic
added Mar 27, 2015 14:51

[New Zealand] Making a case for electronic cigarettes

The paper, published on Friday in the New Zealand Medical Journal, found electronic cigarettes have the potential to encourage smokers to switch from smoking cigarettes to using electronic cigarettes, which were likely to be far safer. It also found dis
Independent Newspapers Ltd. / STUFF (nz)
added Mar 27, 2015 14:50
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