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[Illinois] LETTER: E-cigarette marketing mimics ads that glamorized smoking, and other letters

E-cigarette advertising tactics—including the use of celebrities and product placement in music videos and movies—mimic the strategies that were so successful in making smoking seem glamorous and cool to young people. And they are working—teen use of e-c
Modern Healthcare Magazine
added Aug 31, 2015 13:46

[Georgia, Tennessee, Texas, Utah] Should airports snuff out smoking rooms?

“Given all the science that we have and the fact that so many cities and states are working towards going smoke-free, the fact that airports aren’t going in that direction more quickly is disconcerting,” said Cynthia Hallett, executive director of Americ
USA Today
added Aug 31, 2015 13:44

[Nebraska] Natural Vapor attracting ex-smokers

They're former cigarette smokers who have kicked their tobacco addiction in favor of vaping. Seachord was a cigarette smoker for 8-to-10 years and found that propylene glycol was harming his health. His discovery of e-cigarettes -- intended for adults ov
Lincoln (NE) Journal Star
added Aug 31, 2015 13:42
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[Oklahoma] OUR VIEW: Tobacco money has a purpose

State lawmakers can find the revenue to increase education funding without tapping into the state’s Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust. They need to be more creative.
Stillwater (OK) News-Press
added Aug 31, 2015 13:41
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[California, Massachusetts] PD Editorial: No smoke: Tobacco law reduces use

The Needham study is reason for confidence that these laws will reduce teen smoking, but a state law would be a better approach. A bill cleared the state Senate earlier this year, but ...are carrying bills that would make 21 the minimum age to buy tobac
Santa Rosa (CA) Press Democrat
added Aug 31, 2015 13:37

[Massachusetts] Inhaling Boston Air is Equal to Smoking Cigarettes

Living the City of Boston is equivalent to smoking five cigarettes a year, according to an online tool backed by the EPA.
added Aug 31, 2015 13:36
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[Maine] Air tank, smoking blamed in Old Town fire that killed 2

A couple and two pets died in a fire on Southgate Road on Saturday that was caused by careless smoking and an oxygen tank, state police said. Firefighters pulled Joseph Prekop, 67, and the family dog from the fire but could not resuscitate them. They dis
Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Aug 31, 2015 13:30
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[California] Toughened smoking ban falls short in Hermosa Beach, Council to reconsider it within two months

The City Council on Tuesday stopped short of banning the liquid nicotine vaporizing devices and imposing a new tax on tobacco retailers to discourage illegal tobacco sales to minors. Instead, the city will study the issue for the next few months and reco
The Beach Reporter (Manhattan Beach, CA)
added Aug 31, 2015 13:29

[New York] Public Health Study Finds 15 Percent of Cigarettes Sold in NYC Have Illegal Tax Stamps

Licensed tobacco retailers throughout New York City are selling a substantial number of cigarette packs carrying either counterfeit or out-of-state tax stamps, finds an investigation by NYU public health researchers. These illegal cigarette sales are mo
New York University
added Aug 31, 2015 12:56

[New York] 15% Of NYC Cigarettes Are From Out Of State, Which Throws A Wrench In The City's Stop Smoking Initiative

"Our research found that illegal cigarettes are regularly available over the counter in New York City," said study author Diana Silver..."Taxes on packs sold with counterfeit or out-of-state tax stamps are not being recouped by the city and the state."
Medical Daily
added Aug 31, 2015 12:55
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