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[West Virginia] EDITORIAL: Tobacco tax: Grounds for bipartisan cooperation

If the percentage of adult smokers is lowered, and lives saved in the process, it would be well worth the effort. We see no reason why both Democrats and Republicans should not work together in support of this important bipartisan measure.
Bluefield (WV) Daily Telegraph
added Mar 4, 2015 12:50
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Rhode Island $618 Million Tobacco Bond Ends Seven-Month Wait

Rhode Island is set to issue $618 million of tobacco bonds next week, ending a seven-month delay caused by a legal challenge from OppenheimerFunds Inc.
Bloomberg News
added Mar 3, 2015 18:54
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[Kentucky] Editorial | Free smoke-free bill

“Live long and prosper” ... Except Mr. Nimoy couldn’t live by that advice.... Really? The lives of Kentuckians aren’t a priority?... contact the legislature at 1-800-372-7181. Better yet, tell lawmakers in person. Mr. Robinson’s committee meets Thursday
Louisville (KY) Courier-Journal
added Mar 3, 2015 13:40
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Celebrating 10 years of a healthier Rhode Island

Now, in 2015, Tobacco Free Rhode Island is hosting a 10th anniversary celebration, to recognize and honor the legislators, business owners and advocates who were essential in securing the Public Health And Workplace Safety Act.
Warwick (RI) Beacon
added Mar 3, 2015 13:30
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[California] Locals Are Responding To Alameda-Contra Costa Transit Ads For Smokefree Housing | Walnut Creek, CA Patch

"Bay Area residents want their city councils and boards of supervisors to adopt similar laws,"...Ads on public transit have the American Lung Association answering daily calls for stronger smokefree housing laws, lung association officials said. The ad
Patch.org
added Mar 3, 2015 13:29
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[Connecticut] Parks, Schoolyards Could Become Smoke-Free

Board of Alders is considering whether to prohibit the use of any form of tobacco in parks, on public school grounds or on any other designated city-owned property. The way things stand now, you can light up on school grounds, said Downtown Alder Abby Ro
New Haven (CT) Independent
added Mar 3, 2015 13:17
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[Kentucky] STEWART: Top Ky. senators weasel out of anti-smoking vote

Northern Kentucky senators are taking the lead in holding up this legislation. Sen. Chris McDaniel of Taylor Mill is a key vote on the Veterans, Military Affairs and Public Protection Committee. Sen. Damon Thayer of Georgetown is a member of Senate leader
Cincinnati (OH) Enquirer
added Mar 3, 2015 13:13
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[Florida] QuitDoc releases statewide survey revealing broad support to reduce youth exposure to tobacco

Floridians seem to realize that increasing the legal age and limiting the sale of certain items to stores that restrict youth access will have a profound impact on youth tobacco use.
PR Web
added Mar 3, 2015 08:41
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EDITORIAL: Big Tobacco in Florida: Bill Would Cap Punitive Damages

these plaintiffs who continued to fight after the Florida Supreme Court's ruling — who amount to a sliver of what the industry could be fighting today — deserve their day in court, however that might turn out, either for them or for the industry.
Lakeland (FL) Ledger
added Mar 3, 2015 08:38
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[New York] Memo: BILL NUMBER:A2595

This bill bans the use of electronic cigarettes under the Clean Indoor Air Act and certain outdoor areas. Electronic cigarettes, commonly known as e-cigarettes, are electronic devices that deliver nicotine to the user. These devices do not contain tobacco
New York State Assembly
added Mar 3, 2015 04:00
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