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[Indiana] GRUBER: Viewpoint: Raising cigarette tax would help reduce smoking

Beacon Health System supports efforts to increase the tax on cigarettes. I’d like to take a moment to explain why we feel this way. Because we take care of a lot of people in our area, we see many people who smoke. What we see with smoking is poor health
South Bend (IN) Tribune
added Dec 4, 2018 11:45

[Florida] Editorial: FDA crackdown on e-cigs and tobacco is a win

The proposed menthol cigarettes ban will have to make it through a protracted process for federal regulations, which could take at least two years. But the new restrictions still signal a strong move to regulate nicotine, and if realized are a victory in
Tampa Bay (FL) Times
added Dec 3, 2018 15:54

Legislative Black Caucus will push to raise the age for buying tobacco to 21 in Maryland

Concerned about the long-lasting toll smoking has taken on the African American community, the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland is leading an effort to impose restrictions on access to tobacco products. The caucus is pushing for Maryland to join a g
Washington Post
added Dec 3, 2018 15:27

Maryland mulls raising age to legally buy tobacco

“I think it is a bill that is long overdue,” said Del. Dereck Davis, D-Prince George’s, chairman of the House Economic Matters Committee and the bill’s lead sponsor. “There is no good reason for it to remain at 18.” The decision for the caucus to includ
Utica (NY) Observer-Dispatch
added Dec 3, 2018 16:12

EDITORIAL: Our Opinion: Raise Indiana's cigarette tax for health's sake

Previous attempts to increase the cigarette tax have failed in the Republican-controlled legislature. This despite substantial public support...lawmakers should raise the cigarette tax. And they should direct the money generated toward smoking cessation
South Bend (IN) Tribune
added Dec 3, 2018 16:01

[Oklahoma] Ginnie Graham: Hold e-cigarette industry accountable for youth use

This youth vaping concern isn’t hyperbole among activist health officials.It’s real and would be a historic failure if we let another — similar — health crisis reoccur.
Tulsa (OK) World
added Dec 6, 2018 19:31

[New Mexico] McSORLEY: Let’s stop nicotine addiction in young people

[FDA] issued warnings to 22 New Mexico businesses and fined one...The perpetrators include some of the nation’s largest mainstream retailers and convenience stores, including Walmart, Walgreens and 7-Eleven, illustrating why policymakers must take tough a
Santa Fe (NM) New Mexican
added Dec 3, 2018 16:15

[North Carolina] Hemp and CBD: Renaming Tobacco Road

WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)
added Dec 2, 2018 21:18

[New York] Sweeping anti-tobacco law picks up support from Erie County lawmakers

Health advocates have rallied around the Public Health Protection Act, the most sweeping anti-smoking legislation seriously considered by the County Legislature in over a decade. The proposed law — a collection of three distinct measures individually int
Buffalo (NY) News
added Dec 2, 2018 17:23

[North Carolina] Duke removes Confederate veteran’s name from building

its Board of Trustees on Saturday voted to approve removing Julian Carr’s name from a building where the history department is located. Carr was a Confederate veteran and tobacco magnate...He once bragged during a 1913 speech about whipping a black woman
AP - Associated Press
added Dec 2, 2018 16:09
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