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[Massachusetts] LETTER: Marion Board of Health

As a member of the LGBTQ community who works on town-level tobacco control policy...I would like to provide perspective on the tobacco industry’s targeting of the gay community which has led to much higher smoking rates today.
The Wanderer (Mattapoisett, MA)
added Dec 3, 2017 19:11
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[Iowa] Ask the Times: How are the cigarette taxes spent?

"The state of Iowa has, since before the tobacco tax increase, followed the [CDC] best practices for tobacco control programs. In particular we have followed their four goal areas: Preventing initiation among youth and young adults; promoting quitting amo
Quad-City (IA) Times
added Dec 2, 2017 16:39
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[North Carolina] EDITORIAL: Dec. 2 Darts & Laurels

Laurels — To the town of Ayden for making its parks tobacco-free. ...The ordinance will also help lower littering in the parks and help keep children from inhaling secondhand smoke. No butts about it — Ayden is making a healthy change.
Greenville (NC) Daily Reflector
added Dec 2, 2017 16:37
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[Massachusetts] Majority of smokers surveyed think flavored tobacco sales should be restricted

86 percent of Worcester adults surveyed—including 72 percent of those surveyed who smoke—believe flavored tobacco products should be sold exclusively by adult-only establishments. The students will present their findings at the Worcester Board of Health o
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Dec 4, 2017 15:04
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[California] Candidates in the 51st Assembly District Run-Off Say NO to Tobacco Contributions

both candidates for California’s 51st Assembly District runoff accepted ACS CAN’s challenge...Wendy Carrillo and Luis Lopez say they support the Snuff Tobacco Money Out of California Politics pledge and will refrain from taking tobacco money.
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACSCAN)
added Dec 2, 2017 16:44
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[UK, New York] Gifts Tied to Opioid Sales Invite a Question: Should Museums Vet Donors?

donors sometimes give hefty amounts to institutions in an effort to shift attention from business practices that may strike some as unsavory.... In the 1980s, for example, antismoking groups denounced the Joffrey Ballet and other institutions for acceptin
New York Times
added Dec 1, 2017 16:52
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[Connecticut] Tobacco Industry Launches Ads On Dangers Of Smoking

“The budget that was just passed by the legislature also eliminates the funding for tobacco control for the next two years,” he said. “So assuming no changes are made, we will go four years without a single cent being earmarked for tobacco control, despi
WNPR - The Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN)
added Dec 1, 2017 16:05
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[North Carolina] SMITH: Big Tobacco dodges financial bullet

North Carolina, like most states, put little to none of this money in preventing people from smoking, but just used this as another funding stream to be spent as it pleased. So the cycle will continue unimpeded.
Lumberton (NC) Robesonian
added Dec 1, 2017 15:45
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[Minnesota] Dakota County public housing complexes will go smoke-free next year

the Dakota County Community Development Agency, which manages the 80-unit Colleen Loney Manor and 243 other federally funded public housing units across the county, is taking the smoking ban another step. Last month, the CDA notified its residents that sm
Saint Paul (MN) Pioneer Press
added Dec 1, 2017 15:39
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[Minnesota] Starting July, the Plymouth tobacco sales age will be 21

On Tuesday, Nov. 28, the Plymouth City Council voted 4-3 to amend its city code concerning tobacco and related products. The change reflects the growing national campaign: Tobacco 21. Voting in favor were councilors Judy Johnson, Ned Carroll, Jim Willis
Lakeshore (MN) Weekly News
added Dec 1, 2017 15:29
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