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[North Carolina] LETTER: We need more

we need public policies that keep all people tobacco-free and help people quit tobacco for good. Our elected officials should support youth tobacco-prevention programs and evidence-based cessation programs. For several years, North Carolina has put very
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Dec 9, 2017 19:10
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[New York] Tobacco tax fraud bust nets 14 arrests in Broome County

Fourteen people have been arrested in a sweeping crackdown on sales of untaxed cigarettes... State troopers carried out simultaneous sweeps Thursday night of 11 convenience stores in Broome County. The investigation was described by law enforcement offic
Binghamton (NY) Press & Sun-Bulletin
added Dec 13, 2017 13:36
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[Wisconsin] LETTER: Tobacco compliance checks: Keeping youth from addiction ($$)

Wisconsin WINS is a statewide initiative and has helped reduce sales to underage youth and reinforces compliance and education with tobacco retailers. Media outreach and community education are important in the WI WINS Program.
Sawyer County (WI) Record
added Dec 13, 2017 06:05
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[Kentucky] State lawmaker proposes $1 assessment per pack of cigarettes, other tobacco products to generate Medicaid dollars

Stephen Meredith hopes to convey in next year’s legislative session as he tries to pass a bill that would create a $1 health care reimbursement assessment on every pack of cigarettes sold in Kentucky starting Oct. 1. Meredith pre-filed the bill on Thursda
KSTV cn|2 (Louisville, KY)
added Dec 11, 2017 20:48
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[Massachusetts] VIDEO: New Advertisements About The Dangers of Tobacco Use Raise Concerns Over State Efforts

Meanwhile, state efforts made by Massachusetts to curb tobacco use have been decreasing. While the state spent $43 million on its tobacco prevention program in 2000, it only spent $4 million in 2017. We discuss the new ads and why Massachusetts has move
WBUR-FM (Boston, MA)
added Dec 11, 2017 20:46
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[Minnesota] Downtown Stillwater specialty cigar shop proposal denied

Tobacco shops are not permitted in the Central Business District. Scott Sodergren of Osceola, Wis., and his son Luke Sodergren of Hastings, had asked the city to allow specialty tobacco shops in the district, arguing they were high-end establishments, ak
Stillwater (MN) Gazette
added Dec 9, 2017 19:13
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[Washington] AUDIO: Spokane Health Board to Support Higher Tobacco Purchase Age

The Spokane Regional Board of Health has approved a resolution related to smoking and vaping. The measure asks the Washington legislature to raise the minimum age for buying and selling tobacco and vaping products from 18 to 21.
Spokane (WA) Public Radio (KPBX 91.1, KSFC 91.9, and KPBZ 90.3)
added Dec 9, 2017 02:58
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[California] Council Conducts First Reading of Smoking Ban Ordinance

After more than an hour-long debate at the City Council meeting on Dec. 5, a first reading was held of an ordinance amending chapter 6.40 of the Dana Point municipal code relating to the regulation and prohibition of smoking in the city.
Dana Point (CA) Times
added Dec 8, 2017 22:40
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[North Carolina] Jerome Vick honored with Tobacco Great award

Wilson County farmer Jerome Vick told about 250 tobacco farmers to “never give up.” Vick was presented with a prestigious Tobacco Great award Thursday at the 2017 Tobacco Day event held at the Johnston County Agricultural Center.
Wilson (NC) Daily Times
added Dec 8, 2017 22:40
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[Rhode Island] VIDEO: R.I. Spotlight: At URI, working to clear the air of tobacco | Video

URI has joined a program aimed at eliminating all tobacco use from dozens of college and university campuses across the country. The American Cancer Society and the Truth Initiative, a Washington-based tobacco control organization, are teaming up with th
Providence (RI) Journal-Bulletin
added Dec 8, 2017 22:40
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