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[Oklahoma] The not so hidden cost of tobacco addiction

These addictions are expected to decline, or at least become more affordable to beat, if a proposed $1.50 cigarette tax passes constitutional muster as part of the ongoing state Supreme Court challenge to the legislature-passed, governor-signed budget ag
Ardmore (OK) Daily Ardmoreite
added Jun 25, 2017 17:42
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[North Carolina] Budget restores limited funding to curb youth tobacco use

“to develop strategies to prevent the use of new and emerging tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes, by youth and people of childbearing age.” However, anti-smoking advocates are urging state health officials to embrace e-cigs and vaporizers
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jun 26, 2017 12:41
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[Massachusetts] Could public pot-smoking pass muster?

Less attention has been paid to provisions of the marijuana bill (H 3776) the House passed this week that could theoretically allow people to smoke joints in public if local governments permit that activity. Braintree Rep. Mark Cusack, the House chairma
Lowell (MA) Sun
added Jun 25, 2017 22:45
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[Hong Kong, California, Texas] Medics Urge E-Cig Legalisation In Australia, But Bans Continue To Spread

An open letter signed by 135 renowned health experts urges Australia to back off from its harsh restrictions on nicotine e-cigs, as a proposed amendment on legalisation moves through the parliamentary system. However, across the world health authorities c
Vaping Post (ch)
added Jun 25, 2017 17:36
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[Minnesota] Letter: In the pocket of Big Tobacco

Why did Reps. Dave Baker and Tim Miller and Sen. Andrew Lang vote in favor of the big tobacco companies and against the health of our children? These three Republicans each voted at least twice to follow the wishes of Big Tobacco to freeze the tobacco t
West Central Tribune (MN)
added Jun 24, 2017 18:21
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[Illinois] Vernon Hills may be next to raise age to buy tobacco to 21

The village board has directed an ordinance be drafted for official action to reflect that change and update the definition of tobacco products to include e-cigarettes. Raising the age to possess tobacco products was considered during a discussion Tue
Chicago (IL) Daily Herald
added Jun 24, 2017 18:21
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[Kentucky] CEOs recall their summer jobs

Kroger’s CEO Rodney McMullen got started working on the family farm in Williamstown, Kentucky. “Every summer in my youth consisted of performing different tasks on the farm,” he says. He recalls being paid 6 cents for each stick of tobacco he cut. He st
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 24, 2017 18:19
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[Florida] Apartments head in smoke-free direction

During the past two years, the state and the Florida Apartment Association began certifying apartment complexes for restricting smoking. More than 1,131 Florida landlords and property managers have agreed to prohibit smoking in at least some areas, inclu
Orlando (FL) Sentinel
added Jun 24, 2017 14:30
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[Oregon] Does smoking pot lead to lung cancer?

Q: Does smoking marijuana cause lung cancer the way smoking cigarettes does? It’s still unclear whether smoking pot increases the risk for developing lung cancer. Hard data on the risks of marijuana smoking have been hard to come by because, until recen
The Bend (OR) Bulletin
added Jun 25, 2017 22:43
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Ohio Moves Closer to Lower Cigar Taxes

A 50-cent cap on the cigar tax could become a reality in Ohio, as state legislators head into the home stretch of finalizing a budget that is due on June 30. On Wednesday, the state Senate passed its version of the budget, which included the cap on the
HalfWheel
added Jun 25, 2017 13:35
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