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[Texas] Amarillo smoking rates remain higher than national average

Since 2001, through a partnership with Northwest Texas Hospital and funding from the hospital district, TFA has been charged with eradicating smoking in Amarillo through its five-pronged public health-focused attack using the media, junior high and high
Amarillo (TX) Globe-News
added Nov 13, 2017 05:41
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[Kansas] Is 18 too young to buy tobacco? Topeka City Council will discuss raising the age to 21

The proposed amendment would ban the sale or furnishing of cigarettes and other tobacco-related products to adults between the ages of 18 and 20, the agenda said. A document in the agenda packet said the Shawnee County health department asked the city t
Topeka (KS) Capital-Journal
added Nov 16, 2017 00:11
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[Maryland] Hometown Hero: Sheila Ross of Eastport — A lung cancer survivor who became a leading lung cancer advocate

retired in January and is preparing to write a book...“The Politics of Lung Cancer.”...Ross was involved in a filing an amicus brief in the U.S. Justice Department lawsuit against the big tobacco companies...
Baltimore (MD) Sun
added Nov 15, 2017 15:15
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[New York] NYC is the cigarette smuggling capital of the US: study

there’s a good chance that butt was not taxed here. That’s because the “unintended consequences” of high cigarette taxes have made New York City the undisputed butt-smuggling center of the US, according to a new Tax Foundation study. For 2015, the most r
New York Post
added Nov 15, 2017 04:28
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[Ohio] Lung cancer awareness the focus of upcoming Springfield dinner program

Tying in with Lung Cancer Awareness Month, the Mercy Health Springfield Regional Cancer Center will “Shine a Light on Lung Cancer” with a free dinner and discussion event, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Cancer Center, 148 W. North St.
Springfield (OH) News-Sun
added Nov 12, 2017 20:48
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[New York] Hamptons Protestors Rage Against Ban on Smoking in Convertible Cars

A recent meeting of the Hamptons Health and Safety Board (HHSB) was disrupted when a large group of angry motorists arrived to protest recently enhanced restrictions on smoking. The Hamptons Police Department was called in...rule banning smoking in toples
Dan’s Papers (Southampton, NY)
added Nov 12, 2017 20:48
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[Arkansas] Group aims to make all Little Rock bars and eateries smoke-free

Smoke Free Little Rock -- a collection of health professionals and community activists -- is petitioning the city's Board of Directors to pass a comprehensive smoke-free ordinance. It would eliminate exemptions allowed under the state's Clean Indoor Air
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
added Nov 12, 2017 20:42
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[Minnesota] St. Cloud mayor vetoes 'tobacco 21' ordinance after a split City Council approves it

In front of a packed City Hall audience, a split St. Cloud City Council narrowly passed a new ordinance last week raising the tobacco sales age to 21. By a 4-3 vote, council members moved to make this central Minnesota city the first outside the metro a
Minneapolis (MN) Star Tribune
added Nov 12, 2017 01:57
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[North Carolina] Back in the Day: Tobacco festival opens

It was an evening of remembering the past honoring the present and affirming the future as agricultural and community leaders met on Nov. 16, 1987, to salute the tobacco industry. The Southern Flue-cured Tobacco Festival, celebrating its 10th anniversary
Greenville (NC) Daily Reflector
added Nov 12, 2017 01:57
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[Montana] Tobacco companies use American Indian themes to sell their deadly products

Montana Tobacco Use Prevention Program (MTUPP)... is joining forces with the American Cancer Society and the National American Indian Heritage Month for this year’s Great American Smokeout. This annual event challenges smokers to quit cigarettes for at le
Char-Koosta News
added Nov 12, 2017 01:55
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