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[Virginia] Back in the Day | Sit-down protests spread to Portsmouth

1993 • A new policy implemented earlier this month aboard the Norfolk-based carrier Theodore Roosevelt restricts smoking to seven bathrooms aboard the ship. Recently, studies revealing the dangers of secondhand smoke have prompted the ship’s officers to
Norfolk (VA) Virginian-Pilot
added Feb 18, 2018 18:33
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[New Jersey] Menthol Cigarettes Could Be Even Worse Than Regular Cigarettes

Regular and menthol cigarettes are at least equal players when you’re talking about the negative impact on health, Flores says. That’s a big problem if people smoke menthols because they think they’re the lesser of two evils or only took up smoking becaus
Vice.com
added Feb 18, 2018 03:39
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[Minnesota] Survey shows rise in youth tobacco use

For the first time in 17 years, youth tobacco use in Minnesota has increased, according to the survey of more than 4,000 middle-school and high-school students. Findings show more than 26 percent of high school students use tobacco products, up 7 perce
Austin (MN) Daily Herald
added Feb 18, 2018 03:00
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[Massachusetts] Joyce Brewer: Fight exploitation of African-Americans by Big Tobacco

tobacco companies have spent decades marketing and promoting menthol cigarettes toward African-Americans through tailored messaging and positive imagery. Sadly, the industry's tactics are working; nearly 9 of every 10 African-American smokers prefer menth
Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, MA)
added Feb 18, 2018 03:00
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Looking for a place to smoke? Try the Utah State Capitol, where tobacco bills have floundered this session.

Efforts by some lawmakers to create laws and taxes that could curb the use of tobacco and nicotine products have sputtered this session as some legislators note a deadline for passing bills is fast approaching. Bills to raise the age to purchase tobacco
Salt Lake Tribune
added Feb 18, 2018 02:57
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Wyoming House kills tobacco, lodging, wind taxes

House Bill 43, the tobacco tax, sponsored by the Joint Revenue Interim Committee, would have increased the tax rate on tobacco products from 60 cents to $1.60 on, for example, a pack of cigarettes. Jason Mincer, American Cancer Society government relati
Wyoming Tribune-Eagle
added Feb 18, 2018 02:56
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EVANS: Time to increase Mississippi’s tobacco tax

There are five bills to increase the state’s tobacco tax before the Legislature. They have until this Wednesday to make it out of committee and pass their house of origin. Gov. Phil Bryant has indicated he will sign a tobacco tax increase if it reaches hi
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger
added Feb 18, 2018 02:53
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Alabama launches chewing tobacco crackdown week

Alabama's health department announces a week-long campaign to reduce chewing tobacco use and raise awareness for its negative health effects. A health department statement on Friday says "Through With Chew Week" will run from Feb. 18-24.
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 18, 2018 02:47
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[California] McKinleyville pursuing public smoking ban

The McKinleyville Community Services District (MCSD) plans to ban smoking at all of its parks. The district’s Board of Directors voted unanimously Feb. 7 to direct staff to draft an ordinance to make all of its parks “smoke free spaces.”
Mad River Union (Arcata, CA)
added Feb 17, 2018 01:51
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[Maine] Sen. Davis receives Distinguished Advocacy Award for excellence in cancer-fighting public policy

“Sen. Davis has been a champion for tobacco control legislation especially when it comes to preventing our youth from using tobacco products, helping support those who want to quit, and protecting Mainers from exposure to second-hand smoke,” said Hilary S
Piscataquis (ME) Observer
added Feb 16, 2018 22:01
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