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[Texas] Metro Health hosts stakeholder meetings prior to Tobacco 21 implementation

San Antonio Metropolitan Health District is holding the first of four stakeholder meetings Wednesday prior to the debut of the new Tobacco 21 ordinance, which is scheduled to take effect Oct. 1. The San Antonio City Council passed the ordinance in Janu
KSAT-12 (San Antonio, TX)
added Aug 10, 2018 18:46
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Cancer Society: Oregon falls short in fighting Big Tobacco

The annual report “How Do You Measure Up? A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer Incidence and Mortality” finds Oregon achieves the benchmark in three of the nine public policy areas. Oregon can improve in three categories and e
KTVZ Channel 21 (Bend, OR)
added Aug 10, 2018 18:45
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[New Jersey] EDITORIAL: Our view: NJ makes low-cost effort to reverse smoking-cessation neglect

Past governors have been sharply criticized for spending little or nothing to combat smoking while the state rakes in hundreds of millions from the tobacco settlement and taxes. Sometime next year figures from the CDC and American Lung Association should
The Press of Atlantic City
added Aug 10, 2018 18:03
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[Arizona] The changing landscape in the fight against tobacco use among youth

UA College of Nursing professor Judith Gordon realized when she helped develop “Click City: Tobacco,” a smoking prevention computer program designed for fifth graders... “The environment around e-cigarettes is trying to sell the product as something cool
Tucson Explorer Newspaper (Tucson Local Media )
added Aug 10, 2018 18:00
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[California] Letter: Tobacco study reveals stores targeting youth

I am a member of the Youth Tobacco Advocacy and Policy Project. In 2016, my peers and we conducted a survey in San Pablo... There are 28 stores selling tobacco within 1,000 feet of one of the nine schools in San Pablo. Menthol cigarettes, cheap flavored
San Jose (CA) Mercury-News
added Aug 10, 2018 17:55
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[New York] DAVID: City's battle against smoking is far from over

We must advocate for smoke-free environments and educate our youth on the dangers of tobacco use. If we don’t, we risk reversing decades of lifesaving progress and jeopardizing the health of communities not only in New York City, but across the nation.
Crain's New York Business
added Aug 10, 2018 16:31
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[Montana] Tobacco-Funded Group Sues Over Mont. Tax Ballot Measure ($$)

A tobacco industry-funded political committee has asked the Montana Supreme Court to amend the wording of a ballot initiative that would raise tobacco taxes to pay for a Medicaid expansion and other programs, saying the current language would mislead vote
Law360
added Aug 10, 2018 04:01
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[Ohio] Smoking cessation program begins

A new billboard has gone up in the East End of East Liverpool, promoting a smoking cessation program started by the city health department and its Maternal and Child Health Task Force. Health Commissioner Carol Cowan said the East Liverpool City Fire D
East Liverpool (OH) Review
added Aug 10, 2018 03:58
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[Florida] Attorneys Battle Over RJR's Role in Smoker's Death, as Trial Begins

Tyrone Dixon, 39, died in 1994...Dixon’s family contends Reynolds took part in a tobacco industry conspiracy to hide the dangers of smoking that hooked him to cigarettes and ultimately killed him.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Aug 9, 2018 17:41
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[Kentucky] Breathing easy: Danville’s smoking ban has been in effect for 10 years

Today is the 10th anniversary of the City of Danville’s smoking ban in all buildings and enclosed workplaces...there are only five counties in Kentucky that have any kind of a smoke-free policy. “That’s out of 120 counties. We’ve got a ways to go.”
Danville (KY) Advocate-Messenger
added Aug 9, 2018 17:38
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