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Maine Raises Smoking Age to 21 After Lawmakers Override Veto

Maine will become the fourth state to raise the smoking age to 21 and will adopt stricter regulations on the sale of electronic cigarettes after lawmakers on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly to override the governor’s veto. Gov. Paul R. LePage, a Republic
New York Times
added Aug 3, 2017 14:33
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[Indiana] Goshen City Council discusses citywide ban on smoking

council member Julia Gautsche put forward the suggestion that the council look into enacting a comprehensive smoking ban for the city that would go beyond what is required by the state’s current smoking ban. According to Gautsche, the city actually passe
Goshen (IN) News
added Aug 3, 2017 09:28
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[Texas] Where will you be able to smoke in San Benito?

After hearing residents speak up, city commissioners are considering whether to approve an ordinance restricting cigarette smoking, scrap it or amend it. On Aug. 15, commissioners are expected to decide the fate of the ordinance proposed by the American
Valley Morning Star (Harlingen, TX)
added Aug 3, 2017 09:28
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Report: Mississippi needs more policies to fight cancer

The state that led the fight against "Big Tobacco" in the nineties has no state-wide law guaranteeing smoke-free restaurants, bars and workplaces.... "I don't think raising taxes is a way to solve a budget issue or a bad habit," said Rep. Sam Mims, R-McCo
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger
added Aug 3, 2017 09:17
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[Oregon] Bend council OKs $2.2 million more for sewer lawsuit

In other action, councilors decided to send a letter to Des­chutes County commissioners supporting a license for tobacco retailers....the county is considering options to prevent teens from accessing tobacco and e-cigarettes.
The Bend (OR) Bulletin
added Aug 3, 2017 09:08
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Bucking LePage veto, lawmakers raise Maine’s minimum age to buy tobacco

Maine will become the fourth state to make 21 the legal age to buy tobacco products after the Legislature overrode Gov. Paul LePage’s veto during a long Wednesday session. Lawmakers adjourned for the year after overriding 13 of 27 lingering vetoes from t
Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Aug 3, 2017 01:54
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Maine Raises Smoking Age to 21 After Lawmakers Override Veto

Maine will become the fourth state to raise the smoking age to 21 and will adopt stricter regulations on the sale of electronic cigarettes after lawmakers on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly to override the governor’s veto. Gov. Paul R. LePage, a Republic
New York Times
added Aug 3, 2017 01:45
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[California] GLANTZ: FDA’s “new” nicotine policy: A mixed picture that highlights the importance of local and state action to maintain progress

the overall evidence still shows that e-cigarette use is associated with less not more quitting... The FDA’s action also highlights the importance of other local and state action to control ecigarettes, particularly including them in smokefree laws and to
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Aug 3, 2017 01:10
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[New York] Dave Chappelle Sizes Up America at Radio City

His new show starts theatrically, with the comedian ascending from beneath the floor of the stage under a ring of lights and over a cloud of smoke. Puffing on a cigarette, he wears
New York Times
added Aug 3, 2017 01:02
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[Florida] $4M Verdict Smacks RJR, Found Responsible for Smoker's Throat Cancer Death

The 17th Circuit Court jury issued the award after finding Reynolds’ role in a widespread conspiracy to hide the dangers of smoking throughout the 20th century hooked Marvin Thomas to cigarettes and, ultimately caused the laryngeal cancer... jurors declin
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Aug 3, 2017 00:53
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