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Lawmaker kills bill to raise tobacco purchase age to 21 in Arizona

committee chairman Rep. Jeff Weninger, R-Chandler, said he won't hear the bill because he believes it puts an unnecessary restriction on 18-year-olds. The current legal age is 18. While cautioning that he's not a proponent of smoking, Weninger said it ca
AZ Central - Arizona Republic
added Feb 10, 2017 23:51
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No cigarettes until age 21? Arizona considers raising age limit

House Bill 2335 would raise the age restriction to buy tobacco products to 21 from 18. Supporters say the higher purchasing age could deter the start of smoking The bill was inspired by Cottonwood teens who convinced their city council to raise the sales
AZ Central - Arizona Republic
added Feb 10, 2017 23:49
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[Arizona] Teenage vaping growing concern for schools, health experts ($$)

COCHISE COUNTY -- A countywide survey looking at substance abuse and other risk factors among teenagers reveals the use of alcohol and marijuana has seen a decline in some age groups, but an increase in others.
Bisbee (AZ) Daily Review
added Feb 6, 2017 15:06
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ARIZONA BILL SEEKS TO RAISE TOBACCO PURCHASE AGE TO 21

this year, the state’s legislature will deal with a bill seeking to raise the minimum age to purchase and possess tobacco and nicotine delivery products.
HalfWheel
added Jan 30, 2017 00:54
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Over a lifetime, smokers in Arizona spend $1.6M

WalletHub, a personal finance website, has broken this cost down by state plus the District of Columbia. The company calculated the potential monetary losses — including both the lifetime and annual cost of a cigarette pack per day, health care expenditu
Todays News Herald (Lake Havasu City, AZ)
added Jan 25, 2017 18:04
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High Arizona cigarette tax might boost smuggling, report says

Arizona's tax of $2 a pack ties with four other states as 12th-highest in the nation, according to a new study by the Tax Foundation...also cited estimated smuggling rates, both by individuals, criminal groups and others, calculated by the Mackinac Center
AZ Central - Arizona Republic
added Jan 18, 2017 09:38
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[Arizona] Clarkdale, Ariz. Refuses to Raise Tobacco Purchase Age to 21

A movement in northern Arizona to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21 wasn’t successful in recruiting a second city to its cause, as this week the Clarkdale Town Council removed language from a set of proposals that would have done ju
HalfWheel
added Dec 27, 2016 01:42
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[Arizona] Flagstaff History: Flagstaff was first in state to ban restaurant smoking

25 Years Ago ...Our city’s ban on smoking in restaurant is the first such broad measure in the State of Arizona. It is still being vigorously protested by some restaurants.
Arizona Daily Sun
added Dec 27, 2016 01:35
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[Arizona] Dr. Zorba Paster: 'Organic' tobacco isn't any safer

Dear Josh: If you think that there is safer tobacco you’re deluding yourself. But you’re in common company. Many of my patients have the same thoughts – that there is such a thing as safer tobacco. Recent research published in the BMJ bears out that you
Arizona Daily Star
added Dec 24, 2016 13:53
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[Arizona] EDITORIAL: Our View: A simple solution for smoke-free parks could work well

Signs could be all we need. Like a neighborhood watch program, or home security system, strategically placed signs could put the word out that smoking is frowned-upon in certain areas. Public pressure could take it from there. The simple solutions are b
Todays News Herald (Lake Havasu City, AZ)
added Dec 5, 2016 18:47
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