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North Dakota Lawmakers Reject Tobacco Tax Hike

Rep. Vicky Steiner (R-Dickinson) says she couldn’t support the bill because it was a regressive tax...Americans for Tax Reform, said another important aspect of the House vote was that it made North Dakota the first state to define e-cigarettes as a non-t
Heartland Institute
added Mar 1, 2015 12:42
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[California] PAC with tobacco ties pushes for Nury Martinez, L.A. ballot measures

A political action committee partly backed by an affiliate of tobacco giant Phillip Morris USA is helping to promote the reelection bid of Los Angeles City Councilwoman Nury Martinez and two measures to change L.A.’s election date, according to city reco
Los Angeles Times
added Feb 27, 2015 11:39
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Cigarette taxes and smoking: Will higher taxes yield a public benefit?

adult smoking is largely unaffected by taxes. At best, cigarette tax increases may have a small negative association with cigarette consumption, although it is difficult to distinguish the effect from zero.
Regulation: The Cato Review of Business & Government
added Feb 26, 2015 08:39
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[Ireland] Poorer people are still most likely to smoke

Smoking rates may be falling - but the figures mask the high number of people in lower incomes who are still puffing away. The Irish Cancer Society said that a special, targeted effort needs to be made in disadvantaged communities so that the health div
Irish Independent (ie)
added Feb 20, 2015 03:50
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VIDEO: YACH: E-cigarettes save lives / I understand why anti-smoking activists so distrust vaping. I'm one of them. But the evidence is clear

If influential health officials were to make these points repeatedly, public sentiment towards e-cigs would shift quickly...All of us involved in tobacco control need to keep that prize in mind as we redouble efforts to make up for 50 years of ignoring th
The Spectator (uk)
added Feb 19, 2015 17:12
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[Australia] John Oliver Takes Down Big Tobacco / Exposing how tobacco companies target kids, bully countries around the world

took just 18 minutes for political satirist John Oliver to rip those claims to shreds ... It deserves a serious response from countries around the world. Governments should enact proven measures to reduce tobacco use as required by the international toba
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Feb 18, 2015 11:52
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Vital Signs: Disparities in Nonsmokers' Exposure to Secondhand Smoke — United States, 1999–2012

Overall, SHS exposure in the United States has been reduced by half since 1999–2000. However, 58 million persons were still exposed to SHS during 2011–2012, and exposure remains higher among children, non-Hispanic blacks, those living in poverty, and thos
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
added Feb 17, 2015 18:09
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New CDC Vital Signs: Secondhand Smoke Exposure / 58 million nonsmokers in US still exposed

declines in exposure to SHS have been slower and exposure remains higher among children, blacks, those who live in poverty, and those who live in rental housing. The report finds two in every five children aged three to 11 years are still exposed to SHS.
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
added Feb 17, 2015 18:07
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[South Carolina] EDITORIAL: Your cigarette, his illness

Both North Charleston and Folly Beach have rejected smoking bans in enclosed workplaces. Perhaps the new CDC data will inspire a change of heart for them....So while smokers lament having fewer places to smoke, nonsmokers can breathe a little more easi
Charleston (SC) Post & Courier
added Feb 16, 2015 19:49
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[Australia, Indonesia, Togo, Uruguay] VIDEO: Watch John Oliver Tear Big Tobacco Apart For Intimidating Small, Defenseless Countries Into Dropping Cigarette Regulations — VIDEO

And anyone can tweet about Jeff the Diseased Lung in a Cowboy Hat using the hashtag #JeffWeCan to get him trending worldwide and entice PMI further. Post him on Google Plus, tag him “Marlboro” and he might even rise to the top of Google’s image search fo
bustle
added Feb 16, 2015 14:09
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