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[California] SHUGHART/SMITH: The ban on flavored tobacco: San Francisco’s nannies are at it again

The right to choose is the very essence of freedom. Denying that right to low-income and young people makes them second-class citizens. Prohibition not only violates economic principles but is inconsistent with liberty. Bans historically have failed to
Orange County (CA) Register
added Jul 6, 2017 17:33
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Reducing the prevalence of smoking – policy measures and focusing on specific populations ($$)

Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Jul 6, 2017 16:12
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[North Carolina] O'Connor: Smoking no longer a luxury

A number of factors are working against tobacco today. Higher taxes mean higher retail prices. Smoking is banned in workplaces, on some public streets and in most facilities, even outdoor stadiums. Health education programs have brought home the anti-tob
Wilson (NC) Daily Times
added Jun 30, 2017 15:47
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AUDIO: Smoking Rates Remain High In Low-Income Neighborhoods With Easy Access To Cigarettes

The Polis Center’s research found that in some low-income Indianapolis neighborhoods, the smoking rate is 29.4 percent, nearly twice the national average, and significantly higher than Indiana’s 20 percent rate. “So we can see that there is a link betwe
Side Effects Public Media
added Jun 30, 2017 15:46
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[California] WALTHER: San Francisco's ban on menthol cigarettes is liberalism at its worst

How many of these cauliflower popcorn-eaters and consensual BDSM aficionados have ever taken a big drag from a Newport Menthol 100? The assumption that African-Americans enjoy menthol cigarettes because they are the hapless dupes of Big Tobacco is the so
The Week
added Jun 30, 2017 15:40
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MALONE: Big Tobacco, preying on poor and uneducated, also hikes health inequities

The Washington Post, to its credit, has pulled together a depressing picture...we’re one nation and we cannot thrive as we have as Americans if we allow disparities in our medical care. Research (including insightful work by the Lancet medical journal, w
JD Supra, LLC
added Jun 23, 2017 22:15
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Smoking still more common among Minnesotans with low incomes, less education

Smoking rates are dropping in Minnesota, but it’s still a pretty big public health issue. According to updated data from the Minnesota Department of Health, 16 percent of adults in the state are smokers. That’s down 10 percent from 2013, the department
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added Jun 23, 2017 01:22
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Senate Health Care Bill Harms Efforts to Reduce Smoking and Prevent Deadly, Costly Diseases

The Senate health care bill released today would set back efforts to reduce tobacco use and undermine initiatives to prevent cancer and other deadly diseases that impose massive costs on our health care system. It would especially harm our nation’s poores
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Jun 22, 2017 21:25
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Secondhand Smoke Still Plagues Some Cancer Survivors

15.7 percent reporting exposure to secondhand smoke in 2011-2012, down from nearly 40 percent in 1999-2000. However, exposure rates were higher among those with a history of smoking-related cancer and those living below the federal poverty level.
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jun 22, 2017 14:03
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[Oklahoma] FRIEDMAN: Butt for a tax

The relentless, rapacious cigarette lobby on one side; cowed, dissembling state legislators on the other. It’s tough to know who not to root for. If the lawsuit is successful and the state Supreme Court throws out SB 845 for being unconstitutional, that
Tulsa Voice
added Jun 22, 2017 13:41
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