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[Connecticut] O'FLAHERTY: Bad assumptions threaten good bill raising the smoking age

This means the cigarette and tobacco tax revenue declines resulting from the Tobacco 21 policy would be a tiny fraction of what Connecticut has estimated. And preventing kids from becoming addicted smokers would significantly reduce future health care cos
New Canaan (CT) News
added Apr 15, 2017 15:35

[Connecticut] VIDEO: Cancer survivors push to raise smoking age to 21

WFSB (Hartford, CT)
added Apr 10, 2017 18:59

[Connecticut] VIDEO: Proposal calls on raising smoking age to 21

Earlier this year, the state received an F when it comes to reducing tobacco use, especially when it comes to young people. This proposal could change that. "We are winning that battle as far as adults are concerned. Tobacco use is declining, which is w
WFSB (Hartford, CT)
added Apr 10, 2017 18:59

[Connecticut] Public Health Advocates Question Fiscal Note For Tobacco 21

A newly released fiscal note for a bill that would raise the legal age for tobacco purchases from 18 to 21 is “wildly inaccurate” according to Tobacco 21 proponents...said the calculations provided by the Office of Fiscal Analysis assume “all smokers bet
added Apr 1, 2017 17:52

[Connecticut] Bulldog Butt Hunt slated for April 18 to address tobacco litter on campus

Tobacco-Free Yale is hosting the Bulldog Butt Hunt, a volunteer collection event during Earth Week. In 2015, President Salovey announced the Tobacco-Free Yale campaign aimed at creating a healthy, tobacco-free campus through awareness events, smoking ces
Yale News
added Mar 31, 2017 01:57

Proponents of raising Connecticut smoking age question fiscal impact

A spokeswoman for the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Heart Association, and American Lung Association, said the calculations provided by the Office of Fiscal Analysis assume “all smokers between the
New Haven (CT) Register
added Mar 29, 2017 20:41

[Connecticut] EDITORIAL: Keep those butts off our beaches

By this summer, Old Lyme is expected to join the list. It makes sense for all Connecticut communities to find a way to keep their parks and beaches tobacco free. Two states – Maine and Oregon – have regulations banning smoking at state-owned parks and be
The Day (New London, CT)
added Mar 25, 2017 20:55

[Connecticut] Blumenthal’s former firm remembers ‘a brilliant lawyer’

before questioning Judge Neil Gorsuch, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal harkened is more than a quarter century since Blumenthal left his own private practice behind for an extended run in public service, first as Connecticut attorney general with a
Stamford (CT) Advocate
added Mar 24, 2017 12:21

[Connecticut] Bill could raise legal smoking age to 21

There’s a bill to raise the legal smoking age in the state of Connecticut from 18 to 21. You know you have to be at least 21 to buy alcohol here in Connecticut. But now some lawmakers want the same laws for cigarettes. This bill would also make 21 the mi
WTNH-DT Channel 8 (New Haven, CT)
added Mar 17, 2017 22:45
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[Connecticut] ‘Kick Butts Day’ urges tobacco legislation

For ‘Kick Butts Day’ on Wednesday, some of Connecticut’s most prominent public health advocates called on state lawmakers to pass legislation that will help young people from ever getting addicted. On Kick Butts Day, kids encourage their peers to be toba
WTNH-DT Channel 8 (New Haven, CT)
added Mar 17, 2017 21:03
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