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[Washington] FRANK: Save lives: Raise the legal age to buy tobacco products

THIS special legislative session, Washington state lawmakers have an opportunity to be public health heroes. By raising the legal age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21 we can save lives and money in Washington state.
Seattle (WA) Times
added May 25, 2017 01:16
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President’s Budget Devastates Nation’s Efforts to Reduce Tobacco Use and Save Lives

This budget would eliminate the CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health, which helps lead the nation’s efforts to reduce tobacco use, and dedicates no funds specifically for tobacco control. While the budget provides funding for a block grant to states for chr
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added May 24, 2017 03:12
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[New Mexico] NATHAN: Tax tobacco and alcohol, not food and medicine

Unlike other exemptions, the food tax exemption benefits hundreds of thousands of low- and middle-income New Mexico families. As a consequence, the food tax exemption enjoys wide public support. It is one of the few areas of our tax code that is not broke
NMPolitics.net
added May 24, 2017 02:36
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[New Zealand] Debate over cost as quit-smoking factor

An excise tax introduced in last year's Budget will increase the price of a pack of 20 cigarettes from about $20 to more than $30 by 2020. But University of Otago professor Janet Hoek said there was "strong evidence'' the tax was encouraging smokers to
Otago Daily Times (nz)
added May 23, 2017 12:34
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Global Cigarette Market Size, Trends and Forecasts 2017-2021 - Warnings Labels on Cigarette Packs and Governmental Regulations - Research and Markets

The cigarette market is expected to increase due to growth in global GDP per-capita, rising urban population, declining global tobacco prices, increasing youth population, etc. Yet the market faces some challenges such as, declining adult smoking incide
PR Newswire
added May 22, 2017 15:40
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[Asia-pacific] Indonesian health minister warns country’s smoking epidemic threatens National Health Insurance Program

The obvious answer to the economic argument for tobacco is that, in the long run, the devastating health consequences of nicotine addiction and the accompanying healthcare costs will far outweigh the short-term economic benefits the industry provides the
Coconuts Media (hk)
added May 20, 2017 15:53
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Availability and use of cheap tobacco in the UK 2002 - 2014: Findings from the International Tobacco Control Project

IMPLICATIONS The effectiveness of price increases as a deterrent to smoking is being undermined by the availability of cheap tobacco such as roll-your-own tobacco and cartons of packs of factory-made cigarettes. Wide price ranges allowed smokers in 2014
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added May 19, 2017 21:29
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[Illinois] KAUFMANN: C is for Cigarettes

In the spirit of gratitude (and needing a topic for today's blog), I give you the top five reasons I’m glad I quit: 1) The MONEY, honey cigarettes1When I quit smoking in 2002, I think cigarettes were $6 a pack. A carton cost approximately $50. I was sp
ChicagoNow (blogs)
added May 19, 2017 21:04
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[Florida] Agency launches new effort to curb smoking

Tobacco Free Florida has launched a new effort to educate the public on the true cost of smoking, both in terms of dollars spent and the toll on the smoker’s health. The average pack-a-day smoker in Florida will spend over $2,100 in a year just on cigare
Panama City (FL) News-Herald
added May 19, 2017 03:53
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Economists: Putrajaya going wrong way to stub out smoking habit

The imminent closure of another major cigarette production facility exposes the flawed priorities in the government efforts to lower smoking rates, according to economists. They also said Putrajaya’s focus on the sin tax as well as possibly raising the s
Malay Mail (my)
added May 17, 2017 17:02
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