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[Michigan] Law defines who's a smoker, and if you are one, it will cost you

■ You’re considered a tobacco user if you’ve used the product an average of four or more times per week within the last six months. ■ An insurance company cannot take tobacco use into account to set premiums if the tobacco user is younger than 18. The r
Detroit (MI) Free Press
added Sep 19, 2013 02:39
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[Wisconsin] Luke Russell column: It's about our rights, not our smoking

In response to Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to charge state workers who smoke $50 per month ... Luke Russell, an owner of Titletown Tobacco, writes this: .... According to Dr. James P. Siepmann, smoking does not cause lung cancer, it is one of many risk f
Green Bay (WI) Press-Gazette
added Mar 4, 2013 06:58
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[Oklahoma] CASON: Stop wasting taxpayer money on anti-smoking legislation

in an attempt to protect public health, sometimes our leaders become overly zealous to the point of ridiculousness and unconstitutionality. It has been confirmed tobacco is bad for everyone, so why keep it legal while wasting money and time on restricting
Oklahoma Daily (UO)
added Feb 25, 2013 02:06
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Cigarette Taxes and the Federal Budget -- Report from the CBO

The results of the CBO analysis indicate that by discouraging people from smoking, the higher excise tax would improve the average health status of the population. By 2021, almost 1.4 million adults would be nonsmokers because of the policy — includi
New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)
added Nov 29, 2012 17:09
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[Europe] Bulgaria Has Some of the Cheapest Cigarettes Worldwide

According to Our World in Data study, in 2016 almost 720,000 people in India died because of smoking, 500,000 in the USA, in Russia – 282,072 people, and in Bulgaria - 14,910. Statistics show also that more and more people start smoking.
EU Scoop (bg)
added Sep 13, 2018 16:56
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[Asia, Pakistan] Accessible price of cigarette brands a bigger threat than Illicit trade: Report

The consumer accessible price of cigarette brands is more alarming for health of the people in the country than the illicit trade in the country, which has a low volume contrary to the claim of tobacco industry, report said on Monday. Pakistan National H
The Nation (pk)
added Apr 10, 2018 17:35
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MYERS/KOVAL: Philip Morris Says It Wants to Quit Cigarettes. But It’s Just Blowing Smoke.

In the same breath that it talks of a smoke-free future, PMI brags that Marlboro is “the number one global cigarette brand.” Across the globe, Philip Morris promotes its cigarettes in ways that appeal to kids, introducing flavored cigarettes, conducting a
Fortune Magazine
added Jan 6, 2018 20:42
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[Minnesota] Letter: In the pocket of Big Tobacco

Why did Reps. Dave Baker and Tim Miller and Sen. Andrew Lang vote in favor of the big tobacco companies and against the health of our children? These three Republicans each voted at least twice to follow the wishes of Big Tobacco to freeze the tobacco t
West Central Tribune (MN)
added Jun 24, 2017 18:21
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[New Zealand] SWEANOR/BATES/LAUGESEN: E-cigarettes could help smokers

A widespread switch to e-cigarettes would cut exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke as they pose no material risk to bystanders.... • It is unethical to deny a smoker access to products that are much safer than the dominant product on the market, cigaret
New Zealand Herald (nz)
added Sep 12, 2016 15:34
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Australia faces $50m legal bill in cigarette plain packaging fight with Philip Morris

And that is just for the first stage. If in September the three-person extraterritorial tribunal decides Australia has a case to answer, the hearing will move on to substantive matters and the bills will become far bigger. The West Australian newspaper
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Jul 28, 2015 16:36
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