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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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[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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[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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[Wisconsin] The Burden of Tobacco 2015 Edition (PDF)

Cigarette smoking continues to significantly impact the health and economic well-being of Wisconsin and its people. Nearly a million Wisconsinites were cigarette smokers during 2012, including approximately 43,000 youth. Thus, cigarette smoking continu
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Center for Urban Initiatives and Research
added Jan 14, 2015 13:05
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EDITORIAL: Smoking in Florida: Progress Made, More Needed

Through the state's pioneering educational efforts, our teens are more aware of smoking's risks, and can be spared what happened to Richard Boatright...With a big budget surplus in hand, Gov. Rick Scott and the Legislature should give some serious thought
Lakeland (FL) Ledger
added Jan 3, 2015 12:40
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