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[New York] State Assembly Health Committee’s Passage of Tobacco 21 Could Save Lives, Money

Today’s passage of Tobacco 21 (A273) in the state Assembly’s Health Committee was a positive step forward in preventing New York’s youth from becoming addicted to tobacco, the No. 1 preventable cause of death in New York and a leading risk factor for hea
Hospital Newspaper
added Jul 3, 2017 13:48
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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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States Profiting the Most From Sin

states’ revenue from lotteries totaled $21.36 billion in 2015, the most of any sin revenue. Smoking was the second largest sin revenue stream, as the 50 states collected $17.71 billion in tobacco taxes that year.
24/7 Wall Street
added Jun 20, 2017 19:00
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[Pennsylvania] Stricter anti-smoking law could negatively impact business, local bars, casino report

Baker said HB 1309 has wide support among his colleagues, so he is confident it will pass. He added that the bill is supported by more than 60 major organizations and special interest groups, Baker said, including the Pennsylvania Medical Society, the
Harrisburg (PA) Patriot-News
added Jun 12, 2017 21:49
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[Africa, Tanzania] JINGI: INTEGRITY FIRST : How tobacco politics impacts on human development

it is my belief that Tanzania has no reason to continue and promote tobacco farming, rather our politicians must now change their mindset in persuading tobacco farmers to substitute tobacco farming for other crops. Health is source of wealth.
The Citizen (tz)
added Jun 11, 2017 13:37
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[UK] World No Tobacco Day is Wednesday 31st May

“Tobacco – a threat to development”, a threat the UK government has acknowledged by providing £15 million over the next five years to help poorer countries implement the comprehensive tobacco control policies set out in the international tobacco treaty, t
ASH London (uk)
added May 27, 2017 23:30
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[New York] Appeals Court Reverses Big Smoking Verdict Against Co-op

Braverman says the reversal is sure to elicit a sigh of relief from co-op boards. “The concern within the industry,” he says, “was that the (Supreme Court’s) language was quite sweeping. Co-op boards were, in effect, required to be ensurers of smoke-free
Habitat Magazine
added May 9, 2017 21:41
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Good heart health extends the ‘golden years’

People with better heart health during young adulthood and middle age end up living longer and spending fewer years later in life with any kind of chronic disease... “The message here is crystal clear...Eat smart, move more, don’t smoke, and maintain an
Reuters
added May 8, 2017 14:40
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[Togo] Global economic cost of smoking-attributable diseases

Smoking imposes a heavy economic burden throughout the world, particularly in Europe and North America, where the tobacco epidemic is most advanced. These findings highlight the urgent need for countries to implement stronger tobacco control measures to a
Tobacco Control
added May 4, 2017 00:35
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Summary of FY2017 Omnibus Appropriations Act (PDF)

. The Omnibus does not include a House provision allowing thousands of unregulated tobacco products to escape full FDA review. The House provision would have exempted e-cigarettes, little cigars, cigarillos, hookah, cigars and other products from the T
Committee on Appropriations, Democrats
added May 1, 2017 17:42
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