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[Michigan] THOUNE: Raising legal age for tobacco purchase to 21 will save lives

Tobacco use costs Michigan $4.6 billion annually. Raising the age is likely to reduce tobacco use and lead to reduced healthcare costs. We need to increase the odds that our youth and children will be free of tobacco addiction. Michigan could become the
Jackson (MI) Citizen Patriot
added Dec 11, 2017 12:23
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[Pennsylvania, Vermont] Jim Kenyon: Where There’s Smoke ... There’s Likely to Be Higher Inmate Health Care Costs

Vermont inmates are once again legally lighting up inside prison fences — albeit 450 miles away at a Pennsylvania State Correctional Institution where Vermont shipped 270 inmates in June.....unlikely that Vermont prisoners will stay in Pennsylvania foreve
Valley News (West Lebanon, NH)
added Dec 10, 2017 18:10
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[South Africa] Bongani Mabusela: Cheap tobacco a big problem

Because of illicit trade, the progress that South Africa has achieved in reducing tobacco consumption since 1993 is fast being undone through the availability of cheap tobacco. The provisions of the Tobacco Products Control Act 83, 1993 are becoming aca
The Herald (za)
added Dec 8, 2017 09:48
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[Asia, Pakistan] FBR step leads to enhanced tobacco consumption

The third slab was introduced, on request of the companies, apparently in a bid to control the illicit trade of cigarettes. After the decision, the companies reduced prices of some of their brands, which led to further enhancing consumption , thus earni
The Nation (pk)
added Dec 7, 2017 22:34
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An archaeological dig unearths one of the earliest slave remains in Delaware

tobacco was king. The crop was heavily cultivated. It was smoked incessantly in hard clay pipes. And it served as the standard currency. Fines, as well as belongings, were valued in pounds of tobacco. A good horse was worth 1,500 pounds of tobacco. A fr
Washington Post
added Dec 7, 2017 13:27
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MINNESOTA’S BILL TO TREAT CHRONIC ILLNESS WILL TOP $18 BILLION BY 2023

projects that chronic medical illness treatment costs will jump by nearly 35 percent ... The cost to treat Minnesotans with smoking exposure will rise 19.2 percent to $237.3 million
Twin Cities Business
added Dec 6, 2017 23:42
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[Rhode Island] LETTER: Truth, yet deceit from Big Tobacco

Every parent should walk into a place where tobacco products are sold to see how they are packaged. You will find that they are being marketed to entice children to smoke....The inadequate funding levels for tobacco prevention programs across the country
Johnston (RI) Sunrise
added Dec 8, 2017 22:39
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[Asia, Korea - South] Smoking rate to drop this year as tobacco sales fall due to price hikes: official

South Korea's smoking rate will likely drop this year, as sales of cigarettes have fallen due to a big increase in the price of tobacco in 2015, an official source said Tuesday. Citing the need to discourage smoking, the government increased taxes on ci
Yonhap News Agency (kr)
added Dec 5, 2017 03:54
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[Missouri] LETTER: Time to undo the damage of tobacco companies

How many tobacco users would have made a different choice about starting if tobacco companies had only acknowledged what science has long shown? I am a former smoker. I know what it took to quit. I also know some people are never able to break the addict
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added Dec 4, 2017 01:58
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[Kansas] PELLIKAAN: Tobacco companies hold too much power

The best the government and the public can do is inform, tax and push tougher punishments on companies that knowingly lied to millions of people.
The Baker Orange (Baker U., KS)
added Dec 4, 2017 02:00
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