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EDITORIAL: Raise the Smoking Age to 21

society pays a heavy cost for smoking, in both medical bills and lost productivity. Cities, states and the federal government share a compelling interest in avoiding those costs and helping young adults live longer, healthier lives.
Bloomberg View
added Dec 5, 2015 18:32

EDITORIAL: Raise smoking age limit to 21 in Massachusetts

Whatever tax revenue is lost because of this change would be more than offset by reductions in the tens of millions of dollars now spent to confront tobacco-related illnesses, which raises health care costs for everyone, not just smokers. The change woul
Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, MA)
added Nov 29, 2015 20:42

ATR Supports Change in Predicate Date for New Tobacco and Vapor Prod

Today, Americans for Tax Reform sent a letter to members of Congress... Congress must act to permit innovation to continue for these smoking cessation products that stand to save millions of lives and billions of tax dollars resulting from harm reduction
Americans for Tax Reform
added Nov 25, 2015 17:13


The report, entitled “Impact of Proposed Changes in Smoking Policy in Casinos in Macau,” has projected a 16 percent reduction in GDP and a 20 percent drop in total fiscal receipts if the smoking ban is enacted. The international audit firm study was commi
Macau Daily Times (mo)
added Nov 24, 2015 03:46

[UK] 7000 Wiganers live in poverty because of smoking

Action on Smoking and Health has published a Local Poverty Calculator which estimates that 3,925 households in the borough would be lifted out of poverty if they became smoke-free. The figures estimate that these households include 3,833 adults below the
Wigan Observer (uk)
added Nov 23, 2015 17:54

[Asia, Saudi Arabia] Sue tobacco companies once again

The Saudi Ministry of Health is called upon today, more than at any time in the past, to raise the case against tobacco companies and bring it to the forefront of discussions once again. The ministry should demand payment of compensations due to the fina
Saudi Gazette Online (sa)
added Nov 21, 2015 21:44

[South Carolina] Proposals to increase SC tobacco tax could lower usage

Tobacco use remains the number one cause of preventable death and disease in both South Carolina and the nation as a whole, according to South Carolina Tobacco Free Collaborative. Tobacco use costs South Carolina at least $4.25 billion each year. Annual
WMBF News (Myrtle Beach, SC)
added Nov 21, 2015 17:37

[South Dakota] Five years after smoking ban, opinions mixed

Five years after South Dakota voters overwhelmingly approved a ban on smoking in restaurants, bars and casinos, the issue remains divisive, with proponents lauding the improved health of state residents, and detractors claiming the ban led to a business d
Rapid City (SD) Journal
added Nov 19, 2015 18:00

[Canada] Contraband enforcement unit could help increase revenues

The provincial government is considering establishing a dedicated enforcement unit to identify and investigate individuals involved in contraband tobacco activities. The proposal came forward as part of the Strategic Program Review, under which the gover
Government of New Brunswick (ca)
added Dec 7, 2015 16:31

[Canada] Smoking and alcohol-related disease in Alberta's poor three times higher than among rich

Alberta’s poor are three times more likely to end up in hospital with alcohol and smoking-related diseases than the province’s rich, according to new research. But if those health gaps could be closed, the province could save $36 million in acute care c
Calgary (Alb) Herald
added Nov 20, 2015 18:48
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