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[Louisiana] James Gill: Smoking bans all the rage in New Orleans -- and now in Baton Rouge too

You’d think from some of the more hysterical propaganda that the slightest whiff of secondhand smoke could kill you on the spot, but perhaps alarmism is required to persuade the public to accept the notion of behavior modification through government dikt
Baton Rouge (LA) Advocate
added Mar 27, 2016 00:16
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[Louisiana] Want to quit for free? Try what 50,000 Louisianians already have!

If you haven’t heard about the Smoking Cessation Trust, here’s the 411 on the program that has now surpassed 50,000 registered Louisianians (as of March 21st). Oh, and it’s free!
WGNO ABC26News (New Orleans, LA)
added Mar 26, 2016 16:46
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[Hawaii, New Jersey] Have Tobacco 21 Laws Come of Age?

Are Tobacco 21 laws ready to go to scale, as these legislative developments suggest? We believe they are. In the past 2 years, research has generated new evidence that these laws are effective, enjoy very high levels of public support, and have minimal e
New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)
added Mar 25, 2016 16:26
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[Australia] Coles, IGA, Foodworks cut-price cigarettes labelled reprehensible by Quit

are selling cut-price premium brand cigarettes for as low as $20 a packet that are imported from Ukraine... "Any measure that is trying to make cigarettes cheaper for people to keep them hooked on an addictive product that kills two out three long-term sm
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Mar 25, 2016 13:26
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[Africa] We can't pay: Zimbabwe farmers resist compensating evicted white landowners

Zimbabwe's plan to win back international funding by paying compensation to white farmers forced off their land faces a major snag: the black farmers expected to stump up the cash say they don't have it. The new occupants working the land, many of who h
Reuters
added Mar 23, 2016 11:16
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[UK-Scotland] 1,200 Scottish pubs shut in a decade / Smoking ban and new drink limit blamed for the crisis

New statistics released by the Campaign for Real Ale (Camra) show that there were 5,794 licensed premises in Scotland at the end of 2005.... Today, just 4,558 pubs remain open - a drop of 1,236 - and industry chiefs have warned the trend is threatening c
The [London, UK] Express
added Mar 21, 2016 11:29
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Here's how much cigarettes cost in the 10 most expensive cities in the world

When it comes to the world's most expensive cities, cigarettes were the most in London ($14.30), New York ($13.67), and Singapore ($9.15). New York has the highest state cigarette tax in the US at about $4.35 per pack. Meanwhile, in Copenhagen and Seoul
Business Insider
added Mar 19, 2016 02:09
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California initiative avalanche makes signatures more valuable

Trench warfare around the petition process seldom flares openly in campaigns. But it was on display last week when proponents of the cigarette tax alleged that tobacco industry lobbyists threatened to sink the tobacco tax and the income tax extension on
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added Mar 18, 2016 03:34
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[UK] Rise in tobacco tax & Minimum Excise Tax - a significant boost to health

we’re delighted the Chancellor has heeded the calls of the health community to further raise tobacco taxes, to reduce the incentive for smokers to downtrade to cheaper products. The new tax structure will increase the effectiveness of taxation and encoura
ASH London (uk)
added Mar 16, 2016 19:34
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[Europe] Romania's casino operators fear their businesses will be hit by smoking ban

The law that bans smoking in enclosed public spaces will strongly affect the local casino industry, said Violeta Radoi, the general manager of the Slot Organizers Association ROMSLOT. In other EU countries, the smoking ban has led to a drop of 30-40% in
Romania Insider (ro)
added Mar 15, 2016 22:48
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