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[District of Columbia] DC Council debating to raise age to 21 to buy tobacco products

The full council debated the issue recently and some raised the issue that the civil penalty written in this bill would give an underage smoker who buys tobacco a $50 fine. However, the fine for smoking marijuana in public in D.C. is only $25.
WTTG Fox 5 (Washington, DC)
added Oct 23, 2016 13:29

[District of Columbia] D.C. lawmakers say making cigarettes illegal won’t deter teens

The D.C. Council this week gave preliminary approval to legislation that would raise the smoking age to 21, but some lawmakers say making cigarettes illegal won’t deter teens from picking up the habit.
Washington Times
added Oct 14, 2016 20:08

[District of Columbia] Anti-tobacco bills advance in District, would raise age to buy cigarettes to 21

The D.C. Council on Tuesday advanced a package of anti-tobacco bills that would increase the minimum age to buy cigarettes from 18 to 21 and restrict the public use of tobacco products. The bills would extend the same restrictions against cigarette smok
Washington Post
added Oct 12, 2016 16:09

[District of Columbia] City Council Approves Tobacco-Free Baseball in Nation's Capital

The D.C. City Council today approved an ordinance ending the use of all tobacco products – including smokeless tobacco like chew, dip and snuff – at all organized sporting events within the city, including at Nationals Park.
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Oct 11, 2016 21:28

[District of Columbia] Tobacco kills more HIV-positive D.C. residents than AIDS

the D.C. Tobacco Free Coalition, the D.C. Department of Health, and more than 40 community organizations are coming together to battle smoking as part of D.C. Calls It Quits Week, Sept. 19-25. But more help is needed to help D.C. smokers quit and save LGB
Washington (DC) Blade
added Sep 27, 2016 11:27

[District of Columbia] truth initiative joins "dc calls it quits week"

starting today Truth Initiative is joining the District of Columbia Department of Health and more than 40 local health care organizations, businesses and civic leaders to launch “DC Calls It Quits Week,” an awareness campaign about the importance of quit
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Sep 19, 2016 20:12

[District of Columbia, Ohio] FACT SHEET: At Cancer Moonshot Summit, Vice President Biden Announces New Actions to Accelerate Progress Toward Ending Cancer As We Know It

The Massive Acceleration in Prevention Science (MAPS) collaboration aims to lower the smoking rates for at-risk populations that have higher incidences of undiagnosed lung cancer ...use social media, mobile health, and a variety of technological interven
The White House
added Sep 7, 2016 15:03

[District of Columbia] VIDEO: DC Council considering ballpark smokeless tobacco ban

On Thursday, Councilmembers Yvette Alexander and Mary Cheh held a news conference before a public hearing to discuss both tobacco measures. Both said there has been little resistance to the measures and a lot of people have stepped up to support them.
WTTG Fox 5 (Washington, DC)
added Jul 8, 2016 12:42

[District of Columbia] DC Council considering ballpark smokeless tobacco ban

The D.C. Council will hold a hearing Thursday on the proposed ban, which was introduced in April by Council member Yvette Alexander. If the bill is approved, Washington would join five other cities that have banned the use of chewing tobacco and snuff at
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 8, 2016 12:33

[District of Columbia] E-cigs debate grows amid FDA rules

crackdown on e-cigarettes actually leads to more smokers? That was one of many concerns raised during the June 2 vaping forum at the American Enterprise Institute...Featuring the slogan “Keep Calm and Vape On,” the program came after the FDA issued regul
Orangeburg (SC) Times & Democrat
added Jul 4, 2016 14:56
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