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[Pennsylvania] EDITORIAL: Fair taxation  just so much cigar smoke

what’s a Pennsylvania budget without some special-interest favoritism? Lawmakers rejected a tax on cigars while raising or establishing taxes on all other tobacco products...tobacco lobbyists have spent millions of dollars in Harrisburg warding off the ci
Scranton (PA) Times-Tribune
added Jul 27, 2016 13:44
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[Wyoming] Editorial board: Increase the tobacco tax

It’s too early to say exactly how much we should increase the tax, but it has to be enough to make a difference, both in preventing smoking and in our state’s bank accounts. We must examine our priorities as a state – and both physical and financial heal
Casper (WY) Star-Tribune
added Oct 28, 2015 16:20
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[Texas] EDITORIAL: A new smoking ban won’t solve these problems

Protecting the nonsmoking public from secondhand tobacco smoke, a stellar motive, isn't the motive. The desired outcome is to deter loitering outside City Hall by people who aren't there to conduct City Hall-related business.
Corpus Christi (TX) Caller-Times
added Sep 22, 2015 11:14
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[Texas] Editorial: Thanks for kick-start to ban smoking in Dallas parks

What are these city spaces for, if not promoting good health? Allowing tobacco use in the very places most frequented by the city’s youngest residents sends a dangerous mixed message. So, thanks, Dallas Park and Recreation Board, for voting unanimously
Dallas Morning News
added Nov 16, 2014 22:44
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Editorial: Protect kids from sweet cigars, e-cigarettes

All adults have a responsibility to protect children from addictive and harmful products. Let's snuff out these trends now.
Metro West Daily News (Framingham, MA)
added Oct 25, 2013 01:46
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[Canada] Editorial: Renewed effort needed on smoking

While the Saskatchewan government should certainly take a close look at all legislative options on flavoured tobacco, we'd like to see equal consideration given to strengthening and enforcing existing laws on tobacco sales and consumption. Let's continue
Regina (Sas) Leader-Post (ca)
added Oct 10, 2013 21:43
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[Missouri] EDITORIAL: CoxHealth true to mission

Missouri law prohibits employers from firing or refusing to hire smokers ... exception for religious organizations or nonprofits, like CoxHealth, “whose principal business is health care promotion.” By taking a stand, CoxHealth is putting its mouth where
Springfield (MO) News-Leader
added Oct 2, 2013 14:02
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[Oregon] Editorial: Smoke 'em if you've got 'em on the beach

“If we can accomplish those goals without a rule that would be difficult to enforce, we should try that first,” said a spokesman for the Parks and Recreation Department, and we wish that sentiment were more common in government.
Corvallis (OR) Gazette-Times
added Nov 10, 2014 23:39
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[Alabama] EDITORIAL: OUR VIEW: Tougher smoking ordinance

There's also one especially sticky issue -- the status of Old Havana, a cigar bar that opened last year on Chestnut Street. Banning smoking inside a business whose existence depends on smoking is akin to padlocking the door and posting a "get out of town
Gadsden (AL) Times
added May 6, 2014 08:36
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[Wisconsin] Editorial: Increase enforcement, reduce availability to combat youth tobacco use

So far we've had mixed success in Wisconsin. A report issued last week by the Department of Health Services showed that the rate of tobacco sales to minors increased from 4.7 to 7.3 percent over the past five years.
Green Bay (WI) Press-Gazette
added Dec 11, 2013 22:36
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