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Editorial: Kansas court must address Topeka tobacco measure

Her intentions, and those of council members who supported the ordinance, were well-founded. The best move, though, is for state lawmakers to consider such a resolution so the age restriction would be imposed statewide. That could include debate over th
Topeka (KS) Capital-Journal
added Jan 16, 2018 03:28
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[Kansas] EDITORIAL: Time to bump tobacco, vaping age to 21

’s time to start thinking seriously about bumping the legal age for obtaining tobacco and vaping supplies to 21, both locally and across the state. That would get it out of the hands of high school students, some of whom are in fact 18. Current state law
Manhattan (KS) Mercury
added Jan 14, 2018 03:17
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[New York] Editorial: Ban smoking in cars with children passengers

It’s appalling that we even need a law prohibiting smoking in vehicles where children are present. What would be even more appalling would be if state lawmakers can’t figure out how to pass one.
Schenectady (NY) Daily Gazette
added Jan 11, 2018 15:58
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[Minnesota] EDITORIAL: Our View: Tobacco 21: Public health is a public concern

Apparently there is some indecision among Mankato and North Mankato city council members... The research is clear. Raising the age to buy tobacco reduces youth smoking and prevents some young people from ever starting a habit that can cost them their hea
Mankato (MN) Free Press
added Jan 11, 2018 02:14
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[Minnesota] EDITORIAL: Increase legal age to buy tobacco products to 21

We salute the efforts by the four metro cities but believe now is the time to expand the effort to the state level. We encourage the Legislature to hold hearings on this important health issue and pass a law changing the age from 18 to 21 years. Californ
ECM Publishers
added Jan 11, 2018 02:13
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[New Jersey] EDITORIAL: Just say no to smoking at the Jersey Shore

Matt Doherty, mayor of Belmar, told a New Jersey radio station that after his Monmouth County borough instituted its smoking ban in the spring of 2014, merchants along the beach noticed an uptick in business.
NJ.com
added Jan 8, 2018 15:45
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[Indiana] EDITORIAL: Workforce issues top IBJ’s agenda for Legislature

Smoking: We said here recently that raising the minimum age to buy cigarettes to 21 is a no-brainer. But we also think it’s silly to have a smokers’ bill of rights that provides employment protection to smokers. We come down on the side of the Indiana Ch
Indianapolis (IN) Business Journal
added Jan 8, 2018 14:44
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[Kansas] EDITORIAL: Are Missouri prisons prepared for mass nicotine withdrawal when smoking ban takes effect?

Missouri should long ago have followed the example of Kansas, which banned smoking indoors in the 90s and stopped allowing it outside in 2003. But it is a reason to make sure prison staff and inmates are as prepared as possible. “It’s going to be a chall
Kansas City (MO) Star
added Jan 4, 2018 07:22
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[Washington] EDITORIAL: Anti-smoking TV ads a late, small win

TV ads running on the three traditional networks don’t pack the wallop they once could have. But getting Big Tobacco to admit any culpability in the wake of death and destruction they’ve left behind must be counted as some kind of victory.
Tacoma (WA) News Tribune
added Jan 2, 2018 03:26
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[New York] EDITORIAL: NY’s futile fight against illegal cigarettes

Yes, some smokers may be quit smoking rather than pay New York’s high, tax-fueled cig prices. But others will hand over the money. Or find cheaper packs elsewhere. Truth is, as long as taxes keep rising, people will keep smuggling. And investigators wil
New York Post
added Jan 12, 2018 04:03
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