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[Pennsylvania] EDITORIAL: Track impact on smoking

The House has passed the tax increase and the Senate should do so, not simply to raise the revenue but to improve public health. About 25 percent of Philadelphians smoke, the highest rate for any major U.S. city.
Scranton (PA) Times-Tribune
added Jul 10, 2014 03:16

[Europe, Malta] EDITORIAL: EU must reveal all tobacco meetings ($$)

One key point to emerge is the emphasis of Mr Barroso on the impropriety of the undeclared meetings that Mr Dalli had with the tobacco industry. He also made the point that had Mr Dalli stayed on, in the lack of a convincing explanation for the allegati
Times of Malta (mt)
added Jul 10, 2014 05:14

[Hawaii] EDITORIAL: State should raise age to buy tobacco ($$)

Eighty-eight percent of adults who smoke every day picked up the addictive, deadly habit before they turned 18, according to the 2012 report "Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults."
Honolulu (HI) Star Advertiser
added Jul 7, 2014 21:02

[Kentucky] Our Opinion: Smoking violations stink ($$)

The Hopkinsville ordinance that bans smoking at most indoor public places is not enforced at the Western Kentucky State Fairgrounds convention center. That became clear last week during the fair. Despite assurances from the fair board’s leadership that sm
Kentucky New Era
added Jul 7, 2014 20:43

[Massachusetts] EDITORIAL: State should regulate e-cigarettes while awaiting tougher action from FDA

Administration waited too long to produce regulations on a fast-growing industry that FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg herself describes as the “wild, wild West.” Unfortunately, the proposed regulations announced this spring fail to address some of the
Boston (MA) Globe
added Jul 7, 2014 16:25

[Africa, Zimbabwe] EDITORIAL COMMENT: Time tobacco farmers went green

Even the Minister of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development Dr Joseph Made has warned tobacco farmers to be mindful not to destroy trees and urged them to start using coal. We hope the advise will not fall on deaf ears as we are very much c
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Jul 4, 2014 13:07

[Pennsylvania] EDITORIAL: Up in smoke: UPMC takes the right course on tobacco

Health care workers in all capacities are part of an enterprise committed to helping people maintain their health or improve it. In banning smoking by all of its personnel, UPMC is demonstrating adherence to its core mission.
Pittsburgh (PA) Post-Gazette
added Jul 4, 2014 13:03

[Washington] EDITORIAL: Frontline: Unknown e-cigarette dangers

it is still very difficult to confirm the legitimacy of practices in the making of e-cigarettes, which is a potential danger to users, who cannot know exactly what they are putting in their bodies.
The Western Front (Western Washington University)
added Jul 4, 2014 11:57

[Africa, Zimbabwe] EDITORIAL: The future of tobacco is small scale

We believe government, together with other stakeholders like the Farmers’ Development Trust, should come to the rescue of these farmers by giving them the necessary support to help them grow and produce a good quality crop. Allegations by the new farmers
Financial Gazette (zw)
added Jul 3, 2014 12:45

[Ohio] EDITORIAL: Smokeless / Mayor Collins’ proposed ban on hiring tobacco users needs to be refined, but the principle merits support

if he can refine his new anti-tobacco policy in ways that address legitimate objections and challenges, it can become a model for local governments across the nation. That would be a distinction Toledo could claim proudly.
Toledo (OH) Blade
added Jul 2, 2014 19:43
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