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[Montana] EDITORIAL: Proposed tobacco tax increase punitive, unfair

Montana Senate President Scott Sales’ comments.... “This tax is punitive to the people who are least able to pay, and we should not balance the budget on the backs of these people,” said Sales. We agree.
Great Falls (MT) Tribune
added Apr 10, 2017 18:59

Editorial: How California should spend tobacco tax revenues

• Expand anti-smoking campaigns to further reduce the number of smokers. California spends about $9 billion a year on tobacco-related medical care. Every smoker who quits because of the higher tax or anti-smoking education efforts will reduce state taxpa
San Jose (CA) Mercury-News
added Apr 10, 2017 15:48

[Indiana] EDITORIAL: State squandering chance to cut tobacco use

Indiana has an above-average smoking rate and a below-average tax on cigarettes. There is a connection, which is why health advocates were thrilled when legislators began talking about raising that tax this session as they struggled to find ways to focus
Fort Wayne (IN) Journal-Gazette
added Apr 10, 2017 15:00

[Florida] Editorial: Raise tobacco sales age to 21

Alachua County’s declining health rankings should be a call to action for our community to do better, starting with discouraging unhealthy habits such as tobacco use. Alachua County placed 26th out of Florida’s 67 counties in overall health outcomes in
Gainesville (FL) Sun
added Apr 10, 2017 14:58

[Massachusetts] EDITORIAL: Good opportunity to raise state smoking age to 21

With Governor Charlie Baker, House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Senate President Stanley Rosenberg all in support of the concept of raising the age to 21, and with the marijuana legislation providing a good opportunity, now is the time to do so.
Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, MA)
added Apr 9, 2017 19:40

[North Carolina] EDITORIAL: Our view: Raise smoking age to 21

Studies show vaping to be somewhat safer, but it’s still smoking and still carries risks. Pushing the age limit higher may help prevent problems later. Shifting the minimum age to 21 could benefit society in several ways, Brian King, deputy director for
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Apr 7, 2017 19:52

[Oregon] EDITORIAL: Our Opinion: Raise age to buy, use tobacco to 21

we're heartened to see the bipartisan support for Senate Bill 754, which would raise the legal age to purchase and use tobacco in Oregon from 18 to 21. This bill, which easily passed the Senate on March 23, is not about personal liberty. It's not about b
Pamplin Media Group
added Apr 4, 2017 16:27

[Europe, Malta] EDITORIAL: Hands off the rule of law

The man who investigated the case insists there is a case for arraignment. Mr Dalli denies the allegations. In an environment where the rule of law prevails, only a court can settle that...This government has already corrupted governance and tries to ‘man
Times of Malta (mt)
added Apr 4, 2017 12:16

[New Zealand] Editorial: the best hope for smokers is in the cloud

It is also worth noting that vaping products will not be taxed as heavily as cigarettes, giving diehard addicts even fewer reasons to persist with old-fashioned, expensive and life-threatening smoking.
Independent Newspapers Ltd. / STUFF (nz)
added Apr 4, 2017 11:28

[Massachusetts] EDITORIAL: A new round for tobacco purchase age debate (Editorial)

Given the trends and political climate, it would be an upset if Massachusetts does not raise the tobacco purchase age. But upsets have happened on Beacon Hill before. For all the arguments in favor of raising the age, the opposition has never lost on the
Springfield (MA) Union-News and Sunday Republican
added Mar 30, 2017 16:26
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