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[Kentucky] Editorial | Free smoke-free bill

“Live long and prosper” ... Except Mr. Nimoy couldn’t live by that advice.... Really? The lives of Kentuckians aren’t a priority?... contact the legislature at 1-800-372-7181. Better yet, tell lawmakers in person. Mr. Robinson’s committee meets Thursday
Louisville (KY) Courier-Journal
added Mar 3, 2015 13:40
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EDITORIAL: Big Tobacco in Florida: Bill Would Cap Punitive Damages

these plaintiffs who continued to fight after the Florida Supreme Court's ruling — who amount to a sliver of what the industry could be fighting today — deserve their day in court, however that might turn out, either for them or for the industry.
Lakeland (FL) Ledger
added Mar 3, 2015 08:38
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[Asia-pacific, Australia] Editorials: What doctors should know about the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

leaked documents show that an investor–state dispute settlement mechanism is being negotiated for the TPPA...A similar mechanism in another treaty enabled Philip Morris Asia to sue the Australian Government over plain tobacco packaging.
Medical Journal of Australia
added Mar 3, 2015 04:19
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[Florida] Editorial: Don't change law to limit damages for Big Tobacco

The Florida Legislature should beat back the tobacco industry’s latest attempt to avoid taking responsibility for misleading smokers about the dangers of its products....Lawmakers should make sure Floridians' right to a jury trial and to collect punitive
Tampa Bay (FL) Times
added Feb 27, 2015 09:42
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[Alaska] Empire Editorial: Secondhand smoke is a threat statewide

We believe smokers shouldn’t have the right to inflict their smoke upon others. As Zechariah Chaffee Jr. wrote in a 1919 issue of the Harvard Law Review, quoting another judge: “Your right to swing your arms ends just where the other man’s nose begins.”
Juneau (AK) Empire
added Feb 26, 2015 09:02
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[California] EDITORIAL: It's time to tighten the rules on e-cigarettes

The Legislature should approve SB 140, which would make the sale of e-cigarettes to minors a misdemeanor...a new report by the California Department of Public Health casts doubt on one of the informal claims about e-cigarettes: that they help smokers qui
Los Angeles Times
added Feb 25, 2015 19:42
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EDITORIAL: Our View: Battle against Big Tobacco far from over

the limited ad campaign pales in comparison to what the tobacco industry has pumped into the public consciousness...rates of decline have slowed…That is reason enough to call for better use of the funds awarded to states in the 1998 tobacco settlement…It
Portland (ME) Press-Herald
added Feb 25, 2015 19:33
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[Maryland] EDITORIAL: E-cigarettes: Still a mystery

We hope the CDC will make haste in giving us answers. The easiest way to cap the e-cigarette debate in quick time would be to impose an all-encompassing federal ban. But that would be neither universally popular nor obeyed. Government edicts are funny t
Cecil (County, MD) Whig
added Feb 24, 2015 14:40
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[Canada] EDITORIAL: Governments who want to ban smoking from films should butt out

Public health groups say censorship will stop teens from taking up smoking. But the proof isn’t in the puffing. / These should be salad days for anti-smoking crusaders. New data show only 15 per cent of Canadians currently smoke, and just 11 per cent on
Macleans Magazine
added Feb 24, 2015 14:07
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[Kansas] Editorial: Tobacco, liquor taxes destined to increase

Soliciting the testimony of medical experts is a nice ploy, but legislators and the governor are interested in the money to be made from those who continue to consume tobacco and alcohol. Convincing people to shun those substances isn’t their game plan a
Topeka (KS) Capital-Journal
added Feb 22, 2015 10:54
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