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[New Jersey] EDITORIAL: Smoking ban is just what the doctor ordered

cigarette filters and packaging accounted for more than 10 percent of debris collected by volunteers. By signing the bill to ban smoking at beaches, parks and forests, Christie can signal that we are worthy stewards of New Jersey's natural resources. We'
Camden (NJ) Courier-Post
added Aug 7, 2014 13:34

Editorial: What if tobacco companies were treated like other drug pushers?

Deep inside, most Americans realize that the industry’s “get ’em hooked” strategy is evil. That’s why a Florida jury awarded $23.6 billion ... We wish that nicotine-pushers could be treated just like heroin-pushers, cocaine-pushers and similar operators.
Charleston (WV) Gazette
added Aug 6, 2014 00:11

[California] Editorial: Democrats choose tobacco money over public health

Rosenhall quoted Pérez’s political consultant as explaining Pérez’s decision to take tobacco money by saying: “He’s taking their money and using it against them to (win) the supermajority and get good Democrats elected.” That truly is a baffling answer.
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added Aug 6, 2014 00:00

[Pennsylvania] EDITORIAL: Cigarette tax, responsibility up in smoke

Pennsylvania’s Legislature, which won’t reconvene until mid-September, has perfected the art of being paid full time for part-time work. That’s of scant help to children in Philadelphia, whose public schools are scheduled to open Sept. 8, before the leg
Scranton (PA) Times-Tribune
added Aug 5, 2014 11:39

[Pennsylvania] Inquirer Editorial: House of cards

Although the Republican majority appeared to have settled on a plan to allow the state-run district to subsist on a new $2-a-pack tax on city smokers, the levy became mired in eleventh-hour bickering between the leaders of the House and Senate. When the b
Philadelphia (PA) Inquirer
added Aug 4, 2014 10:21

EDITORIAL: Raising all federal tobacco taxes can stop tax avoidance

But premium cigars may be exempted from these regulations, potentially allowing manufacturers to “sweep other cigar products under its umbrella,” as the FDA has admitted before. This proposed exemption, as demonstrated by the tax avoidance case, is a disa
Washington Post
added Aug 4, 2014 03:49

[Wisconsin] EDITORIAL: Ban e-cigarettes inside workplaces

In this case, given what we do and don’t know, it’s better to ban them from indoor workplaces until we find out whether they’re safe for those who are around users.
Wisconsin State Journal
added Jul 31, 2014 02:53


More research on the effects of e-cigarettes, and nicotine addiction in general, which will require a stronger commitment from funding agencies, is sorely needed before we can make a truly informed effort to combat nicotine addiction in the US and worldwi
added Jul 31, 2014 02:39

[UK-Scotland] EDITORIAL: Leaders: NHS must read smoke signals on health

It would help, therefore, if the NHS would decide a coherent position on e-cigarettes. At the moment, depending on who is speaking, they are either ... It would be a mistake not to fully explore their potential benefits. And to do that the public needs a
The Scotsman (uk)
added Jul 30, 2014 06:44

EDITORIAL: Repeal Prohibition, Again / High Time: An Editorial Series on Marijuana Legalization

we believe that the evidence is overwhelming that addiction and dependence are relatively minor problems, especially compared with alcohol and tobacco.
New York Times
added Jul 29, 2014 00:24
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