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[Asia] Can Hun Sen Help Cambodia Quit Smoking?

He is now using Facebook to launch a sort of public health campaign, urging his followers, and all his countrymen, to extinguish their last cigarette. “In this post I’m asking my Cambodian people to quit smoking, especially youth,” the Facebook post rea
Voice of America (
added Feb 10, 2016 23:10
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[Illinois] Emanuel's plan to raise smoking age, tobacco taxes snuffed out

was snuffed out Monday — for the time being at least — after running into a buzz-saw of aldermanic opposition. A vote by the City Council’s Finance Committee that should have been routine instead brought aldermen out of the woodwork to dump on the mayor’
Chicago Sun-Times
added Feb 10, 2016 22:58
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[Illinois] Should City Government Set a Minimum Tobacco Price?

“Government pricing of products is a big no-no,” says Illinois Retail Merchants Association Vice President Tanya Triche. “It’s a slippery slope. So if City Hall decides it can set the price on something that is bad for your health, does that mean governm
WTTW (Chicago, IL)
added Feb 10, 2016 22:56

[Illinois] Aldermen Reject Mayor Emanuel’s Tobacco Tax

Should city government set a minimum price that retailers can charge for tobacco? The question was part of a City Council debate Monday on Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposal that would have also raised the smoking age and put a new tax on smokeless tobacco p
WTTW (Chicago, IL)
added Feb 10, 2016 22:56

[Illinois] Aldermen Halt Emanuel’s Plan to Raise Smoking Age, Tobacco Taxes

A group of Chicago aldermen on Monday shot down Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to increase the city’s smoking age from 18 to 21 and add a $6 million tax on all types of tobacco. The City Council’s Finance Committee voted against Emanuel’s plan, arguing that it
NBC Chicago
added Feb 10, 2016 22:48

[Illinois] Chicago Finance Committee Approves Amended Tobacco Ordinance

Committee voted 22-9 to approve an amended tobacco ordinance that increases the legal age to purchase tobacco to 21, sets minimum prices for certain tobacco products, mandates minimum package sizes for various tobacco products, prohibits the redemption of
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Feb 10, 2016 22:45
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[Illinois] Aldermen block Emanuel tobacco tax hike proposal

Opponents of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to raise the legal age to buy cigarettes in Chicago to 21 and hike a series of tobacco taxes blocked a vote Wednesday after the mayor tried to jump-start the measure by pledging to crack down on illegal smoke sales.
Chicago Tribune
added Feb 10, 2016 22:44

[Illinois] New Tobacco Tax, Increase in Smoking Age Delayed, but Rahm Won't Be Denied

but a final vote on the proposals by the full council was postponed for a month. The Finance Committee approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel's new tobacco tax package by a 22-9 vote, two days after his plan met considerable resistance from aldermen complaining abo
added Feb 10, 2016 22:42
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[Illinois] Emanuel says Big Tobacco can stall his plan to curb teen smoking, but they can't defeat it

Big Tobacco and its City Council allies can delay plans to raise Chicago’s smoking age from 18 to 21, slap a $6 million tax on cigars, roll-your-own tobacco and smokeless tobacco and ban coupons and discounts, but they won’t be able to stop it, a defiant
Chicago Sun-Times
added Feb 10, 2016 22:39

Increase taxes on tobacco to improve health of New Zealanders, says Professor

The Government should continue to hike taxes on tobacco and raise them to at least 20 per cent a year, health professionals and advocacy groups have told Parliament. Tobacco taxes rose by 10 per cent on January 1, the last of four consecutive annual inc
New Zealand Herald (nz)
added Feb 10, 2016 15:42
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