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[Missouri] 'Tobacco 21' burns out in committee

The Public Safety Committee in Jefferson City discussed a controversial measure Thursday that would raise the legal age for purchasing tobacco products from 18 to 21... When the time came for a motion to be made, the room fell silent, essentially killin
KMIZ TV Channel 17 (Columbia, MO)
added Jul 29, 2016 00:22

Trump VP Hates Weed, Loves Big Tobacco

CANCER MAN: Mike Pence has been a Big Tobacco booster for more than a decade... Pence has been handsomely compensated by tobacco companies for his advocacy against anti-smoking public health campaigns, even though they have proven wildly successful in dri
Metro Active
added Jul 28, 2016 20:42

Donald Trump's Long History of Trying (and Failing) to Do Business in Russia

Trump wasn't deterred. In 1996, five years after the Soviet Union had crumbled, he tried to partner with the US tobacco company Brooke Group to build a hotel in Moscow.
Mother Jones Magazine
added Jul 28, 2016 18:37

[New Jersey] EDITORIAL: Partial outdoor smoking ban better than none

While we support the ban, we don’t believe legislators should bother expending any political capital or sacrificing other needs to get this done now. We recommend accepting the terms of the conditional veto, and revisiting the issue under a new governor.
Asbury Park (NJ) Press
added Jul 28, 2016 17:54

[New Hampshire] Welfare reform banning booze, tobacco to take effect in Maine

A new welfare law aiming to restore credibility in Maine's administration of federal benefits comes into effect Friday. The law, which passed with bipartisan support, sets penalties for individuals who spend cash welfare benefits on alcohol, tobacco, lot
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 28, 2016 17:53
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[Australia] Tas government dumps smoking age hike

"We have consulted widely on the concept after having included it in the Healthy Tasmania Consultation Draft and have come to the view that it is not an appropriate response at this time," Health Minister Michael Ferguson said in a statement. Shadow Heal
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Jul 28, 2016 17:35

[Australia] Tasmanian Government drops plan to increase legal smoking age

In a short statement Tasmania's Health Minister Michael Ferguson said the plan was being dropped. "As I said at the time we released the proposal for consultation, it is a challenging proposal involving a balance of preserving individual adult rights an
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Jul 28, 2016 17:34

[Missouri] Petition for cigarette tax hike contained forged signatures, Greene County clerk says

his office found forged signatures on a petition aiming to put a cigarette tax hike on the November ballot... The petition in question is supported by Raise Your Hands For Kids, a group that wants to phase in a 60-cent-a-pack cigarette tax increase, prima
Springfield (MO) News-Leader
added Jul 28, 2016 17:33

[California] Want to smoke in Hermosa Beach? Starting next month, good luck

Smoking tobacco and electronic cigarettes — or marijuana, for that matter — in any Hermosa Beach public area will soon be outlawed as city leaders mount a more aggressive campaign to try to snuff out the practice. The City Council voted 5-0 on Tuesday ni
Torrance (CA) Daily Breeze
added Jul 28, 2016 16:59

[Massachusetts] Extent of anti-smoking ban questioned as Board of Health postpones vote

But some local business owners said to forget about making smoking a thing of the past. Just eliminating smoking on patio areas – it is already banned inside restaurants – would hurt business for many. “We get a lot of people who come down here late at
Worcester (MA) Magazine
added Jul 28, 2016 16:59
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