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[Hawaii] LETTER: Tighten up secondhand smoke law

My condominium is in a complex that has two- and three- stacked units with common air handling vents in the bathrooms....The law needs to be amended to include multi-unit buildings with common air handling, regardless if they are publicly or privately own
West Hawaii Today
added Feb 19, 2017 16:14
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[New Jersey] Trenton bumps tobacco purchasing age from 19 to 21

before city council voted to raise Trenton’s tobacco purchasing age from 19 to 21 on Thursday, medical practitioners from local hospitals told of the horror stories. “As a doctor, frankly, I’m tired of treating adults with emphysema, lung disease and lun
The Trentonian
added Feb 19, 2017 16:03
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WEST VIRGINIA JOINS STATES DISCUSSING TOBACCO PURCHASING AGE INCREASE

A trio of state senators in West Virginia have entered their state into the race to see which will be the third to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21-years-old.
HalfWheel
added Feb 19, 2017 15:32
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[Indonesia] DISNEYLAND FOR SMOKERS In Marlboro’s last frontier, a smokers’ rights group is defending the “human right” to light up

Aditia Purnomo...At 25, he is the chain-smoking head of the Indonesian smokers’ rights group Komunitas Kretek, and he has one message for “anti-smoking fundamentalists” from the West: butt out...His organization, which doubles as a trade promotion group f
Quartz
added Feb 19, 2017 02:21
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[Oregon] Military Department Backs Age 21 For Tobacco As Chance of Passage Slips

Representatives of the Oregon National Guard support changing the culture of the military and putting tobacco out of reach for younger guard members, but Sen. Laurie Monnes Anderson, D-Gresham, canceled a committee vote on SB 754 on Thursday. Sen. Peter
The Lund Report
added Feb 19, 2017 01:36
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[Florida] 2009 law benefiting big tobacco in legislature’s sights

Thousands of families of people who died from smoking may benefit from legislation being considered at the state capitol that could speed up settlement payments from big tobacco, and as Mike Vasilinda tells us at issue is a 2009 law that treats tobacco d
Capitol News Service (FL)
added Feb 19, 2017 01:32
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[North Dakota] LETTER: Agencies each have role in tobacco fight

contact your legislators and ask them to vote yes on Senate Bill 2024, allowing BreatheND to continue the work needed so today’s youth might be the first tobacco-free generation.
Jamestown (ND) Sun
added Feb 19, 2017 01:13
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[New York] Students advocate for diminished tobacco use

A number of student advocates from southeast Queens traveled to Albany last week to encourage legislators to do more to discourage smoking among New York City residents, particularly teenagers. Hakim Evans, a student at the Preparatory Academy for Write
Queens (NY) Times-Ledger Newspapers
added Feb 19, 2017 01:10
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[Oklahoma] Letter to the editor: Second-hand smokers need helping hand

Oklahoma has a poor rating in regard to overall health...Our governor, before her re-election, promised to address this issue during this term. To date, I am unaware of any accomplishment. She has given lip service to an attempt to raise the cigarette tax
Tulsa (OK) World
added Feb 18, 2017 21:53
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EDITORIAL: Smoke-free schools can save Kentucky lives

Twenty-five senators (including both of Lexington’s) voted for SB 78, sending it to the House, where a companion, House Bill 247, also is awaiting action. Kentucky’s kids are Kentucky’s future. The House should overcome the deadly rationalizations of th
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
added Feb 18, 2017 21:49
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