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[California] VIDEO: Health Leaders Call for Tobacco Tax Increase

California and Missouri are the only states in the nation that have not raised tobacco taxes since 1999... Felix says not a single city in Fresno, Kings, or Tulare counties adopted new tobacco control policies in 2015. "It's an opportunity to encourage
KSEE 24 (Fresno, CA)
added Feb 5, 2016 21:37
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[Africa] EP. DOGGETT AND SEN. BLUMENTHAL LEAD CALL FOR DOJ INVESTIGATION OF BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO

Following multiple reports of widespread and systematic bribery of politicians and policymakers across Central and East Africa by British American Tobacco (BAT), U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) are calli
Corporate Accountability International
added Feb 5, 2016 21:27
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[Canada] Saskatchewan health minister urges caution over issue of vaping in public

Saskatchewan Health Minister Dustin Duncan says there are no imminent plans to change provincial smoking laws to cover electronic cigarettes despite a request from municipal leaders. A resolution passed at the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Associatio
Canadian Press
added Feb 5, 2016 20:47
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[New Jersey] CODEY-VITALE BILL TO RAISE MINIMUM SMOKING AGE ADVANCES

sponsored by Senator Richard J. Codey and Senator Joseph F. Vitale raising the minimum age to buy tobacco products and electronic smoking devices from 19 to 21 years of age was approved by the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee to
New Jersey Senate Democratic Office
added Feb 5, 2016 20:43
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[France] 'Cigarette packs are just start'

Sarkozy yesterday warned party members at a meeting on agriculture and rural France: "If we accept the neutral cigarette packet, in six months you will be offered a neutral bottle of wine, and this will be the end of our names; it will be the end of our l
The Connexion (fr)
added Feb 5, 2016 14:23
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[Australia] BARNSLEY: Litvinenko, Polonium-210: tobacco products are toxic and should be “recalled”.

Below, public health researcher Kathryn Barnsley discusses why a complete recall of tobacco products, far from being a laughable prospect, is well overdue... We should support the tobacco free generation proposal that would phase out the sale of tobacco
Croakey (au)
added Feb 5, 2016 14:19
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Backlash against Australian ‘nanny state’

strict rules outlawing everything from violent video games to ecigarettes and late-night revelling is turning Australia into a “nanny state” and damaging business, say critics.
Financial Times (uk)
added Feb 5, 2016 14:19
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[New York] Citi Field and Yankee Stadium Could Become Off Limits to Smokeless Tobacco

a member of the New York City Council, Corey Johnson, is set to introduce a bill Friday that will include language that would ban smokeless tobacco from Yankee Stadium and Citi Field, along with other public arenas in the five boroughs. “If New York pas
New York Times
added Feb 5, 2016 06:58
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[UK] Public health grant cuts 'will have major impact on NHS programmes'

NHS programmes to help people quit smoking could be hit by public health grant cuts
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 5, 2016 06:34
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[Washington] Smoking age may be raised to 21

The latest attempt, House Bill 2313, was pre-filed on Dec. 18, 2015 and formally read into the record on Jan. 11, 2016. “About a year and a half or so ago, when I was looking at potential legislation for the upcoming legislative session, we looked at wha
The Observer (Central Washington University)
added Feb 4, 2016 20:35
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