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California tobacco tax measure's supporters, foes prepare for battle

Big Tobacco and health advocates are preparing to duke it out once again over a proposed $2-per-pack hike likely to appear on next November's ballot. But having been outspent almost 4-to-1 by tobacco companies to lose by just four-tenths of a percentage
San Jose (CA) Mercury-News
added Nov 30, 2015 08:40

[Asia, Uae] Tobacco lobby holds China's health quotient to ransom

So what is the real problem holding China back...the tobacco industry presents the biggest opposition force to a smoking ban. The CNTC has 33 provincial affiliates and each affiliate owns its own county-level sub-affiliates. The county-level tobacco manuf
Gulf News (ae)
added Nov 29, 2015 16:22

Massachusetts, Like Boston, Weighs Raising Legal Age for Buying Cigarettes to 21

Nearly 60 representatives and senators have signed on to a bill that would make it illegal to sell tobacco to people under 21, with penalties ranging from $100 to $300 for repeat violations. The Legislature’s Public Health Committee could decide next yea
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 29, 2015 16:08
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[California] Fremont to consider smoking ban in future multi-unit residences

"I think it's definitely worth staff exploring it and bringing back some information," Mayor Bill Harrison said. Vice Mayor Lily Mei said enforcing a smoking ban would be difficult. No one from the public spoke on the matter.
San Jose (CA) Mercury-News
added Nov 29, 2015 16:03

[Wyoming] LETTER: Public housing smoking ban really about tyranny

This is only one example of how tyranny is infiltrating the U.S. government. Liberal Democrats and Republicans promise handouts all day long. What they don't tell you, until it's too late, is what strings are attached. Our government has stopped prevent
Wyoming Tribune-Eagle
added Nov 29, 2015 16:02
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] House urged to investigate Sudipen for tobacco tax fund misuse

to launch a probe on the matter following complaints from tobacco farmers in the municipality of Sudipen that their share in the tobacco excise tax was supposedly spent on “irrelevant’” projects. “According to Republic Act 7171, the share of the municipa
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Nov 29, 2015 15:54
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[Australia] Labor tobacco policy a 'money grab': Ley

FEDERAL Health Minister Sussan Ley has criticised Labor's plan to almost double the price of a packet of cigarettes to $40 by 2020. "THIS is a grab for money. It is a political statement and I don't like it," she told ABC TV on Sunday.
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Nov 29, 2015 15:46
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[Canada] Hansard Transcripts: Smoke-Free Schools Act, 2015

I encourage all three parties to support this bill. I’ll certainly be supporting it. Thank you very much for giving me a few minutes of everybody’s time to talk about this important bill.
Ontario Legislative Assembly (ca)
added Nov 29, 2015 14:58

KRISTOF: Contaminating Our Bodies With Everyday Products

two major medical organizations have issued independent warnings about toxic chemicals in products... “There are almost endless parallels with the tobacco industry,”... The chemical lobby spent the equivalent of $121,000 per member of Congress last year,
New York Times
added Nov 29, 2015 04:19

Bill would snuff out smoking at all Ohio schools

Shelly Kiser with the American Lung Association in Ohio explains that H-B 221 would bring consistency across the board, because not all smoke-free policies are the same... “When they see their friend’s mom or friend’s dad out there that they really like,
WBCO 1540 AM (Bucyrus, OH)
added Nov 28, 2015 16:19
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