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Sacramento Bee California Rep. Duncan Hunter blows smoke at congressional hearing

Rep. Candice Miller, R-Michigan, appeared to be swatting at Hunter’s water vapor. The tussle over vaping is taking place across the country. Critics of the nicotine-delivery systems have sought to restrict their use in places where cigarette and other s
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added Feb 12, 2016 21:41

[Nebraska] Opponents urge lawmakers to snuff out tobacco tax increase

A legislative committee heard testimony Thursday on a bill by Sen. Mike Gloor of Grand Island that would bump Nebraska's cigarette tax from 64 cents to $2.14 per pack. It would generate an estimated $120 million in state revenue that would be directed pa
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 12, 2016 21:27

[Nebraska] Senator calls tobacco tax hike proposal a tax shift

State Sen. Jim Smith of Papillion criticized Legislative Bill 1013 for raising one tax to cut another one, calling the idea a tax shift. Another colleague questioned why smokers should pay so that all property taxpayers get a break. “We are putting a hug
Omaha (NE) World Herald
added Feb 12, 2016 21:25

[Connecticut] Smoking, vaping, chewing could be banned

ANSONIA — No more smoking, chawing or vaping in the city’s parks or recreation sites, if a proposed ordinance is approved later this month. Joan Radin, a fifth ward alderwoman and local pharmacist, made sure vaping was added to the substances the Board
Connecticut Post
added Feb 12, 2016 20:47
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[Asia, India] 'Juvenile Justice Act will help curb tobacco use among minors'

various NGOs working in the health sector Friday demanded strict implementation of the act that bars sale of tobacco products to minors. The act prescribes strict punishment to anyone who gives or causes to give tobacco products to children. The act pres
Kashmir Images (in)
added Feb 12, 2016 20:44

Sen. Murkowski Lifts 'Frankenfish' Hold On FDA Chief Nominee ($$)

The pile of holds on the confirmation of Dr. Robert M. Califf to head the U.S. Food and Drug Administration was reduced slightly on Thursday, when Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, said she was lifting her hold because her concerns regarding labeling for gen
added Feb 12, 2016 15:48

Letter to VP Joe Biden: Ending tobacco use would be the fastest cheapest way to reduce cancer

We commend you on your important new assignment to lead the revitalized ‘War on Cancer’... Core Team leaders Michael Terry and John Seffrin, immediate past CEO of the American Cancer Society (1992-2015), would very much like to meet with you and your te
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Feb 12, 2016 15:46

[Louisiana] AARP throws support behind Smoke-free East Baton Rouge movement

representatives of AARP, as well as local musicians Kenny Neal and Michael Foster, announced their support for the effort, which seeks to ban smoking in bars and casinos. The joint announcement came just 90 minutes after Lydia Kuykendal, a leader of Smok
Baton Rouge (LA) Business Report
added Feb 12, 2016 15:01
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[Michigan] Public tobacco use to be restricted in Mt. Pleasant

Mt. Pleasant city commissioners are considering a tobacco-free policy in parks and other public places. Voting to approve the policy as presented by the Mt. Pleasant Parks and Recreation Commission, commissioners moved the policy forward to be planned an
Mount Pleasant (MI) Morning Sun
added Feb 12, 2016 14:30
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European Ombudsman rejects Commission on tobacco lobbying

After months the lack of trasparency in meetings between EU and tobacco lobbies is still there. That’s what the European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly affirms, she regrets that European Commission did not choose the way of trasparency on meetings with tobacc
Eastonline (it)
added Feb 12, 2016 14:28
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