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[Illinois] EDITORIAL: Hike the tobacco purchasing age to 21

Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants Chicago to join the crowd. This is a good, healthy idea. A higher minimum age for tobacco sales won't by itself stop teens from smoking. But there's encouraging research that it is effective.
Chicago Tribune
added Feb 7, 2016 18:10
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[Bulgaria] We’ve been elaborating declaration to dissociate ourselves from information about tobacco growers protests: chair (ROUNDUP)

“The National Tobacco Growers Association is elaborating a declaration by which will be sent to the media and to the Ministry of Agriculture and Food (MAF) to dissociate ourselves from information about protests of tobacco growers that is circulating in
Focus English News (bg)
added Feb 7, 2016 17:57
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[Bulgaria] National Tobacco Growers Association NAT 2010 will not stage rallies: chairman

“I spoke with Minister Taneva by the phone a couple of hours ago. We are both puzzled where such information comes from,” he said. “It is true that every year purchase campaign on tobacco doesn’t run smoothly - we have an explanation for this, but in no
Focus English News (bg)
added Feb 7, 2016 17:55
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] MTRCB urged to rate films with smoking scenes

A group of health advocates, composed mainly by cancer survivors, yesterday urged the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) to heed the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) call to rate movies that show people smoking cigarettes.
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Feb 7, 2016 17:54
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Kentucky Legislators Seek Statewide Increase of Tobacco Purchase Age to 21

Three Kentucky state representatives have proposed an increase in the minimum age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21-years-old. Reps. David Watkins, D-11; Joni Jenkins, D-44; and Tom Burch, D-30 have jointly introduced HB 299, which would increa
HalfWheel
added Feb 7, 2016 17:50
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[Ireland] Irish Independent Noonan shoots down tobacco firm levy

Michael Noonan has shot down a proposal for a special levy on the Irish profits of tobacco companies as being a threat to the "attractiveness of Ireland's corporate tax offering". However, Fine Gael does want to raise €349m from hiking the price of ciga
Irish Independent (ie)
added Feb 7, 2016 17:44
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[Asia, Hong Kong] Smoking on the decline, but e-cigarette regulation needed, says gov’t

Results of the latest government survey have shown that smoking has become less and less prevalent in Hong Kong over the years. However, the government said that there is a need for e-cigarette regulation, after it was found that the product was growing
HKFP (Hong Kong Free Press) (hk)
added Feb 7, 2016 16:34
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[Massachusetts] Pittsfield Board of Health mulls smoking age increase, elimination of flavored tobacco products

regulations that would raise the legal age for purchase to 21, tighten down on the transfer of sales licenses to a new store owner and eliminate flavored tobacco products that can be targeted toward youth.
Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, MA)
added Feb 6, 2016 22:08
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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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