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[West Virginia] Dan Foster: Opioid epidemic horrible, but don’t forget about ravages of tobacco

Yes, the Mountain State has reasonably effective clean indoor air laws, which appear to have made a difference, but, although recently raised, our cigarette tax remains far lower than it is in most other states, providing an opportunity for our legislato
Charleston (WV) Sunday Gazette-Mail
added May 22, 2017 16:29
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[Missouri] It Was Hard This Year to Keep Politics Out of High School Yearbooks

students were more united when it came to...amendment that would have raised cigarette taxes and used the revenue for early childhood education,...and smoking cessation efforts...Among actual voters, the measure failed in every single county in Missouri.
New York Times
added May 22, 2017 12:04
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[Canada] Butt-out outdoors: Indoor smoking ban could extend to Winnipeg patios

Winnipeg was one of the first cities to hang a no smoking sign in all restaurants back in 2003, but is soon to be the very last to butt-out patio smoking. Coun. John Orlikow is among a few city councillors interested in extending smoking bans to patios, p
Metro (ca)
added May 21, 2017 19:55
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[New Zealand] Inaction irks smoke-free coalition

The Central Otago and Wakatipu Smokefree Coalition is "deeply disappointed" the Government is not willing to bring in legislation that would protect children from second-hand smoke in cars. "This goes against the recommendations of the Health Select Comm
Otago Daily Times (nz)
added May 21, 2017 19:50
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[New York] Clifton Park Establishes 100% Smoke Free Parks and Trails

the new policy will help prevent exposure from secondhand smoke, reduce toxic tobacco litter in parks and send a positive message to young people that tobacco use doesn’t belong in the Town’s family friendly environments designed for active play.
Town of Clifton Park (NY)
added May 21, 2017 19:49
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[Asia-pacific] Indonesian health minister warns country’s smoking epidemic threatens National Health Insurance Program

The obvious answer to the economic argument for tobacco is that, in the long run, the devastating health consequences of nicotine addiction and the accompanying healthcare costs will far outweigh the short-term economic benefits the industry provides the
Coconuts Media (hk)
added May 20, 2017 15:53
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[Florida] Takeaways from Tallahassee — Tobacco decision cheers one former judge

The appellate decision included a 226-page dissent from Judge Gerald Tjoflat.... That had former 1st District Court of Appeal judge Simone Marstiller, now in private practice, tweeting, “#DissentsIWontBeReading.” A tweet also came out under her law fi
SaintPetersBlog
added May 20, 2017 15:39
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[UK] Marlboro maker accused of using branded tins to sidestep plain packaging rules

The maker of Marlboro cigarettes has been accused of trying to sidestep new UK laws on plain packaging by rolling out durable tins that look just like ordinary cigarette packets. Philip Morris, one of the world’s largest tobacco companies, came under fir
The Guardian (uk)
added May 19, 2017 21:45
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[New Jersey] DEMINSKI: This is the next place you might not be able to smoke in NJ

I am on board with smoking bans on beaches, because this is a place where you are going to be a while. When a smoker sets up camp near you and your kids, you have to make the choice between moving all your stuff to a new spot or dealing with someone else
WKXW-FM 101.5 FM (Trenton, NJ)
added May 19, 2017 21:09
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[New Jersey] Jersey Shore boardwalks to go smoke-free — smoking advocates fire back

This will likely be the last year you will be able to smoke on one of the Jersey Shore’s most popular boardwalks. City councils in North Wildwood and Wildwood have introduced ordinances that, if approved, will prohibit smoking starting Jan. 1, 2018. “We
WKXW-FM 101.5 FM (Trenton, NJ)
added May 19, 2017 21:08
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