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WYATT: California’s training wheels for young adults

The real issue here isn’t how addictive smoking is or whether it can kill you. It’s whether you are an adult at 18. If you are, the government shouldn’t have any rules in place that conditions the general rights you have as an adult based on an age gro
Manteca (CA) Bulletin
added Aug 29, 2015 15:54

Why Missouri’s tobacco tax might increase – and the organizations it would help

Three separate plans are afoot to raise Missouri’s tobacco tax — the lowest in the nation — with each proposing to spend the additional revenue differently. “There are actually three proposals going right now. One for higher education, you have one for
Springfield (MO) News-Leader
added Aug 28, 2015 20:11
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[Oklahoma] Tulsa World Editorial: State should reconsider tobacco trust fund priorities Reconsider how to spend earnings

The tobacco trust money isn’t the best way to support schools. That is the responsibility of the entire state, and it ought to be paid for with general taxation.
Tulsa (OK) World
added Aug 28, 2015 20:10

[California] THE FIELD POLL: Results from the 2015 Cal Wellness–Field Health Policy Survey – Part 2 (PDF)

Voters also back by greater than a two-to-one margin (67% to 30%) increasing the state cigarette tax by $2 per pack...a. increase the state tobacco tax by 2 dollars per pack and use the moneys for smoking prevention programs, research into smoking-re
Field Research Corp.
added Aug 28, 2015 19:47

California May Raise Smoking Age to 21

California is looking to restore its reputation for agenda-setting tobacco regulation with measures to raise the smoking age to 21, triple per-pack taxes and regulate e-cigarettes the same as conventional products. RELATED
Governing Magazine
added Aug 28, 2015 19:38

[California] THE LAW: Anti-smoking bids include $2 higher tax, new age limit

It's been a tough legislative week for smokers. Democratic lawmakers advanced a package of tobacco regulation bills on Thursday, reviving proposals that earlier stalled in the Legislature amid opposition from tobacco companies.
Riverside (CA) Press-Enterprise
added Aug 28, 2015 19:34

[California] Another Tobacco Bill Off to Governor

On Thursday, a bill banning smokeless tobacco at major league baseball stadiums in California passed its final legislative hurdle, an Assembly concurrence floor vote, and now is on its way to the governor's desk for a signature. AB 768, by Assembly membe
California Healthline
added Aug 28, 2015 19:33

[California] Contra Costa Times editorial: Passing hike in cigarette tax is a must

This state hasn't increased its tobacco tax since 1993. Why? Because the tobacco industry spends a fortune every year to lobby against a tax hike. Meanwhile, smoking kills nearly 40,000 Californians every year. Saving lives, helping more Californians ge
Contra Costa (CA) Times
added Aug 28, 2015 19:14
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[California] Mercury News editorial: Tobacco tax is the way to fund Medi-Cal

Increasing California's ridiculously low tobacco tax to around the national average would discourage kids from getting hooked and help reduce the $18 billion in health care costs University of California-San Francisco researchers estimate it costs Califo
San Jose (CA) Mercury-News
added Aug 28, 2015 19:11

Health bosses refuse UKIP request to allow patients to use e-cigarettes

The party’s Lancashire vice-chairman James Barker has written to the chairmen of health trusts covering hospitals in Nelson, Burnley, Blackburn, Accrington, Clitheroe, and Chorley to query their policy on e-cigarettes.
Lancashire Evening Telegraph (uk)
added Aug 28, 2015 12:09
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