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'WSJ' Analysis Shows Fake Comments Submitted To Government Agencies

It may be weaponizing of Astroturf lobbying. It's creating bots to do it. I mean, it does go back to the tobacco industry where they were opposing the rule back in the '90s to regulate cigarettes. And they went to racecar events and got people to sign pos
West Virginia Public Broadcasting
added Dec 28, 2017 22:59
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[Illinois] Why the legal age to buy tobacco isn't going up to 21 everywhere

Six Cook County communities have adopted so-called "Tobacco 21" ordinances as well. But in DuPage County, only one community has approved such an ordinance. None have done so in Kane or McHenry counties or anywhere else in the state. Some officials cre
Chicago (IL) Daily Herald
added Dec 27, 2017 15:26
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[Nebraska] Tobacco cessation programs would get boost from tax increase

Nebraska state senators will again consider raising the tax on tobacco when the legislative session begins next week. The proposal sponsored by Sen. Sara Howard (D-Omaha) would increase the tax on tobacco by $1.50 per pack.
Nebraska Radio Network
added Dec 27, 2017 15:01
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[Asia, India] To ban or not to ban: Health ministry in a fix over e-cigarettes

Three committees set up by union health ministry have asked the government to ban the device.
India Today Magazine (in)
added Jan 1, 2018 04:01
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[New York] Mahoney urges Onondaga Nation to raise age for buying tobacco to 21

In a letter to the Onondaga Nation Council on Dec. 18, Mahoney requested the Nation adopt a law similar to one recently passed by the Onondaga County Legislature. That law raises the legal age to purchase tobacco, e-cigarettes and tobacco products to 21.
Syracuse (NY) Post-Standard
added Dec 27, 2017 15:28
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[Asia, Israel] KNESSET APPROVES BILL TO RESTRICT TOBACCO ADVERTISING ON INTERNET

A private member’s bill... prohibits tobacco advertising on the Internet and social media, but that exempts the print media and provides loopholes even for online advertising, was approved Sunday by the Ministerial Committee on Legislation. “It’s a matte
Jerusalem Post
added Dec 26, 2017 02:33
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[Kansas] As more cities and counties raise tobacco age, state lawmakers may be asked to intervene

As a group in Lawrence prepares a strong push for local regulations that would raise the minimum age for buying tobacco to 21, efforts may be underway at the state level to push for a law that would pre-empt the ability of local governments to enact such
Lawrence (KS) Journal-World
added Jan 1, 2018 03:00
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[Africa] Evicted Zimbabwe white farmer handed back his land

Robert Smart, 71, was thrown off his tobacco and corn farm in eastern Zimbabwe in June as part of chaotic and often violent land grabs led by ex-president Robert Mugabe's government... The government of his successor Emmerson Mnangagwa in early December
Daily Nation (ke)
added Dec 28, 2017 15:30
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Impact of U.S. Smoke-free Air Laws on Restaurant and Bar Employment, 1990-2015

The ability to make both a health and business case in support of existing laws may also bolster the case for expansion. This study provides an updated look at the economic impact of smoke-free air laws nationally through 2015. The lack of adverse finding
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Dec 22, 2017 20:59
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[USA] Editorial: Japan's Olympics-size challenge: Ban smoking

Japanese restaurateurs and entrepreneurs who seek to attract the widest possible international clientele during the Olympics — and after — will ban smoking. Wouldn’t it be terrific if the Tokyo Olympics sparked a Great Japanese Smokeout?
Chicago Tribune
added Dec 22, 2017 20:46
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