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[Michigan] Lawmakers want to raise age to buy tobacco

 House Bill 4736, introduced by Rep. Tommy Brann (R-Dist. 77) in June, would prohibit the selling, giving, or furnishing of tobacco and tobacco paraphernalia to minors, people under the age of 21.  “I thought it would make sense to make smoking legal at
Tri-County Times (Fenton, MI)
added Sep 23, 2017 00:06
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Sen. Durbin’s Bill to Close Tobacco Tax Loopholes Will Improve Health and Increase Federal Revenues

The Tobacco Tax Equity Act proposes to tax all tobacco products – including pipe tobacco, cigars, smokeless tobacco and tobacco products not currently taxed under the federal tax code – at similar rates as cigarettes. We applaud Sen. Durbin for taking ac
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Sep 27, 2017 06:41
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[California] No Smoking Ordinance Passed By Beverly Hills City Council

On a first reading, the Beverly Hills City Council has passed an ordinance that would prohibit smoking in multi-unit properties including apartments, duplexes and condominiums. The ordinance is scheduled for a final vote and adoption at the Oct. 3 City Co
Patch.org
added Sep 23, 2017 00:16
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[UK, USA] REED: Vaping debate: Are health officials deceiving us for our own good?

ow can the medical establishments of the two most prominent English-language nations be so at odds on the basic question of whether vaping is safe? For that matter, given the sharply varying conclusions reached by different researchers, how do the health
San Diego (CA) Union-Tribune
added Sep 27, 2017 07:19
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[Asia] Report: Where There’s Smoke, Israel Isn’t Doing Enough to Discourage It

Knesset Research and Information Center... took aim at Israel’s relatively low tobacco tax and poorly designed system for taxing tobacco. In particular, it pointed to the much lower rate for loose tobacco for rolling and cigarettes. The sales tax on a pa
Ha'aretz Newspaper/Magazine
added Sep 21, 2017 00:53
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[California] Oakland bans flavored tobacco products

Flavored tobacco products such as menthol cigarettes, blunt wraps and e-cigarette, or vape materials, will be banned in Oakland as of next year. The Oakland City Council approved the ban Tuesday night. The ordinance, dubbed the “Oakland Children Smokin
East Bay (CA) Times
added Sep 20, 2017 23:50
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[Georgia] Oconee Parks and Rec bans e-cigarettes, vaping

Following the school district’s lead, Oconee Parks and Recreation Department will be banning the use of e-cigarettes and vapes on its properties and within its facilities. The decision, said Parks and Recreation Director Lisa Davol, was made in part due
Oconee (GA) Enterprise
added Sep 20, 2017 23:01
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[California] Oakland Gives Final Approval to Restrict Sale of Menthol Cigarettes and Other Flavored Tobacco

The No More Flavored Tobacco coalition comprises the African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), American Heart Association, American Lung Association in California, Americans for Nonsmoke
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Sep 20, 2017 22:43
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Iowa City passes first reading of park smoking ban

The Iowa City Council on Tuesday voted 6-1, with Mayor Jim Throgmorton opposed, in support of the first of three readings of an amendment to the city’s Smoke Free Places ordinance to prohibit the use of tobacco products, electronic cigarettes and chewing
Cedar Rapids (IA) Gazette
added Sep 20, 2017 22:02
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Francisco confirmed as solicitor general

By a vote of 50-47 that broke down almost completely on party lines, the Senate today confirmed Noel Francisco to serve as the solicitor general, the government’s top lawyer in the Supreme Court. ...
SCOTUSBlog
added Sep 27, 2017 22:11
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