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Mayor Bill de Blasio, Harlem’s Ydanis Rodriguez And Others Sign Hookah Bills Into Law

two laws introduced by Harlem Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez to address the increasingly widespread use of non-tobacco shisha among New Yorkers were signed by Mayor Bill de Blasio. Bills 1076A and 1075A raised the age of use to 21 years old and now requ
Harlem World
added Oct 17, 2017 13:50
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[New York] Hookah bars banned from opening in NYC, minimum age to use raised to 21

Mayor Bill de Blasio added hookah to the city’s indoor smoking ban. Already existing hookah bars will only be allowed to stay open if at least half their revenue is hookah-related sales. They’ll also be required to display signs with the risks of hookah
WPIX-TV (New York, NY)
added Oct 17, 2017 13:42
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[Northern Marianas Islands] Smoking now prohibited in poker arcades

The Racial Ethnic Approach to Community Health, which is campaigning against tobacco smoke by making people aware of the dangers of secondhand smoke, was able to push for the enforcement of the Smoke-Free Air Act in poker arcades on Saipan last month.
Saipan Tribune (mp)
added Oct 16, 2017 05:57
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[Florida] Schumer: FDA must reverse decision delaying e-cig regulation

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb the delay would give the agency time to determine how e-cigarettes fit into its overall strategy for tobacco regulation....But Schumer says e-cigarettes must be regulated because growing numbers of teens are using them.
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 15, 2017 11:19
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Miss Tennessee and Harlem Globetrotter encourage students to stay away from drugs, tobacco and alcohol

The messages delivered by Davis and Williams are a good fit for Carter County Drug Prevention's "Starters Never Start" campaign to encourage students not to use drugs, tobacco or alcohol so they can be at their best on and off the field. Davis delivered
Johnson City (TN) Press
added Oct 15, 2017 11:16
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[Pennsylvania] Lawmakers skeptical of Wolf's budget bailout

Keller said he hopes the state House moves to get the governor and Senate to pass legislation that would tap money House lawmakers say is sitting unused in reserve funds, while borrowing against the state’s tobacco settlement payments. The tobacco settle
New Castle (PA) News
added Oct 14, 2017 16:07
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[Texas] Smoking in Fort Worth bars could be stubbed out in new ordinance

city leaders plan to take another look at adding it to the list of public places where smoking is banned. The push comes from Mayor Betsy Price, who said she’s been feeling the pressure from advocates of a smoke-free ordinance. “I truly think the timing
Fort Worth (TX) Star-Telegram
added Oct 14, 2017 04:55
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[Indiana] Proposal aimed at smoking ordinance

The Cappses joined around 80 people who attended a town hall meeting Wednesday night at the Seymour Community Center to discuss a proposal by a local smoke-free coalition to change Seymour’s existing smoking ordinance. Smoke Free Seymour, a group led by
Seymour (IN) Daily Tribune
added Oct 14, 2017 00:27
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FDA: Ban on free tobacco samples includes e-cigs

(FDA) finalized guidance Wednesday to make clear that it's ban on free samples of tobacco products includes electronic cigarettes. The FDA said in the 10-page guidance document that its ban on free samples of tobacco products applies to any tobacco prod
The Hill
added Oct 13, 2017 21:06
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EDITORIAL: State of alarm: Indiana smokers in unwelcome company

Indiana's political leaders boast of low tax rates, but they do Hoosiers a great disservice in ignoring our tobacco problem. Indiana's estimated annual health care costs directly linked to smoking total $2.93 billion and 11,100 lives
Fort Wayne (IN) Journal-Gazette
added Oct 13, 2017 06:45
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