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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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[Russia] A Revolutionary Attack on Tobacco: Bolshevik Antismoking Campaigns in the 1920s

Although Lenin and the Bolsheviks brought the first communist government to the world, they were not the first to attempt antitobacco legislation in Russia. Indeed, Russia had the distinction of having maintained the longest ban in the world against the w
American Journal of Public Health
added Oct 13, 2017 06:34
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ZABLOTSKY: 21 reasons to pass Tobacco 21 in Vermont

1. Over the years, I have spoken to Vermont junior and senior high school students about the dangers of the use of tobacco products. I found that the main motivation for using cigarettes and smokeless tobacco was peer pressure and the desire to be cool.
Bennington (VT) Banner
added Oct 13, 2017 01:14
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[Guam, Micronesia] Bill would let voters decide on tobacco tax increase

Guam legislative Speaker Benjamin Cruz, D-Tumon, is proposing that Guam residents vote on an increase in the tobacco tax to curb Guam's smoking rates. According to news files, the implementation of the current $3 per-pack sin tax on cigarettes did not m
Pacific Daily News (gu)
added Oct 13, 2017 01:12
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[Asia-pacific, Guam, Micronesia] $1 tax hike for pack of cigarettes proposed

The cost of a pack of cigarettes would increase by $1 under legislation introduced yesterday morning by Speaker Benjamin Cruz, who plans to submit the proposal to voters in the General Election next year.
postguam.com (gu)
added Oct 12, 2017 22:37
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Feds Spend $246,785 on ‘Facebook Intervention’ for Young Gay Smokers

The National Institutes of Health is spending over $200,000 on a "Facebook intervention" targeting young gay people who smoke. The University of California, San Francisco received the funding for the project, which began in August. The goal of the study
Washington Free Beacon
added Oct 14, 2017 09:17
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[Colorado] Denver’s proposed 16th Street Mall smoking ban a means to discriminate, homeless advocates say

The Denver City Council’s safety, housing, education and homelessness committee on Wednesday approved moving the “Breathe Easy” ordinance along for consideration by the entire council later this month. The measure, introduced by council president Albus
Denver (CO) Post
added Oct 13, 2017 21:02
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BRIANT: Tobacco 21 Is a Catch-22

On the one hand, supporters of an age-21 ordinance claim a health benefit if the age to purchase tobacco is raised, but they fail to acknowledge that there will be little if any health benefit because 18-, 19- and 20-year-olds could still possess and use
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Oct 13, 2017 01:47
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[Hawaii] Smoking in cars with kids is now illegal on Oahu

Mayor Kirk Caldwell signed the bill into law Tuesday at a news conference, surrounded by supporters of the bill. The bill bans smoking traditional and electronic cigarettes in a car if a person under the age of 18 is a passenger. The measure is intend
KGMB 9 (Honolulu, HI)
added Oct 20, 2017 13:13
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[Hawaii] City council unanimously approves smoking ban in vehicles with children

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell has 10 days to sign the bill into law. The law would go into effect immediately upon his signing. Council chairman Ron Menor says council members passed the bill because they recognized the harmful effects of cigarettes.
KHON2 News (Honolulu, HI)
added Oct 12, 2017 22:20
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