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[New York] EDITORIAL: Raise tobacco purchasing age to 21 in Onondaga County (Editorial)

Onondaga County is poised to join more than a dozen communities in New York state that ban the sale of tobacco products to people under the age of 21...We already tell them they can't buy alcohol until age 21...Tobacco products arguably are worse than al
Syracuse (NY) Post-Standard
added Nov 25, 2017 21:07
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[California] KNOX: Don’t be fooled by Big Tobacco’s big apology

but Big Tobacco’s deceit and manipulation continues. The industry challenges legislative victories in court, manipulates products to get around existing regulations, produces and promotes new tobacco products and spends billions of dollars on marketing to
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added Nov 25, 2017 02:42
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[Europe] Shift prevention/treatment imbalance in health budgets, EU says

Among the recommendations, the Commission suggested increasing the primary care system to... stop people smoking. It cited ageing populations, obesity, alcohol and tobacco-related disease and budgetary restraints as some of the main pressures on nationa
Reuters
added Nov 29, 2017 00:23
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[North Carolina] EDITORIAL: Tobacco companies lied to you for years. That ends now.

It is satisfying to see the tobacco companies forced to come clean... In North Carolina, there is an obvious unused tool: We rank 46th in the nation for cigarette taxes, at just 45 cents a pack. The average nationwide is $1.68, and several states impose
Charlotte (NC) Observer
added Nov 23, 2017 02:24
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Philippines] Students urge undecided senators to back proposed tobacco tax hike

Students from different universities and organizations gathered on Wednesday, November 22, in the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman to launch a campaign that urges legislators to back a proposal to increase tobacco tax. They wrote letters to unde
Rappler (ph)
added Nov 23, 2017 02:21
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[North Carolina] SALOMON: Selling candy – or cancer?

the tobacco industry is using sweet flavors, fun names, and bright packaging to make its deadly products more appealing to young people...the North Carolina General Assembly should move to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products. Preemption precludes lo
Raleigh (NC) News & Observer
added Nov 23, 2017 02:17
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[Kansas] 11 speak in favor, 1 against banning tobacco sales to adults ages 18 to 20 in Topeka

“There’s no downside to it,” Archer said of the proposed move. “There’s just upside. It will stop kids from smoking.” The governing body also heard one person — Spencer Duncan, who ran unsuccessfully Nov. 7 for Topeka mayor — speak against the proposal,
Topeka (KS) Capital-Journal
added Nov 23, 2017 00:22
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[UK] Budget BOMBSHELL: Cost of cigarettes HIKED but price of booze FROZEN by Philip Hammond

Chancellor Hammond has announced plans to jack up tobacco duty at the rate of inflation – 3% – plus a further 2%, punishing millions of smokers. Speaking to Daily Star Online, tobacco industry campaigners had called on Hammond to freeze duty on cigare
Daily Star (uk)
added Nov 23, 2017 00:22
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[UK] Budget 2017: Cigarette packs prices to increase by 2% thanks to Hammond tax rise

Smokers will be hit with a tobacco tax that will continue to rise at inflation plus 2 per cent, the Chancellor said. There will be an additional 1 per cent duty on hand rolling tobacco this year, he announced.
The Independent (uk)
added Nov 23, 2017 00:22
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Vapour Product Association: You can shape the vaping future of South Africa

It is expected that e-cigarettes could face a range of possible regulations in 2018. Today the Vapour Products Association of South Africa (VPA) is asking South African vapers to lend their voices and to be heard. It is expected that e-cigarettes could
Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added Nov 23, 2017 00:18
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