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Congress Shouldn’t Sacrifice Disease Prevention Fund to Pay for Other Health Initiatives

While we support funding for CHIP and community health centers, it is irresponsible and unnecessary for this legislation to pay for these programs by once again cutting the Prevention and Public Health Fund, which is critical to addressing many of the big
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Dec 22, 2017 15:59
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[Asia, India] Tobacco Product Retailers Seek Roll Back Of 85% Pictorial Warnings

Over 1,000 retailers of tobacco products on Thursday protested outside the Union Health Ministry office in Delhi, demanding reduction in the size of the graphical health warnings on cigarette packets. According to the retailers, protesting under the bann
New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV) (in)
added Dec 22, 2017 01:59
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VIDEO: Florida lawmakers to consider raising tobacco-buying age to 21

Next year, Florida lawmakers will consider a bill that would raise the age limit to buy tobacco from 18 to 21 years. Republican Senator David Simmons, who represents Volusia and Seminole Counties, submitted SB 1288 which is also called the “Tobacco 21 Ac
WFLA TV (Tampa, FL)
added Dec 22, 2017 01:57
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[Idaho] Burley considers tobacco ban at 2 more parks

City Attorney David Shirley will draft a new ordinance banning tobacco at the East Park skate park and at Salmon Park, which includes the city’s swimming pool. A city ordinance is already in effect banning tobacco use at Burley’s Storybook Park on 13th S
Twin Falls (ID) Times-News
added Dec 21, 2017 20:32
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The Philip Morris Files: Humming Along / PART 4: How Philip Morris is selling regulators on its hot new smoking device

executives are traversing the globe to lobby health authorities on the benefits of iQOS, the little machine the tobacco giant says is key to the company's future. The novel argument: While iQOS uses tobacco, it shouldn't be categorized as a cigarette beca
Reuters
added Dec 21, 2017 16:27
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[Florida] Fla. bill would raise age to buy tobacco products to 21

How old is old enough to buy tobacco products? Right now in Florida, you can buy if you’re 18. If a bill passes, that age gets raised to 21. Sen. David Simmons (R-Altamonte Springs) is sponsoring the bill which would make the age 21.
WTSP-TV Ch. 10
added Dec 22, 2017 01:51
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[New York] Burlington City Council Approves Tobacco Ballot Question

leaders passed a resolution to place a question on the Town Meeting Day ballot asking voters if the legal age to purchase tobacco products should be raised. City councilors debated whether Burlington voters should “advise the Governor and members of the
WAMC/Northeast Public Radio (Albany, NY)
added Dec 22, 2017 01:39
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[Africa] Why Rwanda banned smoking of shisha

Munyemanzi said there should have been a prior warning from the Ministry of Health giving them a grace period to finish old stock... “Being a vaporised liquid makes it more dangerous than tobacco. Tobacco has nicotine and shisha is made of different subs
The New Times (rw)
added Dec 20, 2017 20:09
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[Kentucky] City Considers Expansion of Smoke-Free Ordinance

The Paducah Board of Commissioners heard presentations... Several people addressed the commission. They requested the smoking ban be expanded to prohibit electronic smoking devices and tobacco smoking in all places of employment, playgrounds, city parks a
West Kentucky Star
added Dec 20, 2017 19:05
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[Canada] SENATOR BETTY UNGER: Marijuana legislation will not achieve its objectives and should be defeated

The negative health impacts of legalization don’t stop there. You have the problems of second-hand smoke, exposure to children, impaired driving, and the fact that smoking marijuana is far more harmful to your health than smoking cigarettes. All of these
Hill Times (ca)
added Dec 20, 2017 18:54
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