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[Kentucky] Tobacco kills 8,900 Kyians a year; advocates say raising cigarette tax is a win for health, win for state

Representatives and volunteers from the American Heart Association and the Kentucky Chapter of the American College of Cardiology joined Senator Ralph Alvarado, a physician from Winchester, in a Capitol rally Wednesday to urge the Kentucky General Assemb
NKyTribune (Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism)
added Feb 15, 2018 17:37
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[Canada] Bus drivers hope for smoking ban bylaw

A delegation representing the drivers appeared before Vernon council Tuesday to ask the city to create a bylaw similar to Lake Country, where smoking in any public space, park, common area, and within 7.5 metres of any transit stop, outdoor customer serv
Vernon (BC) Morning Star (ca)
added Feb 15, 2018 02:05
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[Maine] Sen. Davis receives Distinguished Advocacy Award for excellence in cancer-fighting public policy

“Sen. Davis has been a champion for tobacco control legislation especially when it comes to preventing our youth from using tobacco products, helping support those who want to quit, and protecting Mainers from exposure to second-hand smoke,” said Hilary S
Piscataquis (ME) Observer
added Feb 16, 2018 22:01
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[Idaho] Bill to raise smoking age to 21 dies in committee with just 3 senators supporting it

“If it was as simple as passing a law to fix these problems, we’d probably have a lot more laws and a lot fewer problems,” Vick said. “Unfortunately my experience has shown that it just doesn’t work that way. ... It does interfere with the ability of what
The Spokesman-Review
added Feb 16, 2018 21:58
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[Canada] Butting out at bus stops?

Jenna Sealey and David Hancock conducted a poll on social media...*The province has set standards and the push is to have Vernon expand on those and create a bylaw around the buffer zone, which is 3 meters...The overwhelming majority of those who particip
Castanet.net (ca)
added Feb 16, 2018 17:26
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Sierra Leone News: 640,000 smokers on the high side

There are an estimated 640,000 tobacco users in Sierra Leone and smoking prevalence is increasing – particularly among men and youth...calling for accelerated action to reduce tobacco consumption in Sierra Leone. The call was made at a major national mee
Awoko Newspaper (sl)
added Feb 16, 2018 17:26
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BRIANT: New Jersey Introduces Menthol Cigarette Ban

This potential prohibition in the State of New Jersey on a legal product that can only be purchased by adults at least 21 years of age will have a devastating impact on New Jersey retailers while at the same time fueling the illicit trafficking of menthol
CSP News (Convenience Store/Petroleum)
added Feb 16, 2018 17:14
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[Pennsylvania] Easton officials wary about decriminalizing marijuana

An Easton council member is pushing for marijuana decriminalization... Mayor Sal Panto called the bill a dangerous superseding of state laws. Council member Ken Brown said he worried it would bring marijuana smokers onto the streets where secondhand smo
WFMZ-TV Channel 69 (Allentown, PA)
added Feb 15, 2018 17:39
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[Oregon] SHIRLEY: Tobacco industry as deceptive as ever: Guest opinion

It's my responsibility as the Oregon Health Authority's public health director to make sure you learn the facts -- and that our state continues the work of reducing tobacco use. The Oregon Legislature's decision last year to raise the legal age to posses
The Oregonian
added Feb 15, 2018 02:12
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Groups Push Tobacco Tax for Wyoming Health and Revenue

Volunteers with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network gathered at the state Capitol on Tuesday to urge lawmakers to pass House Bill 43, which would raise the tax on a pack of cigarettes by $1. Jason Mincer, the group's Wyoming government rela
Public News Service (PNS)
added Feb 15, 2018 02:00
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