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[New York] Tobacco 21 to get revote

despite the mounting support for the proposal, skeptics say that raising the age doesn’t necessarily lead to kids kicking the habit. Michael Fennier, president of New York Vapor Association, said the American Cancer Association has endorsed vaping as a w
Sun Community News - Denton Publications
added Aug 31, 2018 11:31
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[New York] Letters: Aug. 30, 2018: Backs Tobacco 21

On Monday, Sept. 4, Essex County Legislature will vote on a very important measure: Tobacco 21. I urge them to pass this law... I urge the Essex County Board of Supervisors to stand up for the health of our youth and pass similar legislation. The tobac
Plattsburgh (NY) Press-Republican
added Aug 31, 2018 11:26

[California] Long Beach's City Council Wants to Cease Smoking on Restaurant Patios

recommended the City Attorney draft an ordinance to ban smoking on outdoor seating areas for both public and privately-owned restaurants. The recommendations also recommends that smokers keep a specific distance away from the establishment. According to t (blog)
added Aug 31, 2018 01:32

[Illinois] Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoes bill that would have raised the legal age to buy cigarettes to 21

In his veto message, the Republican governor wrote that raising the minimum age to buy tobacco from 18 would “push residents to buy tobacco products from non-licensed vendors or in neighboring states.” “Smoking is detrimental to the health of Illinoisan
Chicago Tribune
added Aug 31, 2018 01:30

[Alaska] Secondhand Smoke Loophole May Close

The Bethel City Council is considering the first change in its smoking laws in 20 years. At issue is how far a smoker has to be from the entrance to a public building, and exactly what should be considered an entrance. It all started when several commun
KYUK (Bethel, AK)
added Aug 30, 2018 22:59

Murray mayor named Healthy Kentucky Policy Champion

Murray Mayor Jack Rose has been named a Healthy Kentucky Policy Champion by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky for his work to improve local health by passing a smoke-free ordinance in the city. The award recognizes individuals and organizations workin
The Lane Report
added Aug 30, 2018 22:54

Estimating the effect of a potential policy to restrict tobacco retail availability in New Zealand

A tobacco retail reduction policy that prevented new retail outlets from selling tobacco and grandfathered existing retailers would be unlikely to achieve New Zealand’s target of a 95% reduction in tobacco outlet density within several decades of being en
Tobacco Control
added Aug 30, 2018 22:48

In Kentucky, Farmers Find Hemp May Be More Profitable Than Tobacco

With growing interest from farmers looking for more profitable harvests — and support from power brokers like U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) pushing for legalization — the legislative scales may be tipping in favor of freeing hemp from
added Aug 30, 2018 22:42

AUDIO: Illinois Lawmakers, Public Health Officials, Denounce Tobacco 21 Veto

Public health advocates and some state lawmakers spurned Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner’s decision to veto a bill that would have raised the legal tobacco age to 21.
National Public Radio (NPR)
added Aug 30, 2018 22:40

[Australia] Secret industry funding of doctor-led vaping lobby group laid bare

Australian Tobacco Harm Reduction Association....fiercely lobbying for change, had accepted initial funding from vaping interests..."We do not say that we do not accept funding from the vaping industry, which is quite separate from the tobacco industry,"
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Aug 30, 2018 21:31
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