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MARCUS: How The FDA Plan To Take Nicotine Out Of Cigarettes Will Fuel Terrorism

It is a terrible idea for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is that it deprives adults of the choice to use tobacco as they see fit. But there are other unintended consequences to this policy that must be seriously considered, perhaps most imp
The Federalist
added Mar 19, 2018 18:01
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[Illinois] Gurnee village board to consider raising the age to buy tobacco to 21

The Gurnee village board will consider raising the age to purchase tobacco products and electronic cigarettes to 21 at its meeting Monday. If approved the village will join Deerfield, Highland Park, Lincolnshire, Vernon Hills, Mundelein and Buffalo Grov
Chicago (IL) Daily Herald
added Mar 17, 2018 14:39
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[Minnesota] Proposal Would Raise MN Tobacco Purchase Age to 21

Minnesota could raise the minimum age for tobacco purchases under a proposal in the Legislature. Five states and nearly 300 cities across the country have raised the minimum age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21, including five Minnesota cities. The
Public News Service (PNS)
added Mar 17, 2018 14:39
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The Health 202: Who knew? A top Trump conservative is aggressively taking on tobacco

Republicans reacted in surprisingly muted fashion yesterday after FDA chief Scott Gottlieb proposed a bold and striking change for a conservative member of President Trump’s administration, announcing that he’s setting in motion new regulations to make c
Washington Post
added Mar 16, 2018 22:04
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Anti-smoking groups rally against proposal to undermine Tobacco Free Florida funding

Florida’s smoking rates may have dropped, but the need continues for an anti-smoking campaign —- making ill-advised a proposed constitutional amendment that would divert money from advertising to cancer research, a group of health advocates warned Wednes
Orlando (FL) Weekly
added Mar 16, 2018 21:26
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[Florida] Funding for cancer research may be skimmed from tobacco prevention program

A proposed amendment making its way through the Constitution Revision Commission is looking to put more money into cancer research. Sounds good right? But, health groups are opposing it because the money would come out of Florida’s tobacco prevention pro
WCTV6 CBS (Tallahassee, FL)
added Mar 16, 2018 21:04
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Health groups say a proposed amendment could undermine Florida’s anti-smoking campaign

A coalition of health organizations are warning that a proposed state constitutional amendment would undermine Florida’s smoking prevention efforts resulting in higher smoking rates and, eventually, higher health care costs as the result of an increase i
The Capitolist
added Mar 16, 2018 20:53
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] WEI: Getting to the heart of smoking matter / Softer approach to changing smokers' behaviour can complement tough laws ($$)

Singapore's laws against smoking are among the toughest in the world, with two recent measures hammering home the message. Formerly, it was only illegal to import, sell and distribute cigarette substitutes like smokeless tobacco products, including chew
Straits Times (sg)
added Mar 16, 2018 20:52
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[Virginia] Richmond City Council panel delays action on plan to increase cigarette tax

Stoney opposes levying a per-pack cigarette tax, which he has said is a declining and unsustainable source, to fund city borrowing for school construction. His administration reiterated the concern at the committee’s February meeting, when it first took
Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch
added Mar 16, 2018 20:50
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Behind the push to limit lawsuits by injured workers and consumers

The tort reform movement was launched in the 1980s by tobacco company Philip Morris...Tobacco Institute laid out the plan to conceal the industry's backing..."the grassroots effort must appear to be spontaneous rather than a coordinated effort."
Facing South (The Institute for Southern Studies)
added Mar 16, 2018 20:37
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