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[Asia, Sri Lanka] Proposed herbal fags project goes up in smoke: NATA says it will ‘encourage smoking’

A multimillion rupee investment to roll out Sri Lanka’s first-ever locally produced tobacco and nicotine free herbal cigarette has been derailed following unexpected "regulatory hiccups", which has spurred the Customs to detain a consignment of one milli
The Island (lk)
added May 15, 2017 18:21
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Massachusetts Eyes Higher Tobacco Buying Age

A diverse group of supporters—from doctors and public health experts to teenagers—will visit the Statehouse this week to argue for a bill that would make 21 the legal age for buying cigarettes, cigars, and other tobacco products. A public hearing is repo
Boston Magazine
added May 15, 2017 17:49
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[District of Columbia] Risks, Benefits of Vaping Debated at U.S. E-Cig Summit / Still no expert consensus on health impacts

Anti-smoking advocates, tobacco researchers, and representatives from the cigarette and vaping industries met to discuss, among other topics, the current research exploring the risks and benefits of e-cigarettes, FDA regulation over the e-cigarette indus
MedPage Today
added May 15, 2017 15:28
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[Pennsylvania] Legislators oppose, want changes to state House bill expanding smoking ban

A small sampling of southwest Pennsylvania legislators’ initial thoughts on a bill that would eliminate many of the exemptions to the state’s smoking ban found either opposition or conditional support if changes are made. “The intentions of the bill are
Beaver County (PA) Times / Allegheny Times
added May 14, 2017 21:03
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[Minnesota] Taking cue from Edina, others in state want tobacco age raised to 21

A community health manager in northwestern Minnesota wrote last week in a letter to the editor that what Edina and more than 200 other communities around the country have done "will help prevent more kids from being addicted to tobacco products." Karen
Minneapolis (MN) Star Tribune
added May 14, 2017 19:57
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[North Carolina] Richard Burr Leads Russia Inquiry, Whether He Likes It or Not

In 2009, he tried to filibuster a bill that would allow the Food and Drug Administration to regulate the cigarette industry, a measure that eventually passed.
New York Times
added May 13, 2017 18:37
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Controversial revised e-cigarette ordinance passed

there is a need to pass an evidence-based ordinance regulating the use of electronic cigarettes in public places and conveyances, including its advertising and promotion, in line with the latest studies on this class of products. The said ordinance needs
Cebu City Sun Star (ph)
added May 13, 2017 01:47
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[Missouri] Board of Health recommends licensing of tobacco retailers

As of right now, Columbia has no system in place to identify retailers that sell tobacco or to monitor the retailers to see if they are in compliance with the Tobacco 21 ordinance. According to the board, the city of Columbia has only been able to conduc
KMIZ TV Channel 17 (Columbia, MO)
added May 13, 2017 01:46
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[Minnesota] EDITORIAL: Our view: Duluth, state can follow Edina's lead on tobacco

After being a state leader in helping smokers quit, or never start, Duluth found itself standing by and watching this week as Edina, a suburb southwest of Minneapolis, became the first city in Minnesota to raise the legal age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21
Duluth (MN) News-Tribune
added May 13, 2017 01:43
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[Asia, Pakistan] Budget 2017-18: FBR mulling policy issues on tobacco taxation

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) is considering policy issues on tobacco taxation whether merely a raise in Federal Excise Duty (FED) rate on cigarettes in budget (2017-18) would increase revenue from documented sector and decrease illicit trade of non
Business Recorder [DO NOT USE]
added May 13, 2017 01:43
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