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Illinois Governor Vetoes Measure to Raise Tobacco Sale Age to 21, Forfeiting Opportunity to Save Lives, Help Kids

Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto on Friday of legislation to raise Illinois’ tobacco sale age to 21 represents a terrible missed opportunity to protect young people from tobacco addiction and save lives. The main beneficiaries of his veto are tobacco companies th
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Aug 28, 2018 05:56
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ARCHIVE: Opponents of FDA Nominee Scott Gottlieb Invoke Opioid Crisis

Gottlieb also said he would not unfairly favor e-cigarette companies. He resigned last year from a position with e-cigarette company Kure. "As a cancer survivor, I am not going to countenance a rise in adolescent smoking rates in this country under my w
NBC News
added Aug 28, 2018 05:27
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ARCHIVE: Vaping Venture Poses Potential Conflict for Trump's FDA Nominee ($$)

Trump’s pick to head the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Scott Gottlieb, will be in charge of implementing new rules governing the e-cigarette industry after serving for more than a year on the board of a company that sells vaping products.
Bloomberg News
added Aug 28, 2018 05:23
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[Canada] Langley woman pushes for provincewide ban on smoking in multi-unit buildings

A Langley woman, Naomi Goffman, has decided that enough is enough. So she's launched an online petition to push Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Selina Robinson to ban smoking in all multi-unit dwellings in B.C.
Georgia Straight (ca)
added Aug 28, 2018 04:45
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Tobacco-funded group starts Montana anti-initiative ad blitz

A group funded by the tobacco industry has launched a massive ad blitz against a ballot initiative to fund Montana’s Medicaid expansion program and other health programs by raising the cigarette tax by $2 per pack and taxing vaping products for the first
AP - Associated Press
added Aug 27, 2018 05:47
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[Indiana] Goshen community weighs in on proposed smoking/vaping ordinance

An initial vote has been taken and now it’s time for more study, debate and community input before a final decision on Goshen’s proposed smoking/vaping ordinance can be made. Goshen City Council members approved the proposed ordinance on first reading T
Goshen (IN) News
added Aug 25, 2018 14:10
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[Europe, UK] LETTER: Repackaging rural pursuits. And cigarettes

• As the UK will have to redesign the health warning on cigarette packets in the event of a no deal Brexit, I suggest a picture of Nigel Farage having a drag as an extreme but potentially effective image to discourage people from taking up this disgusting
The Guardian (uk)
added Aug 24, 2018 12:57
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How The Tobacco Industry Has Changed Its Marketing Strategy Across The Globe

even as public policies in some countries started gaining ground against smoking, its rates increased in others which either lacked such regulations and/or could be easily manipulated through PR campaigns.
Forbes
added Aug 24, 2018 12:54
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[Micronesia] Increase to Guam's tobacco tax lauded

Senator Joe San Agustin on Tuesday says the increase in tobacco taxes will help fund health and education programs, which will then decrease these programs’ reliance on the limited general fund money. The tobacco tax hike is now part of the revised fisca
Pacific Daily News (gu)
added Aug 24, 2018 12:52
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[New York] Ontario County snuffs out smoking law

Ontario County Board of Supervisors, by a nearly 2-1 margin, Thursday rejected a proposed local law to raise the smoking age to 21. Sparked by a national campaign called “Tobacco 21,”... “I don’t think this is a legislation issue — it’s an education issue
Canandaigua (NY) Daily Messenger Post
added Aug 24, 2018 12:36
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