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[Illinois] Elmhurst moves to regulate vapes and other non-tobacco nicotine

The change means those who violate the rules may be subject to a city citation and civil penalty rather than a criminal charge under state law. For example, someone under age 18, the legal age for purchase of tobacco and other nicotine products, who man
Chicago Tribune
added Mar 15, 2018 14:13
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In this Research & Commentary, Lindsey Stroud argues against a proposal in Minnesota to increase the smoking age to 21.
Heartland Institute
added Mar 15, 2018 14:13

[Georgia] Winterville rejects tobacco-free generation ordinance

Winterville won’t be the first city in the United States to enact a “Tobacco Free Generation Ordinance.” The town’s city council voted down the ordinance 3-1 in its Tuesday meeting. Only council member Mark Farmer, the person who brought the ordinance
Athens (GA) Banner-Herald
added Mar 15, 2018 14:13
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Advocates rally to save Tobacco Free Florida funding

If passed, a proposed constitutional amendment to redirect dollars from tobacco-prevention efforts to cancer research would turn “a bad idea into a hard reality,” one opponent said Wednesday morning. Later that same day, however, the amendment’s sponsor
Florida Politics
added Mar 15, 2018 14:13

[Minnesota] Norland pushes to keep North Mankato's Tobacco 21 policy

North Mankato City Council member Diane Norland plans to fight for North Mankato's recent policy to raise the legal age to buy tobacco products to 21. Norland has included a motion in next week's meeting to formally move forward with enforcing the city'
Mankato (MN) Free Press
added Mar 15, 2018 14:12

[Asia] Meet 89-year-old Shen, China's longest-serving lawmaker

To prove that women and men should be equally treated, Shen organized a manuring contest. Women won as many men paused to smoke. As a result, Shen and other women won equal pay.
China Daily (cn)
added Mar 15, 2018 14:12
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[Florida] Marco Rubio, Bill Nelson, Ted Deutch Continue Efforts to Get Iran to Release Bob Levinson

Levinson worked for the FBI and DEA and went missing in 2007 during a private investigation case in Iran involving cigarette smuggling. Back in 2013, the Associated Press ran a story insisting Levinson worked for the CIA.
Sunshine State News (Tallahassee, FL)
added Mar 14, 2018 23:03

NATO Encourages Outreach on State Tobacco Legislation

Around the country, 33 state legislatures are in active regular legislative sessions with many considering laws that would create new layers of regulation by restricting or prohibiting the sale of legal tobacco products, raising excise tax rates or increa
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Mar 14, 2018 22:16

[California] Tobacco, taxes, Tasers — they’re all on San Francisco’s June ballot

Proposition E — Prohibiting Tobacco Retailers from Selling Flavored Tobacco Products: A “yes” vote on this measure seeks to ban the sale of flavored tobacco hit resistance from a group backed by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., which gathered enou
San Francisco (CA) Chronicle
added Mar 14, 2018 22:09
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[District of Columbia] Lung Cancer Advocates Join American Lung Association on Capitol Hill to Support Everyone Facing Lung Cancer, the Leading Cancer Killer

The American Lung Association and LUNG FORCE Heroes – those personally impacted by lung cancer – from all 50 states have come together today at the U.S. Capitol to urge Congress to support policies that will help save lives during the American Lung Associ
PR Newswire
added Mar 14, 2018 21:21
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