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Maryland mulls raising age to legally buy tobacco

“I think it is a bill that is long overdue,” said Del. Dereck Davis, D-Prince George’s, chairman of the House Economic Matters Committee and the bill’s lead sponsor. “There is no good reason for it to remain at 18.” The decision for the caucus to includ
Utica (NY) Observer-Dispatch
added Dec 3, 2018 16:12
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EDITORIAL: Our Opinion: Raise Indiana's cigarette tax for health's sake

Previous attempts to increase the cigarette tax have failed in the Republican-controlled legislature. This despite substantial public support...lawmakers should raise the cigarette tax. And they should direct the money generated toward smoking cessation
South Bend (IN) Tribune
added Dec 3, 2018 16:01
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Legislative Black Caucus will push to raise the age for buying tobacco to 21 in Maryland

Concerned about the long-lasting toll smoking has taken on the African American community, the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland is leading an effort to impose restrictions on access to tobacco products. The caucus is pushing for Maryland to join a g
Washington Post
added Dec 3, 2018 15:27
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[Illinois] Normal Enacts Tobacco 21 Ordinance, Short-Term Rental Tax

Normal has raised the minimum age to buy tobacco and vaping products from 18 to 21. The town joins the ranks of 26 other Illinois communities with similar laws, including Peoria and Washington. The change goes into effect Dec. 1. The unanimous council
WGLT (Normal, IL)
added Dec 2, 2018 21:17
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Tobacco Lobbyist Shares Experiences Dealing With Lawmakers

“If you wanted to wear a white hat, you’d lobby for the Red Cross,” said Greg Means, co-founder of and lobbyist for The Alpine Group, Washington, D.C... “We tell them that we pay taxes, we have employees in your district.” Means also commented on a coup
CSP News (Convenience Store/Petroleum)
added Dec 2, 2018 18:02
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[California] Retail Group Battles Flavored-Tobacco Ban

Tobacco retailers “showed up in force” at a recent Sacramento City Council committee meeting to fight back against a proposed ban on the sale of flavored tobacco products in the city. The California Fuels and Convenience Alliance (CFCA) called the efforts
CSP News (Convenience Store/Petroleum)
added Dec 2, 2018 17:50
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[New York] Sweeping anti-tobacco law picks up support from Erie County lawmakers

Health advocates have rallied around the Public Health Protection Act, the most sweeping anti-smoking legislation seriously considered by the County Legislature in over a decade. The proposed law — a collection of three distinct measures individually int
Buffalo (NY) News
added Dec 2, 2018 17:23
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[Maryland] ZIMMERMAN: Keep your secondhand smoke off my nachos, please

In fall 2018, we have the chance to make history again. Bill 35-18, introduced by County Council member Sidney Katz (D-District 3), would make Montgomery County the first county in Maryland to have a smoke-free outdoor dining law. The evidence shows th
Washington Post
added Dec 2, 2018 00:12
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Illinois House snuffs out effort to raise tobacco, vaping purchage age to 21

Efforts to raise the age to 21 to legally buy tobacco in the state failed in the Illinois House Wednesday. The House only mustered 62 votes in the effort to override Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto of the legislation known as Tobacco 21. Seventy-one votes were
The Daily Vidette (ISU, Illinois State University)
added Dec 1, 2018 22:03
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[Iowa] Smoking ban considered for Cedar Rapids parks

Four Cedar Rapids parks could see smoking bans and all others would have partial bans restricting smoking around facilities and children’s play areas under a proposal from the city’s parks and recreation department. The plan would forbid smoking within 3
Cedar Rapids (IA) Gazette
added Dec 1, 2018 16:07
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