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[Asia-pacific, China] Call for Hong Kong tobacco tax hike next year, and cigarette ban in 10 years

In pushing its “tobacco endgame plan”, the Council on Smoking and Health repeated its previous call to raise the tobacco tax by 100 per cent, claiming it could push smoking prevalence from 10.5 per cent in 2015 to below 5 per cent in 2027, paving the way
South China Morning Post
added Dec 1, 2017 15:35
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[Minnesota] Starting July, the Plymouth tobacco sales age will be 21

On Tuesday, Nov. 28, the Plymouth City Council voted 4-3 to amend its city code concerning tobacco and related products. The change reflects the growing national campaign: Tobacco 21. Voting in favor were councilors Judy Johnson, Ned Carroll, Jim Willis
Lakeshore (MN) Weekly News
added Dec 1, 2017 15:29
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[Alabama] OUR VIEW: Ban on smoking with kids in cars worth considering

Hollis, D-Birmingham, has prefiled a bill that would make it illegal for anyone to use tobacco products — cigarettes, cigars, pipes, whatever — inside a vehicle with a passenger who’s a minor. Violators could be fined up to $100. Alabama wouldn’t be an o
Gadsden (AL) Times
added Dec 1, 2017 02:10
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[Minnesota] Plymouth Prioritizes the Health of Kids Over Big Tobacco Profits / City Council votes to raise minimum tobacco sale age to 21

Minnesotans for a Smoke-Free Generation, a coalition of more than 50 organizations working to reduce youth tobacco use, thanks the Plymouth City Council for voting tonight to put kids above tobacco industry profits by raising the minimum tobacco sale age
PR Newswire
added Nov 30, 2017 21:45
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[UK] CULVERHOUSE: Why your office needs to support e-cigarette users

For the first time since I became part of the vaping community in 2013... Why not allow vapers to use their e-cigarettes within the office? Or at least create a smoke-free area in which to vape should be compulsory for businesses nationwide. If we really
Talk Business (uk)
added Nov 30, 2017 06:28
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[New York] PARSNOW: Raise The Tobacco Purchasing Age To 21

Onondaga County should be the place where it comes next. Last week, the county legislature’s health committee unanimously passed a measure that would raise the required age to purchase tobacco-related products in Onondaga County from 19 to 21. The law wo
Syracuse (NY) New Times
added Nov 30, 2017 05:11
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Israel: Working To Increase The Minimum Age To Buy Cigarettes To 21

signed by about 20 Knesset members from all factions of the House, The Israeli Medical Association for Prevention and Termination of Smoking and the Israel Cancer Association, said that it is necessary to protect youth from early exposure to tobacco and n
Yeshiva World (blog)
added Nov 30, 2017 05:09
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[New York] CALVIN: Convenience store group: Hazy logic behind push for 'Tobacco 21' (Commentary)

we refused the sale 97.2 percent of the time. Statewide, compliance is only 95 percent. We don't expect applause; it's our job. But neither do we expect the county government to knowingly take legitimate business away from us by enacting a policy based o
Syracuse (NY) Post-Standard
added Nov 30, 2017 05:03
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[Australia] DROPE/BRAWLEY: A tax increase that’s proven to save lives

In reality, many of the countries with the highest tobacco taxes also have the lowest levels of illicit trade. Experience across many countries demonstrates that straightforward steps, such as programs that track and trace tobacco products and even modes
The Conversation (au)
added Nov 30, 2017 04:56
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[Alabama] Proposed bill would ban smoking in vehicles with minor passengers

A Birmingham lawmaker wants to ban smoking in vehicles with minors inside. Despite anti-smoking campaigns, a lot of people still smoke. And a lot of drivers like to smoke inside of their cars. Birmingham Representative Rolanda Hollis, who is sensitive
FOX6 WBRC-TV (Birmingham, AL)
added Nov 30, 2017 04:39
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