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[Massachusetts] Medway board passes tobacco regs, raises purchase age to 21

Board of Health approved a series of updated tobacco regulations that included raising the minimum age required to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21. Voters in May approved the change in a non-binding referendum vote – 479 to 252. Since the question
Milford (MA) Daily News
added Jul 15, 2014 17:08

[Pennsylvania] 'Vortex of political hell' captures Philly's cigarette tax bill

“We’re caught in a vortex of political hell,” Nutter said, according to multiple news outlets. Hyperbole? Maybe not as much as you’d think. Officials for the Philadelphia School District say they will have to increase class sizes and consider layoffs un (Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity)
added Jul 15, 2014 16:30


“There’s enough nicotine in some of these bottles to kill small children, and even if a small amount spilled on a child’s skin it could make them extremely ill,” said U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL), author of the bill and a senior member of the Senate Comm
National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS)
added Jul 15, 2014 16:22

[Philippines] Asked its opinion, DOJ tells Palace smoking is bad

In a position paper dated July 7 and sent to the Palace the following day, De Lima said “we fully support the passage” of the consolidated Senate and House versions of the law, which aims to discourage cigarette smoking through graphic photos showing the
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Jul 15, 2014 16:22

[Wisconsin] Growing popularity of e-cigarettes spurs debate

The statewide workplace smoking ban took effect July 5, 2010. The city of Appleton instituted its ban five years earlier. A growing focus on e-cigarettes follows marketing efforts among several companies promoting them as a “smoke anywhere” option now t
Appleton (WI) Post-Crescent
added Jul 15, 2014 14:40

[Missouri] Governor Nixon Does the Right Thing by Vetoing Legislation to Exempt E-Cigarettes from Health Regulations

While masquerading as an effort to prevent e-cigarette sales to kids, the vetoed bill would have exempted e-cigarettes from other public health regulations intended to reduce tobacco use.
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Jul 15, 2014 14:19

[Turkey] Erdoğan vows fight against alcohol, tobacco, drugs

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has vowed a struggle against alcohol, tobacco and drugs with his "full power" if he becomes a president. Erdoğan, who is running for a presidential post on Aug. 10, didn't make it secret that he will turn the
Zaman Daily Newspaper (tr)
added Jul 15, 2014 12:49

[Indiana] South Bend City Council votes 5-4 against proposed ban on smoking inside bars

A proposed ban on smoking inside South Bend's bars was defeated by the City Council after one former sponsor of the ban changed her position. Dozens of supporters and opponents of the ban spoke during Monday night's meeting before council members voted
Franklin (IN) Daily Journal
added Jul 15, 2014 12:41

Military's Tobacco Discount: Up in Smoke

A Senate panel on Tuesday approved a defense spending bill that would eliminate the 25 percent discount that members of the armed services enjoy to purchase tobacco products at commissaries. Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois said studies show that
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 15, 2014 12:21
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[Colorado] Lakewood bans e-cigarette smoking in public places

city council voted unanimously Monday night to prohibit the use of electronic smoking devices in and around public places, becoming the latest Colorado city to enact an e-cig ban. Durango and Edgewater already have similar bans in place. Commerce City, F
KMGH ABC Denver's 7
added Jul 15, 2014 04:55
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