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Mississippi legislators push for cigarette tax increase

Some Mississippi lawmakers are working to discourage children and adults from beginning or continuing to smoke by proposing an increased tax on cigarettes. Legislators recently drafted five bills to propose the tax increase, but all five failed as of Fe
The Daily Mississippian (University of Mississippi)
added Mar 9, 2018 20:38
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[Saudi Arabia, UK] DORSEY: Smoking And Drinking: Churchill Sets An Example Today’s Western Leaders Can Learn From – Analysis

Enjoying tobacco and alcohol is certain not to have featured in Ms. May’s talks this week with Prince Mohammed. Human rights...in Yemen did. In contrast to Mr. Churchill, who, perhaps insensitively and arrogantly, refused to compromise on his principles a
Eurasia Review (blog)
added Mar 9, 2018 20:24
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VIDEO: Meet the group of Girl Scouts behind a new Colorado Law

CBS News.com
added Mar 9, 2018 16:08
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Minnesota bill would raise smoking age to 21 statewide

A small but bipartisan group of Minnesota lawmakers on Thursday proposed increasing the statewide age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21, after several Minnesota cities independently raised the smoking age in the last year. Five Minnesota cities have increase
AP - Associated Press
added Mar 8, 2018 23:22
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[Canada] A menthol cigarette ban may influence smokers to quit

One month after Ontario fully banned menthol in cigarettes, twice as many menthol smokers attempted to quit compared to how many had predicted they would do so in the months leading up to the ban, according to a small study in the Canadian province. Of
Reuters
added Mar 8, 2018 18:54
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Austrian no-smoking petition against government reaches 500,000 mark

Half a million Austrians have signed a petition calling for a smoking ban in bars and restaurants, embarrassing the ruling coalition of conservatives and far right that has championed both direct democracy and the right to smoke. No smoking signs are see
Reuters
added Mar 8, 2018 17:49
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HACKER: Raising Kentucky's cigarette tax is good health policy and good for kids

Health advocates are calling for a $1 per pack increase in Kentucky’s state tax on cigarettes because it will reduce tobacco use, particularly among youth and pregnant women. Less smoking means healthier babies and youth and a significant reduction in th
Louisville (KY) Courier-Journal
added Mar 8, 2018 17:47
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Utah in line to get more tobacco settlement money

The Senate unanimously passed a resolution Wednesday approving an update to the 20-year-old agreement with cigarette makers. It now goes to the House. In April, the state will receive its regular $28 million annual payment plus another $28 million, acco
Deseret News
added Mar 8, 2018 17:46
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[Alaska] Smoking ban remains stuck in committee

A popular bill that would bar smoking almost everywhere in Alaska has been stuck in the House Rules Committee since January, and there’s no indication why. Half the House has signed on as cosponsors of the bill, Senate Bill 63, which passed the Senate l
KTUU-Ch. 2 (Anchorage, AK)
added Mar 8, 2018 15:44
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Supes Call for Closer Look at ‘Nuisance’ Tobacco Shops

The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to take a closer look at tobacco shops... “Currently, smoke shops in LA County are allowed by-right in commercial zones and do not need a special business licenses,” he said. “There is no way to track or
SCVTV (Santa Clarita, CA)
added Mar 8, 2018 03:40
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