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[Canada, New York] ARCHIVE: Tory MP tells committee that illegal tobacco sales financed 1993 World Trade Center attack

Finley told a parliamentary committee this week she believes contraband tobacco sales financed “the blowing up of the Twin Towers,” as she argued against a government bill that would implement plain packaging for cigarettes.
National Post (ca)
added Jul 4, 2018 16:29
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[Ohio] Westerville bans smoking in public parks

The Westerville City Council agreed to ban smoking in the suburb’s public parks Monday night, joining Columbus and a growing number of surrounding cities. In recent years, more than a dozen central Ohio communities have eliminated smoking in parks or at
Columbus (OH) Dispatch
added Jul 4, 2018 13:55
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Health group urges increase in tobacco tax

“Tobacco tax is a life-saving measure that can provide resources for this administration’s biggest projects, such as expanding universal health care, building infrastructure and providing free higher education,” said Mary Ann Fernandez- Mendoza, presiden
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Jul 4, 2018 13:53
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[Mexico] Mexican Lopez Obrador wins historic election landslide for left

Obrador has brought onto his team people who many Mexicans associate with the same network of politicians and bosses he said he would finish off. Such pragmatism, which included appointing a former cigarette baron as his chief of staff, is seen by some l
Reuters
added Jul 4, 2018 05:05
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Data the key to fighting tobacco firms, says Wong Chen

Subang Jaya MP Wong Chen today highlighted data gathering as one of the most important tools in the war against cancer. Speaking to reporters at a press conference on the status of world cancer control here today, he said data would help anti-tobacco adv
FreeMalaysiaToday.com (my)
added Jul 4, 2018 04:55
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[Minnesota] Luverne teen’s proposal to ban flavored tobacco products gains traction

One of eight mock bills signed into law at the recent American Legion Auxiliary Minnesota Girls State summit, Jaydn Anderson’s bill would ban the sale of flavored tobacco products in an effort to reduce the appeal of teen tobacco use.
Worthington (MN) Daily Globe
added Jul 2, 2018 21:11
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[California] YEE: Vaping Rising Among Teens: What San Francisco Banning Flavoring May Do

it shows that the tobacco industry, no matter how much money it spends on misleading ads, can be defeated. This vote should embolden other cities and states to act, because it demonstrates the public will not allow tobacco companies to stand in the way of
Forbes
added Jul 2, 2018 20:58
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Is Tobacco 21 The Solution To Colorado’s Wave Of Teen Vaping?

Colorado tops 37 other states for e-cigarette use among high school students... a push in several Colorado mountain towns to raise the minimum age for tobacco and nicotine purchases. The resort town of Aspen passed the state’s first such law in 2017. Neig
CPR - Colorado Public Radio
added Jul 2, 2018 20:42
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[UK-Scotland] ScotGov unveils new tobacco proposals

new five-year action plan ‘Raising Scotland’s Tobacco-free Generation’ include restricting the number of retailers allowed to sell tobacco, “particularly where smoking rates are highest such as in more deprived communities”; introducing further price incr
Scottish Grocer (uk)
added Jul 2, 2018 15:38
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STREIT: Marking a decade of smoke-free air in Iowa

It was significant for me, as a longtime volunteer for the American Cancer Society and its advocacy affiliate, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. We worked hard... But I’d be remiss if I left you with the idea that our work is done. It’s
Cedar Rapids (IA) Gazette
added Jul 1, 2018 18:32
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