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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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[Australia] Cigar retailer reignites fight against new tobacco laws

Mr Stonehouse said he had concerns about a proposed change which would make it illegal for people under 18 to sell tobacco products. He said it would be an obstacle for small business which employed under-18s, while making it harder for teenagers to fin
PerthNow (au)
added Mar 8, 2018 03:32
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[Illinois] As 'Tobacco 21' effort grows, some suburbs prefer to wait before trying to increase tobacco-buying age

While a local effort to increase the purchasing age of tobacco products to 21 gains momentum in several northwest suburbs, officials in neighboring villages have said they're waiting to see how state lawmakers act before formally weighing in on the debat
Chicago Tribune
added Mar 8, 2018 03:28
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[Georgia] Briant: Winterville’s proposed tobacco ordinance conflicts with state law

While Section 31-12A-12 of the Georgia Smokefree Air Act does allow a local government to adopt a local law prohibiting smoking in more public places than the state law, this law does not grant a local government the authority to adopt restrictions on re
Athens (GA) Banner-Herald
added Mar 8, 2018 03:27
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[Canada] Quebec town's plan to ban public smoking could do more harm than good: advocate

Francois Damphousse says the law will force more people to smoke indoors, which is much more damaging to the health of those around them. “We have been working for decades to try to control smoking indoors, and we want people to go smoke outdoors, and n
Canadian Press
added Mar 8, 2018 01:13
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