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[California] Contra Costa County, Bay Area Cities, Considering Menthol and Flavored Tobacco Ban

The board did not reach a consensus on several provisions presented to them by city staff during a lengthy public hearing on Tuesday, but supervisors unanimously agreed that more regulations in the county are needed. It is likely that the board will take
NBC Bay Area
added Jun 15, 2017 23:56
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[Colorado] Aspen aims to be first in state to raise tobacco age

Earlier this spring, Levin presented council with data showing that 90 percent of smokers began the habit as adolescents, and that the majority of teenagers get cigarettes from 18 to 21 year old peers. In theory, Aspen could pass a new law right now tha
KAJX Aspen (CO) Public Radio
added Jun 15, 2017 15:04
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[Colorado] In Aspen, 18 won’t be old enough to buy a pack of cigarettes, other tobacco products

In fact, anyone under the age of 21 in the posh Pitkin County resort town won’t be able to purchase any tobacco products — including e-cigarettes — starting Jan. 1, 2018. That’s after the Aspen City Council on Monday passed an ordinance raising the mini
Denver (CO) Post
added Jun 15, 2017 15:04
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[Colorado] Aspen City Council votes to increase minimum age to purchase tobacco

“Aspen is such a health-conscious town and our residents and guests enjoy life here for the clean air and exercise opportunities,” Aspen Mayor Steven Skadron said in a statement.
KDVR FOX 31 (Denver, CO)
added Jun 15, 2017 15:04
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[Minnesota] Gov. Dayton fights to rescind GOP tax cuts on tobacco

is pointing to a new study by the Minnesota Department of Health that he believes bolsters his campaign to convince Republicans to rescind their recent tax cut on tobacco products, including cigarettes and premium cigars. The issue is at the heart of the
Timberjay newspapers (MN)
added Jun 15, 2017 15:03
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[Colorado] Denver Hearing to be held on allowing marijuana smoking in public

Smoking marijuana in local businesses such as coffee shops or bookstores could be the new norm in Denver very soon. Residents can weigh in on the idea on Tuesday night during a public hearing downtown. The four-year pilot program would allow businesses
KDVR FOX 31 (Denver, CO)
added Jun 14, 2017 22:25
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[Minnesota] Tobacco tax cuts at heart of Legislature's legal dispute

Gov. Mark Dayton is cranking up the heat on Minnesota lawmakers to undo tax breaks for cigarettes and cigars. Dayton signed a $650 million tax bill last month that would cut taxes on premium cigars and freeze the state’s cigarette taxes in place after a
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 14, 2017 21:36
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[Florida] President Trump Could Take Away Your Cuban Cigars

The president is expected to travel to Miami to announce a tightening of restrictions that could include a ban on Cuban cigars.
Patch.org
added Jun 14, 2017 21:33
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[Canada] Winnipeg looking to butt out for patio season

On Monday, a city committee voted to approve a motion to review what other Canadian cities do when it comes to smoking on city patios. The Lung Association urged council to act quickly, citing that Winnipeg is the last major Canadian city without the smo
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added Jun 14, 2017 21:12
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[California] Public comment we submitted the CA Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation: Rule too lax to protect public health

Unless the State of California clearly adopts a public health framework for regulating this new legal market,[2] normal profit-maximizing behavior by business is likely to impose health costs on the people of California similar to those imposed by the t
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Jun 14, 2017 21:10
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