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Trump Nominates Indiana Health Commissioner as Surgeon General

nominated Dr. Jerome M. Adams, the health commissioner for Indiana and a strong advocate of needle exchanges to avoid the spread of disease, to be the surgeon general of the United States.
New York Times
added Jun 30, 2017 15:12
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EDITORIAL: It’s the 21st century: isn’t it past time to ban menthol cigarette sales?

Tobacco companies’ fight to keep menthol suggests that this policy measure definitely passes the ‘tobacco industry scream test’17 by which to appraise the likely effectiveness of public health policy measures. Almost a century of Big Tobacco’s menthol dec
Tobacco Control
added Jun 30, 2017 14:49
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[Pennsylvania] BIRR: Massive Vaping Tax Is Crushing People’s ‘Businesses And Livelihoods’

A massive tax on electronic cigarettes is upending the vaping industry in Pennsylvania and is blamed for putting nearly 100 stores out of business since implementation. Lawmakers in the state passed a 40 percent tax on vaping products last summer that w
Libertarian Republic
added Jun 30, 2017 14:14
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Smoking at California parks and beaches could soon be illegal

under a bill from an East Bay Democrat that cleared another legislative hurdle this week. The proposed restrictions — which would apply to cigarettes, cigars, marijuana and e-cigarettes — will prevent wildfires, curb pollution and protect animals that mi
Santa Cruz County (CA) Sentinel
added Jun 30, 2017 14:02
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[California] San Francisco to Ban Sales of Vaping Flavored Liquid

San Francisco city supervisors unanimously approved a measure Tuesday that bans the sale of flavored nicotine-laced liquid used in electronic cigarettes and flavored tobacco products — with city supervisors saying nicotine masked in cotton candy, banana
KQED (San Francisco, CA)
added Jun 30, 2017 03:47
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[California] Health Code - Banning the Sale of Flavored Tobacco Products

San Francisco (CA) Board of Supervisors
added Jun 30, 2017 03:22
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Trump Taps Jones Day Partner To Head DOJ Civil Rights Unit ($$)

tapped another Jones Day attorney to serve in the administration, nominating labor and employment partner Eric S. Dreiband to serve as the assistant attorney general for the [DOJ].....representing [RAI] in defending an age discrimination suit against...
Law360
added Jun 30, 2017 03:18
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Labor lawyer tapped to be Justice Dept. civil rights chief

The White House on Thursday tapped a Washington labor lawyer known for representing large companies ... Eric Dreiband’s nomination immediately drew criticism...He defended tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds against age discrimination claims
WTOP Radio (Washington, DC)
added Jun 30, 2017 03:03
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[California] Supes Vote to Ban Menthols and Flavored Cigarettes

“Today, San Francisco sent a clear message that we need to do more to protect the health of our most vulnerable,” Supervisor Malia Cohen said in a news release. “Tobacco-related cancers lead all other cancer death rates in San Francisco, for both men and
San Francisco Weekly
added Jun 30, 2017 02:55
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[California] July 1: Tax on Tobacco Products Spikes Per Prop 56

In accordance with Revenue and Taxation Code section 30123(b), the BOE is required to annually calculate a tax rate on tobacco products that is equivalent to the combined rate of tax imposed on cigarettes ($2.87 per pack of 20, or $0.1435 per cigarette).
SCVTV (SANTA CLARITA, CA)
added Jun 29, 2017 09:44
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