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[Illinois] Why the legal age to buy tobacco isn't going up to 21 everywhere

Six Cook County communities have adopted so-called "Tobacco 21" ordinances as well. But in DuPage County, only one community has approved such an ordinance. None have done so in Kane or McHenry counties or anywhere else in the state. Some officials cre
Chicago (IL) Daily Herald
added Dec 27, 2017 15:26
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[Nebraska] Tobacco cessation programs would get boost from tax increase

Nebraska state senators will again consider raising the tax on tobacco when the legislative session begins next week. The proposal sponsored by Sen. Sara Howard (D-Omaha) would increase the tax on tobacco by $1.50 per pack.
Nebraska Radio Network
added Dec 27, 2017 15:01
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[Asia, Israel] KNESSET APPROVES BILL TO RESTRICT TOBACCO ADVERTISING ON INTERNET

A private member’s bill... prohibits tobacco advertising on the Internet and social media, but that exempts the print media and provides loopholes even for online advertising, was approved Sunday by the Ministerial Committee on Legislation. “It’s a matte
Jerusalem Post
added Dec 26, 2017 02:33
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China's national tobacco company has a staggering market — and they start young

Bloomberg Businessweek reporter Andrew Martin investigated China's tobacco industry for the latest issue of the magazine. “[CNTC] was started by the government in 1982 as a way to corral black market cigarettes,” Martin says. “It’s just exploded in growt
Public Radio International (PRI)
added Dec 22, 2017 21:32
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Impact of U.S. Smoke-free Air Laws on Restaurant and Bar Employment, 1990-2015

The ability to make both a health and business case in support of existing laws may also bolster the case for expansion. This study provides an updated look at the economic impact of smoke-free air laws nationally through 2015. The lack of adverse finding
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Dec 22, 2017 20:59
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[Alaska] Tobacco 21 campaign seeks to raise sales age

Several health agencies in Sitka are organizing a campaign to raise the legal age of tobacco sales to 21. Eric Brodell, the Western Regional Director for Preventing Tobacco Addiction Foundation, said there’s a correlation between raising the sales ago an
KCAW NPR Radio 104.7 FM / 90.1 FM (Sitka, AK)
added Dec 22, 2017 20:57
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[USA] Editorial: Japan's Olympics-size challenge: Ban smoking

Japanese restaurateurs and entrepreneurs who seek to attract the widest possible international clientele during the Olympics — and after — will ban smoking. Wouldn’t it be terrific if the Tokyo Olympics sparked a Great Japanese Smokeout?
Chicago Tribune
added Dec 22, 2017 20:46
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[Burkina Faso] Burkina: Parliament raises tobacco tax to 45 percent

Tax on tobacco in Burkina Faso has risen from 30 percent to 45 percent, a parliamentary source revealed on Thursday.The raise followed the adoption of the new General Tax Code by the country’s National Assembly.
APA - African Press Agency (sn)
added Dec 22, 2017 16:17
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[Washington] Wash. lawmakers look to raise legal tobacco age

The Spokane Regional Health Board backed a measure to raise the tobacco age to 21 years old. Spokane Regional Health Board member AJ Sanders said a common objection to initiatives like this are looking at how effective it will actually be.
KREM (Spokane, WA)
added Dec 22, 2017 16:15
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Congress Shouldn’t Sacrifice Disease Prevention Fund to Pay for Other Health Initiatives

While we support funding for CHIP and community health centers, it is irresponsible and unnecessary for this legislation to pay for these programs by once again cutting the Prevention and Public Health Fund, which is critical to addressing many of the big
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Dec 22, 2017 15:59
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