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Sierra Leone News: 640,000 smokers on the high side

There are an estimated 640,000 tobacco users in Sierra Leone and smoking prevalence is increasing – particularly among men and youth...calling for accelerated action to reduce tobacco consumption in Sierra Leone. The call was made at a major national mee
Awoko Newspaper (sl)
added Feb 16, 2018 17:26
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[North Carolina] Health Officials Alarmed at Uptick in Teen Vaping

Six years after North Carolina legislators eliminated funding for teen tobacco cessation programs, health officials are noting a sharp uptick in the number of kids using nicotine products....a steady and increasingly steep climb in the number of kids usin
North Carolina Health News
added Feb 16, 2018 17:25
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[Indiana] EDITORIAL: State lawmakers not taking needed stand against tobacco products

After years of failing to put adequate resources into fighting the losses — measured in human lives and dollars and cents — tied to Indiana’s above-average smoking rate, state lawmakers found another way to signal their disregard for the issue. Indiana
Columbus (IN) Republic
added Feb 16, 2018 17:24
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[Minnesota] Tobacco 21 ordinance goes down in flames; Mankato defeat also nullifies North Mankato's ordinance

The Mankato City Council snuffed out a move to raise the tobacco purchasing age to 21 in a 4-3 vote Monday night despite impassioned pleas by dozens of local residents, health care professionals and local legislators. The decision effectively nullifies
Mankato (MN) Free Press
added Feb 16, 2018 17:24
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[Canada] Anti-tobacco groups call for MPs to clamp down on vaping advertising rules

Two anti-tobacco groups say they’ll consider dropping their support for the Liberal government’s bill that revises Canada’s tobacco laws unless MPs amend it to restrict the types of advertising available for e-cigarette products so the rules are closer t
iPolitics (ca)
added Feb 16, 2018 17:23
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[Washington] John Wiesman: Raise the age; keep tobacco out of schools

House Bill 1054 and Senate Bill 6048 are under consideration. We all know smoking kills; it’s time we prevent cigarettes and vapor products from getting in the hands of our children and teens and a new generation from becoming addicted to nicotine. Let’s
The Spokesman-Review
added Feb 16, 2018 17:23
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[Canada] TURCOTTE: This product is less harmful than smoking, but we can't tell smokers

The Canadian government should allow adult tobacco consumers to receive accurate information about the relative risks of different tobacco products under an established, science-based regulatory framework. The House of Commons has scheduled committee hear
Financial Post (ca)
added Feb 16, 2018 17:23
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Increase in Cigarette Tax Turns Controversial in Paraguay

Three months into the presidential election, the main political debate in Paraguay revolves around a bill to increase cigarette taxes and trace the product from its manufacturing to its destination in order to combat smuggling. According to local analyst
Center for Regulatory Effectiveness (CRE)
added Feb 16, 2018 17:15
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VIDEO: Advocates Pushing Lawmakers to Raise Alabama’s Legal Tobacco Age to 21

Some doctors are pushing lawmakers to raise Alabama’s legal tobacco age from 19 to 21. The bill is sponsored by Representative Chris Pringle. “Teenagers and adolescents are much more likely to become addicted to the nicotine in tobacco products at an ea
Alabama News Network: WAKA CBS 8 / WNCF ABC 32 / WBMM CW 22
added Feb 16, 2018 17:15
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Illinois Debates Tobacco Purchase Age

Committees from both the Illinois Senate and the House of Representatives endorsed proposals that would raise the legal age of purchase for tobacco products from the current age of 18 years old to 21. On Feb. 6, the Senate Public Health Committee voted 6
CSP News (Convenience Store/Petroleum)
added Feb 16, 2018 17:14
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