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[Hawaii] Tobacco Restrictions Considered at the Legislature

Lawmakers are taking up two bills today, one making the University of Hawaiʻi a tobacco-free zone and another to restrict access to e-cigs to those under 21. The Hawaii Public Health Institute supports both measures. The Conversation's Catherine Cruz ta
Hawaii Public Radio
added Apr 7, 2018 20:39
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[New York] Pharmacists back law to restrict tobacco sales

The American Pharmacists Association, the American Medical Association and the Pharmacists Society of the State of New York have called for state and local laws prohibiting tobacco sales in pharmacies because they believe that doing so supports the publi
Albany (NY) Times-Union
added Apr 7, 2018 18:36
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[California] Smokers Mount Fight Against Flavored Tobacco Ban In San Francisco

Dozens of people gathered on the steps of city hall Thursday morning, chanting “No on E! No on E!” They were rallying to fight for their right to choose to smoke. “We just legalized marijuana. Now you want to ban menthol cigarettes?” asked Shawn Richard
Channel 2000 (KCBS) (Los Angeles, CA)
added Apr 7, 2018 18:36
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VIDEO: Australia’s vaping restrictions labelled as ‘outrageous’

Vaping is used around the world to reduce smoking deaths but it is illegal to smoke them without a prescription in Australia. NSW Liberal MP Peter Phelps tells Ben Fordham his fellow politicians are being cowardly by refusing to legalise the safer alter
Radio 2GB (Pyrmont) (au)
added Apr 7, 2018 18:29
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[Ohio] Erie MetroParks has no plans to prohibit smoking

While Sandusky officials consider a citywide smoking ban within all green spaces they maintain, the area’s predominant public parks provider won’t consider reversing its stance anytime soon. Erie MetroParks officials follow state smoking guidelines. In a
Sandusky (OH) Register
added Apr 7, 2018 16:51
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[Florida] City officials support raising age for tobacco

Gainesville leaders on Thursday said they want the Alachua County Commission raise the age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21, following a county meeting that discussed the idea. The Gainesville City Commission voted 6-1 to draft a letter in support
Gainesville (FL) Sun
added Apr 6, 2018 19:13
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Oklahoma Raises Its Cigarette Tax

Acting on pressure from striking teachers, lawmakers approved a budget in late March that also included raising taxes on little cigars at the same rate as cigarettes, the fuel tax by 3 cents a gallon on gasoline and 6 cents a gallon on diesel, and the gr
CSP News (Convenience Store/Petroleum)
added Apr 6, 2018 19:11
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[Ohio] No more butts at Barberton’s Lake Anna? Proposal would fine smokers in city parks

On Monday, the City Council will consider legislation that would impose fines of up to $500 for folks caught lighting up at Lake Anna, the Barberton Community Sports Complex and any of the other 14 parks around town. Barberton’s parks commission has lon
Akron (OH) Beacon Journal
added Apr 6, 2018 18:54
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[China, North Carolina] Potential tobacco tariffs terrify NC farmers

John Weaver said 70 percent of the tobacco he grows in Johnston County gets exported out of the country. He also grows soybeans and corn, but tobacco is his key cash crop and has 70 percent of his investment. "It would devastate us," Weaver said of loom
WECT 6 WILMINGTON (NC)
added Apr 6, 2018 18:51
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[China] Chinese tariffs could affect North Carolina tobacco and pork producers

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler said that the state exported more than $156 million worth of tobacco and more than $55 million worth of pork to China last year. "Our number one trading partner in agriculture in North Carolina is China. This amoun
WTVD ABC 11 (Durham, NC)
added Apr 6, 2018 18:50
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