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[Oklahoma] Letter to the editor: Big tobacco quick to challenge $1.50 fee

Certainly the smoking manufacturers have not suddenly become altruistic in challenging the law as unconstitutional, as they are mostly interested in continuing to sell and profit from a product that is a primary cause of death and health problems.
Tulsa (OK) World
added Jun 22, 2017 13:53
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[Oklahoma] FRIEDMAN: Butt for a tax

The relentless, rapacious cigarette lobby on one side; cowed, dissembling state legislators on the other. It’s tough to know who not to root for. If the lawsuit is successful and the state Supreme Court throws out SB 845 for being unconstitutional, that
Tulsa Voice
added Jun 22, 2017 13:41
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New York Democrats Push Measure To Smother Vaping Industry

“Every time New York State lumps vaping together with smoking, they are basically telling the smokers it is the same thing, don’t bother, and it is not not the same thing,” Andrew Osborne, vice president of the New York State Vaping Association, told WIV
Libertarian Republic
added Jun 22, 2017 13:39
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[Asia, Pakistan] WAZIR: Govt imperils health initiatives by decreasing tax on tobacco

The revenue addicted government gives little value to human life since it reduced the tax on tobacco products in its current budget despite National Health Services Regulation and Coordination (NHSRC)’s clear warning of its far-reaching negative impacts
Pakistan Today (pk)
added Jun 22, 2017 13:35
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FDA COMMISSIONER TESTIFIES TO SENATE ABOUT PREMIUM CIGARS

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., asked Gottlieb whether the agency was considering reevaluating the deeming regulations, which went into effect last year.
HalfWheel
added Jun 21, 2017 20:16
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[California] SF bans sale of menthol cigarettes, may eliminate at least $50.5M in tobacco sales

prohibits retailers from selling flavored tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes, flavored chewing tobacco and flavored liquids containing nicotine used in electronic cigarettes, which disproportionately impact the LGBT and black communities. “We
San Francisco (CA) Examiner
added Jun 21, 2017 20:12
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[California, Minnesota] Menthol-Ban Efforts Ripple

To the misfortune of convenience-store retailers, the prospect of a ban on menthol cigarettes seems to be catching fire, re-emerging in the San Francisco area earlier this month and surfacing now in Minneapolis.
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Jun 21, 2017 20:09
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[Louisiana] Mandeville considers ban on smoking in bars

Mandeville would join a growing number of Louisiana cities that prohibit smoking in bars under an ordinance being considered by the City Council. Because smoking is already banned indoors at establishments that serve both food and alcohol, the law would
New Orleans (LA) Times Picayune
added Jun 21, 2017 18:00
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[Missouri] Ast urges council to reconsider tobacco policy

Show Me Tobacco Free Vernon County represented by Kelly Ast... Ast presented the results of a survey taken from more than 600 Vernon County residents, 88 percent said they’d like to see restaurants and bars smoke-free indoors and 66 percent said they woul
Nevada (MO) Herald & Mail
added Jun 21, 2017 18:00
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[California] Council eyes new smoking restrictions for apartment complexes next year

Chief among the proposed new city regulations, which would take effect at apartment complexes early next year, is banning smoking inside individual units, on balconies and patios, in all indoor and outdoor common areas and within 25 feet of those locatio
Pleasanton (CA) Weekly
added Jun 21, 2017 18:00
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