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GRAPHICS: Marijuana and tobacco: How times have changed

USA TODAY Network looks back at the divergent paths marijuana and tobacco have taken in public policy and pop culture.
USA Today
added Jan 17, 2014 18:27
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BLUMENTAL/DURBIN: Fifty Years After First Surgeon General Report on Smoking, E-Cigarettes Pose Latest Threat to Public Health

If these companies want to market their products as a safe alternative to smoking, they should be subject to rigorous FDA scrutiny. Oversight and regulation are the only way to know the true nature of these products and the only way to ensure that today'
Huffington Post (blog)
added Jan 17, 2014 18:12
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Surgeon General Sets Tobacco End-Game as Smoking Decline Stalls

Acting Surgeon General Boris Lushniak in a report today criticized the “fraudulent campaigns” by cigarette companies, weaknesses in regulation and a rebound in smoking depicted in Hollywood films. He said he’s considering end-game strategies, such as gre
Business Week/Bloomberg
added Jan 17, 2014 01:52
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States Move on E-Cigarettes as Washington Delays

The debates in states come as the federal government considers its own answers to similar questions. The Food and Drug Administration is considering classifying e-cigarettes as “tobacco products,” which would extend its reach and potentially subject e-ci
Pew Center on the States & stateline.org
added Dec 16, 2013 21:54
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[New York] 2009 federal law didn't halt cigarette deliveries from NY Indian tribes, shipping records show

As recently as last spring, one group of about 20 website operators on Seneca Nation territory was still delivering 1.7 tons of untaxed cigarettes a week to destinations around the U.S., according to shipping records obtained by lawyers for New York City
AP - Associated Press
added Dec 2, 2013 14:33
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Georgia Farm Bureau concerned over tobacco payment cuts

Saying that payments under the Tobacco Transition Payment Program (TTPP) should not be subject to sequestration cuts and that an Office of Management and Budget (OMB) plan to do so could erode confidence in government-backed financial programs, Georgia Fa
Southeast Farm Press
added Nov 25, 2013 17:23
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[Idaho] EDITORIAL: E-cigarettes need regulation

There are still many questions to be answered about the health impacts of electronic cigarettes, and until they are, cities will face the challenge of how restrictive they will be in allowing citizens to use them. But tighter FDA regulations, for the ti
Idaho Press-Tribune
added Sep 29, 2013 21:04
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Dems Push FDA To Issue E-Cigarette Regulations Quickly ($$)

Four top Democrats in the U.S. House of Representativesurged the Food and Drug Administrationon Monday to issue new regulations for electronic cigarettes, saying that manufacturers are marketing the products to children despite concerns over health effect
Law360
added Sep 18, 2013 00:48
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[New Mexico] Education secretary pushes for higher cigarette tax to extend early childhood education to another 1.1 million kids

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan rode a brightly painted bus into New Mexico … Under President Obama's plan, much of the money to expand early childhood education would come from a federal tax increase of 94 cents a pack on cigarettes.
Farmington (NM) Daily Times
added Sep 10, 2013 14:06
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FRIEDEN: An Ad Campaign with the Best Payoff Imaginable -- Healthy Lives

we KNOW what works to help people quit: smoke-free policies, price increases, comprehensive state-level tobacco control programs, ongoing public education campaigns and easy, free access to smoking cessation services. But in too much of the country, we ar
Huffington Post (blog)
added Sep 10, 2013 12:38
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