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Are Sin Taxes Healthy for State Budgets? Taxes on vices are tempting but unreliable source of revenue

Long-standing excise taxes, like those on alcohol and tobacco, still rely on growing consumption—always an uncertain prospect...Given the unpredictability of sin tax revenue, states should be cautious about extending what may be effective short-term fall
Pew Charitable Trusts
added Jul 20, 2018 02:18
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[California] Will San Francisco’s ban on flavored tobacco spark a national trend?

This week’s vote on San Francisco’s Proposition E was expected to be close, but the measure is passing with nearly 70 percent of the vote. That’s an insurmountable lead even though mail-in ballots are still being counted. The ban includes all flavored to
PBS
added Jul 20, 2018 01:49
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Tobacco-Free Policies on the Rise Across US Colleges and Universities

More than twice as many U.S. college and university campuses were smoke free or tobacco free in 2017 as in 2012, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation (ANRF), published
CDC - Centers for Disease Control
added Jul 19, 2018 14:37
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[Connecticut] VIDEO/TRANSCRIPT: Educators worry students don’t know vaping health risks

Across the country, the use of these e-cigarettes are spiking among youth, but parents often aren't even sure what they are and many teens mistakenly believe there are no serious health risks.
PBS
added Jul 18, 2018 23:06
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[Tennessee] Local public housing residents respond to U.S. government's ban on smoking indoors

Smokers are upset about the policy because not only can you not smoke inside, but they also can't smoke on their porches. They have to be several feet away from the home and for some, that means being on the street. Signs are popping up in public housi
WTVC NewsChannel 9 (Chattanooga, TN)
added Jul 18, 2018 15:21
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[UK] What's on in Parliament: Thursday 19 July 2018 / House of Commons

General debate / The Tobacco Control Plan
UK Parliament (uk)
added Jul 18, 2018 14:51
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[Ohio] 6th Circuit delivers a lovely gift to class action plaintiffs. Will it stand?

In a footnote in 1996’s Castano v. American Tobacco, the 5th Circuit said the limited issue clause doesn’t allow class plaintiffs to sidestep the predominance requirement. “A district court cannot manufacture predominance through the nimble use of subdiv
Reuters
added Jul 18, 2018 14:22
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Reynolds Vapor prepares national launch of new e-cig rival to Juul

is preparing a nationwide launch in August of its version of a “pod mod” similar to the Juul vaping delivery mechanism. The goal is to have Vuse Alto in national distribution by November, Ricardo Oberlander said Tuesday. Oberlander is a longtime BAT exec
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jul 18, 2018 02:01
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[Connecticut] VIDEO: Educators worry students don’t know vaping health risks

PBS
added Jul 18, 2018 00:27
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[North Carolina] It is legal for kids to work on tobacco farms, but it can make them sick

“It’s kind of a legacy in eastern North Carolina,” Castillo tells Here & Now’s Robin Young. “Either your neighbor owns a farm, or a relative owns a farm. Tobacco obviously is part of that heritage, and kids have been working in it, farmers will tell you,
WHYY (Philadelphia, PA)
added Jul 16, 2018 23:21
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