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24 States Seek To Raise Tobacco Purchase Age

Two dozen U.S. states have introduced some form of legislation this year that seeks to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco to 21 years old. Currently, only Hawaii and California have enacted such laws, but the sheer amount of proposed legislation i
Cigar Aficionado
added Mar 29, 2017 20:00
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[Australia, New Zealand] Aust 'hermit kingdom' over e-cigarette ban

Australia is at risk of becoming a "hermit kingdom" having been beaten by New Zealand when it comes to legalising nicotine e-cigarettes, Liberal Democrat David Leyonhjelm warns...."This is yet another example of Australia being left behind on very basic i
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Mar 29, 2017 19:48
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[New Zealand] Nicotine e-cigarettes to be made legal

Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner said scientific evidence on the safety of e-cigarettes was still developing but there was a general consensus that vaping was much less harmful than smoking. She said the government was taking a cautious approach b
Radio New Zealand - Te Reo Irirangi o Aoteoroa (RNZ) (nz)
added Mar 29, 2017 19:17
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[New Zealand] Nicotine e-cigarettes to be legalised in NZ

"This is an opportunity to see if restricted access for e-cigarettes and e-liquid can help lower our smoking rates, reduce harm and save lives," Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner said on Wednesday. "The government is taking a cautious approach by a
NewsRoom (nz)
added Mar 29, 2017 19:15
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DOUTHAT: Is Obamacare a Lifesaver?

a new paper, just released through the National Bureau of Economic Research...shows no change in unhealthy behaviors (in terms of obesity, drinking and smoking) under Obamacare, and no statistically significant improvement in self-reported health since t
New York Times
added Mar 29, 2017 15:02
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[Louisiana] Tobacco settlement fund takes a hit

The cause: fewer cigarettes being bought. Nearly every state in the U.S. receives money – $140 million from lawsuits filed against tobacco companies annually and in perpetuity in settlement revenues from the federal government after winning a 1999 lawsui
Shreveport (LA) Times
added Mar 29, 2017 02:44
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Trump Administration: Tobacco Ties

the Trump Administration’s connections to the tobacco industry make us fear that the White House will move us backwards. Here are just a few of the high-profile counselors and appointees of the Trump Administration with ties to Big Tobacco. George Conwa
ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) (us)
added Mar 28, 2017 16:18
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[Australia] E-cigarette nicotine ban condemned as 'flawed and unethical' by doctors, health experts

"It is unethical and unscientific to exempt nicotine in tobacco products and to deny smokers access to a much safer alternative," the group wrote in a submission to the TGA...disappointed the group had failed to convince the TGA to adopt a policy that cou
Brisbane (QLD) Times (au)
added Mar 28, 2017 12:27
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Health and Public Policy to Facilitate Effective Prevention and Treatment of Substance Use Disorders Involving Illicit and Prescription Drugs: An American College of Physicians Position Paper [FREE FULL TEXT]

Evidence-based medication-assisted therapy approaches are available for the treatment of opiod...tobacco (nicotine replacement therapy, bupropion, and varenicline), and alcohol (naltrexone and acamprosate). No medication-assisted therapy has yet been dete
Annals of Internal Medicine
added Mar 28, 2017 03:53
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Smoking ban coming for Colorado Springs and Fountain public housing tenants

The Colorado Springs and Fountain housing authorities plan to go smoke-free.. The housing agencies' moves come after the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development recently announced a rule mandating all public housing units ban smoking within 25
Colorado Springs (CO) Gazette
added Mar 28, 2017 03:53
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