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[Guam, Micronesia] Legal tobacco age will be 21

Come Jan. 1, 2018, only adults age 21 and older will be allowed to legally purchase and use tobacco and e-cigarettes on Guam. Lawmakers unanimously passed Bill 9-34 on March 9. Without any action from the governor, the measure lapsed into law this week,
Pacific Daily News (gu)
added Mar 24, 2017 17:53
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[Guam] It's never too late to quit smoking: Seniors who quit see health benefits almost immediately

Statistics from the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse show that more than 60 percent of cancers on Guam are due to tobacco use. Statistics also show that every cigarette smoked takes seven minutes off a person's life.
Pacific Daily News (gu)
added Sep 8, 2012 22:01
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[Guam, Micronesia] Cruz reintroduces legislation about sale age for tobacco products

Cruz to reintroduce legislation that would raise the age of access on Guam to tobacco and e-cigarettes from 18-21. Similar legislation introduced in his last term failed to garner enough votes for an override. Cruz says that "given the Administration's n
KUAM (gu)
added Jan 12, 2017 14:56
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[Guam] ACS CAN Applauds Vice Speaker Cruz for Introducing Anti-Smoking Legislation

introducing Bill #384 which would restrict those involved in the sale of tobacco products on Guam from offering discounts, free samples or multi-pack purchase prices. ACS CAN points out that tobacco remains the number one preventable cause of cancer on G
Pacific News Center (PNC) (gu)
added Jul 22, 2014 12:46
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[Guam] VIDEO: Cigarette Tax Collections May Be Lower Because Importer Is Using Tax Credits to Offset the Tax

"We received testimony from Rev&Tax that said part of the decrease might be the fact that a tax credit had been utilized by a importer and they used tax credit to offset their cigarette tax and so in the budget bill we I believe we included a provision t
Pacific News Center (PNC) (gu)
added Jan 16, 2013 07:36
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[Guam] New policy bans smoking for new Public Health hires

KUAM (gu)
added Dec 19, 2012 03:22
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[Asia-pacific, Guam] Governor criticized for vetoing tobacco access legislation

Members of Youth for Youth Live and the author of the legislation that proposed to increase the age for legal access to tobacco in Guam from 18 to 21 reacted quickly to the governor’s veto of Bill 141-33. Vice Speaker Benjamin Cruz, author of the bill, o
postguam.com (gu)
added Jul 4, 2016 17:39
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DPHSS Launches Tobacco Free Guam Quitline and WebCoach

The website can be found at https://www.quitnow.net/guam/ and is an extension of the Tobacco Free Guam Quitline telephone cessation service, 1-800-QUIT-NOW.
Pacific News Center (PNC) (gu)
added Jun 27, 2012 13:25
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[Asia-pacific, Guam, Micronesia] Tobacco-purchasing age raised to 21

"After the testimony, toil and tears of so many, we did it. Today, Guam stood up to Big Tobacco, and together we won," Cruz said in a statement. "Armed with facts instead of fear, young people, health care professionals and countless community advocates
postguam.com (gu)
added Mar 23, 2017 18:34
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[Asia-pacific, Guam, Micronesia] Smoking age bill set for public hearing

a proposal to raise the legal minimum smoking age in Guam from 18 to 21 will receive a public hearing. The proposal contained in Bill 141-33, if enacted into law, will increase the statutory minimum legal age of access to tobacco and electronic cigarette
postguam.com (gu)
added May 13, 2016 19:52
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