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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 (gu)
added May 13, 2016 19:52

[Guam] Cruz hopes to move smoking age bill forward, raise age to 21

New tobacco rules recently coming out of California and the federal government have breathed new life into a similar tobacco prohibition measure Vice Speaker Benjamin Cruz introduced a year ago. To limit the youths’ access to tobacco and curb the overal
Pacific Daily News (gu)
added May 16, 2016 09:22

[Asia-pacific, Guam, Micronesia] Ban on smoking in bars lapses into law

while the governor has staunchly supported efforts to curb smoking rates on Guam, they’re concerned the lawmakers are beginning to over regulate. “The governor is becoming increasingly concerned, however, about the growing invasion of the Legislature and
Pacific Daily News (gu)
added Feb 10, 2016 15:17

[Guam] Cruz Resolution Calls on Senate to Ratify W.H.O. Convention on Tobacco Control

Vice Speaker B.J. Cruz has introduced a resolution which calls on the Obama Administration and the U.S. Senate to support and ratify the World Health Organization's [WHO] "Framework Convention on Tobacco Control" [FCTC].
Pacific News Center (PNC) (gu)
added Jan 15, 2013 15:23

[Guam] Public Health says no to smokers

Effective immediately, the Department of Public Health and Social Services will not hire people who smoke.
Pacific Daily News (gu)
added Dec 18, 2012 14:56

[Guam, Micronesia] The vape debate continues

Contrary to what people might think, vaping for teens is not illegal. The Youth Protection Act addresses “tobacco products and electronic cigarettes,” but there are those who are working to include vaping as well. (gu)
added Nov 15, 2017 22:27

[Asia-pacific, Guam, Micronesia] Editorial: Raising smoking age would benefit students, youth

The bill's chief sponsor, Speaker Benjamin Cruz, said he introduced the bill, called the Youth Protection Act of 2017...Cruz said the legislation is for "every high school student who's felt pressured by her peers; every cancer survivor who's suffered fr (gu)
added Mar 10, 2017 15:32

[Asia-pacific, Micronesia] Calvo vetoes bill to raise Guam legal age to buy tobacco products

In his veto letter, Calvo said the “government is not a nanny” and that island lawmakers don’t have the right to tell Guam residents old enough to serve in the military, vote, marry and have children “that they can’t buy a pack of cigarettes.”
Pacific Daily News (gu)
added Jul 1, 2016 21:09

[Guam, Micronesia] Legal smoking age going from 18 to 21 on New Year's Day

Governor Eddie Calvo will let Bill 9 lapse into law essentially raising the legal smoking age from 18 to 21. Bill 9 passed this month with a unanimous vote by senators. The bill was introduced by Speaker BJ Cruz and would raise the legal smoking age on G
KUAM (gu)
added Mar 23, 2017 02:39

[Asia-pacific, Guam, Micronesia] Fines to double if tobacco measure passes

Fines for the sale of tobacco products to underage individuals may double if a new bill increasing the minimum age for tobacco use is enacted. Fernando Esteves, a freshman Republican senator, suggested the amendment during legislative session yesterday. (gu)
added Mar 9, 2017 19:28
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