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[Asia-pacific, Micronesia] Editorial: Guam should raise tax on tobacco products

A proposal to raise Guam's tax on tobacco products is a sensible public health intervention that could help save lives. Speaker Benjamin Cruz recently introduced legislation that would raise the tax on all tobacco products. Bill 199-34 proposes to incre
postguam.com (gu)
added Nov 4, 2017 15:39
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[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
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[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.
postguam.com (gu)
added Mar 9, 2017 19:28
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[Asia-pacific, Guam, Micronesia] Bar owners face $3000 fine if smoking allowed

Bar owners have just under a year to implement a no-smoking policy in their establishments as Public Law 33-121 will take effect Jan. 1, 2017. The legislation, which lapsed into law on Feb. 4, will, among other provisions, prohibit smoking in establishmen
postguam.com (gu)
added Feb 9, 2016 19:40
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Guam Participates in “Kick Butts Day”; Territory Leads U.S. in Highest Rate of Adult Tobacco Use

Pacific News Center (PNC) (gu)
added Mar 21, 2012 00:00
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[Micronesia] Survey: Third of Guam teens use e-cigarettes

A third of Guam students ages 13 to 15 reported using electronic cigarettes, according to the latest Global Youth Tobacco Survey factsheet. That number dwarfs the number of traditional cigarette smokers, who accounted for nearly 11 percent of students s
postguam.com (gu)
added May 9, 2018 15:06
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Guam raises smoking age from 18 to 21

Starting Monday, it is illegal for individuals under 21 to smoke cigarettes or vape or access tobacco products, the Pacific Daily News reported. The new rule was unanimously passed by the Legislature and became law without the governor's signature.
AP - Associated Press
added Jan 11, 2018 03:19
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[Guam, Micronesia] Bill to increase legal smoking age may pass

A bill that aims to raise the legal smoking age from 18 to 21 may pass in the Guam Legislature this week. Several lawmakers spoke favorably about the measure during session Wednesday morning. A chorus of health care professionals and youth groups from
Pacific Daily News (gu)
added Mar 9, 2017 19:30
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[Asia-pacific, Micronesia] Guam ban on smoking in bars to become law in 2017

Smoking in bars will be prohibited in Guam next year under a measure that expands provisions to the island's anti-smoking law. The Legislature voted last month in favor of expanding the Natasha Smoking Act pf 2005 to include bars in the list of establis
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 9, 2016 17:07
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[Guam, Micronesia] Gov. Calvo to consider smoking ban in bars, other bills

more than a dozen measures are now awaiting the governor’s approval, including a bill that would add bars to the list of places where indoor smoking is banned. Sen. Dennis Rodriguez Jr., author of Bill 143-33, believes the measure would strengthen the Na
Pacific Daily News (gu)
added Jan 21, 2016 20:06
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