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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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[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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[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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[Micronesia] EDITORIAL: Guam should ban vaping in public places

Other opponents of ESD regulations argue that people should have the freedom to use ESDs in public places. But the cost of secondhand smoke is too high as bystanders can inhale the aerosol from an e-cigarette. Cruz's proposed ban on vaping in public pla
postguam.com (gu)
added Oct 16, 2017 05:54
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[Guam, Micronesia] Bill would let voters decide on tobacco tax increase

Guam legislative Speaker Benjamin Cruz, D-Tumon, is proposing that Guam residents vote on an increase in the tobacco tax to curb Guam's smoking rates. According to news files, the implementation of the current $3 per-pack sin tax on cigarettes did not m
Pacific Daily News (gu)
added Oct 13, 2017 01:12
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[Guam, Micronesia] Local groups support bill to raise smoking age

Legislation to raise the legal smoking age from 18 to 21 received overwhelming support from several local organizations during a public hearing at the Legislature on Wednesday afternoon. Guam Cancer Care, the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, Health Partn
Pacific Daily News (gu)
added Feb 22, 2017 19:36
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[Asia-pacific, Guam, Micronesia] Cancer society salutes new smoking law

saluting Guam lawmakers for the recently passed Bill 143, which seeks to strengthen the anti-smoking Natasha Protection Act... The bill lapsed into law without the signature of Gov. Eddie Calvo, according to the governor’s spokeswoman. While the governor
postguam.com (gu)
added Feb 9, 2016 07:13
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[Guam] Port foots $2K fine for employees smoking

After employees continually smoked outside approved smoking areas, Port Authority of Guam General Manager Joanne Brown said smoking is now banned within the yard. However, employees are allowed to go outside the yard during their breaks to other approved
Pacific Daily News (gu)
added Oct 3, 2014 22:12
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