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[Micronesia] Increase to Guam's tobacco tax lauded

Senator Joe San Agustin on Tuesday says the increase in tobacco taxes will help fund health and education programs, which will then decrease these programs’ reliance on the limited general fund money. The tobacco tax hike is now part of the revised fisca
Pacific Daily News (gu)
added Aug 24, 2018 12:52
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[Guam] Senators: tobacco tax hike would net $9.35M

, some smokers might soon be priced out of the market with a permanent increase in the so-called ‘sin tax’ on tobacco products. Smokers who can still afford the price of cigarettes will just have to pay more for the cause to quit.
Pacific News Center (PNC) (gu)
added Aug 8, 2018 13:16
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[Guam, Micronesia] Editorial: Let’s raise awareness of dangers of vaping

On Guam, we must step up efforts to clamp down on local teens’ use of e-cigarettes. Parents, teachers and other adults must educate teens about the dangers of vaping before a generation gets hooked. Stores must follow the law and not sell e-cigarettes to
postguam.com (gu)
added Aug 2, 2018 18:23
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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 tobacco age from 18 to 21; military bases will observe new law

Commissaries and exchange stores on Guam have been ordered to stop selling tobacco products — including electronic cigarettes — to personnel under age 21 because of a new law that took effect Monday on the U.S. island territory. The order, which was rel
Stars & Stripes
added Jan 11, 2018 20:05
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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] 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.
postguam.com (gu)
added Nov 15, 2017 22:27
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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] New laws require tobacco stamps, give peace officers more time to get fit

Within a year, the government of Guam will be required to place government stamps on all tobacco products – a change intended to better monitor and improve the collection of tobacco taxes. There currently is a sin tax of $3 per pack of cigarettes. Speak
Pacific Daily News (gu)
added Oct 21, 2017 19:50
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[Guam, Micronesia] Lawsuit: Priest lured boys into homosexual lifestyle, smoking

The complaint states Brouillard's strategies to gain access to S.S. and other boys included allowing the boys to smoke tobacco, and rewarding them by often taking them out to McDonald's or other restaurants.
Pacific Daily News (gu)
added Oct 18, 2017 13:54
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