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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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[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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[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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[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
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[Guam] Bill to raise legal smoking age passes

Guam lawmakers Friday passed legislation aimed at curbing the island’s rate of tobacco users by increasing the minimum age to purchase tobacco-related products, and electronic cigarettes, to 21. The Legislature voted 9-6 in favor of Vice Speaker Benjami
Pacific Daily News (gu)
added Jun 19, 2016 11:45
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[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
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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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[Asia-pacific, Guam, Korea - South] Flight attendants are forced to tie up passenger after he 'drank five beers, smoked in the loo and started a fight after being refused more alcohol'

Kwon Woo Sung was travelling from Seoul to Guam island, a US territory He reportedly drank five beers and started smoking on board the flight Passengers and stewards on the Korean Airlines flight had to restrain him
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Apr 21, 2016 19:50
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[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
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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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