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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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[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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[Asia-pacific, Guam, Micronesia] $1 tax hike for pack of cigarettes proposed

The cost of a pack of cigarettes would increase by $1 under legislation introduced yesterday morning by Speaker Benjamin Cruz, who plans to submit the proposal to voters in the General Election next year.
postguam.com (gu)
added Oct 12, 2017 22:37
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[Asia-pacific, Guam, Micronesia] Ban on vaping proposed

A new bill introduced by Speaker Benjamin Cruz wants to expand the ban on smoking in public places to also prohibit the use of electronic smoking devices in the same locations. "Vaping is a choice. Breathing isn't," said Cruz, who introduced Bill 198-34
postguam.com (gu)
added Oct 11, 2017 20:02
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