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[Kansas] EDITORIAL: Time to bump tobacco, vaping age to 21

’s time to start thinking seriously about bumping the legal age for obtaining tobacco and vaping supplies to 21, both locally and across the state. That would get it out of the hands of high school students, some of whom are in fact 18. Current state law
Manhattan (KS) Mercury
added Jan 14, 2018 03:17
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[Kansas] Judge grants temporary injunction blocking implementation of Topeka tobacco ordinance

A Shawnee County judge has temporarily blocked an ordinance that forbids tobacco sales to people ages 18-20 from taking effect. The temporary restraining order states there are “concerns regarding conflicts between the city ordinance in question and s
Topeka (KS) Capital-Journal
added Jan 12, 2018 04:29
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[Kansas] Two Topeka businesses sue city over tobacco ordinance going into effect Thursday

bars people under 21 from buying tobacco products. Vape Bar and Puffs ‘n’ Stuff, LLC, with the assistance of the Kansas Vapers Association, have asked a Shawnee County District Court judge to issue a temporary injunction blocking the ordinance’s implem
Topeka (KS) Capital-Journal
added Jan 11, 2018 03:38
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[Kansas] Minimum age to buy tobacco in Topeka is 21 at midnight

In a historic vote of 8 to 2, the Topeka City Council is raising the minimum age to buy tobacco products in the city, to 21 years old. The ordinance will go into effect at midnight. Multiple health organizations in the area said the decision was obvious
KSNT Channel 27 ( Topeka, KS)
added Jan 11, 2018 01:20
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[Kansas] EDITORIAL: Are Missouri prisons prepared for mass nicotine withdrawal when smoking ban takes effect?

Missouri should long ago have followed the example of Kansas, which banned smoking indoors in the 90s and stopped allowing it outside in 2003. But it is a reason to make sure prison staff and inmates are as prepared as possible. “It’s going to be a chall
Kansas City (MO) Star
added Jan 4, 2018 07:22
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[Kansas] As more cities and counties raise tobacco age, state lawmakers may be asked to intervene

As a group in Lawrence prepares a strong push for local regulations that would raise the minimum age for buying tobacco to 21, efforts may be underway at the state level to push for a law that would pre-empt the ability of local governments to enact such
Lawrence (KS) Journal-World
added Jan 1, 2018 03:00
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EDITORIAL: Why aren’t Missouri and Kansas spending tobacco settlement money on helping smokers kick the habit?

Missouri’s reluctance to spend any money to help people stop smoking is fiscally irresponsible... The state has more smokers than other states because it encourages the habit. The state’s tobacco tax — just 17 cents per pack — is the lowest in the nation
Kansas City (MO) Star
added Dec 18, 2017 16:21
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[Kansas] Flame retardants cloud way for firefighters

Flame retardants can be a major threat to firefighters because when they burn, carcinogens are released into the air....The big shift to flame retardants came in the late 1970s and is traced directly to the tobacco industry...the industry spent millions
Hutchinson (KS) News
added Dec 18, 2017 16:06
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Report: Kansas not spending enough on tobacco prevention

In April 2017, Kansas received nearly $62 million from the 1998 settlement. According to the state’s budget committee chairman, State Rep. Troy Waymaster, about $42 million was put in the Children’s Initiative Fund, which was established using the settl
KSNT Channel 27 ( Topeka, KS)
added Dec 14, 2017 16:48
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[Kansas] Topeka limits sale of tobacco products to those 21 and older

The ban approved Tuesday by the city's governing board includes prohibitions against selling cigarettes and other tobacco-related products, including electronic cigarettes, to anyone under 21. Previously, the minimum age to buy tobacco products in Tope
AP - Associated Press
added Dec 8, 2017 22:40
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