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[Virginia] LETTER: Smokers get no sympathy here for higher tax

It’s not just about smokers and the extra tax they have to pay. They harm others with their actions, just as we are all in danger if someone chooses to drink and drive. People in the Roanoke Valley are trying to feed their children, heat their homes and
Roanoke (VA) Times & World News
added Jun 7, 2013 10:23
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[Nevada] LETTER: Don't blame state for smokers' health

articles like this headlining Nevada as “unhealthy” don’t help. It’s not right to imply the fault is in the state, especially when the health issues are driven by personal choices that would be ameliorated by just quitting smoking and going for a walk.
Las Vegas Sun
added Jun 7, 2013 10:13
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[Washington] LETTER: YWCA smoke gets in your eyes

Out of 75 women on floors six through eight are a handful who choose not to smoke ... How is this situation empowering women? Most of us living at the YWCA are not there by choice; we are there because we are in the grips of poverty due to having been m
Real Change
added Jun 6, 2013 11:09
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[Indiana] LETTER: Indy's ban on electronic cigarettes is absurd

I informed her that smoke/fog machines in nightclubs in Indy are simply a larger version of my “e-cig” but are allowed without issue. Any reasonable person can see the absurdity of that, but sadly reason is not a prerequisite for office.
Indianapolis (IN) Star
added Jun 5, 2013 17:20
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[New Jersey] LETTER: New Revel smoking policy hurts workers, gamblers

it's a good time for all who are concerned about their lung health to contact their elected officials and voice their support for legislation (A343/S1795), which would eliminate the smoking ban exemption for casinos.
The Press of Atlantic City
added Jun 3, 2013 23:50
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[Uae] LETTER: Smoking bans must be enforced

I think it's time the authorities got serious about ensuring public areas such as malls and restaurants are smoke-free. It's ridiculous that those of us who are non-smokers are subjected to dangerous second-hand smoke if we choose to go for a meal somew
The National Newspaper (ae)
added Jun 3, 2013 15:30
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[Canada] LETTER: SHATENSTEIN: With smoking, there is nothing left to debate

Imperial does not join in that effort but merely “supports open and honest debates about public health.” What is left to debate? Tobacco products sicken and kill. Imperial has a duty to its stakeholders to promote, market and sell as much of its legal b
National Post (ca)
added Jun 2, 2013 22:45
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[Canada] Letter: SHATENSTEIN: There’s nothing left to debate about tobacco

Marie Polet, the president and CEO of Imperial Tobacco Canada, says the company conducts its business “in a professional and responsible way.” When a firm has the leading market share of products that kill close to 40,000 Canadians every year, caution sh
Montreal Gazette (ca)
added Jun 2, 2013 22:43
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[Jamaica] LETTER: Health minister blowing smoke?

Jamaica, despite having ratified the WHO Framework Convention for Tobacco Control in July 2005, has yet to fully satisfy its obligations under the treaty. We fail to enact legislation to ban tobacco advertising and sponsorship, as well as smoking in publ
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added May 31, 2013 11:59
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[Africa, Uganda] Your Mail: Time to ban tobacco adverts

I was principal investigator in a survey to investigate Uganda’s compliance with the ban on tobacco advertising, sponsorship and promotions. The good news is that our research team did not come across any billboard advertising tobacco in the streets of
The Observer (ug)
added May 30, 2013 17:16
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