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[Louisiana] Letter: Tobacco taxes do work

research shows that every 10 percent price increase reduces youth smoking rates by 6.5 percent and overall smoking consumption by 4 percent. Young’s point concerning cigar smoking is still well taken. Many people don’t know that cigars are addictive, har
Baton Rouge (LA) Advocate
added Jun 20, 2013 19:24
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LETTER: Factors for Dental Checkups

An individual’s susceptibility to oral decay is largely influenced by personal habits such as smoking, medications that dry the mouth, or even how well you brush and floss your teeth. All of those factors influence how frequently you need to see your dent
New York Times
added Jun 19, 2013 02:39
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[Canada] LETTER: Corner stores must wean themselves off tobacco

As a society we've come a long way in our efforts to reduce the harmful impact of tobacco use, specifically cigarette smoking. Tobacco use rates in Ontario and here in the city of Hamilton are declining. Manufacturing more tobacco products, making these
Hamilton (Ont) Spectator (ca)
added Jun 17, 2013 12:05
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[Pennsylvania] LETTER: Patriot-News editorial should have embraced entire smoke-free proposal

The editorial left me questioning why lawmakers would think only some, but not all, workers should be protected from the dangers of secondhand smoke. Research shows that people who work in private clubs, hotels and residential facilities are at equal risk
Harrisburg (PA) Patriot-News
added Jun 16, 2013 13:03
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[New York] Letter: Rein in tobacco's targeting of kids

tobacco companies should have to abide by a set of laws that does not make children as vulnerable. Signs placed higher, limited use in television and TV of a certain rating and an ad campaign that does not shadow over all of the risks and dangers of tobac
The Saratogian (Saratoga Springs, NY)
added Jun 16, 2013 12:05
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[California] LETTER: Najarian sends city up in smoke

Glendale a smoke-free city? What a joke! Everywhere I look in Glendale people are smoking. On the street, in front of the market, in their cars, at the Americana -- everywhere. Don't even get me started on all the cigarette trash and butts that litter ou
Glendale (CA) News-Press
added Jun 15, 2013 16:44
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[Jamaica] LETTER: Tear down that tobacco billboard

Last week, the world celebrated World No Tobacco Day. We did so at the Smokefree Action Coalition in Spanish Town where we have the first smoke-free square in the Caribbean. Two days later, Carreras erected a large billboard.
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jun 14, 2013 18:58
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[Oregon] Letter: Use tobacco settlement money to counter 'cool' image of smoking

Susan Nielsen's recent column on the nostalgic qualities of smoking ("Smoking may stink, but it packs a nostalgic punch," June 9) is a good reminder that we must work together to reduce the grip that the tobacco industry has on our communities.
The Oregonian blogs
added Jun 14, 2013 09:26
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LETTER: LISS: Raising the Cigarette Tax

Gail Collins writes (column, June 6) that President Obama’s plan to strengthen early childhood learning with a tobacco tax increase needs a “groundswell” of public demand. I agree: all Americans should urge their members of Congress to pass this.
New York Times
added Jun 13, 2013 09:58
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[Minnesota] LETTER: Columnist unfairly generalizes smokers as bad employees

People do not plan at an early age ... hmm, think I will be a smoker ... think I will battle my weight all my life ... think I will develop a chronic disease. Really, enough already, we get it.
Rochester (MN) Post-Bulletin
added Jun 12, 2013 18:14
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