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[Missouri] Some Want to Snuff Out City Councilman's Smoking Age Increase

Some say the St. Louis City Councilmen’s proposal to raise the minimum smoking age from 18 to 21 is a bad idea. Bill Hannegan is the director of Keep St. Louis Free, a group dedicated to protecting personal freedoms of local citizens. He thinks the Coun
KMOX NewsRadio 1120 CBS (St. Louis, MO)
added Aug 29, 2016 21:30
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[Pennsylvania] Pa. Lawmaker Countering 40% Vape Tax

Proposal would swap tax for 5-cents-per-milliliter alternative
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Aug 29, 2016 21:29
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Big Tobacco blowing smoke in claim about California's Prop 56

The claim that Prop 56 "cheats" schools goes too far. It might have been accurate to say the measure exempts most all revenue from going to schools. But the term chosen by No on 56 is misleading. We rate the claim Mostly False.
PolitiFact (St. Petersburg (FL) Times
added Aug 27, 2016 18:45
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[Texas] Coalition Pushes for Smoke-Free Fort Worth on Behalf of Service Employees

On their website, SFFW said "Fort Worth is the only major city in Texas that does not have a ordinance protecting citizens from the exposure to secondhand smoke in all workplaces. A smoke-free ordinance will protect the health of every resident in Fort W
KXAS-TV NBC-5 (Fort Worth, TX)
added Aug 27, 2016 18:45
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RUSSELL: Unintended consequences of the FDA’s e-cigarette regulations

With the clock ticking toward the August 8, 2018 predicate date, there is much that can be done, both by FDA and by the U.S. Congress, to ensure these unintended consequences never come to fruition. There is no credible evidence to date that vaping e-ci
The Hill
added Aug 27, 2016 18:44
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[California] Tobacco Companies’ Campaign Commits Cyberfraud to Trick Voters

In an illegal and unscrupulous attempt to mislead voters, a public relations firm that works for tobacco companies was redirecting visitors to the web address “YesOnProposition56.org” to a tobacco company-financed site attacking Proposition 56.
Yes on 56.org
added Aug 26, 2016 17:08
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Walgreens Feels Tobacco Heat

Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, which also is a Walgreens shareholder, announced the filing of a proposal...“the sale of tobacco products, which are known to carry serious health risks, in Walgreens pharmacies exposes the company to signifi
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Aug 26, 2016 17:03
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[Asia, India] Farmers seek to participate in Tobacco control summit

"We have written to the government that FAIFA as representatives of Tobacco farmers be included in the official Indian delegation to COP7," Murali Babu, FAIFA General Secretary, said. "Allowing tobacco farmers to take part in the deliberations will unde
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Aug 25, 2016 19:48
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Letter to President Obama

Since 2009, we along with others in the national tobacco control community have implored the FDA to exercise its authority and place a ban on the sale of menthol cigarettes, just as it did for the other flavored cigarettes. Research confirms that a menth
African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council (AATCLC)
added Aug 25, 2016 05:10
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GLANTZ: Big Tobacco aims its guns to kill California tobacco tax

Because Proposition 56 is a bigger tax with more money for anti-tobacco education and research it will have a bigger effect on health, reducing medical costs and building the California economy … and cost Big Tobacco even more money.
San Francisco Chronicle
added Aug 22, 2016 13:29
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