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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Philippines] Students urge undecided senators to back proposed tobacco tax hike

Students from different universities and organizations gathered on Wednesday, November 22, in the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman to launch a campaign that urges legislators to back a proposal to increase tobacco tax. They wrote letters to unde
Rappler (ph)
added Nov 23, 2017 02:21
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[Kansas] 11 speak in favor, 1 against banning tobacco sales to adults ages 18 to 20 in Topeka

“There’s no downside to it,” Archer said of the proposed move. “There’s just upside. It will stop kids from smoking.” The governing body also heard one person — Spencer Duncan, who ran unsuccessfully Nov. 7 for Topeka mayor — speak against the proposal,
Topeka (KS) Capital-Journal
added Nov 23, 2017 00:22
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Vapour Product Association: You can shape the vaping future of South Africa

It is expected that e-cigarettes could face a range of possible regulations in 2018. Today the Vapour Products Association of South Africa (VPA) is asking South African vapers to lend their voices and to be heard. It is expected that e-cigarettes could
Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added Nov 23, 2017 00:18
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Sugar Industry Long Downplayed Potential Harms

In 1972, an internal tobacco industry memo on Mr. Hickson noted that he had a reputation for manipulating science to achieve his goals. The confidential tobacco memo described Mr. Hickson as “a supreme scientific politician who had been successful in cond
New York Times
added Nov 22, 2017 04:59
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[Texas] Tobacco 21 Opponents Speak Up

San Antonio’s effort to raise the minimum age to buy cigarettes from 18 to 21 isn’t the most popular idea with convenience store owners. Proponents admit that 18-year-olds will still be able to buy cigarettes on military bases, as well as in the San Ant
KTSA (San Antonio, TX)
added Nov 22, 2017 04:30
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[Canada] Cancer and lung associations recommend existing smoking bylaws apply to marijuana

people would have to be 21 to buy recreational pot. In fact, it would also like the age to purchase tobacco raised to 21. That's just two of the many recommendations made by the Cancer Society and the Lung Association in a joint letter to the government
CBC News (ca)
added Nov 21, 2017 13:27
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[Asia, India] TOBACCO SELLERS TO PROTEST TO ‘PROTECT LIVELIHOOD’

Thousands of paan-tobacco retailers in State have decided to take forward the fight against Union Government’s recent order asking them not to sell non tobacco items saying that abiding by the order is going to drag poor retailers and their families int
Daily Pioneer (in)
added Nov 20, 2017 17:14
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Philippines] This IS personal: Health advocates share pain of losing loved ones to tobacco

MANILA – Health advocates known to have lobbied for stronger tobacco control have taken their fight to social media, sharing their personal experience with smoking. Dr. Antonio Dans, professor of cardiology and clinical epidemiology at the University of
InterAksyon.com (TV 5) (ph)
added Nov 19, 2017 01:45
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GLANTZ: Smoke Screen: Big Vape is copying Big Tobacco’s playbook

the e-cigarette advocacy network, including such key players as David Sweanor, Bill Godshall, Brad Rodu, and Joel Nitzkin as well as the tobacco companies’ network of right wing think tanks...in the context of the tobacco industry’s efforts to deny scienc
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Nov 19, 2017 00:59
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EPA swaps top science advisers with industry allies

Eleven new members of the [EPA's] Science Advisory Board have a history of downplaying the health risks of secondhand smoke, air pollution...including two who have spun science for tobacco companies
Reveal (Center for Investigative Reporting)
added Nov 17, 2017 23:11
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