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[Massachusetts] Brookline High School senior proposes tighter local tobacco laws

Makena Binker-Cosen is asking the town to make it more difficult for teenagers to get a hold of e-cigarettes and flavored tobacco. In warrant article she submitted for Town Meeting members to vote on this November, she is proposing expanding the definit
Wicked Local (MA)
added Sep 21, 2016 01:35
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Former House Speaker John Boehner Joins Washington Law Firm

Boehner, a cigarette smoker, was appointed to the board of the tobacco giant Reynolds American, which is currently fending off more regulation of the industry, including regulation of e-cigarettes. He is to serve on the board’s committee for corporate gov
New York Times
added Sep 21, 2016 01:30
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Reason Foundation

David H. Koch...is listed as a Trustee of the Reason Foundation. Julian Morris, past Executive Director of the International Policy Network (UK), and a prominent climate change skeptic... The Reason Foundation has received funding from tobacco companies i
DeSmogBlog
added Sep 20, 2016 14:42
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[Canada] PACKAGING DEBATE

BRANDS AREN’T AT FAULT, STOP BLAMING THEM / IS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TAKING CIVIL LIBERTIES? In a free, democratic society, everyone should have the same freedoms, the same choices, and an expectation that the federal government will act on evidence. Y
Both Sides of the Argument (JTI-MacDonald) (ca)
added Sep 19, 2016 14:44
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[Canada] JTI-Macdonald Corp. launches campaign to show that Plain packaging doesn’t work and will help organized crime

Plain packaging will increase unregulated and untested illegal tobacco, fuelling organized crime and massive loss of tax revenue / Nine out of ten Canadians had either never even heard of the public consultation or couldn’t explain what it was about.
JTI-Macdonald Corp. (ca)
added Sep 19, 2016 14:42
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LETTER: SAROKIN: A Judge’s View of Tobacco Lobby: ‘Money Over Morality’

I repeat what I said in my opinion 24 years ago..."Who are these persons who knowingly and secretly decide to put the buying public at risk solely for the purpose of making profits and who believe that illness and death of consumers is an appropriate cost
New York Times
added Sep 19, 2016 08:16
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[Missouri] E-cigarette backers slam vote to raise age for tobacco sales

The County Council raised the age of tobacco sales to 21 last week, a move praised by anti-smoking groups but criticized by e-cigarette advocates who say it will be harder for younger smokers to quit. The ban, called Tobacco 21 or T21, will go into effec
Call Newspapers (St. Louis, MO)
added Sep 18, 2016 22:02
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[California] SF API Leaders Urge Voters to Approve Prop 56 to Protect Children and Save Lives

Supervisor Eric Mar and other Asian Pacific Islander (API) community leaders and children’s advocates on Thursday urged voters to approve Proposition 56, the life-saving tobacco tax initiative that will protect children from deadly addiction. Tobacco is t
Yes on 56.org
added Sep 18, 2016 13:45
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[California] State Watchdog Agency Urged To Investigate Multiple Statewide Campaign Finance Violations Against Big Tobacco

Yes on 56 – Save Lives California campaign today filed complaints with the Fair Political Practices Commission against Big Tobacco for multiple violations of California campaign finance law. One complaint charges tobacco companies failed to disclose how
Yes on 56.org
added Sep 18, 2016 13:44
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California tobacco tax: Prop. 56 faces uphill battle against lobbies

Supporters cried foul over the “cheats schools” claim, arguing that there would be no new money for anything if Proposition 56 fails. State Superintendent of Instruction Tom Torlakson called it “preposterous” and demanded TV stations stop broadcasting a
San Jose (CA) Mercury-News
added Sep 17, 2016 15:16
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