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[Massachusetts] House is battleground for higher tobacco age

Last week, a group of more than 100 cancer patients, survivors, families and volunteers with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network visited Beacon Hill to ask lawmakers to support a tobacco control bill that includes the three-year age boost.
Lowell (MA) Sun
added Apr 9, 2017 15:13
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Imperial Tobacco Canada presents its submission to Senate on Bill S-5

The plain packaging and product standardization aspects of the federal government's proposal include unlawful and flawed positions and will be counterproductive in achieving its objectives. This is the position that Imperial Tobacco Canada will take in it
Canada Newswire (CNW) (ca)
added Apr 7, 2017 20:04
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[Canada] Tobacco companies may be working to undermine tobacco control initiatives: Philpott

Health Minister Jane Philpott says tobacco companies may be working with “industry front groups” to interfere with government policy and the government has to guard against attempts to undermine tobacco control initiatives in Canada.
Globe and Mail (ca)
added Apr 7, 2017 16:30
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E-Cigarette Industry Appeals to Trump Administration to Help Keep it in Business

the industry is now turning to the pro-corporate, anti-regulation Trump Administration and the GOP Congress in order to get the FDA to back down on the new rules.
Ring Of Fire Network
added Apr 6, 2017 21:30
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[Ohio] GILL: Another Viewpoint: E-cigarettes important to many people

As an owner of a business specializing in e-cigarettes and e-liquids, I do not feel that our industry gets the respect it deserves....Finally, there is a revolutionary solution to an age-old addiction. Vaping matters.
Willoughby (OH) News-Herald
added Apr 6, 2017 02:22
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[Canada] Big Tobacco warns plain-packaging will increase contraband problem as Senate studies anti-smoking bill

The industry says the Liberals’ Bill S-5 is a gift to organized crime; anti-smoking groups say concerns over the legislation are being overstated, and that plain packaging will make cigarettes less attractive to kids. Representatives of Imperial Tobacco
National Post (ca)
added Apr 6, 2017 02:05
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[Kentucky] Ethics Reporter: Lobbyists combined to spend $4.6 million over just 20 days of 2017 short session

Although the General Assembly was in session for just 20 days, $4.6 million was spent on lobbying in the first two months of the 2017 short session....Altria is the next highest spender, spending $57,386 on tobacco-related issues including a resolution ur
KyForward
added Apr 6, 2017 01:59
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Support grows for smoke-free law in Kentucky

Encouraged by a poll that shows a growing number of Kentuckians support a statewide smoke-free law, a major state health policy group said it is ready to join the battle for such a law in a state with the nation's highest rate of smoking. "We are looking
Louisville (KY) Courier-Journal
added Apr 4, 2017 20:50
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[Europe, Malta] EDITORIAL: Hands off the rule of law

The man who investigated the case insists there is a case for arraignment. Mr Dalli denies the allegations. In an environment where the rule of law prevails, only a court can settle that...This government has already corrupted governance and tries to ‘man
Times of Malta (mt)
added Apr 4, 2017 12:16
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[Africa, Kenya] Five lobbies oppose proposal to lower tax on plain cigarettes

More than five groups have written to Treasury CS Henry Rotich protesting the proposal to lower taxes on plain cigarettes. If the proposal is implemented, prices of unfiltered cigarettes could decline by 28 per cent, making them more affordable to poor
Nairobi Star (ke)
added Apr 4, 2017 11:43
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