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[Louisiana] Smoke-free EBR coalition has spent roughly $300K in advertising to push for full smoking ban

In the six months since it began campaigning to make East Baton Rouge Parish completely smoke-free, the Smoke-free EBR coalition has spent roughly $300,000 on a media campaign to educate residents about the dangers of secondhand smoke, coalition member L
Baton Rouge (LA) Business Report
added Apr 4, 2016 17:56
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[Louisiana] EDITORIAL: Save lives, raise cigarette tax by $1.25 — Our View

The Louisiana Legislature has a rare opportunity to reduce the current budget deficit while at the same time improving the health of Louisiana citizens. The trouble is, they are afraid to do it. Wait — the story gets better. Based on a poll of registere
Alexandria (LA) Town Talk
added Feb 29, 2016 01:19
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Report: Louisiana spends fraction of suggested amount on anti-smoking initiatives; overall efforts rated poor

“The tobacco companies are as relentless as ever in marketing their lethal products, so it is critical that Louisiana step up its efforts to protect our kids from tobacco addiction and help smokers quit,” Matthew L. Myers, president of the Campaign for T
Baton Rouge (LA) Advocate
added Dec 9, 2015 16:51
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[Louisiana] Baton Rouge amusement park is accused of letting it's 50-year-old chimpanzee SMOKE cigarettes and drink soda

Candy the chimp is believed to be around 50 years old and has lived with the owners of the Dixie Landin amusement park in Baton Rouge for 40 years. An animal rights group is now suing the park's owners, claiming that in addition to smoking and drinking
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 18, 2015 22:27
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[Louisiana] Locals divided over state's new cigarette tax increase

Houma-Thibodaux residents have mixed opinions about a 50-cent-per-pack increase in the state's sales tax on cigarettes that took effect last week. Some say the tax makes smokers shoulder an unfair share of the state's financial problems. Others debate w
Thibodaux (LA) Daily Comet
added Jul 5, 2015 20:22
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[Louisiana] Legal age for e-cigarettes should be 21, American Medical Association says

adopted a new policy calling for greater regulatory oversight of the e-cigarettes, including setting the minimum age at 21, requiring nicotine to be packaged in child-resistant containers and urging strict enforcement of laws that would prohibit sale of t
New Orleans (LA) Times Picayune
added Jun 9, 2015 17:18
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$1.54 Louisiana cigarette tax proposed

State Rep. Harold Ritchie wants to raise the state cigarette tax to $1.54 per pack – a more than four-fold increase – as Louisiana struggles to close a looming $1.6 billion state budget hole. The current tax is 36 cents per pack – the third lowest in t
Baton Rouge (LA) Advocate
added Mar 24, 2015 13:31
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[Louisiana] EDITORIAL: Smoke break

death isn’t cool and killing your friends isn’t either. Our editorial board asks that you respect this ban and abide by it for the sake of both your health and the health of others. This citywide smoking ban is a step closer towards a safer and healthier
The Maroon (Loyola University)
added Jan 30, 2015 14:50
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[Louisiana] Caught up in the smoking ban, the New Orleans 'vaping' community wants to clear the air

rife with unknowns. For the same reason health officials want it banned alongside tobacco products for its potential dangers, its supporters want regulators to adopt more of a wait-and-see policy in case it turns out to be harmless.
New Orleans (LA) Times Picayune
added Jan 15, 2015 12:48
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[Louisiana] Smoking in New Orleans: health hazard versus economic engine

The haze that still swirls through many New Orleans bars became the spark igniting a fiery debate before the City Council Wednesday whether to outlaw smoking in most businesses and public spaces across the city. Musicians, some bar owners and several he
New Orleans (LA) Times Picayune
added Jan 8, 2015 11:11
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