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[Guam, Micronesia] Lawsuit: Priest lured boys into homosexual lifestyle, smoking

The complaint states Brouillard's strategies to gain access to S.S. and other boys included allowing the boys to smoke tobacco, and rewarding them by often taking them out to McDonald's or other restaurants.
Pacific Daily News (gu)
added Oct 18, 2017 13:54
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[Micronesia] EDITORIAL: Guam should ban vaping in public places

Other opponents of ESD regulations argue that people should have the freedom to use ESDs in public places. But the cost of secondhand smoke is too high as bystanders can inhale the aerosol from an e-cigarette. Cruz's proposed ban on vaping in public pla
postguam.com (gu)
added Oct 16, 2017 05:54
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[Guam, Micronesia] Bill would let voters decide on tobacco tax increase

Guam legislative Speaker Benjamin Cruz, D-Tumon, is proposing that Guam residents vote on an increase in the tobacco tax to curb Guam's smoking rates. According to news files, the implementation of the current $3 per-pack sin tax on cigarettes did not m
Pacific Daily News (gu)
added Oct 13, 2017 01:12
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[Asia-pacific, Guam, Micronesia] $1 tax hike for pack of cigarettes proposed

The cost of a pack of cigarettes would increase by $1 under legislation introduced yesterday morning by Speaker Benjamin Cruz, who plans to submit the proposal to voters in the General Election next year.
postguam.com (gu)
added Oct 12, 2017 22:37
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[Asia-pacific, Guam, Micronesia] Ban on vaping proposed

A new bill introduced by Speaker Benjamin Cruz wants to expand the ban on smoking in public places to also prohibit the use of electronic smoking devices in the same locations. "Vaping is a choice. Breathing isn't," said Cruz, who introduced Bill 198-34
postguam.com (gu)
added Oct 11, 2017 20:02
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[Micronesia, Northern Marianas Islands] Community urged to call for smoke-free bars, other establishments

NON-COMMUNICABLE Disease Bureau Administrator Becky Robles is hoping that community members will continue to call for 24-hour, smoke-free bars and other establishments. “We need to work with our community stakeholders to continue to discover loopholes i
Marianas Variety (mp)
added Jul 21, 2017 05:14
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[Guam, Micronesia] Legal tobacco age will be 21

Come Jan. 1, 2018, only adults age 21 and older will be allowed to legally purchase and use tobacco and e-cigarettes on Guam. Lawmakers unanimously passed Bill 9-34 on March 9. Without any action from the governor, the measure lapsed into law this week,
Pacific Daily News (gu)
added Mar 24, 2017 17:53
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[Asia-pacific, Guam, Micronesia] Tobacco-purchasing age raised to 21

"After the testimony, toil and tears of so many, we did it. Today, Guam stood up to Big Tobacco, and together we won," Cruz said in a statement. "Armed with facts instead of fear, young people, health care professionals and countless community advocates
postguam.com (gu)
added Mar 23, 2017 18:34
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[Guam, Micronesia] Legal smoking age going from 18 to 21 on New Year's Day

Governor Eddie Calvo will let Bill 9 lapse into law essentially raising the legal smoking age from 18 to 21. Bill 9 passed this month with a unanimous vote by senators. The bill was introduced by Speaker BJ Cruz and would raise the legal smoking age on G
KUAM (gu)
added Mar 23, 2017 02:39
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[Asia-pacific, Guam, Micronesia] Editorial: Raising smoking age would benefit students, youth

The bill's chief sponsor, Speaker Benjamin Cruz, said he introduced the bill, called the Youth Protection Act of 2017...Cruz said the legislation is for "every high school student who's felt pressured by her peers; every cancer survivor who's suffered fr
postguam.com (gu)
added Mar 10, 2017 15:32
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