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[Asia-pacific, Micronesia] Aiming for a tobacco-free Pacific

The World Health Organisation has launched its Tobacco Free Pacific Campaign in a bid to help the region reduce smoking prevalence to less than 5 percent by 2025.
Radio New Zealand - Te Reo Irirangi o Aoteoroa (RNZ) (nz)
added Jul 14, 2014 22:05
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[Guam, Micronesia] Bill to increase legal smoking age may pass

A bill that aims to raise the legal smoking age from 18 to 21 may pass in the Guam Legislature this week. Several lawmakers spoke favorably about the measure during session Wednesday morning. A chorus of health care professionals and youth groups from
Pacific Daily News (gu)
added Mar 9, 2017 19:30
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[Asia-pacific, Micronesia] Guam ban on smoking in bars to become law in 2017

Smoking in bars will be prohibited in Guam next year under a measure that expands provisions to the island's anti-smoking law. The Legislature voted last month in favor of expanding the Natasha Smoking Act pf 2005 to include bars in the list of establis
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 9, 2016 17:07
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[Guam, Micronesia] Gov. Calvo to consider smoking ban in bars, other bills

more than a dozen measures are now awaiting the governor’s approval, including a bill that would add bars to the list of places where indoor smoking is banned. Sen. Dennis Rodriguez Jr., author of Bill 143-33, believes the measure would strengthen the Na
Pacific Daily News (gu)
added Jan 21, 2016 20:06
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[Asia-pacific, Micronesia] Editorial: Guam should raise tax on tobacco products

A proposal to raise Guam's tax on tobacco products is a sensible public health intervention that could help save lives. Speaker Benjamin Cruz recently introduced legislation that would raise the tax on all tobacco products. Bill 199-34 proposes to incre
postguam.com (gu)
added Nov 4, 2017 15:39
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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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[Guam, Micronesia] Local groups support bill to raise smoking age

Legislation to raise the legal smoking age from 18 to 21 received overwhelming support from several local organizations during a public hearing at the Legislature on Wednesday afternoon. Guam Cancer Care, the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, Health Partn
Pacific Daily News (gu)
added Feb 22, 2017 19:36
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[Micronesia, Northern Marianas Islands] Massage therapist files pregnancy-discrimination lawsuit against employer

Mirage Corp. permitted its customers to smoke cigarettes inside one or more of its business locations and smoking was permitted in general areas in which other customers and or employees were present. There were no measures taken to designate an enclosed
Marianas Variety (mp)
added Jan 30, 2017 18:32
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[Asia-pacific, Guam, Micronesia] Cancer society salutes new smoking law

saluting Guam lawmakers for the recently passed Bill 143, which seeks to strengthen the anti-smoking Natasha Protection Act... The bill lapsed into law without the signature of Gov. Eddie Calvo, according to the governor’s spokeswoman. While the governor
postguam.com (gu)
added Feb 9, 2016 07:13
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