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[Asia-pacific, Micronesia] Calvo vetoes bill to raise Guam legal age to buy tobacco products

In his veto letter, Calvo said the “government is not a nanny” and that island lawmakers don’t have the right to tell Guam residents old enough to serve in the military, vote, marry and have children “that they can’t buy a pack of cigarettes.”
Pacific Daily News (gu)
added Jul 1, 2016 21:09
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[Asia-pacific, Guam, Micronesia] Smoking age bill set for public hearing

a proposal to raise the legal minimum smoking age in Guam from 18 to 21 will receive a public hearing. The proposal contained in Bill 141-33, if enacted into law, will increase the statutory minimum legal age of access to tobacco and electronic cigarette
postguam.com (gu)
added May 13, 2016 19:52
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[Asia-pacific, Guam, Micronesia] Ban on smoking in bars lapses into law

while the governor has staunchly supported efforts to curb smoking rates on Guam, they’re concerned the lawmakers are beginning to over regulate. “The governor is becoming increasingly concerned, however, about the growing invasion of the Legislature and
Pacific Daily News (gu)
added Feb 10, 2016 15:17
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[Asia-pacific, Guam, Micronesia] Bar owners face $3000 fine if smoking allowed

Bar owners have just under a year to implement a no-smoking policy in their establishments as Public Law 33-121 will take effect Jan. 1, 2017. The legislation, which lapsed into law on Feb. 4, will, among other provisions, prohibit smoking in establishmen
postguam.com (gu)
added Feb 9, 2016 19:40
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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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[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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[Micronesia] EDITORIAL: OUR VIEW: Enact legislation, ban smoking in Guam's bars

Laws that prohibit smoking in public places like bars and restaurants help improve the health of workers and the general community. As a matter of protecting the public’s health, Bill 143 makes sense for our community and should become law.
Pacific Daily News (gu)
added Jan 22, 2016 13:46
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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] 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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[Micronesia] Chewing betel nut improves schizophrenia symptoms

Reuters
added Aug 30, 2000 00:00
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