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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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[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, Guam, Micronesia] Fines to double if tobacco measure passes

Fines for the sale of tobacco products to underage individuals may double if a new bill increasing the minimum age for tobacco use is enacted. Fernando Esteves, a freshman Republican senator, suggested the amendment during legislative session yesterday.
postguam.com (gu)
added Mar 9, 2017 19:28
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[Asia-pacific, Guam, Micronesia] Smoking age bill revisited

A new bill that proposes to impose further restrictions on the legal smoking age was mostly greeted with support yesterday as several advocacy and awareness groups gathered again at the public hearing room of the Guam Legislature to provide input on the
postguam.com (gu)
added Feb 23, 2017 20:54
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[Guam, Micronesia] Public hearing on bill to raise smoking age Wednesday

Lawmakers Wednesday afternoon will hold a public hearing on a measure that proposes to raise the legal age of purchasing tobacco and tobacco-related products on Guam from 18 to 21. The same measure passed the Legislature last term by a 9-6 vote. Gov. Ed
Pacific Daily News (gu)
added Feb 22, 2017 19:37
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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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[Guam, Micronesia] Cruz reintroduces legislation about sale age for tobacco products

Cruz to reintroduce legislation that would raise the age of access on Guam to tobacco and e-cigarettes from 18-21. Similar legislation introduced in his last term failed to garner enough votes for an override. Cruz says that "given the Administration's n
KUAM (gu)
added Jan 12, 2017 14:56
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