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[California] GALLIAN, et. al.: The case for tougher smoking laws in Sonoma

Council has heard extensive requests from citizens and public health organizations about the need to extend protections... Vote yes on Measure W to amend Chapter 7.24 to expand secondhand smoke and related protections to all public places, multi-family re
Sonoma Valley (CA) Sun
added Oct 27, 2016 19:44

Smoking Kills, OK, But How Much Does it Kill?

A new study in JAMA Internal Medicine examines the state-by-state "population attributable fraction" of cancer cases due to smoking. In this 150-second analysis, MedPage Today clinical reviewer F. Perry Wilson provides insights into the metric of PAF and
MedPage Today
added Oct 27, 2016 14:55

[Missouri] McSHANE: A cigarette tax that stinks

We have a cigarette tax campaign that is funded by big tobacco companies and opposed by the American Cancer Society...What’s worse, a lot of those people are addicted to cigarettes, and we are preying on that addiction to fund something that we want.
American Enterprise Institute
added Oct 26, 2016 13:29

[California] Vaping Vendors Fear E-Cigarette Tax Will Crush Their Businesses

say the tax will lift the price of one standard 30 milliliter bottle of liquid nicotine from roughly $20 to $30. Critics fear the 67 percent tax rate on vaping could jeopardize small businesses throughout the state, reports the Los Angeles Times.
The Daily Caller (blog)
added Oct 25, 2016 20:59

GAROFALO: Obama Hurting U.S. Small Business by Easing Restriction on Cuban Cigars – A David Garofalo Editorial

All other cigars except Cubans have to first pay the Federal, State – Children’s Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP) Tax which was incidentally the very first new tax signed into law under the Obama administration on February 4, 2009. This is a tax on ciga
The Cigar Authority
added Oct 25, 2016 19:36

[India] KOZLOWSKI: Why requiring low-nicotine cigarettes is still ill-advised

Comprehensive tobacco control programs should discourage the use of combustible products and maximize use of less harmful products such as smokeless tobacco products or vape by those who are not prevented from or able to quit using all of these products.
The Conversation (au)
added Oct 25, 2016 19:32

Uruguay: A giant leap to prevent tobacco-assisted suicide

At COP7, the victory of Uruguay needs to be highlighted echoing the words of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg...“No country should be ever be intimidated by the threat of a tobacco company lawsuit, and this case will help embolden more nations
World Bank blogs
added Oct 25, 2016 19:20

BOEHM: Why Is The FDA Dragging its Feet on Admitting Snus is Safer Than Smoking?

It's now been a full year since the Food and Drug Administration signaled that it was nearing a decision on whether a Swedish-made tobacco product could be marketed in the United States as a less-harmful alternative to smoking. What's taking them so lon
Reason Magazine
added Oct 25, 2016 13:51

[Nevada] HAMMOND-MOORE: Move forward, Mesquite: Ban indoor smoking

I worked for one of the casinos in Mesquite .... I would come home after spending more than 10 hours a day in the smoke-filled environment. My children didn’t even want to hug me... The scare tactics provided by Ms. Delaney, that several hundred people w
The Spectrum (St. George, UT)
added Oct 24, 2016 22:15

HATCHARD: Big Tobacco’s dirty tricks in opposing plain packaging

Opponents of plain packaging tend to have links to the tobacco industry. So much so that three-quarters of organisations identified in our study... A compulsory register of tobacco companies’ memberships, political activities and associated spending would
Tobacco Control Journal blogs
added Oct 24, 2016 12:36
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