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SEVERSON: Smoking in Minnesota: It's still a problem

We don’t seem to hear much about cigarette smoking anymore in the news.... In fact, smoking remains a big problem, a big problem that is largely preventable...it continues to ravage our communities’ health and finances. Let’s listen to the clear majority
MinnPost.com
added Apr 4, 2017 20:48
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[New Zealand] HOSKING: After a family member died, I had to quit smoking

Last June a family member died after a long battle with cystic fibrosis. She was 17, a strong and stoic fighter right to the end... To anyone wanting to cut down or quit, all I can say is give vaping a go! You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
Independent Newspapers Ltd. / STUFF (nz)
added Apr 4, 2017 16:27
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[Ethiopia, New Zealand] Does hiking tobacco prices make people quit - or just punish their families?

But despite the ever-increasing expense designed to curb the addictive and dangerous habit, some of us are still smoking one or two packs of cigarettes every day. In 2011, the Government announced that it wants New Zealand to become the world's second s
Newshub (nz)
added Apr 4, 2017 12:04
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[Canada] OSSOWSKI: Why Fewer Canadians Are Using Tobacco

Looking at the numbers, it seems that even without a heavy handed government, fewer Canadians are using tobacco every year. What changed? For one, e-cigarettes and the heat-not-burn technology of vaping is giving smokers a healthier alternative. And tha
Huffington Post (blog)
added Apr 4, 2017 11:29
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[Delaware] FLEENOR: The proposed cigarette tax hike: Unfair and unwise

Not only are current tobacco taxes high, they’re also extremely regressive, meaning they place a much heavier burden on the poor than well off. The governor’s proposal would exacerbate this inequity.
Wilmington (DE) News Journal
added Apr 4, 2017 11:29
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] NG: Price hike won’t deter hardcore smokers

The problem here is that no one is enforcing the laws we make regarding smoke-free zones... If the government is truly serious about handling this social ill once and for all, it is time we learned a few things from Singapore regarding law enforcement. T
FreeMalaysiaToday.com (my)
added Apr 2, 2017 16:58
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[Africa, Kenya] NJUNG'E: MY WEEKEND: Key life lessons from smokers

they don’t really know one another because rarely do smokers make small talk when they converge at spots set aside for doing their thing. And yet they accept one another at face value just because they are bound by that one need. Why then do we, who are
Daily Nation (ke)
added Apr 1, 2017 22:11
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[Canada] Ask Amy: Boss in small office feels smoked-out

one employee admitted that she took great pains not to smell of cigarettes prior to her interview..../ If you are contractually able to, you should ban smoke breaks. This will cut way down on the impact to you (though they can still smoke before work and
Providence (RI) Journal-Bulletin
added Apr 1, 2017 22:05
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[Canada] Can two people run together for one board position?: Condo Law

The Condominium Act protects against injury to one’s health. There’s ample evidence second-hand smoke affects health, lawyer Gerry Hymnan writes. Therefore, the board must take action against it.
Toronto (Ont) Star (ca)
added Apr 1, 2017 16:08
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RESEARCH & COMMENTARY: MONTANA SHOULD AVOID UNNECESSARY AND REGRESSIVE TOBACCO AND VAPOR TAX INCREASE

Although reducing smoking rates may be a noble goal, raising tobacco taxes rarely works as intended and frequently has many negative effects. Sin taxes have a strong detrimental effect on local small businesses; when they are implemented, retailers and w
Heartland Institute
added Apr 1, 2017 11:59
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