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[Pennsylvania] LETTER: Raising the age for buying tobacco would curb smoking

largely ignored but far more widespread and deadly “gateway drug” for teens is tobacco, which remains legal for purchase by those 18 or older. Simply increasing the minimum age for purchase of tobacco to 21, as with the purchase of alcohol, would have eno
Pittsburgh (PA) Post-Gazette
added Oct 14, 2014 14:03
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[Pennsylvania] Smoking cited as possible cause of fatal fire

Authorities say smoking may have started an early morning fire that killed two people in their northern Pennsylvania home.
WHTM-TV (Harrisburg, PA)
added Oct 14, 2014 13:36

[Pennsylvania] As e-cigarette industry booms, liquid nicotine exposure among children spikes

More than 2,700 people have called poison control this year to report an exposure to liquid nicotine, over half of those cases in children younger than 6, according to national statistics. The number shows a sharp rise from only a few hundred total cases
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 14, 2014 11:57

[Pennsylvania] 'Vaping' in schools: Berks districts scramble to stop smoke-free smoking problem ($$)

Mirroring a national trend, Berks County is seeing a rise in youths smoking e-cigarettes, a situation that alarms some educators and
Reading (PA) Eagle
added Oct 6, 2014 16:57

[Pennsylvania] Mayor Nutter Reminds Citizens Not to Smoke Anything in Parks

the mayor tweeted this morning to remind everyone that smoking in public is still illegal. And, well, that smoking anything in a public park is illegal, too. The policy banning smoking in public parks took effect this spring. The ban has no real penalty
Philadelphia Magazine
added Oct 3, 2014 22:10

[Pennsylvania] Allegheny County Housing Authority bans smoking at five sites

A total of 330 units were designated non-smoking as of Wednesday, according to the county. They are the Andrew Carnegie Apartments in Carnegie, G.W. Carver Hall in Clairton, John Frazer Hall in Turtle Creek, Ohioview Tower in McKees Rocks and West Miffli
Pittsburgh (PA) Post-Gazette
added Oct 3, 2014 17:18

[Pennsylvania] VIDEO: Cigarette Tax for Philly Schools Now in Effect

After months of legislative squabbling, a cigarette tax designed to provide crucial revenue for the cash-strapped Philadelphia School District goes into effect Wednesday. Earlier in September the state Senate voted 39-11 to join the House in
NBC Philadelphia (NBC Local Media)
added Oct 1, 2014 14:52

[Pennsylvania] As Philly preps new cigarette tax, old tobacco revenues drop

Does that tell us anything about whether the city is likely to raise the $90 million it hopes to raise from the smokers' tax in the next year? "It raises a red flag," Butkovitz told me. "We don’t know if people have changed their chewing habit, or if it’
Philly blogs
added Oct 1, 2014 06:01

[Pennsylvania] DN Editorial: Nicotine patch

The simple part is that the district needs more money to provide a sound education for its students. The complex part is getting the state to fulfill its central role in funding public education.
Philadelphia (PA) Daily News
added Sep 30, 2014 05:19

[Georgia, Pennsylvania] Editorial: It's time to ban smoking on campus

On Wednesday, Oct. 1, the University of Georgia will start enforcing a campus-wide tobacco ban, joining a growing trend in higher education. ...universities are justified in banning cigarette smoking on campus grounds. Pitt should, too.
Pitt News (University of Pittsburgh)
added Sep 30, 2014 04:42
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