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[Pennsylvania] Benjamin Ahmad: E-cigarette candy flavors can tempt teens to try smoking

E-cigarette manufactures are part of a multibillion dollar industry that is growing sales by more than 40 percent annually. This should not be at the expense of our youth as they grow into the next generation of adults.
Allentown (PA) Morning Call
added Jul 24, 2014 20:29
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[Pennsylvania] Why companies control smokers ($$)

a local hospital will no longer hire people who test positive for nicotine addiction, aka, smokers. The reason for this, a hospital spokesperson said, is to trim employee insurance costs, “improve” the health profile of its staff, and keep the guiding spi
Bucks County (PA) Courier Times
added Jul 18, 2014 18:30
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[Pennsylvania] 'Vortex of political hell' captures Philly's cigarette tax bill

“We’re caught in a vortex of political hell,” Nutter said, according to multiple news outlets. Hyperbole? Maybe not as much as you’d think. Officials for the Philadelphia School District say they will have to increase class sizes and consider layoffs un
Watchdog.org (Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity)
added Jul 15, 2014 16:30
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[Pennsylvania] LETTER: UPMC goes too far with its anti-smoking policy for workers

My question to UPMC is this: Since when can an employer tell an "employee" what he or she is permitted to do on a lunch break or while traveling to his or her job (it will be difficult for employees to smoke en route to work because of repercussions if t
Pittsburgh (PA) Post-Gazette
added Jul 15, 2014 04:31
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[Pennsylvania] Philly legislators ask tobacco company CEOs for sitdown

TWO PHILLY legislators yesterday called on the leaders of the nation's two largest tobacco companies to meet about their lobbying against a cigarette tax to fund the city's public schools. State Sens. Anthony Williams and Shirley Kitchen sent letters to
Philadelphia (PA) Daily News
added Jul 13, 2014 13:46
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[Pennsylvania] Hite: Layoffs at Philadelphia School District if no cigarette tax by Aug. 15

Philadelphia School Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. said Wednesday, he will have to lay off employees and consider a delay in the opening of schools. "There's a lot of uncertainty around what our next move is," Hite said.
Philadelphia (PA) Inquirer
added Jul 11, 2014 06:55
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[Pennsylvania] Beaver County Commissioners considering campus-wide smoke-free policy ($$)

Beaver County (PA) Times / Allegheny Times
added Jul 10, 2014 04:41
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[Pennsylvania] Smoke signals: Tobacco lobbyists take advantage of legislative discord

THE MARLBORO Man and Joe Camel helped push into legislative limbo a new $2-per-pack tobacco tax in Philly that would help to fund the city's public schools. Harrisburg lobbyists for the nation's largest cigarette company, the Altria Group - maker of the
Philadelphia (PA) Daily News
added Jul 10, 2014 04:04
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[Pennsylvania] These Five Philly-Area Lawmakers Voted Against the Cigarette Tax

Anthony Williams was the only Democrat to vote to delay the cigarette tax, and that'll cost him in the Democratic primary for Philly Mayor next year. ..These Republican lawmakers all benefit from a strong Philadelphia economy, and their constituents won't
Keystone Politics
added Jul 10, 2014 03:22
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[Pennsylvania] EDITORIAL: Track impact on smoking

The House has passed the tax increase and the Senate should do so, not simply to raise the revenue but to improve public health. About 25 percent of Philadelphians smoke, the highest rate for any major U.S. city.
Scranton (PA) Times-Tribune
added Jul 10, 2014 03:16
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