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[Pennsylvania] Mixed reviews after two months of city's cigarette tax

is on track to generate $5 million more this year than expected for Philadelphia's public schools, while also causing subtle and significant shifts across the region. Some city merchants hate the $2-a-pack hike, saying it is costing them customers. Publi
Philadelphia (PA) Inquirer
added Dec 7, 2014 17:40
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[Pennsylvania] City Council Debates Granting Smoking Ban Waivers To 4 Bars

City Council’s Public Health committee this past week debated whether to grant smoking ban waivers to one private club, two gentlemen’s clubs and one neighborhood taproom. Testifying in opposition was the mayor’s Health Commissioner, Dr. James Buehler, w
KYW Newsradio-1060 KYW-TV CBS 3 (Philadelphia, PA)
added Dec 7, 2014 17:27

[Pennsylvania] Four more places seek smoking exemption

Two strip clubs, a bar, and a fraternal organization are seeking indoor smoking permits - a request health and tourism officials have implored City Council to deny. Smoking at bars and restaurants has not been allowed in Philadelphia since 2007, when th
Philadelphia (PA) Inquirer
added Dec 4, 2014 19:45
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[Pennsylvania] State tax lapse depletes research funding

Cutbacks in state funding in 2013 depleted a portion of Penn’s research funds — but while the chunk of lost funding is relatively small, it represents wider struggles in the hunt for research funding.
Daily Pennsylvanian (University of Pennsylvania)
added Dec 3, 2014 19:15

[Pennsylvania] Mayor sees no conflicts between cigarette tax, smoking cessation efforts

Mayor Michael Nutter said this week he is confident a campaign to end cigarette sales in the city won’t conflict with a new $2-per-pack cigarette tax he and city leaders helped push through the state Legislature to fund local public schools.
Philadelphia (PA) Tribune
added Dec 2, 2014 07:20
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[Pennsylvania] CVS Health invests $1 million in tobacco cessation programs

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is one of 28 organizations whose smoking cessation program will be supported by the CVS grants.
Philadelphia (PA) Tribune
added Dec 2, 2014 06:59

[Pennsylvania] Editorial: Smoking: Are we getting the message?

But the hefty tax could very well discourage Philadelphia adolescents from smoking. Apparently young people are getting the message. In 1997, nearly half of male high school students and more than one-third of female students reported using some form of
York (PA) Evening Sun
added Dec 1, 2014 18:40

[Pennsylvania] EDITORIAL: Smoking remains health concern despite progress

The American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout came and went without much ado this year. ..The fact an increasing number of our nation’s youth grasps the fact that smoking is more deadly than cool is a positive omen for our country’s physical and
Pottstown (PA) Mercury
added Nov 27, 2014 15:37

[Pennsylvania] City recognizes businesses that quit selling tobacco

Seven business owners tell their end-of-tobacco-sales stories in a series of online videos posted by SmokeFree Philly, an antismoking project run by the city Department of Public Health. One said she chose to pull tobacco from her shelves after being a s
Philadelphia (PA) Inquirer
added Nov 26, 2014 19:31

[Pennsylvania] High Court Considers Fate of Diverted Tobacco Funds

Pennsylvania Supreme Court last week over whether legislation redirecting more than $200 million in tobacco settlement funds was constitutionally enacted....earmarked fund to be used for health care and public health programs...settlement money was redire
The Legal Intelligencer
added Nov 25, 2014 10:24
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