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You now must be 21 to buy tobacco in California. Is a cigarette tax next?

But some health advocates said states should go further and raise taxes on tobacco products. This November, Californians will get their chance to do so when they vote on a ballot initiative that would increase the state’s cigarette tax from $0.87 to $2.
PBS
added Jun 10, 2016 12:29
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Living longer, living well: How we can achieve the World Health Organization’s ‘25 by 25’ goals in the UK (PDF)

It now lies with policy makers to implement (and evaluate) interventions to reduce the vast disease burden associated with poor diet, physical inactivity, smoking and alcohol consumption. ... Smoking is responsible for over 80% of all deaths from
Richmond Group of Charities (uk)
added Jun 8, 2016 18:01
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Tobacco company payments to Kansas top $1 billion in 18 years / Annual payments since 1999 used to improve early-childhood education

Schmidt said payments to Kansas likely would decline significantly in April 2018 under terms of the master settlement agreement. During the 2016 legislative session, Gov. Sam Brownback raised the possibility of dealing with a tax revenue shortfall by le
Topeka (KS) Capital-Journal
added Jun 7, 2016 13:14
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[Asia, Pakistan] Farmers' misery in the tobacco world

The new budget was announced on the eve of 3rd June, 2016, however, despite agriculture relief subsidies promised this year, there is no proper mechanism to check if the farmers are actually being benefited. The tobacco farmers of KPK were already being h
Daily Times (pk)
added Jun 6, 2016 13:47
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[Asia, Pakistan] KP tobacco farmers fear more exploitation by MNCs after budget

Although the federal budget has promised subsidies for the agriculture sector but there is no proper mechanism to check if the farmers will actually be benefited or not, says Tobacco Farmers Welfare Association secretary general. Zafar Malik pointed out
The Nation (pk)
added Jun 5, 2016 15:07
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Tobacco control experts awarded NCI grant

The Medical University of South Carolina's (MUSC) Hollings Cancer Center was awarded a five year grant from the NCI to lead an international consortium of research designed to evaluate the impact of government policies on tobacco use behaviors and the evo
EurekAlert
added Jun 2, 2016 17:51
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[South Carolina] Cancer Institute awards MUSC Hollings $15 million to lead studies on tobacco

Do government policies geared toward reducing smoking tobacco really work? If so, will those policies drive more people to use vaporized nicotine products, such as “e-cigs?” And is that necessarily a good thing from a public health standpoint? Those are
Charleston (SC) Post & Courier
added Jun 2, 2016 17:01
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Tea Party Gov. Paul LePage thinks Maine needs more preventative care — but he already cut it

LePage’s administration is moving to reduct the role for Healthy Maine Partnerships, a cooperative effort by health care providers to fight tobacco use, drugs and obesity. That partnership was funded by about $5 million from the Fund for a Healthy Main
Raw Story
added Jun 2, 2016 11:49
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[California] County divides up $1.1 million in tobacco money

Local nonprofit groups will share $1.1 million in grants for programs designed to make Napa County residents healthier, from smokers seeking to kick the habit to young mothers needing transitional housing. The Napa County Board of Supervisors awarded th
Napa Valley (CA) Register
added Jun 1, 2016 18:45
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Philip Morris to Fight Illicit Tobacco Trade, Fund Projects

has come up with a new initiative – PMI IMPACT – to combat illicit trade practices. PM IMPACT is headed by a seven member council of external independent experts. These members have extensive experience in the field of law, anti-corruption and law enforce
Zacks Investment Research, Inc.
added May 30, 2016 19:27
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