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Health Coalition: Minnesota Must Pass Tobacco 21 Law

Minnesotans for a Smoke-Free Generation, a coalition of 50 organizations...reacted to research released projecting that raising the legal tobacco age to 21 would reduce the number of youth and young adult smokers in Minnesota by more than 30,000 in the ne
PR Newswire
added Jan 13, 2017 22:35
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[California] As cities, states OK legal pot, 'sin' taxes, will national public health policies follow?

Despite losses in other states, California's passage of a cigarette tax hike could drive other states looking to drop smoking rates. Over the past decade, such policies have led to a decline in the U.S. smoking rate, which went from 23% in 2001 to 17% by
Modern Healthcare Magazine
added Nov 9, 2016 22:20
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[Montana] Smoking declining four years after MSU went tobacco-free

“Overall, yes, it’s successful,” said Marci Torres, MSU’s health advancement director. “We still have some challenges, but that’s not any different from any campus.” MSU went tobacco-free in August 2012. That marked a historic change for a campus where
Bozeman (MT) Chronicle
added Oct 9, 2016 14:42
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[UK-Scotland] Sheila Duffy: Smoke-free prisons will change attitudes and protect health

When Scotland’s indoor public spaces became smoke-free ten years ago, much of the media comment was about how damaging tobacco smoke is to people’s lungs and circulatory systems, and how it increases the risks of developing cancer. Tobacco smoke is no le
The Scotsman (uk)
added Sep 9, 2016 15:39
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[Minnesota] HEALTH NOTES: Public housing smoke bans studied

Nonsmoking policies in public housing results in less smoking by residents. So says a study released last week by the Minnesota Department of Health’s Office of Statewide Health Improvement Initiatives. The policies also reduce nonsmokers’ exposure to
Duluth (MN) News-Tribune
added Jul 27, 2016 03:08
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[New Zealand] Fewer Kiwi teens think smoking is 'cool'

They're onto something - the Year 10 Snapshot study conducted by Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) and the University of Otago shows smoking uptake amongst school students has dropped to record level lows.
Independent Newspapers Ltd. / STUFF (nz)
added Jul 18, 2016 00:50
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UK news media representations of smoking, smoking policies and tobacco bans in prisons [FREE FULL TEXT]

Policy-makers’ communications when engaging in discussion around smoke-free prison policies should draw on the generally smooth transitions to smoke-free prisons to date, and on evidence on health benefits of smoke-free environments and smoking cessation.
Tobacco Control
added Feb 20, 2018 00:19
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[New Jersey] EDITORIAL: Our view: NJ improving weak spots in otherwise good tobacco-control report

For seven years, budget-challenged New Jersey got nearly $1 billion from the federal settlement with tobacco companies and didn’t spend any...between the ongoing push to discourage cigarette sales and the money now being spent on helping people quit or n
The Press of Atlantic City
added Feb 20, 2018 00:15
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[Asia, Qatar] Survey findings to strengthen HMC’s fight against smoking

“We are in the process of finalising the findings of our latest survey on smoking prevalence in Qatar. We expect to release the outcomes of the survey very soon. We have co-ordinated with some renowned organisations and the survey will help us in forming
Gulf Times (qa)
added Feb 20, 2018 00:14
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[Maine] Sen. Davis receives Distinguished Advocacy Award for excellence in cancer-fighting public policy

“Sen. Davis has been a champion for tobacco control legislation especially when it comes to preventing our youth from using tobacco products, helping support those who want to quit, and protecting Mainers from exposure to second-hand smoke,” said Hilary S
Piscataquis (ME) Observer
added Feb 16, 2018 22:01
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