Smoking Rates on the Rise in New York City

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New York City’s Department of Health released this week report which reveals that in the city there are more than 1 million smokers for the first time since 2007. The released data is quite alarming as it shows an increase in number of tobacco users in New York in spite of local authorities efforts to fight smoking by launching numerous … Continue reading

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American Stetes With Highest Tobacco Taxes

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1. New York The state of New York has higest taxes on cigarettes in the USA which provided an income of  $1.63 billion in 2012. New York cigarette taxes make up 10% of total state-level taxes imposed on tobacco products across the country. The state managed to get this income in spite of having most expensive cigarettes in the country … Continue reading

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Smoking Ban in Bars Rejected in Kokomo

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In August, City Council of Kokomo, Indiana, discussed the proposal to prohibit smoking on workplaces in clubs and bars. The ban was approved with 5-4 vote. However, the final vote took place on Monday current week, and Republican Kevin Summers changed his opinion and voted against the ban. Thus the propsal to ban smoking on workplaces in bars was rejected … Continue reading

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Smoking Banned in More Than 80% of American Homes

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It was found that 4 out of 5 homes in the USA today prohibit smoking inside. The new report by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that in previous two decades the number of smoke-free homes was significantly increased in the country from 43% in 1992 to 83%in 2010. These days homes become less tolerant towards smokers with 91.4% … Continue reading

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Berkeley County Hospital Goes Tobacco-Free

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Tobacco use is no longer permitted at Jefferson Medical Center in Charles Town, West Virginia. The new anti-smoking ordinance came into action on September 1. Earlier this summer, Berkeley Medical Center in Martinsburg adopted a similar policy. Both hospitals make part of University Healthcare’s system. According to Christina DeRosa, Jefferson Medical Centerl president and chief operating officer, the anti-smoking policy … Continue reading

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Latest Data on Philip Morris Earnings

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Philip Morris International investors recently faced particular difficulties due to difficult situation on global tobacco industry. Entering the recent quarter, investors got anxious when Philip Morris reduced its profit forecast for the full year. Company told that the major causes for it are currency upswings and cigarette volumes drop which resulted in factory closures. In July the company’s report helped … Continue reading

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Wilson Tobacco Market Celebrated 125 Years of Foundation

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In 1890 in September the Wilson Tobacco Market for the first time began to sell the golden tobacco leaf.  Most popular newspaper of the time was The Wilson Mirror published an advertisment which recommended tobacco growers to bring their crop to Wilson to sell it, because the market is closer to them and they would save money on warehouse fees. … Continue reading

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Public Comment on Smoking Ban at Oregon Coast Beaches

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In state of Oregon this week will take place public meetings where is going to be discussed smoking ban on the state beaches. The first meeting is appointed today. The proposal comes from the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department Commission, which prohibited smoking at all Oregon parks in February current year. The Commission wants that smoking cigarettes to be banned … Continue reading

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Manhattan Beach Extends Smoking Ban

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Smoking ban in Manhattan Beach begins on Monday and it is the strictest anti-smoking laws in the state of California. The Manhattan Beach City Council took a decision in June to prohibit smoking in all public places, which includes use of cigars, cigarettes and e-cigarettes. Earlier smoking was banned in parks, on the greenbelt, on beach.  However, smoking still will … Continue reading

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New Jersey Increases to 21 Cigarettes Buying Age

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In New Jersey there was proposed to increase age to buy cigarettes to 21. According to experts, the anti-smoking initiatives to prohibit smoking in public places first appeared more than 30 years ago, when numerous researchers came with a negative opinions about smoking. Today anti-smoking fight has a great success locally in cities and counties, and gradually will have success … Continue reading

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