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Proposal to Increase Tobacco Buying Age Failed in California

The proposal to increase to 21 tobacco buying age and regulate use of electronic cigarettes in California did not get a necessary support from Assembly members. Both initiatives had cleared the Senate before going to the Assembly Governmental Organization Committee. Supportes of the proposal say that it failed because lawmakers are lobbying tobacco industry. In the course of a special … Continue reading Continue reading

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10 Countries with Most Expensive Cigarettes

1. Australia Average price for a pack: $16.11 In Australia are registered highest cigarette prices in the world. Here smokers pay almost $1 for a stick. The government fights with smoking by increasing taxes on tobacco products and wants more anti-tobacco measures to implement. 2. New Zealand Average price for a pack: $14.67 In this country the government will continue … Continue reading

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Senate in California Voted for Raising Smoking Age

Senate in California, USA, passed a legislation which increases the legal smoking age from 18 to 21. This decision is going to make California one of the US states with the highest smoking age. The legislation was approved with 26 Senate members votes for and 8 votes against. After that is was sent to state Assembly for approval. The author … Continue reading

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Raising to 21 Smoking Age Reduces Youth Tobacco Use

In 2005 Needham, the suburb of Boston, in its attempt to reduce tobacco use among youth decided to increase the legal age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21. The measure resulted in significant tobacco use drop among high school students. It was a two times decline and this was a greatest result compared to surrounding suburbs. Needham with its … Continue reading

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Golf Yards to be Included in Smoking Ban in Portland

Current week, City Council in Portland, Oregon, plans to vote an ordinance which would ban tobacco use in all city parks and four golf facilities. There are five golf yards in Portland (Rose City, Heron Lakes, RedTail, Eastmoreland) owned by government, and ban of tobacco products on golf yards would be something unusual for the state of Oregon. However, the … Continue reading

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California Aims to Raise Smoking Age to 21

Last week on Thursday, a lawmaker in California proposed a law which increases the legal age to smoke cigarettes from 18 to 21. He explains that he was inspired from similar initiative by Washington lawyer. The proposal comes after top health official in California told that e-cigarettes are harmful and their increasing popularity threatens to unravel the hard and long … Continue reading

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Holbrook Raises Age to Buy Cigarettes to 19

Authorities in Holbrook, New York, prohibited sale of synthetic marijuana in town and increased legal age to buy tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to 19. The change comes into effect from January, 1, 2015. Last week, the Holbrook Board of Health with the majority of votes adopted a law which increases the age from 18 to 19 to legally buy tobacco … Continue reading

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No Smoking at Workplaces in Alaska

The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium is very glad that 2014 Alaska Native Brotherhood/Alaska Native Sisterhood Grand Camp managed to adopt a statewide smoke-free law which prohibits smoking at workplaces in order to protect Alaska Native people from secondhand smoke effects. The smoke law was initially proposed by Petersburg’s ANS President Brenda Louise. On October 11, the law was passed … Continue reading

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Decline in Cigarettes Use at University of Louisiana

The University of Luisiana on August 2014 implemented a tobacco-free policy on its campus. Judith Sylvester, SmokingWords adviser and mass communication professor,  says that the policy works due to serious approach to the issue and the honor system. Recently she discussed about the policy with students on campus and the Dean of Students. All of them support the initiative and … Continue reading

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Tobacco Still Sold in New York Pharmacies

In past, American smokers could come to the hospital gift shop, buy cigarettes and light them up not only in the waiting room but everywhere in the hospital. Yeah, today this seems strage to us as smoking is banned in most public places including hospitals. However, these days tobacco continues to be sold in pharmacies, which also do sell presriptions … Continue reading

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