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Legislation

Owatonna, Minn. Passes Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase

At its meeting on Tuesday, the Owatonna City Council gave its final approval to an ordinance that will raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco...
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FDA Announces Proposed Record-Keeping Rules for Substantial Equivalence

Yesterday, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) published proposed rules for the process of applying for agency approval of e-cigarettes and vaping products. Almost...
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Sen. Durbin Files Tobacco Tax Equity Act

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., has introduced the Tobacco Tax Equity Act Of 2019, through which he seeks to establish the first federal tax on e-cigarettes,...
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Pima County, Ariz. Rejects Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase, Tucson Delays Vote

A push to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products in Arizona’s second most populous county failed this week, as the Pima County Board...
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Lewiston, Maine Bans Smoking in Parks

Smoking in the parks, playgrounds and recreational facilities of Lewiston is a thing of the past, as this week the city council unanimously approved an...
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Wyoming Legislators Advance Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase

Wyoming could be among the next wave of states to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21-years-old, as on Wednesday the Joint...
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Paola, Kan. Increases Tobacco Purchasing Age to 21

The city of Paola, Kansas has joined the Tobacco 21 movement, as the city council approved a proposal to raise the minimum age to purchase...
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Second Pennsylvania Legislator Introduces Tobacco Purchase Age Increase Bill

The Tobacco 21 movement is likely to get a strong push in Pennsylvania during the upcoming legislative session, as a second legislator has introduced a...
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Franklin, N.H. Raises Tobacco Purchasing Age to 21, Bans Tobacco Use in Parks

At its most recent meeting, the Franklin City Council approved a pair of anti-tobacco ordinances, raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21-years-old...
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Braham, Minn. Raises Tobacco Purchase and Possession Age to 21

Minnesota continues to be a hotbed of municipalities raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21-years-old, and earlier this month the Tobacco 21...
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Florida Representative to Pursue Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase

This week, Florida State Rep. Jackie Toledo, R-Tampa, held a press conference to announce that she will push to raise the state’s minimum age to...
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