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Legislation

Washington, D.C. Working on Raising Tobacco Purchase Age to 21

Washington, D.C. could very well be the next major city to increase the age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21. Legislation has already been...
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Utah Lawmakers Eying Statewide 21-Year Purchasing Requirements

On the heels of similar legislation in New York City, the Utah Health and Human Services Interim Committee passed a bill that would raise the...
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Boston Moves One Step Closer to Banning Smoking in Public Parks

In a move eerily similar to one New York City made in 2011, Boston is close to enacting a ban on smoking in public parks....
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Fort Collins Patio Smoking Ban Scheduled for January 17

Although restaurants and bars will get an additional 16 days, Fort Collins, Colo. has set a day when smoking on patios at bars and restaurants...
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Pennsylvania Mayor Vetoes Smoking Ban

With a response that will be championed by defenders of cigar rights, the mayor of Punxsutawney, Penn., a few hours northeast of Pittsburgh, vetoed a proposed...
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San Rafael, CA Enacts Strict Anti-Smoking Legislation (Update)

The city of San Rafael, CA is making it tough for its residents and visitors to enjoy a smoke of any kind thanks to strict...
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Hawai’i County Council Raises Tobacco Purchase Age to 21

The Hawai’i County Council voted 9-0 on Wednesday to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21, according to a statement issued...
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Bloomberg Signs Law Raising Tobacco Purchasing Age to 21

Yesterday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed into law a bill raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21 in New York City. Ordinance...
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New York City Council Raises Age to Purchase Tobacco to 21

Today the New York City Council passed Ordinace No. 250, making it illegal to sell tobacco products to persons under the age of 21-years-old. The...
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FDA Pushes Forward on Cigar Regulation

The Food and Drug Administration’s effort to regulate the premium cigar industry took a step forward recently, as the proposed rule on regulating cigars has...
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Plain-packaging for Tobacco Being Requested in Québec

The Health Committee of Québec’s National Assembly is scheduled to hear from several anti-tobacco groups on Tuesday and Wednesday, including the Canadian Cancer Society who...
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