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This post has been updated. See below for details. A proposal to raise the tobacco tax by $2 per pack of cigarettes cleared its first two policy committees Wednesday, with Republicans unified in their opposition. Sen. Kevin De Leon (D-Los Angeles)...
Reuters* Government says yet to make a decision on plain packaging * Health groups 'deeply disappointed' by delay on new laws By William James LONDON, May 8 (Reuters) - The British government is still considering banning company branding on cigarette...
CHILD SERVICES-MENTAL HEALTH DCS pilot program closes mental health gap (Information in the following story is from: The Times, http://www.thetimesonline.com) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A pilot program to provide mental health services to children in...
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana State University is considering changing its health insurance policies to reward employees who agree to health screenings and risk assessments and penalize those who use tobacco products. ISU officials tell the...
A Palm Beach County jury Thursday found three tobacco companies partly responsible for a grandmother's chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, emphysema and lung cancer death following years of suffering. They awarded more than $2 million in actual damages...
firstname.lastname@example.orgPolice seized 310 cartons of cigarettes from a vehicle that was stopped at a Martinsburg-area Sheetz on Wednesday, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court documents. Oda Qarqat, 46, of Bogota, N.J., was arraigned Thursday on charges of no...
As thoroughly awful as everyone knows cigarettes to be — still the No. 1 cause of premature death in this country — public officials walk a blurry line when they try to reduce smoking's terrible toll. As long as they lack the will to ban...
If the government knows certain products cause severe health problems on consumers, the manufacturers should be required to have warning labels advising consumers about the risk. For example tobacco is known to cause cancer and heart related problems,...
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email@example.comAfter throat cancer took his voice box, it took David Briles three years to learn how to speak a complete sentence by burping continuously. The 59-year-old Charleston, W.Va., native never regained much of his ability to laugh again, but was determined...
RedEyeStudents, faculty and other employees of the University of Illinois at Chicago will have to kiss their tobacco products--and their electronic cigarettes--goodbye this summer thanks to a new tobacco-free campus policy that will go into effect July 1....
WASHINGTON (AP) — Advocates for seniors say President Barack Obama is breaking his promise to protect Social Security, while conservatives say he is breaking his promise not to raise taxes on the middle class. Obama's budget proposal includes a...
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