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Tobacco Use

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  • SB 591 could be a smart way to help pay for damage done by tobacco

    SB 591 could be a smart way to help pay for damage done by tobacco
    A tax on tobacco products is a good unto itself, not just a way to raise revenue. As economists have repeatedly reported, tobacco levies are highly effective at dissuading people from smoking cigarettes, which remains the leading cause of preventable death in the United States. Tobacco taxes alleviate suffering and extend lives. What's not to love?
  • E-cigs get a pass on advertising no-no's for the real ones

    E-cigs get a pass on advertising no-no's for the real ones
    The commercial shows a leggy, high-heeled blonde blowing Flavor Vapes e-cigarette vapor into a baby carriage as the words SAVE HUMANITY materialize in the mist. The punch line appears in her next exhalation: START VAPING. It's an audacious sales pitch....

    Experts call for 'tobacco-free world' and raising legal age for cigarettes

    Experts call for 'tobacco-free world' and raising legal age for cigarettes
    Among a generation of kids ranging from today's 15-year-olds to babies only now being contemplated, shifting the minimum legal age for tobacco purchases from 18 to 21 across the United States now would prevent a quarter-million premature deaths, says a...

    If bureaucratic buttinskies back off, e-cigs can help smokers quit

    On January 11, 1964, the Surgeon General's Advisory Committee on Smoking and Health released its very first report on tobacco smoking. Based on scientific evidence consisting of over 7,000 articles relating to smoking and disease, the report cited...

    Tobacco giants resist harsh public admissions about smoking

    Tobacco giants resist harsh public admissions about smoking
    WASHINGTON — Never underestimate the staying power of big tobacco. In 2006, U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler ordered the nation's largest cigarette makers to publicly admit that they had lied for decades about the dangers of smoking. The basis...