2016 News

Get Ready for Tobacco 21! – Lee’s Summit Tribune

Lee’s Summit is about to get healthier! Starting December 1, 2016, it will be illegal to sell or provide tobacco (including cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco), electronic cigarettes…

How big is big tobacco’s marketing budget?

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“Tobacco companies continue to spend the most money so consumers can spend less (and smoke more). Price discounts have topped the list of expenditure categories every year since 2002, and 2014 was no different.

Highlights from the 2014 report reveal some familiar patterns and some shifts in where Big Tobacco is spending its marketing budget.”

St. Louis Acts to Protect Kids, Save Lives by Raising Tobacco Age to 21 – Tobacco Free Kids

St. Louis is providing strong leadership in the fight against tobacco – the No. 1 cause of preventable death – and setting a terrific example…

Cancer survivors call for Vermont to increase tobacco sales age to 21 – Vermont Biz

We can come closer to a generation of Vermonters never picking up this deadly addiction in the first place if we increase the sale age of tobacco to 21…

Hazardous chemicals discovered in flavored e-cigarette vapor

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“One puff of any of the flavored e-liquids that we tested exposes the smoker to unacceptably dangerous levels of these aldehydes, most of which originates from thermal decomposition of the flavoring compounds,” said Khylstov. “These results demonstrate the need for further, thorough investigations of the effects of flavoring additives on the formation of aldehydes and other toxic compounds in e-cigarette vapors.”

 

 

4 days ago

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Lincolnshire, Illinois raises the age
Last week, Lincolnshire, Illinois trustees decided unanimously to adopt #T21! They are one of many communities around Chicago to continue the city's lead in raising the age, which the city passed in 2016.
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Yahoo for Lincolnshire, Illinois for raising their smoking age to 21 !