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Rhode Island Seeking To Raise Tobacco Age To 21

If first you don’t succeed, waste the tax payers money and try again seems to be the motto in many states. This time around it applies to Rhode Island who last year attempted a similar measure to raise the age for tobacco purchases. This time around the bill has been introduced by Representative Teresa Tanzi (D-34th District) and Senator Cynthia A. Coyne (D-32nd District). The legislation would raise the minimum age to purchase all tobacco […]

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Chicago, Illinois Looking To Raise Purchase Age to 21

Earlier this week we reported that the city of Chicago was looking to add a tax to cigars.  Today, Mayor Rahm Emanuel took further aim at the tobacco industry at the first City Council meeting of the year. The Democrat Mayor made numerous proposals with the Public Health Commissioner Julie Morita. In addition to the additional taxes, a proposal to raise the tobacco purchase age to 21 was made along with with a minimum pricing policy. No timetable […]

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Bill Introduced In US Senate To Raise Smoking Age To 21

On Wednesday, eight Senators introduced bill S. 2100 that could raise the smoking age to 21 nationwide. The bill which was introduced by Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii);Dick Durbin (D-Illinois); Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio); Ed Markey (D-Massachusetts); Barbara Boxer (D-California); Jack Reed (D-Rhode Island); Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts); Senator Mazie Hirona (D-Hawaii); Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-Rhode Island) also has the support of the American Lung Association. According to the S.2100, Tobacco to 21 Act the legal age […]

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New York Could Ban Smoking In Public Housing

Last week Philadelphia became the largest city to ban smoking in public housing. That reign could be short-lived as Assistant Assembly Speaker, Felix Ortiz a Democrat from Brooklyn, NY is pushing for a similar ban. The bill would ban smoking in and on the grounds of any public housing in New York state. According to the bill, 50 percent of public house would immediately prohibit smoking with additional units going smoke free as they become […]

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News | US Senate Announces Tobacco Tax Parity Bill

To Combat Smoking, Lethal Health Risks from Tobacco, Blumenthal, Durbin, Reed, Boxer Re-Introduce Legislation for Tobacco Enforcement Reforms While the IPCPR does not expect this measure to pass it is something we must remain vigilant on. Below is the Press Release from Senator Blumenthal’s office. (Washington, DC) – Today, Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Jack Reed (D-R.I.), and Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) re-introduced the Tobacco Tax and Enforcement Reform Act (TTERA) to address illegal […]

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