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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Tobacco Tax Hike Proposed in West Virginia

At the end of last week Senate Democrats in West Virginia presented Senate Bill 531 that raises taxes on the sale of cigarettes. The leader of Democrats is Jeff Kessler. According to Kessler, data shows that across the USA the highest smoking rate is reported in West Virginia, where there are 44% smokers. It is much higher than the national … Continue reading

Monday, February 23, 2015

Reynolds American to Conquer Western Europe and Asia

Reynolds American Inc, the tobacco company which produces Winston and Camel cigarettes brands, decided to put its efforts on company’s development on international market and especially on its brand called Natural American Spirit. The company wants to promote its brand in Western Europe and Asia. Natural American Spirit is most popular and successful cigarettes brand in the USA. The brand … Continue reading

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Residents Want Marion Parks to be Smoke-Free

Statewide Smokefree Air Act adopted in Iowa in 2008 prohibits use of cigarettes inside most public spaces. People in the city of Marion got so used to the smoking ban that there is no need to remind about it with the of use informative signs. However, soon a new change in Marion will take place. City authorities want to ban … Continue reading

Monday, February 16, 2015

Golf Yards to be Included in Smoking Ban in Portland

Current week, City Council in Portland, Oregon, plans to vote an ordinance which would ban tobacco use in all city parks and four golf facilities. There are five golf yards in Portland (Rose City, Heron Lakes, RedTail, Eastmoreland) owned by government, and ban of tobacco products on golf yards would be something unusual for the state of Oregon. However, the … Continue reading

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Philip Morris International is Called Europe’s Top Employer

Philip Morris International, tobacco company that produces Marlboro Red cigarettes, on February 10 was named top employer in Europe. The company is best employer three years in line due to implementation of highest standards of excellence in its working environment. Besides this, PMI’s affiliates were called leading employers in 15 countries in Europe . The estimation was made by Top … Continue reading

Monday, February 9, 2015

Smoke-Free Moves in Sheridan

Lorraine King of Sheridan, Wyoming, is preoccupied with the problem of smoking in public places. She is friend of Young Ki Kim, the long-time owner of Kim’s Family Restaurant that was opened back in 1990. Now King is very happy that the restaurant goes smoke-free, because simce her husband quit smoking, they prefer no-smoking areas in restaurants. When Kim’s Family … Continue reading

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Youth Against Tobacco Marketing in Vermont

This week in the US state of Vermont took place two important events that promoted the idea of protecting young people from tobacco use. At the beginning of the week, on February 3, took place march and rally on the State Capitol in Montpelier. The other day the University of Vermont hosted a Tobacco-Free College Campus Summit. In the rally … Continue reading

Monday, February 2, 2015

California Aims to Raise Smoking Age to 21

Last week on Thursday, a lawmaker in California proposed a law which increases the legal age to smoke cigarettes from 18 to 21. He explains that he was inspired from similar initiative by Washington lawyer. The proposal comes after top health official in California told that e-cigarettes are harmful and their increasing popularity threatens to unravel the hard and long … Continue reading