Menthol cigarettes

Fan the flames – Center Mackinac

Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in The hill on May 15, 2021. In recent weeks, federal officials have announced policies that may increase cigarette smuggling into the United States and bring other unintended consequences. The Tobacco Tax Fairness Act of 2021, introduced in Congress on April 22, would both …

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San José to ban flavored tobacco

Flavored tobacco may soon be a thing of the past in San José. On June 15, city council will consider ending the sale of flavored tobacco products, including flavored e-juices, hookah and menthol cigarettes. Dr John Maa, Board Member of the American Heart Association, said that with colorful packaging with …

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The day – Let people smoke whatever they choose

The war on smokers continues as the FDA moves to ban menthol cigarettes. From the initial indoor smoking bans in the late 1990s, to the current war on vaping, nicotine users have been increasingly marginalized. And they are particularly discriminated against by the upper class and ruling class, especially because …

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Let people smoke | Op-ed

The war on smokers continues as the FDA moves to ban menthol cigarettes. From the initial indoor smoking bans in the late 1990s, to the current war on vaping, nicotine users have been increasingly marginalized. And they are particularly discriminated against by the upper class and ruling class, especially because …

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Letter to editor: Editorial overlooks pitfalls of proposed flavored tobacco ban in Maine

The May 24 Press Herald’s main editorial, “Our Take: Stop Tobacco Companies from Targeting Young People,” reflects the uninformed and militant rhetoric around this important issue and overlooks many important facts. As we’ve learned throughout history, government prohibition doesn’t work. Banning flavored tobacco will not discourage use by young people. …

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Conservatives, liberals and double standards everywhere

Felicia Nimue Ackerman, monthly contributor, is professor of philosophy at Brown University. Are you tired of the media’s constant promotion of positive thinking? In her 2009 book “Bright-Sided”, Barbara Ehrenreich critiques this trend and emphasizes that dissatisfaction is the engine of progress. You might enjoy the book’s dedication, “To Complainants …

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Atlantic City casinos hang on to smokers | New

It took a pandemic to quit smoking in more than 1,000 gambling halls in the United States. Now that the economy is reopening, tobacco opponents are urging elected officials and casino operators to make the restriction permanent. In New Jersey, the casino smoking ban – like indoor masking, capacity restrictions, …

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Stroud: Bans are no way to curb youth vaping | Columns

Under the pretext of “protecting the children”, lawmakers in Maine are trying to ban the sale of flavored tobacco and vaping products. While the protection of children from the harms of adult products is laudable, this ban effectively punishes adults for failures of poorly executed and underfunded tobacco control programs. …

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WTEN: Women’s Health – Sunday Without Menthol

Anne Lawton, community outreach nurse at St. Peter’s Hospital Cancer Care Center, was interviewed by WTEN / News10 for her article on “No menthol Sunday.” “No Menthol Sunday”, which takes place on May 16, is a campaign to raise awareness of the harms of menthol cigarettes, particularly among the African …

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