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NYC proposes raising age for cigarette purchases

NEW YORK (AP) — No one under 21 would be able to buy cigarettes in New York City, under a new proposal announced Monday that marks the latest in a decade of moves to crack down on smoking in the nation’s largest city.

04/22/2013

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Bloomberg cigarette plan gets praise, criticism

NEW YORK (AP) — Anti-smoking advocates and health experts hailed proposals from Mayor Michael Bloomberg that would keep cigarettes out of sight in New York City stores, while tobacco companies and smokers called it an overreach.

03/19/2013

FDA review of tobacco products grinds to a halt

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Talk about a smoke break. Tobacco companies have introduced almost no new cigarettes or smokeless tobacco products in the U.S. in more than 18 months because the federal government has prevented them from doing so.

12/13/2012

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Judge orders tobacco companies to say they lied

WASHINGTON (AP) – A federal judge is ordering tobacco companies to publish corrective statements that say they lied about the dangers of smoking and to disclose smoking’s health effects, including the death of 1,200 people […]

11/27/2012

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