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Washington Post: Trade Deal Must Reflect “Unique Dangers” of Tobacco

Editorial calls for protecting tobacco control measures

Editor
Sep 18, 2013

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In an editorial published today, The Washington Post called for protecting tobacco control measures under the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement, which the United States is negotiating with 11 other countries.

“Tobacco sickens and, eventually, can kill if consumed as intended. Every country, the United States included, should be taking every effective step to prevent smoking,” the Post wrote.

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posted September 18, 2013

Cigarette Tax Plan Called One of “Three Best Ideas in Obama’s Budget”

Washington Post blog hails proposal

Editor
Apr 12, 2013

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Earlier this week, President Obama presented his 2014 budget, which proposes to fund early childhood education initiatives by increasing the federal cigarette tax by 94 cents per pack and similarly increasing taxes on other tobacco products.

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posted April 12, 2013

Teen Cigarette Smoking Drops to Record Lows

But new industry tactics to hook kids include smokeless tobacco and "little cigars"

Editor
Dec 14, 2011

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Cigarette smoking among American youth has dropped to record lows, with just 11.7 percent of kids in grades 8, 10 and 12 reporting that they smoked in the past month.

The annual Monitoring the Future survey released today shows that since youth smoking rates peaked in the mid-1990s, they have dropped dramatically — by 71 percent among eighth graders, 61 percent among students in 10th grade and 49 percent among those in 12th grade.

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posted December 14, 2011

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