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Heads Up – News – Updates 12.7.2018

SOUTH WINDSOR, CONNECTICUT: (Tobacco 21) High school #smoking drops to 3.5% as #vaping reaches 14.7% in state, so city decides to ban vaping for ADULT smokers 18 – 20 yrs? #NonsensicalLaws #THRsavesLives

SWindsor eyes raising legal age for tobacco, e-cigarette products

Fear Profiteers: “They generate moral public panic over a health threat, real or imagined…using media and allied researchers to…stoke public anxiety to create public demand for government policies…and the perpetuation of their organizations.”
Fear Profiteers

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THE MORE YOU KNOW: Above, we shared “Fear Profiteers,” a paper that discusses how the so-called “vaping epidemic” benefits health activists. Today in Iowa…

UPDATE: (EDEN PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA) City passed Tobacco/Vapor 21 ordinance; denies ADULT smokers 18-20 access to lower risk vapor products.

Eden Prairie raises legal age to buy tobacco to 21

IN THE NEWS: (EDITORIAL) “Politicians should carefully think through the actual impact of the policies they propose and the trade-offs involved.”

Flavored tobacco ban just another nanny state overreach from Sacramento – Press Enterprise

IN THE NEWS: Major vaping brands removed from market based, in part, on FDA’s onerous premarket requirements.
Altria shutters its e-cigarette brands as it eyes Juul, awaits iQOS decision