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Bill proposed in Oregon would make cigarettes prescription-only drugs

http://www.kptv.com

Rep. Mitch Greenlick, from Portland, is sponsoring a bill that makes cigarettes a Schedule III controlled substance, meaning it would be illegal to possess or distribute cigarettes without a doctor's prescription.

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The Role of Government

http://www.nv-nc.com

Over the past many decades, the federal government’s own internal debate on its responsibility has changed in a subtle but very important way. Before the change, the federal government would act in the marketplace when people believed that everybody had a right to something. Now it intervenes even when it does not believe something should be guaranteed.

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Delray Beach, Florida Bans Hiring Of Smokers Or Tobacco Users

http://www.huffingtonpost.com

Delray Beach Florida has become the latest in the battle against personal choice and has banned hiring employees who use tobacco products, all supposedly to save money on health insurance.

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San Francisco Considers Banning E-Cigarettes

http://abclocal.go.com

SFO banned electronic cigarettes earlier this month and now the city is in the first stages of banning them. The plan is to fold them into the current smoking ordinance, saying that anything that looks, feels or functions like a cigarette is a cigarette and has to be banned from public places.

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Congressman wants no smokeless tobacco used in 2010 World Series

http://msn.foxsports.com

Yet another busybody bureaucrat involving himself in matters he has no business being involved in. Oh wait, he needs to save the children!

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U.S. pockets $20.6 billion in "sin taxes" in FY'09

http://in.reuters.com

Americans armed themselves to the teeth and paid through the nose to have a smoke, according to a U.S. government report released on Wednesday. The U.S. federal government collected $20.6 billion in taxes on alcohol, tobacco, firearms and ammunition in fiscal year 2009, up 41 percent from the previous fiscal year, according to the annual report of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. --- Remember, kids... "Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms" should be a convenience store, not a government agency.

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ATF: Counterfeit cigarettes on the rise

http://articles.dailypress.com

Only one thing you can say in response to this: "WHAT DID YOU THINK WOULD HAPPEN!?" Dumbass prohibitionists.

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New Ban on "Light" Cigarettes to Begin this Week

http://www.google.com

WASHINGTON — A US law banning the selling of so-called "light" or "mild" cigarettes took effect Tuesday, but some anti-tobacco groups say the makers are sidestepping the rules by using color-coding packaging.

The packaging says, "Your Marlboro Lights pack is changing. But your cigarette stays the same. In the future, ask for 'Marlboro in the gold pack."

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American Lung Association Vs. Electronic Cigarettes

http://www.associatedcontent.com

The American Lung Association has come out in full force by sending lobbyists to various state legislators to argue against the electronic cigarette.

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FDA Reviewing Whether to Ban Menthol Cigarettes

http://www.washingtonpost.com

Federal officials began grappling Tuesday with one of the thorniest issues surrounding the regulation of tobacco: whether to ban menthol, the most popular cigarette flavoring, which is smoked by millions of Americans every day

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