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Public Health and Medical Groups Support U.S. Senate and House Bills to Raise Tobacco Age to 21 Nationwide

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Our public health organizations support ... including seven in 10 smokers – support increasing the minimum age for sale of tobacco products to 21. There is a growing, nationwide mov... read more

Indiana Could Become the 6th State to Increase Smoking Age to 21

But this time, there was enough support for House Bill 1380 to pass a legislative committee this week. The House Public ... United States, according to the CDC. Last year, Oregon became the fifth stat... read more

Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us

Diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma at age 42. Total cost ... And what is so different about the medical ecosystem that causes technology advances to drive bills up instead of down? (iReport: Tell U... read more

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Where they stand: Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Lisa Brown on health care, Medicare and Medicaid

As the fourth-ranking GOP member in a deeply divided House of Representatives that passed the bill last May, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers has said she and her colleagues didn’t do a good enough job sel... read more

Mass. Senate preparing for vote to raise tobacco purchasing age

BOSTON -- Legislation that would raise the state's legal tobacco purchasing age to 21, ban tobacco sales ... Based on eight separate tobacco bills filed by House and Senate lawmakers this session, the ... read more

Michigan Could Be 3rd State To Raise Smoking Age To 21

Similar legislation passed both the New Jersey House and Senate ... legal age for buying tobacco products were 21 nationwide, but admitted there is no systematic research to back that up. The Institut... read more

The case for and against tapping the tobacco fund to bolster state services

At least 10 bills have been filed for the upcoming legislative session that would channel TSET money to, among other things, health care for the poor, mental-health services and a pay raise ... “Tobac... read more

Hawaii Raises Smoking Age to 21

Last month, however, Hawaii became the first state to raise the minimum age for tobacco purchases to 21. The California Senate has passed similar legislation ... from the Massachusetts Department of P... read more

California senators vote on raising smoking age to 21

The package of anti-tobacco bills would ... of $0.87 per pack. The Senate vote came just over a week after San Francisco officials opted to raise the tobacco buying age to 21, making it the largest ci... read more

In a state of great wealth, all the health care some can afford

The annual report of the state’s Tobacco and Health ... and raise premiums dramatically for older people while reducing them for younger residents. The House passed legislation similar to this bill, b... read more

Worried House Democrats huddle on health care

Polis led the charge this fall to raise ... House Democrats want included in the final health bill despite the opposition of Senate Democrats. Beyond the excise tax, lawmakers on Thursday sorted throu... read more

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