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Salem-News.com (Sep-09-2009 16:42)
Tobacco Now Banned on PCC CampusSalem-News.com
The PCC district encompasses a 1,500-square-mile area in northwest Oregon.
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PCC isn't the first to do it. And by all indications, it won't be the last. But PCC is by far the largest institution of higher education in the state. So when the Board of Directors announced that PCC would become tobacco-free today Sept. 9, 2009, it was big news.
Salem-News.com (Aug-09-2009 23:11)
Smokeless `E-Cigarettes` Raise New Health Concerns (AUDIO)Salem-News.com
Oregon’s Ban has National Implications.
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Oregon is the first state to ban the sale of so-called electronic cigarettes, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will soon be in court to fight the same battle nationally.
Salem-News.com (Jun-22-2009 20:22)
FDA Takes Over Tobacco in the U.S.Salem-News.com
The FDA says they will seek input from the public as they begin working to implement the Act.
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On June 22, 2009, President Barack Obama signed the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, granting authority to the FDA to regulate tobacco products in the U.S.
Salem-News.com (Jun-14-2009 12:12)
Oregon’s Merkley Strengthens Tobacco Control Bill (AUDIO)Chris Thomas Special to Salem-News.com
One of the Senate additions to the bill is an amendment by Senator Jeff Merkley to include FDA oversight of the newest, dissolvable tobacco products packaged to look like mints or candy.
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It's being called the strongest anti-tobacco measure since the U.S. Surgeon General ruled more than 40 years ago that smoking causes lung cancer.
Salem-News.com (Jun-05-2009 07:03)
Medical Marijuana Legalization ExplosionDr. Phil Leveque Salem-News.com
New stock company providing education about the benefits of marijuana in business.
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Legal medical marijuana started with an apprehensive whimper in California in 1996. Doctor Tod Mikuriya, who had studied cannabis/marijuana as safe effective medicine for about 30 years, was most likely the first doctor to jump into the fray and controversy. The California Medical Board went "ape" and harassed him.
Salem-News.com (Jun-01-2009 12:32)
Tobacco Use ‘Needless Threat’ to Public Health, Says UN Secretary-GeneralSalem-News.com
The World Health Organization said that effective health warnings, especially those that include pictures, have been proven to motivate users to quit and to reduce the appeal of tobacco for those who are not yet addicted.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged governments everywhere to address tobacco consumption, which he described as a “needless threat” to public health.
Salem-News.com (May-29-2009 14:10)
Oregon Legislature Chews On Spit Tobacco Tax (AUDIO)Deborah Smith ONS Special to Salem-News.com
Oregon has, in effect, been giving a tax break to companies marketing their products to children, and it's time to stop, claims Queral.
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Snuff, chew and dissolvable tobacco could soon cost more in Oregon. The legislature is considering raising the tobacco tax for those products, which haven't seen increases in years.
Salem-News.com (Feb-27-2009 10:23)
Oregon Receives $6.2 From Tobacco CompaniesSalem-News.com
The historic multi-billion dollar tobacco settlement compensates states for the cost of treating tobacco-related diseases.
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Attorney General John Kroger announced today that Oregon has received $6.2 million in disputed tobacco payments that are part of a master settlement between cigarette-makers and the states.
Salem-News.com (Dec-16-2008 02:00)
Nicotine and Lung CancerDr. Phillip Leveque Salem-News.com
Phillip Leveque has spent his life as a Combat Infantryman, Pharmacologist, Toxicologist and Physician.
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Almost everybody knows that nicotine is that which makes cigarettes the lethal drug which they are. A recent article in the Oregonian newspaper stated that nicotine caused certain diseases.
Salem-News.com (Jun-04-2008 21:42)
CDC Survey: As Many Teens Smoke Marijuana as Cigarettes, Cigarette Use Dropping FasterSalem-News.com
Crackdown on Tobacco Sales to Kids Continues to Reduce Teen Access to Cigarettes.
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Two just-released federal reports indicate that regulation of tobacco continues to produce a steady drop in teen cigarette use and teen access to tobacco, with current cigarette use by high school students dropping markedly faster than use of marijuana.