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Tobacco Smokers and County Health Insurance

| October 10, 2012

cheap camel cigsCounty employees who are smokers have until the end of March to decide whether they want to quit smoking or see their health insurance premiums raise. An study of 583 employees and covered spouses under the county’s current insurance plan are required to take a health risk assessment at the county’s Wellness Center within the next six months, according to a new health plan that started October 1. The assessment, which is not mandatory for dependent kids, is an in-depth analysis of health categories including diabetes, cholesterol, nutrition, hypertension and tobacco use that utilizes a blood draw and health questionnaire.

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Cigarettes Sale Continues Near Hospitals

| September 5, 2012

discount hilton cigsWhile several organizations are pressing for a prohibition on the sale of tobacco products in the state, the sale of such products continues unchecked near the Gauhati Medical College and Hospitals (GMCH). The hospital experts claim that they have been regularly asking police officers of the Bhangagarh police station to take stricter action against smokes shops which sell tobacco products near the hospital. But even if police shut down these stores, they resurface.

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Cigarette Taxes, State Term Structure

| May 11, 2012

cigarettespub.biz/cigarettes-news/best-selling-cigarette-brandsOn June 5, California voters will be asked to make legislature careers much shorter and tobacco products more expensive. Under a proposed law billed as restricted legislation, politicians would be permitted to spend fewer years in the California Legislature, but craft longer careers in either of its houses. Proposition 28 would confined legislators elected after June 5, 2012, to a lifetime maximum of 12 years in office, more than the current 14 years.

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Reasons to Prohibit Smoking in Kids’ Playgrounds

| February 22, 2012

cheapest camel cigsAn anti-smoking group has called for a public smoking ban in kids’ playgrounds from Ash Wednesday. Ash Ireland has asked all county and city councils to make play areas smoke-free in a tender to  secure the dangers of passive cigarettes smoking. The group’s Dr Brian Maurer declared that the response from state authorities to implement the smoking ban has a very positive result.

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New Law will Increase Tax on Cigarettes

| February 15, 2012

cheap lady cigaretteSmokers and dippers alike might be shelling out a little more dough to indulge in the nicotine habit, if three lawmakers have their way in this session. A fresh bill put before the Senate in Tuesday’s session would hike the tax on cheap Lady cigarettes and smokeless tobacco, possibly generating up to $120 million. As written, the measure would jack the tax on cigarettes to $1.55 per pack, or a $1 increase.

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