Tobacco

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7-Eleven Says New Tobacco Standards Killed Philly Expansion

Standards adopted earlier this year by the city’s Department of Public Health for issuing permits to sell tobacco products has cost Philadelphia a planned 35 […]

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Board of Health Approves Restrictions on Philly’s Tobacco Retailers

The Philadelphia Board of Health yesterday approved a set of regulations geared toward discouraging tobacco use in low-income neighborhoods. The board is attempting to constrict the […]

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Report: New Jersey, Pennsylvania Aren’t Doing Enough to Prevent Cancer

A new study from the American Cancer Society found that New Jersey is the only state in the country that spends zero dollars on tobacco prevention […]

City

Pa. Bill Would Raise Minimum Age for Tobacco Purchase to 21

If you’re a tobacco user in Pennsylvania between the ages of 18 to 20, here’s some advice: Smoke ’em while you got ’em. State Rep. […]

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Councilwoman: Cigarette Tax Should Cover Vaping

Funny side effect of recent innovations in tobacco consumption: The city’s new $2-a-pack sales tax on cigarettes doesn’t apply to e-cigarettes — but Councilwoman Blondell […]

City

Penn Professors: School Must Divest from Tobacco

In an open letter to the University posted on Philly.com, five Penn professors urge the school to stop investing in companies that sell tobacco products. […]