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  • Tuesday, January 21, 2020
  • Lebanon City Council to discuss proposal to increase legal tobacco age to 21

  • Lebanon soon could raise its minimum age to purchase tobacco to 21 under a new ordinance proposed by Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital and public safety officials.

    The proposal comes even as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration last month increased the age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21 nationally. The change took effect when President Donald Trump signed a budget deal Dec. 20. The proposal for Lebanon also would require those purchasing tobacco — including cigarettes, e-cigarettes and chewing tobacco — to be at least 21 years old.

  • Tuesday, January 07, 2020
  • WHO: Tobacco use drops among men

  • Worldwide, the number of men using traditional tobacco products has finally started to decline, health officials said recently.

    Four out of five tobacco users globally are men, so declines among males “mark a turning point in the fight against tobacco,” Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, head of the World Health Organization, said in a statement.

    The agency’s new report covers an array of tobacco use, including cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco. But the WHO did not count electronic cigarettes as tobacco products, [...]