Posts tagged: tobacco policies

WA schools consider banning electronic cigarettes

Tweet VANCOUVER, Wash. — Although people younger than 18 can purchase electronic cigarettes, they are now prohibited from using them at some Washington schools. The Columbian newspaper reports school boards in Battle Ground, Camas and Ridgefield all recently revised their tobacco policies to ban the use of electronic cigarettes at school. Vancouver Public Schools has prohibited tobacco and “tobacco lookalikes” since at least 19 ... Jump to full article >>

Government likely to raise tobacco tax in bid to cut smoking

Tweet The Ministry of Health has given the clearest signal yet that the Government is likely to increase the tobacco tax to help reduce the number of people who smoke. Associate Health Minister Tariana Turia, who sits outside the Cabinet, last year spoke supportively of tobacco tax increases in a speech that has put pressure on the Government on a range of tobacco policies. Increasing the tax was “worth exploring if we are genuine about wan ... Jump to full article >>