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2011-08-04 09:17:00

Kennedy agrees with 70% of voters that it's time for Indianapolis to go smoke-free WASHINGTON, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In recognition of her commitment to public health and pledge to sign a comprehensive smoke-free law, the Tobacco-Free Kids Action Fund is proud to endorse Melina Kennedy for Mayor of Indianapolis. Kennedy is the only candidate for mayor with a clear commitment to supporting and signing a comprehensive smoke-free law that applies to all workplaces and...

2010-10-27 11:33:00

Majority Leader lead fight to pass smoke-free law WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Calling him a "fighter for public health who has worked to protect children and families from the dangers of secondhand smoke," the Tobacco-Free Kids Action Fund endorses Representative Hugh Holliman for reelection. "Hugh Holliman has worked tirelessly to protect North Carolina's children and support common-sense public health policies. Because of Representative Holliman's leadership, North...

2010-10-15 10:51:00

Higher tobacco taxes shown to be an effective way to cut youth smoking rate AUGUSTA, Maine, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Declaring it an "irresponsible policy that will cost Maine millions in higher health care costs and weaken efforts to protect kids from smoking" the Tobacco-Free Kids Action Fund called on Republican gubernatorial candidate Paul LePage to stop supporting a proposed 25 percent cut in the state's tobacco tax. Lowering the tobacco tax would result in Maine paying...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'