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[Canada] Vancouver (City) v. Abdiannia, 2015 BCSC 1058

Canadian Legal Information Institute (ca)
added Jul 3, 2015 17:13
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[Asia, Malaysia] Penang gets ‘smoke signals’

The Health Ministry has advised its Penang department to declare George Town Unesco heritage enclave a cigarette smoke-free zone tomorrow. State Welfare, Caring Society and Environment Committee chairman Phee Boon Poh said the state Health Department wou
The Star (my)
added Jul 3, 2015 15:34

[UK] More young people think weed should be legal than tobacco, study finds

The survey of 1000 people found that 'over half of young people think cannabis should be legal, whilst 50.9% think that tobacco should be illegal.' This comes as more research into the medical properties of cannabis is undertaken, and several states in
The Independent (uk)
added Jul 3, 2015 15:33
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[Asia, India] Tobacco ind lost Rs 13130 cr to illicit trade in 2014: report

Industry lobby Ficci has said that losses arising due to rampant smuggling of cigarettes, that has been on the rise since domestic taxes on cigarettes hit the roof, have touched Rs 13,130 crore in 2014, up from Rs 8,965 crore in 2012.
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Jul 3, 2015 15:32
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[Australia] Smoke ban to bring riots: Vic murderer

Mass murderer and vexatious litigant Julian Knight says more Melbourne prisons are on the verge of riots after a smoking ban. The Hoddle St massacre gunman says the Port Phillip prison is ready to riot just like the rampage that shut down the Metropolit
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Jul 3, 2015 15:32
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[UK] Cannabis should be legal and tobacco illegal, under-30s tell new survey

Student Money Saver (SMS) polled 1,000 people under the age of 30 to get their views on alcohol and drug use and found high numbers of people were saying substances currently against the law should be made legal.
The Independent (uk)
added Jul 3, 2015 15:28
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[UK] Open consultation: Draft regulations on the sale and manufacture of tobacco products

The revised EU Tobacco Products Directive (2014/40/EU) will replace existing legislation on regulating the sale and manufacture of tobacco products and for the first time regulate e-cigarettes and herbal products. It will apply from 20 May 2016.
added Jul 3, 2015 15:19
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[Colorado] Denver campaign would allow marijuana use in bars

A campaign is underway to ask Denver voters about allowing marijuana consumption in bars and other places that only allow people over 21. Activists who campaigned for recreational pot legalization in Colorado have launched a petition drive to allow what
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 3, 2015 15:18

ROSS: Taxing e-cigarettes: A lose-lose-lose for the District of Columbia

If the crusade against e-cigs is successful, the winners would be Big Pharma — sellers of hugely profitable but almost useless nicotine gum, patches and cessation drugs — and Big Tobacco. They are the ones that will benefit if the e-cig market is stifled
Washington DC Examiner
added Jul 3, 2015 15:16

[New Zealand] Smokers turn to vapour product

The e-shisha is a modern take on traditional middle eastern smoking but it contains no nicotine or toxic substances. The product looks like a pen, and is similar to an e-cigerette but it has flavoured water rather than nicotine, which is vaporised by a h
Radio New Zealand - Te Reo Irirangi o Aoteoroa (RNZ) (nz)
added Jul 3, 2015 15:14
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