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[Asia, Mid-east] Israel Railways Fined NIS 6 Million Over Platform Smoking

Smoking on Israel Railways trains is illegal – and, based on a 2012 law on smoking in public places, so is smoking on train platforms. But Israel Railways failed to enforce that law for years, leading to a class-action lawsuit that cost the railroad NIS 6
Hamodia
added Sep 25, 2016 13:40
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] KT&G emerges as global cigarette maker

KT&G is rising as the world’s fifth-largest tobacco maker as its overseas sales recorded 46.5 billion cigarettes last year, exceeding domestic sales of 40.6 billion cigarettes for the first time. The firm’s super-slim and low-tar product Esse is recogn
Korea Herald (kr)
added Sep 25, 2016 13:39
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PICARD: Canada should adopt plain packaging rules despite what Big Tobacco says

In recent days, Canada’s tobacco industry has launched a massive advertising campaign – including a full page ad in The Globe and Mail – attacking the federal government’s plan to introduce plain packaging rules for cigarettes and other tobacco products.
Globe and Mail (ca)
added Sep 24, 2016 21:51
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[Canada] Invitation - Press conference - The Honourable Nicola Roxon talks about the "Australian Experience" with tobacco plain packaging

Australia's former Health minister and attorney General will share her insights and experience as regards the successful implementation of the world's first tobacco plain packaging law, including tobacco industry tactics aimed at undermining its adoption
Canada Newswire (CNW) (ca)
added Sep 24, 2016 21:51
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[Canada] INVITATION – Press conference: Plain and standardized tobacco packaging: The Honourable Nicola Roxon to share Australian experience (PDF)

As Health Minister, Ms. Roxon introduced the first plain and standardized tobacco packaging legislation in the world and in her capacity as Attorney-General successfully defended the industry’s challenge to the law before Australia's High Court.
Coalition Quebecoise pour le Controle du Tabac (ca)
added Sep 24, 2016 21:50
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Louisiana smoking rates remain high

Despite efforts to get people to quit smoking, Louisiana is still in the top five when it comes to the rate of smokers per capita... "No one else in the country has the smoking cessation trust," said Rogers. "We're the only ones that have that." The tru
WWL 870 AM / 105.3 FM (New Orleans, LA)
added Sep 24, 2016 21:50
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[Louisiana] Register for the Smoking Cessation Trust (Scott Class Members)

SMOKING CESSATION TRUST ("SCT") has processed 56,396 Applications for membership in the Scott Class at the end of business June 30, 2016. SCT has approved 54,118 or 96.09% of all applications received.
Smoking Cessation Trust
added Sep 24, 2016 21:49
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Tobacco tax hike will stay on Missouri ballot

Supreme Court judges agreed with supporters, who include cigarette giant Reynolds American Inc. In the ruling, the Supreme Court wrote that supporters collected signatures using what was the official ballot title at the time. They said that complies with
AP - Associated Press
added Sep 24, 2016 21:49
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[Kentucky] WICKSTROM: No butts about it

they have not filed any citations against people smoking on campus, proving their policy to just be lip-service. If UK plans to inconsistently enforce this policy or avoids it all together they’d be apt to reconsider their strong-armed position and look
Kentucky Kernel (University of Kentucky)
added Sep 24, 2016 21:48
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[Kentucky] Editorial: UK should enforce tobacco policy

A rule not enforced is a rule not followed, and this rule deserves to be enforced.
Kentucky Kernel (University of Kentucky)
added Sep 24, 2016 21:47
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