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[Canada] House Government Bill - Bill C-43 - First Reading (41-2)

Part 3 amends the Excise Act, 2001 to provide a refund of the inventory tax, introduced in the February 11, 2014 budget, on cigarettes that are destroyed or re-worked, in line with the refund of the excise duty that exists for tobacco products that are d
Parliamentary Internet (Canada)
added Oct 24, 2014 16:03

[Florida, Tennessee] Nashville attorney wins second verdict against tobacco companies

Kenneth Byrd, a Nashville attorney from Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, has won a $41.4 million judgement against tobacco giants Philip Morris USA and R.J. Reynolds. Byrd was the lead counsel in a liability suit that spun out of a Florida class-act
added Oct 24, 2014 15:35

[UK] Newsagent refuses to sell cigarettes to soldiers because they were in UNIFORM

A shopworker has apologised saying he believed he was legally required to refuse people in combat uniform
The Mirror (uk)
added Oct 24, 2014 15:32
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[Canada] Nova Scotia to ban use of electronic cigarettes in indoor public places

Concerns over potential health risks posed by electronic cigarettes and their growing popularity among young people is driving legislation in Nova Scotia that would restrict sales and ban their use in indoor public places, the provincial health minister s
Canadian Press
added Oct 24, 2014 15:31

[UK] No fire without smoke: Smoking in the home kills, warn Manchester firefighters

Stoptober may be drawing to a close but Greater Manchester firefighters are urging smokers to 'stub it out for good' and avoid meeting a grizzly demise. The city's fire and prevention teams have been going door to door and have delivered 4,000 leaflets
Mancunian Matters (uk)
added Oct 24, 2014 15:30

[UK] Police step in to shopping centre row after soldier refused cigarettes 'because he was wearing military uniform'

Duane Fahy, 27, who serves with 1st Battalion, the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, said the staff member told him that he believed it was illegal to sell tobacco to people in military uniform. Mr Fahy, from Leigh, Wigan, was on a break from a recruitment
Manchester Evening News (uk)
added Oct 24, 2014 15:29

[Texas] Lubbock City Council Tables Smoking Ordinance Amendment, Approves Storm Water Rate Adjustments

The council chambers were filled to nearly capacity on Thursday, October 23, in anticipation of the vote which was indefinitely postponed in a 4-3 vote with Mayor Robertson and council members Jeff Griffith and Karen Gibson dissenting. Councilman Victor
KFYO News/Talk 790
added Oct 24, 2014 15:28

[Texas] Lubbock City Council delays vote on expanded smoking ordinance

With the seats inside the chamber full, and people standing along the back wall out to the door, members of the City Council voted 4-3 Thursday evening to delay making a first-reading vote on an amendment to an existing ordinance that would prohibit smok
Lubbock (TX) Avalanche-Journal
added Oct 24, 2014 15:26

[Louisiana] Is smoking in New Orleans clubs and bars driving away musicians?: Jarvis DeBerry

But it's not just the national folks who find the current smokiness intolerable. Sanchez, in a meeting at | The Times-Picayune Thursday, said that vocalist John Boutte´is one of our notable residents who now refuses to perform amidst a haze of
New Orleans (LA) Times Picayune
added Oct 24, 2014 15:25

[UK] Heresy of the week: Tolerance for smokers should start with an apology to non-smokers

the desire to push our tormentors even further away from us isn’t just about defending ourselves, but getting our own back too. Like fresh air, revenge is sweet. I’m not defending this attitude for a moment, but it does explain why the smokers’ lobby kee
ConservativeHome (blog) (uk)
added Oct 24, 2014 15:22
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