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[Maryland] HUD to ban smoking in all federally subsidized public housing

The Housing Authority of Baltimore City, the largest in the state, operates 11,000 public housing units. The agency has not yet implemented a smoke-free policy, spokeswoman Tania Baker said. "It is our intent to fully comply with the rule within the pre
Baltimore (MD) Sun
added Dec 2, 2016 18:19
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[UK-Scotland] Smokers who want to stub it out sought for electronic cigarettes clinical trial in Glasgow

Doctors and scientists funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) are looking for 100 healthy volunteers to take part in The VAPOUR Pilot Study. The study aims to investigate the short-term effects of electronic cigarettes in comparison to nicotine re
Daily Record and Sunday Mail (uk)
added Dec 2, 2016 18:17
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[California] Anti-Smoking Researchers Target Hipsters. And Yes, They Know Who You Are.

researchers have begun creating Facebook smoking cessation groups under the banner of a “brand”...an anti-smoking brand called “Commune,” specifically targeting the nation’s ample supply of hipsters. What the brand is “selling” is the desire not to smo
KQED (San Francisco, CA)
added Dec 2, 2016 17:42
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[Italy] BIG TOBACCO GETS INTO RETAIL STOREFRONTS

British American Tobacco and Philip Morris International have both opened stores to educate consumers on how to vape.
National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS)
added Dec 2, 2016 17:38
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Could Legalizing Pot Diminish California’s Gains Against Smoking?

“There is a concern that there could be a potential renormalization of smoking,” said Michael Ong...it will depend on how the initiative is implemented, whether officials follow through on the regulation, and how involved public health officials are with
Eastern Group Publications (Los Angeles, CA)
added Dec 2, 2016 17:35
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[New Zealand] Children exposed to second-hand smoke in Ellerslie's motorway underpass

There are calls to make Auckland underpass tunnels no smoking areas. Auckland children are being exposed to second-hand smoke on a daily basis in a motorway underpass. Now underpass users, Ellerslie residents and business owners want the pedestrian acc
Independent Newspapers Ltd. / STUFF (nz)
added Dec 2, 2016 17:33
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New federal rule prohibits smoking in public housing

The smoke-free rule does not include e-cigarettes, but Castro said that could change once more research becomes available. The Academy also would like to see all multi-unit housing go smoke-free, which it advocated for in its 2015 policy on tobacco.
American Academy of Pediatrics
added Dec 2, 2016 17:32
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[Maryland] EDITORIAL: Trump should keep HUD's smoke-free rule

the lens through which the new administration should look at this is not one of personal freedom but of the real estate business; after all, Mr. Trump is about to be the landlord for nearly 1.2 million units nationwide. One study found that it costs an ex
Baltimore (MD) Sun
added Dec 2, 2016 17:30
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[UK-Scotland] Science Centre backs smoking ban in cars with kids

BOSSES at Glasgow Science Centre have backed new legislation which bans smoking in cars carrying children. City company Turner Hire Drive is also supporting the Scottish Government's awareness campaign ahead of the introduction of the new rules on Monda
Evening Times (uk)
added Dec 2, 2016 17:27
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[New York] AUDIO: The Brian Lehrer Show: The federal government has enacted a ban on smoking in all public housing

Cindy Rodriguez, WNYC reporter, reports on the ramifications for residents who live in NYCHA housing — which is the largest public housing agency in the country — and how the ban will be implemented.
WNYC Radio
added Dec 2, 2016 15:55
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