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[Minnesota] Rice County landlords to ponder smoke-free policy

Promoting health and safety while reducing property expenses. Those are just some of the benefits that building managers and landlords will hear during a smoke-free workshop next month. According to Minnesota Smoke Free Housing, nearly 50 percent of Minn
Faribault (MN) Daily News
added Oct 24, 2014 18:20
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[UK] LETTER: Outdoor smokers would soon find another spot

Sir, While I am firmly in the antismoking camp, I find myself in complete agreement with David Hockney about the proposal to prohibit smoking in public parks. There cannot be any health grounds for this ban; any smoke generated will be dispersed well befo
Financial Times (uk)
added Oct 24, 2014 18:18
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[UK] LETTER: The health benefits of smoking

Sir, I would like to lend my support to David Hockney in his views on the health-giving benefits of enjoying a quiet fag... I am 70. I am healthy. I smoke a pipe (I am smoking it as I write). I loathe the modern obsession with health. I hope that I shall
Financial Times (uk)
added Oct 24, 2014 18:17
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Russian Tobacco Firms Call on Putin to Keep Cigarettes Cheap

Russia's tobacco companies sent a letter to President Putin imploring him to oppose a parliamentary initiative to set a minimum price on tobacco products.
Moscow Times
added Oct 24, 2014 18:14
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Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, as part of Republican AG coalition, active in faraway court fights

Many of RAGA's biggest donors have a stake in who wins. Giving $75,000 this year was the National Rifle Association, the plaintiff in a lawsuit seeking to eliminate a federal ban on the sale of handguns for those between 18 and 21. That ban was upheld, bu
Tampa Bay (FL) Times
added Oct 24, 2014 18:12
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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
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[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
NashvillePost.com
added Oct 24, 2014 15:35
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[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
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[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
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