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[California] E-cigarette study could propel law: Sen. Mark Leno seeks to classify vapor cigs as tobacco product

A new study that health advocates say proves electronic cigarettes contain cancer-causing chemicals could help boost legislative efforts to regulate... Yet e-cigarette industry advocates argue the scientific testing of e-cigarettes needs to be refined an
San Mateo (CA) Daily Journal
added Sep 3, 2015 12:33
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[Kentucky, North Carolina] Thousands of farmers stopped growing tobacco after deregulation payouts

the remaining growers are dealing with the recent loss of a decade-long cash infusion ordered by the U.S. government — but those who remain are better positioned to grapple with foreign competition than they were 10 years ago, industry analysts say.
USA Today
added Sep 3, 2015 12:03
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Study: Pot More a Habit for College Students Than Cigarettes

More U.S. college students are making a habit of using marijuana, which has supplanted cigarettes as the smoke-able substance of choice among undergraduates who light up regularly, a study released Tuesday found.
AP - Associated Press
added Sep 3, 2015 11:57
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[Asia-pacific, Australia] PROTECT HEALTH FROM TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT: STAKEHOLDERS

Over 150 senior Australian academics... CEO of the PHAA, Michael Moore says,“We know from experience with tobacco companies that some of the clauses provide opportunities for multi-nationals to bully federal, state, territory and local governments to weak
Australian Journal of Pharmacy (AJP) (au)
added Sep 3, 2015 11:50
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[Ohio] EBERLY: Smoking ban is arbitrary, scapegoat for other pollutants

It’s ridiculous. It’s arbitrary. And ultimately more of a nuisance than smoking in the first place. If Bowling Green State University truly wishes to support an initiative to promote “clean air” on campus, there are many other pollutants besides cigarette
BG News [Bowling Green State U. (BGSU)]
added Sep 3, 2015 11:48
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[California] EDITORIAL: Making the most of a cigarette tax hike

A well-crafted cigarette tax is a thing of beauty. Not only does it raise revenue, but it helps reduce smoking rates and deters teenagers from developing a cigarette habit, preventing many premature deaths. California, whose cigarette taxes are in the bo
Los Angeles Times
added Sep 3, 2015 11:46
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[UK] Council staff face work-hours smoking ban

A council has proposed banning staff from smoking during working hours – including on short breaks. Nottinghamshire county council, which employs 9,000 people, said the move would improve health, reduce sick leave and increase time spent working. Anyone
The Guardian (uk)
added Sep 3, 2015 11:40
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[UK] Blanket ban on smoking during work hours for all employees at Notinghamshire County Council

A policy document circulated to staff yesterday, and seen by the Post, said staff had "no right to smoke" and the council has a "key role" in promoting better health in Notts. The ban, which also prohibits the use of e-cigarettes, has been welcomed by
Nottingham Post (uk)
added Sep 3, 2015 11:39
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[UK] Council to ban staff smoking breaks

Nottinghamshire County Council has said its 9,000 employees will be barred from smoking during work time with the ban extending to e-cigarettes... Director Simon Clark says employers have "no business" prohibiting employees smoking outside working hours w
ITV Network Limited (uk)
added Sep 3, 2015 11:38
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[UK] Council bans workers from taking cigarette breaks

Nottinghamshire County Council says it will discipline workers caught lighting up during paid working hours. They will even face sanctions if caught having a crafty cigarette on the way to work wearing local authority uniform. The strict rules, which w
The [London, UK] Express
added Sep 3, 2015 11:36
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