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[Canada] PLATT: Clearing the smoke — unlike other places, no rush to judgment on indoor vaping in Calgary 33

these are metals you don’t want to be passively inhaling and proof that for once, Calgary city council’s decision to meddle in an issue outside of taxes, trash and transportation is probably a good thing, even if the motivation is hazy.
Calgary (Alb) Sun (ca)
added Sep 2, 2014 13:44
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Florida is epicenter of fight against Big Tobacco

Florida has 2,000 to 3,000 suits that descended from the Rosenblatts' class action, compared to maybe 100 pending antitobacco suits in all other states combined. Blood is in the water.
Tampa Bay (FL) Times
added Jun 22, 2014 20:47
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[Canada] Selby, Sweanor & Hughes: E-cigarettes could save the government billions

we need fit-for-purpose regulations aimed at harnessing market forces for the greatest possible reduction in smoking-related diseases. Governments have a responsibility to enact progressive regulations that allow citizens to reduce their exposure to dange
National Post (ca)
added Feb 26, 2014 11:44
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[Africa, Zambia] Japanese firm invests K12m in tobacco farming

Times of Zambia (zm)
added Jan 31, 2014 15:22
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[Europe] 32 of UK motorists want smoking ban in cars

New research from Motors.co.uk has revealed that under a third (32%) of Brits would welcome a ban against smoking in cars.
Motors.co.uk
added Oct 30, 2013 13:27
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[Florida] Appeals court overturns tobacco settlement due to Duval judge's 'critical misunderstanding'

ruled that a Duval County judge used flawed logic in 2011 when awarding a Jacksonville family nearly $15 million ... there has to be evidence that “addiction was the legal cause” of a disease, which the 1st District Court of Appeal said was not the case w
Florida Times-Union
added May 20, 2013 09:11
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[Canada] Quebec smokers v. 'Big Tobacco': $17.8B class action wrapping up

With nearly $18 billion on the line, lawyers for Quebec smokers and Big Tobacco began their final arguments Monday, in a landmark case that has been underway for years. Two groups representing an estimated 1 million Quebec smokers are suing three major C
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added Sep 22, 2014 23:23
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[Canada, UK] AUDIO: E-cigarette market on fire while scientists wage heated debate

legislators are talking about — and enacting — regulations, and more and more research is published every month. But the jury is still out on their safety, and whether they are a gateway to smoking.
CBC News (ca)
added Jul 29, 2014 01:57
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[Canada] Smoking while driving with kids is illegal

in some areas - including B.C. - it is already illegal to smoke in a vehicle if in the presence of children. Those caught smoking in a vehicle with children under 16 are subject to a $109 fine. Since 2006, several communities across North America have
The NOW Tri-Cities (ca)
added May 23, 2014 11:08
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[Kansas] FDA report on menthol cigarettes cites KU study; researcher argues for ban

If additional regulations or even a ban on menthol cigarettes follow a U.S. Food and Drug Administration report released last week, it will be thanks in small part to a group of researchers at the Kansas University Medical Center. The FDA last week relea
Lawrence (KS) Journal-World
added Aug 1, 2013 21:08
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