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Mayor Bill de Blasio, Harlem’s Ydanis Rodriguez And Others Sign Hookah Bills Into Law

two laws introduced by Harlem Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez to address the increasingly widespread use of non-tobacco shisha among New Yorkers were signed by Mayor Bill de Blasio. Bills 1076A and 1075A raised the age of use to 21 years old and now requ
Harlem World
added Oct 17, 2017 13:50
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[New York] Hookah bars banned from opening in NYC, minimum age to use raised to 21

Mayor Bill de Blasio added hookah to the city’s indoor smoking ban. Already existing hookah bars will only be allowed to stay open if at least half their revenue is hookah-related sales. They’ll also be required to display signs with the risks of hookah
WPIX-TV (New York, NY)
added Oct 17, 2017 13:42
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[New York] Mayor de Blasio Signs Legislation to Better Promote Construction Site Safety, Clean Air and Government Efficiency

139-C adds non-tobacco shisha to the City’s Smoke-Free Air Act; Intro. 1075-A requires hookah bars to post signage warning of the dangers of hookah smoking; Intro. 1076-A raises the minimum age for purchasing shisha;
New York City: NYC.gov
added Oct 17, 2017 13:42
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[Ohio] STEMMLER: MIAMI IS NOT A TOBACCO FREE UNIVERSITY

I loved the idea of having a tobacco free campus, but if there is no entity to enforce that rule, then there should at least be the infrastructure to support it. If stopping students and staff from smoking altogether doesn’t work, designated smoking zone
The Miami Student (Miami University, Oxford, OH)
added Oct 17, 2017 13:38
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[New Zealand] Auckland beaches, popular public spots and outdoor dining to become smokefree

Auckland Council approved a policy on Tuesday to increase the number of smokefree outdoor spaces. Beaches, al fresco dining areas and urban centres would be stamped smokefree from November, under the city's Smokefree Policy. Restaurants with footpath
Independent Newspapers Ltd. / STUFF (nz)
added Oct 17, 2017 13:37
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[Pennsylvania] A cloudy debate: Students weigh in on campuses designated smoking areas

A lot of students that live on campus complain about the results of people smoking right outside their windows. “My dorm is on the first floor, and whenever we have our windows open it smells like cigarette smoke from outside, so that’s kind of aggravat
Penn State University
added Oct 17, 2017 13:36
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[New Zealand] Auckland Council Makes Outdoor Dining Smokefree

Auckland Council has strengthened their Smokefree Policy to make all outdoor dining on footpath areas smokefree. The new policy, which will come into effect from November 2017, requires all cafés and restaurants with licenses to provide outdoor dining on
Scoop (nz)
added Oct 17, 2017 13:35
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[USA] THOMAS: Big Tobacco went up against the US and lost. Now it’s India’s turn to fight back

Fifty years on, thanks to various initiatives, that number has declined to just over 15%... This has saved the lives of over 8 million Americans, it says. This is particularly relevant to India, where big tobacco firms such as Philip Morris have spotted a
Quartz
added Oct 17, 2017 13:35
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[New York] VIDEO: City Passes New Laws Restricting Hookah Bars

The Rev. Khader El-Yateem of Brooklyn said he sees it all over his neighborhood. “Children who are 15 and 16 years old are a these hookah bars smoking this poison, and they will find them around the corner vomiting,” El-Yateem said.
CBS New York - Ch. 2
added Oct 17, 2017 13:30
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LETTER TO government members of the ILO Governing Body (PDF)

Dear government members of the ILO Governing Body: We, the undersigned organizations, write to express our support for the International Labour Organisation (ILO) instituting the strongest possible policies to prohibit cooperation and public-private partn
Unfairtobacco.org (Berlin Working Group on Environment and Development) (de)
added Oct 17, 2017 13:28
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