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STEVENS: The #Tobacco directive: how the European Commission side-lined the European Parliament

passing the final form of the T&T system will only add to the controversies dogging the EC’s notoriously opaque procedures ...the tobacco industry should not be entrusted with key roles in the traceability of its products, considering its responsibility i
EU Reporter
added Feb 17, 2018 13:59
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[California] McKinleyville pursuing public smoking ban

The McKinleyville Community Services District (MCSD) plans to ban smoking at all of its parks. The district’s Board of Directors voted unanimously Feb. 7 to direct staff to draft an ordinance to make all of its parks “smoke free spaces.”
Mad River Union (Arcata, CA)
added Feb 17, 2018 01:51
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Higher cigarette taxes may increase use of chewing tobacco and cigars in adolescents

lead author of the research, Summer Sherburne Hawkins, discusses this new study involving 499,381 adolescents from 36 US states and explains why policy makers need to be looking beyond cigarettes.
BioMed Central (uk)
added Feb 16, 2018 22:02
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[UK] Calderdale taxi drivers and passengers face vaping ban in cabs

Private hire and hackney carriage drivers could be banned from using e-cigarettes in their vehicles under proposals being considered by councillors. Passengers in vehicles will also be banned from vaping if a new amendment to licences and conditions in Ca
Halifax Courier / Halifax Today (uk)
added Feb 16, 2018 22:01
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[UK] Dudley shopkeeper used freezer to hide illegal tobacco

trading standards officers found 1,765 packets of cigarettes and tobacco without the necessary health warnings and which had evaded excise duty.... The duty evaded was estimated to be more than £10,000.
Midlands Express and Star (uk)
added Feb 16, 2018 22:01
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[UK-Wales] Survey reveals support in Wales for radical action to prevent ill health

Smoking, drug abuse, alcohol misuse, physical inactivity and unhealthy eating habits were identified as the top five contributors to poor health and wellbeing, with social isolation, poor parenting, and difficulties with accessing healthcare also rated h
South Wales Argus (uk)
added Feb 16, 2018 22:01
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[Maine] Sen. Davis receives Distinguished Advocacy Award for excellence in cancer-fighting public policy

“Sen. Davis has been a champion for tobacco control legislation especially when it comes to preventing our youth from using tobacco products, helping support those who want to quit, and protecting Mainers from exposure to second-hand smoke,” said Hilary S
Piscataquis (ME) Observer
added Feb 16, 2018 22:01
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[UK] E-cigarette trial makes Isle of Man jail 'calmer and safer'

Allowing inmates to smoke e-cigarettes has made an Isle of Man jail "calmer and safer", a report has found. The six-month pilot was introduced after a 2008 ban on tobacco led to inmates smoking "illicit materials" like nicotine patches and tea bags. Int
BBC Online
added Feb 16, 2018 22:01
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Florida Appeals Panel Reinstates $2 Million Tobacco Verdict ($$)

affirmed a trial court’s decision to allow a plaintiff’s expert to testify and reinstated the full $2 million verdict in an Engle progeny suit after finding that the court erred by reducing the award based on comparative fault (Philip Morris USA Inc., et
Lexis Nexis
added Feb 16, 2018 22:01
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Florida Appeals Panel Reinstates $2 Million Tobacco Verdict ($$)

affirmed a trial court’s decision to allow a plaintiff’s expert to testify and reinstated the full $2 million verdict in an Engle progeny suit after finding that the court erred by reducing the award based on comparative fault (Philip Morris USA Inc., et
Lexis Nexis
added Feb 16, 2018 22:01
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