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From smoking in Singapore to dancing after dark in Japan — doing any of these 13 things could get you in trouble while travelling abroad

Although smoking isn't illegal in public in Singapore, regulations on where you can smoke in public places are extreme. Bus stops, playgrounds, and carparks are all strict non-smoking zones. Smokers must also stay at least five metres away from all entra
Business Insider
added Nov 16, 2017 15:03
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[Florida] PHILIP MORRIS USA, et. al., Appellants, v. KEVIN DUIGNAN, Appellee: Opinion filed November 15, 2017 (PDF)

the jury was instructed to take materiality as a given. It was told that the Engle Phase I findings conclusively established that PM and Reynolds concealed or omitted material information...because the jury was told both expressly and by implication to
Florida  Second District  Court Of Appeal
added Nov 16, 2017 01:24
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[Florida] Fla. Judge's Error Gets Tobacco Cos. New Lung Cancer Trial ($$)

will have a second shot at defending themselves against a suit brought by the estate of a smoker who died from lung cancer, with a Florida appeals court saying Wednesday that the trial court was wrong to block the jury from being able to review testimony
Law360
added Nov 16, 2017 01:14
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[Florida] Court tosses out verdict against tobacco companies

A three-judge panel of the 2nd District Court of Appeal sided with Philip Morris USA and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., which argued in part that a Pinellas County circuit judge had improperly responded to a request from jurors to read back potentially criti
Florida Politics
added Nov 16, 2017 01:04
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EDITORIAL: Corrective Statements From the Tobacco Industry: More Evidence for Why We Need Effective Tobacco Control (PDF)

We need to go further. There are simple measures that can be taken to protect our youth – such as restrictions on flavors and on marketing...How many of our youth need to fall victim to tobacco and nicotine before the FDA and other policy makers take the
American Thoracic Society (ATS)
added Nov 16, 2017 01:04
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Children's exposure to secondhand smoke may be vastly underestimated by parents

Four out of 10 children in the US are exposed to secondhand smoke, according to the American Heart Association. A new Tel Aviv University study suggests that parents who smoke mistakenly rely on their own physical senses to gauge the presence of tobacco
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Nov 16, 2017 01:04
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CTPConnect—November 2017

This newsletter serves as a digest of the latest announcements and stories out of CTP. It is a complement to our Spotlight on Science newsletter and CTP News e-blasts.
FDA - Food and Drug Administration
added Nov 16, 2017 01:04
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[Louisiana] Housing Authority drafts No-Smoking policy

The DeRidder Housing Authority will hold a public hearing at 10 a.m. Nov. 27 to receive comments or concerns regarding its proposed No-Smoking policy. The U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development announced last November that a smoking ban would go in
Plaquemine (LA) Post
added Nov 16, 2017 01:01
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[South Carolina] EDITORIAL: Smoking has changed much over 40 years

With DHEC’s South Carolina numbers showing more than a third of South Carolina students have used what the agency defines as “a new and emerging tobacco product,” it’s clear that accurately portraying these products and determining their future are impor
Orangeburg (SC) Times & Democrat
added Nov 16, 2017 00:56
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[West Virginia] Smoking To Continue At Casino, Video Lottery Rooms in Ohio County

Smoking can continue in specified areas at Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack and in limited video lottery rooms, now that the Wheeling-Ohio County Board of Health has declined to change the county’s clear air regulation. A vote wasn’t taken during
Wheeling (WV) Intelligencer
added Nov 16, 2017 00:53
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