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EDITORIAL: Indiana House GOP snuffs out smoking bill

Republicans killed a bill that would have increased the legal age for buying tobacco... In an ideal world, Indiana lawmakers wouldn’t have raided money from the 1998 State Tobacco Settlement...this is Indiana, where a sincere effort to attack the problem
South Bend (IN) Tribune
added Feb 1, 2018 18:45
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] DA ROZA: Regulating e-cigarettes a better option than an outright ban

The total ban on owning, possessing and using e-cigarettes took effect in Singapore on Feb 1. The action stands in contrast to credible, published scientific evidence, which continues to accumulate, that e-cigarettes - those which vapourise man-made e-l
TODAYonline (sg)
added Feb 1, 2018 18:45
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Civil Rights Song “We Shall Overcome” Part of Public Domain

Ludlow Music, the song’s publisher, agreed in a New York federal court last week to back down on claims of copyright ... In the 1940s, a song called “We Will Overcome” was used by striking tobacco workers in South Carolina. That song was then taught at t
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 1, 2018 18:45
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Who's Still Smoking? ACS Report Highlights Most Vulnerable Adults

"These populations included individuals in lower education and/or socioeconomic groups; from certain racial/ethnic groups; in the lesbian, gay/bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community; with mental illness; and in the military, particularly among those
MedPage Today
added Feb 1, 2018 18:41
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[Canada] Landlords smell high-rise problem looming as marijuana legalization nears

landlords of rental buildings in Canada are uncertain as to how they will handle situations where a tenant complains about marijuana smoke eminating into their unit from another tenant’s apartment.
Globe and Mail (ca)
added Feb 1, 2018 17:10
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Thailand bans smoking, littering at popular tourist beaches

Thailand banned smoking and littering at 24 beachside locations that are popular with tourists over environmental concerns on Thursday, the ministry of natural resources and environment said.
Reuters
added Feb 1, 2018 17:02
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[Asia-pacific, Thailand] Smokers butted out at 24 beaches

Officials on Thursday began strictly enforcing a ban on smoking on beaches, with offenders facing a possible year in prison and a Bt100,000 fine. The Marine and Coastal Resources Department announced a strict ban on smoking at 24 beaches in 15 provinces
The Nation (th)
added Feb 1, 2018 16:59
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[Netherlands] DUTCH HOSPITAL FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST TOBACCO INDUSTRY

The Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital in Amsterdam filed a lawsuit against the four large tobacco factories in the Netherlands, accusing them of aggravated assault with death as result. According to the hospital, the fight against cancer is a losing battle
NL Times (nl)
added Feb 1, 2018 16:53
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[Kansas] Judge holds hearing for tobacco age change

was supposed to go into effect three weeks ago. However, two Topeka businesses recently filed a lawsuit and now the ordinance is temporarily blocked. The hearing will cover whether the minimum age to buy tobacco should be 18 or 21 years old.
KSNT Channel 27 ( Topeka, KS)
added Feb 1, 2018 16:52
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[Netherlands] Top Dutch cancer hospital joins tobacco class action lawsuit

The Antoni van Leeuwenhoek (AVL) cancer hospital in Amsterdam said in a statement on Thursday that it was joining an ongoing legal action against four Dutch-based tobacco firms...against Phillip Morris, British American Tobacco, Imperial Tobacco and Japan
DutchNews.nl (nl)
added Feb 1, 2018 16:49
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