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Is Public Consumption of Marijuana on the Horizion?

Oregon legislature will weigh the potential benefits of becoming the first state to allow legal and regulated spaces open to the public for the consumption of cannabis against the public health risks associated with second hand smoke.
JD Supra, LLC
added May 25, 2017 01:32
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[Germany] Op-Ed: Glacial Progress at Bonn Climate Talks Shows Why we Need to Exclude Big Polluters From Negotiations

conflict between the interests of the tobacco industry and public health policy meant the firewall the WHO eventually erected...(known as Article 5.3) was the only way to protect the negotiations ...also applies to national policy-making within al
DeSmogBlog
added May 25, 2017 01:23
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[New Jersey] Wildwood moves to ban smoking on Boardwalk

Barring any surprises, Wildwood’s Boardwalk will be smoke-free in 2018. The City Commissioners gave final approval Wednesday afternoon to an ordinance banning smoking on the Boardwalk and its adjoining ramps and stairs.
The Press of Atlantic City
added May 25, 2017 01:23
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Ombudsman: Some 40% of all tobacco products sold in Russia are counterfeit

"According to most cautious estimates, the share of illegal products has already reached 35-40 percent, which deals a serious blow to the budget of the Russian Federation, not to mention the quality of the falsified products and the scope of illegal prod
Russia Beyond The Headlines (Rossiyskaya gazeta) (ru)
added May 25, 2017 01:19
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[Ethiopia] World Health Assembly elects Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as new WHO Director-General

He has also served as chair of the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; as chair of the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership Board; and as co-chair of the Board of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health. As Min
World Health Organization (WHO)
added May 25, 2017 01:17
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[Washington] FRANK: Save lives: Raise the legal age to buy tobacco products

THIS special legislative session, Washington state lawmakers have an opportunity to be public health heroes. By raising the legal age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21 we can save lives and money in Washington state.
Seattle (WA) Times
added May 25, 2017 01:16
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[Wisconsin] Lawmaker: Budget likely to increase taxes on little cigars

Republican Rep. Dale Kooyenga has long pushed for little cigars — which have filters and are smaller than cigarillos — to be taxed the same as cigarettes, and he thinks there’s enough support for the idea this year. The proposal is part of a larger Assem
Wisconsin State Journal
added May 25, 2017 01:15
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[North Carolina] Changes for Henderson residents who use electronic cigarettes

City commissioners voted on Tuesday night to add e-cigarettes to the city's existing smoking law that already includes tobacco products. With a four to one vote, it is now law that vaping is considered under the same definition as smoking.
WBTV Channel 3 CBS (Charlotte, NC)
added May 25, 2017 01:14
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[New Zealand] JACKSON: Time to turn the tables on the tobacco companies

in our haste to hurt the smoker in the pocket, we've created an environment where tobacco is now a legitimate black market target. We can fix this and make sure our shopkeepers feel safer but it requires an open mind to find the balance between health an
Waatea News (nz)
added May 25, 2017 01:13
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] More women venture into tobacco farming

There is a 57 percent increase in the number of women who sold tobacco this marketing season, as compared to the 2016 tobacco marketing season. At least 11 000 women sold their tobacco this season compared to 7 000 last season. Ephiphania Chigora (25) a
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added May 25, 2017 01:12
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