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[Canada] Restaurateur drops charter challenge of Ottawa's hookah ban

Brian Mahmoud of the Lebanese Palace on Industrial Avenue argued that smoking the pipes is an important cultural practice in many Arab and Middle Eastern communities, and that banning the tradition amounted to a violation of the equality provisions in th
CBC News (ca)
added Jan 20, 2018 02:05
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Mahmoud and Lebanese Palace Inc. and Itaif v. City of Ottawa, 2017 ONSC 5138 (CanLII)

[28] For the reasons stated above, the applicants’ motion for an interlocutory injunction is dismissed.
Canadian Legal Information Institute (ca)
added Jan 20, 2018 02:03
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Americas Tobacco: Expect regulation news to heat up in the coming months

We expect increased newsflow around tobacco regulation in the US in the coming months including (1) the Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee (TPSAC) meeting to discuss PM's IQOS Modified Risk Tobacco Products Application (MRTPA) next week; and (
Goldman Sachs Research
added Jan 20, 2018 02:00
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Kate Beckinsale puffs on a cigarette in her glamorous satin blazer and hot pink heels as she touches down in South Africa to film new ITV drama

The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jan 20, 2018 01:43
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[UK] A QUARTER of stillbirths in the US could be prevented by lowering blood pressure and smoking in women, new study claims

Nearly 25 percent of stillbirths in the US could be prevented by improving women's healthcare before pregnancy, new research claims. Placental insufficiency, in which the placenta deprives the fetus of oxygen, is responsible for thousands stillbirths in
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jan 20, 2018 01:41
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Effect of the Smoke-Free Illinois Act on casino admissions and revenue

Results The Smoke-free Illinois Act was found not to be a statistically significant determinant of per-capita casino admissions and of real per-capita gross adjusted receipts in all the models we estimated. Conclusions The estimates from this study clea
Tobacco Control
added Jan 20, 2018 01:39
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Prevalence of in-vehicle smoking and secondhand smoke exposure in Uruguay

Smoking was estimated to occur in 12%–19% of vehicles, with involuntary exposure in one of three of vehicles observed. These data underscore a need for new public policies to eliminate SHS in vehicles to protect public health.
Tobacco Control
added Jan 20, 2018 01:39
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[Canada] Ontario considers licensing cannabis lounges

Ontario is considering licensing lounges where people can consume marijuana when the drug becomes legal across Canada, according to regulations published by the province for public comment.
Ottawa (Ont) Citizen (ca)
added Jan 20, 2018 01:37
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[California] Study Shows Public Smoking Bans Benefit Children

theory that as the number of smoke-free public locations rise, adult smokers are more likely to light up inside their homes... But that is not the case, according to a new San Diego State University study examining the impact of anti-smoking laws on tha
San Diego State University
added Jan 20, 2018 01:36
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[Florida] Appellate Group Of The Year: Mayer Brown ($$)

... decertified class have been pursuing individual tobacco-related claims against Mayer Brown client Phillip Morris. The firm was able to vacate a $13 million wrongful death award by successfully arguing the lower...
Law360
added Jan 20, 2018 01:32
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