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[UK] A fifth of people in Ipswich still smoke - one of the highest rates in Britain

A fifth of people living in Ipswich smoke, the Office for National Statistics data shows... OneLife Suffolk are the lead organisation helping people in the county quit smoking, which it says provides “many benefits” including better fitness levels, longer
East Anglian Daily Times (uk)
added Jul 16, 2018 13:07
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[Maine] Waterville Housing Authority bans smoking on its properties

Some tenants are upset about the change, but the agency says policies like theirs are not uncommon and are intended to benefit residents.
Kennebec Journal
added Jul 16, 2018 12:55
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[California] Buellton moves toward commercial marijuana ban

The Buellton City Council has approved the first reading of an ordinance that would ban commercial marijuana businesses from the city... She talked about the dangers of secondhand smoke from marijuana. “It is going to take our whole community and valley
Santa Maria (CA) Times
added Jul 16, 2018 12:54
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[Tennessee] Nashville exempt from public housing smoking ban, MDHA says

But MDHA has converted almost all of its public housing to Section 8 housing — which exempts Nashville from this smoke-free rule, according to Jamie Berry, communications director for MDHA. Berry said 18 of their 20 housing facilities have been converte
The Tennessean
added Jul 16, 2018 12:50
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Tobacco-free college policies increasing

The study by the CDC and the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation was published recently in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. From 2012-17, more than twice as many colleges and universities in the nation were smoke and tobacco free, acc
Cleburne (TX) Times-Review
added Jul 16, 2018 12:17
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Smoking in and near public housing will be banned at the end of July

Smokers won't be able to light up in or near public housing starting July 31. They'll still be allowed to rent in the communities but will have to keep lit cigarettes, cigars and pipes at least 25 feet away from buildings. Electronic cigarettes will stil
CNN
added Jul 16, 2018 12:14
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[Canada] Supreme Court imposes consistency on access to data.

Six months after hearing the arguments, the Supreme Court of Canada today weighed in favour of the provincial government of British Columbia, In a unanimous decision written by Justice Russell Brown, Canada's highest court upset two previous decisions m
Eye on the Trials (ASPQ) (ca)
added Jul 15, 2018 19:45
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[Asia-pacific, Hong Kong, Japan] Asian consumers push for right to use smoking alternatives

consumers have formed vape-advocacy organizations in Australia, India, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines and Thailand. The International Network of Nicotine Consumer Organisations, an umbrella group, is lobbying for change in places including Hong Ko
Nikkei Inc. (jp)
added Jul 15, 2018 19:36
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[Belgium, Europe, Malta] AG told to close case in overlong Dalligate bribery prosecution

A high court ruling has declared that the man accused of trading in influence and complicity in the request of a €60 million bribe from a Swedish tobacco company, had his human rights breached when the Attorney General refused to declare his evidence clo
Malta Today (mt)
added Jul 15, 2018 19:32
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[Texas] Ban on smoking in vehicles may be well-intended but misses mark

The biggest proposed change would make it illegal to smoke in a vehicle when a minor is present. Other changes would ban smoking in public areas, as well as a requirement for a separate ventilation system for smoking sections in restaurants. The ban wo
Killeen (TX) Daily Herald
added Jul 15, 2018 15:19
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