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[Ireland] Fleming fumes over tobacco hazard for State agencies

Tobacco should be added to a list including cluster munitions and antipersonnel mines in which State agencies are prohibited from investing, the Dáil has heard. Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee Seán Fleming said legislation which bans investment
Irish Times (ie)
added Jan 19, 2017 15:13
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[Australia] What would Alex Dunphy think? Ariel Winter, 18, wears a revealing corset and SMOKES an unhealthy cigarette during night out in Sydney with beau Levi Meaden

Both puffed on cigarettes as they made their way along the streets, stopping occasionally to check out different venues.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jan 19, 2017 15:13
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[California] West Sac looks to ban smoking in city parks

The West Sacramento City Council is expected to consider amending a city ordinance that would ban smoking in city parks and buildings at its meeting Wednesday evening. Currently, state law bans smoking inside a city building, as well as within 20 feet
KXTV News10.net ABC (Sacramento, CA)
added Jan 19, 2017 15:13
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[UK] Flying high? Bleary-eyed Kate Moss puffs on suspicious-looking cigarette in private jet's cockpit... after looking worse for wear at 43rd birthday bash

While smoking is banned on commercial flights, it is down to the discretion of the owner of the private plane whether passengers can light up.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jan 19, 2017 15:13
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[Florida] Fear of lawsuit snuffs out Hollywood's proposed smoking ban at beach, parks

A proposed ban on smoking at Hollywood's beach, parks and playgrounds was snuffed out Wednesday when commissioners said they were worried about offending tourists and running afoul of state law. The power to ban outdoor smoking in the Sunshine State fal
Ft. Lauderdale (FL) Sun-Sentinel
added Jan 19, 2017 03:37
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[Florida] Pam Bondi moves against tobacco companies for missed payments

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is going after two tobacco companies for holding back money she says is owed to the state under an historic tobacco settlement. Bondi filed an enforcement motion in Palm Beach County circuit court Wednesday against ITG
Florida Politics
added Jan 19, 2017 00:07
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Vape companies try to galvanize Trump administration to ease FDA rules

Donald Trump’s surprise election victory in November, and his pledges to reduce federal regulations on business, led tobacco lobby groups to draft a new plan of action, according to company executives, lobbyists and consultants interviewed by Reuters. Th
Reuters
added Jan 18, 2017 22:08
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EXTRAS ON EXCISE: WHILE STATES START TAXING E-CIGARETTES, PROPOSED FEDERAL RESTRICTIONS GO UP IN VAPOR

With the implementation of taxes in a number of jurisdictions and recent federal scrutiny, e-cigarettes may be feeling the heat in 2017.
Bloomberg BNA (Bureau of National Affairs)
added Jan 18, 2017 21:57
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Government Abruptly Kills Proposed Vaping Ban in National Parks but Won't Explain Why

“The proposal was opened, earlier this month, for 60 days comment,” NPS spokesperson Jeffrey Olson told Gizmodo over email. “The withdrawal is based upon a need to engage in additional interagency coordination and review of the proposal.” What does “a
Gizmodo
added Jan 18, 2017 21:43
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[Canada] Consultation Summary: “Plain and Standardized Packaging” for Tobacco Products

Over 58,000 responses from the consultation were received, mostly from Canadians showing support for the proposed PSP measures ....Over 940 references, some in duplicates, were received, and all scientifically sound studies will be taken into considerati
Health Canada
added Jan 18, 2017 21:41
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