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[Indiana] Bar Owner Says Kokomo Smoking Ban May Close Business

Monday night, the city’s common council voted 5 to 4 in favor of an all-inclusive smoking ban. Bartender Holly Long says she’s a single mother and won’t be able to make ends meet if the ban passes. “You have your choice if you want to walk into the bar
Indiana Public Media - WFIU / WTIU
added Aug 29, 2014 13:41
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More e-cigarettes being used to help kick the habit in Southern Arizona

at the University of Arizona College of Public Health there is ASHLine, a statewide helpline that works with smokers to kick the habit. Since January, the call center received more than 300 calls from people using e-cigarettes as a way to quit smoking to
KOLD TV Channel 13 (Tucson, AZ)
added Aug 29, 2014 13:41
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Study: Second-hand smoke from e-cigarettes contains toxic metals | Fox News

Second-hand smoke from electronic cigarettes may be less harmful than their tobacco-laden cousins, but they still release toxins into the air, according to a new study. For the study, published in the Journal of Environmental Science, Processes and Impac
Fox News
added Aug 29, 2014 13:35
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VIDEO: Final public hearing held on Oregon beach smoking ban

The last of four public hearings on a proposed smoking ban for Oregon beaches was held Thursday in Salem. The state says the smoking ban on all 362 miles of the Oregon coastline was proposed in response to the number of cigarette butts left in the sand.
KOIN-TV Ch. 6
added Aug 29, 2014 13:33
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[Minnesota] Feds putting cigarette maker Reynolds American's $25B takeover of Lorillard under microscope

While the companies did not say what specific information regulators have requested as part of the review called a second request, federal merger guidelines place importance on future competition.
AP - Associated Press
added Aug 29, 2014 13:32
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Dems: Report shows need for e-cigarette regulations

“FDA has an existing mechanism to protect children now, and the scientific evidence has never been clearer: strong regulatory action on the marketing of e-cigarettes to children cannot wait.”...industry called the CDC report “deceptive” and demanded a ret
The Hill
added Aug 29, 2014 13:28
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Cuban VP calls for boosting tobacco output

Cuban Vice President Jose Ramon Machado on Thursday urged tobacco farmers in his country to tap further into the national advantage and increase output. "Cuban tobacco is the world's best. ... It is an advantage that we cannot afford to waste, so we have
Xinhua Newswire
added Aug 29, 2014 13:21
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Nebraska Supreme Court: No smoking in cigar bars

ruled Friday that the state can not allow smoking in cigar bars and tobacco retail outlets, when it bans smoking in other retail establishments. The exemption written into the state law is unconstitutional, according to the court. The court was divided
KETV/TheOmahaChannel.com
added Aug 29, 2014 13:16
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2 exceptions to Nebraska smoking ban struck down

Nebraska Supreme Court has struck down two exceptions to the state's public smoking ban, dealing a blow to cigar bars and tobacco shops, but sparing the exception for some hotel guestrooms that allow smoking.
AP - Associated Press
added Aug 29, 2014 13:14
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Smallholder farmers hailed

“Tobacco was exclusively grown previously by commercial farmers from 1 547 farmers in 1980. To date a total of 105 000 mainly smallholder farmers, communal and A1 are into tobacco production generating direct cash to farmers; to the tune of $684 million
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Aug 29, 2014 13:13
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