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[Illinois] Tolono parks will soon be smoke-free

Park district officials voted to ban smoking in all village parks in Tolono starting Jan. 1, 2015, in an effort to protect health, comfort and environment. Starting next year, it will be illegal to smoke in any enclosed park facility or on any public par
Champaign (IL) News-Gazette
added Nov 21, 2014 12:45
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[Kentucky] Editorial: Who’s blowing smoke about secondhand smoke?

We Kentuckians like to be No. 1 but that ranking should not be a source of pride when it says we have the highest percentage of smokers and the greatest number of persons with lung cancer... failure to pass this law in Kentucky could bring us a new motto
Morehead (KY) News
added Nov 21, 2014 12:44
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[Connecticut] City looks to be smoke-free

Mayor Toni Harp gathered with city officials and community leaders yesterday evening to launch New Haven Smokeout — her plan to eliminate smoking from the city by the end of this fiscal year next June. The effort is part of the annual Great American Smok
Yale Daily News
added Nov 21, 2014 12:39
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[Canada] An Act to Amend Chapter 12 of the Acts of 2002, the Smoke-free Places Act, and Chapter 14 of the Acts of 1993, the Tobacco Access Act (PDF)

and adding immediately preceding that clause the following clause: (a) “electronic cigarette” means a vaporizer or inhalant-type device, whether called an electronic cigarette or any other name, containing a power source and heating element designed to he
Nova Scotia Legislature (ca)
added Nov 21, 2014 12:36
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Toward a Truth That Defies Precision / Adapting Real-Life Events Like Klinghoffer’s Death

Still, “The Insider,” a terrific movie, grippingly demonstrated how complicated things can become when one powerful company, a major network, collides with another, a tobacco corporation.
New York Times
added Nov 21, 2014 12:11
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[Michigan] Investigative journalist talks media coverage of tobacco industry

Charles Lewis discussed the history of investigative journalism in the tobacco industry during a lecture titled “The Truth About the Lies.” Lewis, a former investigative reporter for ABC News and producer of the CBS program “60 Minutes,” is the founder o
Michigan Daily [U. of Michigan]
added Nov 21, 2014 12:05
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[UK] Des Naughton resigns from Nicoventures: British American Tobacco loses ecigarette managing director

Naughton will leave BAT on 28 February 2015 after nearly 20 years with the tobacco giant, four of which has been on the manage­ment board. In that time, he has also been group operations director and regional director for Eastern Europe.
City A.M. (uk)
added Nov 21, 2014 12:01
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[UK] Gambling sales rep Christopher Ames stole £38,000 from employers Imperial Tobacco, court told

Christopher Ames worked in the van sales team supplying outlets such as petrol stations in an area including Huddersfield, Leeds, Batley and Dewsbury. He started working for the company in September last year and would check stock levels at the outlets,
icHuddersfield / The Huddersfield Daily Examiner (uk)
added Nov 21, 2014 12:00
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[Ireland] 278 convictions over smoking ban breaches since 2004

The HSE said in recent years the majority of convictions relate to offences in smoking areas of licenced premises. Details of convictions for offences between April and September of this year have been published today.
RTÉ Online [Radio Telefís Éireann] (ie)
added Nov 21, 2014 11:59
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[Canada] Alberta to phase in flavoured tobacco ban legislation, but exempts menthol

Health Minister Stephen Mandel said Thursday the legislation — to be phased in — will still protect young people from the dangers of other flavoured tobacco. After a year of study since the law was passed, the government decided that banning the popular
Canadian Press
added Nov 21, 2014 11:58
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