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[Minnesota] Should St. Paul put a cap on tobacco retailers? City Council is considering it

City Council will vote on whether to limit the number of licensed tobacco retailers in the city to existing levels. The city of St. Paul licenses roughly 240 to 260 tobacco sellers. Under the proposal, tobacco stores, convenience stores, liquor stores, g
Saint Paul (MN) Pioneer Press
added Jun 23, 2018 16:47
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[Minnesota] Smoke-Shop Permits a New Battleground?

Here’s a brief timeline of St. Paul’s activity regarding flavored-tobacco products:
CSP News (Convenience Store/Petroleum)
added Jun 23, 2018 16:38
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The entry into force of the Protocol is becoming imminent with Chad’s and Brazil’s accession

With the accession by Chad and Brazil, respectively on 13th and 14th June 2018, the Protocol now has 39 Parties and only two more are needed [1] by 2nd of July for the Protocol to enter into force on time to hold the first session of the Meeting of the P
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Jun 23, 2018 16:37
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[Asia, China] Indoor smoking: A partial or total ban?

After a ban on smoking in all indoor public places, Hangzhou, capital of East China's Zhejiang province, has reversed its position to allow designated smoking areas. The amendment has raised widespread outcry.
China Daily (cn)
added Jun 23, 2018 16:32
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VIDEO: Not business as usual as Shisha pots are burnt in Kenya

Shisha pots set ablaze by the Cabinet Secretary for Interior Affairs Hon. Matiangi.Shisha pots set ablaze by
You Tube
added Jun 23, 2018 16:30
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“Tar” – An Outdated Concept that Can Mislead Consumers

the Korean Food and Drug Administration’s (KFDA) report on Platform 1, we think now is a good time to review the concept of...why “tar” measurements are not a useful way to judge the relative risk of tobacco products – cigarettes and smoke-free products a
PMI Science (philip Morris International)
added Jun 23, 2018 15:49
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[Pennsylvania] E-Cigs, Liquids Subject To Tobacco Tax, Pa. Court Rules ($$)

e-cigarettes and e-liquids are subject to the state Tobacco Products Tax Act’s 40 percent tax on tobacco products, regardless of whether the liquids have nicotine derived from tobacco....taxing e-liquid that contains nicotine and their smoking devices is
Law360
added Jun 23, 2018 13:50
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[Vermont] Montpelier’s mayor not ready to support downtown smoking ban

Watson said she is opposed to an all-out smoking ban in the capital city’s downtown area ahead of a meeting next week with organizers of a campaign to prohibit cigarette smoking and vaping in a half-mile area. The Central Vermont New Directions Coalition
VTDigger.org
added Jun 23, 2018 11:29
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[New York] $34,000 in confiscated cash returned to smoke-shop owner

A Shinnecock Indian smoke-shop owner who in 2012 unsuccessfully sued two Suffolk cops after they confiscated more than $34,000 in cash during a traffic stop that resulted in no charges has received the money back from the FBI.
(Long Island, NY) Newsday
added Jun 23, 2018 10:58
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Can Japan Host a Smoke-Free Olympics?

Under the newly revised Health Promotion Law, Japan’s relaxed attitude to tobacco control — rated poorly by the World Health Organization (WHO) — will be confronted with tougher restrictions and fines. It’s the first time Japan will introduce anti-smoking
The Diplomat (jp)
added Jun 23, 2018 10:52
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