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[Canada] Case establishes right to protection for all tenants from harmful second-hand smoke

a court has upheld the right of tenants to be free from “unreasonable” second-hand smoke — even in a building that allows smoking. The case stems from complaints four tenants of Regina Housing Authority buildings brought to the Office of Residential Ten
Regina (Sas) Leader-Post (ca)
added Mar 20, 2018 21:41
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[Canada] Saskatchewan tenants have the right to be protected from second-hand smoke

Office of Residential Tenancies (ORT) in Saskatchewan gives renters the right to be protected from second-hand smoke exposure in their homes. The ORT ordered the landlord, the Regina Housing Authority (RHA), to compensate tenants of three different apart
Global News (ca)
added Mar 20, 2018 21:41

[New York] Councilman’s bill would ban smoking while walking on city sidewalks

A bill being introduced in the City Council Wednesday by Councilman Peter Koo would ban puffing a cigarette while walking along a city sidewalk. Smokers standing in one spot on the sidewalk would still be allowed to light up. Koo (D-Queens) said he wan
New York Daily News
added Mar 20, 2018 21:41
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[Florida] Vaping could be added to state smoking ban

Florida banned smoking in workplaces more than 15 years ago, and a powerful state panel on Tuesday backed a proposal that would add vaping and electronic cigarettes to the ban. Former state Sen. Lisa Carlton, the main backer of the proposal, said Floridi
WJXT-Channel 4 (Jacksonville, FL)
added Mar 20, 2018 21:41

[New Mexico, North Carolina] Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Co., founded in 1982, closing Santa Fe offices in June

the fewer than 20 people who still work out of a brown-stucco building on the southern edge of Santa Fe must either move to North Carolina or leave the company, a spokesman said. “It just didn’t make sense to continue using that facility, which is rather
Santa Fe (NM) New Mexican
added Mar 20, 2018 20:18

[North Carolina] Turning Tobacco Fields into Solar Farms

“Economic Impact of Substituting Solar Photovoltaic Electric Production for Tobacco Farming,” analyzed the potential of such an exchange in North Carolina due to the state’s robust tobacco production as well as its ample sunlight. (ca)
added Mar 20, 2018 19:49

Money or Mission? The Fight about Big Tobacco’s Philanthropy

Labor advocates had big hopes for the 332nd session of the International Labour Organization’s meeting this week, but once again, the organization postponed a vote on whether to end its relationship with tobacco companies... NPQ has covered how nefarious
The Nonprofit Quarterly
added Mar 20, 2018 19:44

How Will FDA’s Low-Nicotine Cigarettes Affect Vaping?

FDA Commissioner Gottlieb says low-risk nicotine products are the future -- but are they our products?
Vaping360 (TBEC Review)
added Mar 20, 2018 19:41

[Asia, China] Smoking violators to get 180-day train travel ban

Starting in May, passengers who smoke on high-speed trains or in smoke-free zones of other trains will be prevented from train travel for 180 days, according to a newly released document. The document was jointly issued by the National Development and R
China Daily (cn)
added Mar 20, 2018 19:41

Canada Details Packaging Rules Ahead of Marijuana Legalization

Canada’s legalized marijuana must be sold with plain packaging and health warnings, while smaller producers face strict limits on crop sizes, according to draft rules released in advance of legalization.
Bloomberg News
added Mar 20, 2018 19:41
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