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[California] VIDEO: San Francisco Advances Ban on Flavored Tobacco Products

Supervisors on Tuesday advanced a proposed ordinance that would eliminate the sale of vapor products, menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars. Supervisor Malia Cohen authored the ordinance and said Tuesday she knows it’s going to hurt corner stores, smoke
NBC San Diego 7/39
added Jun 21, 2017 17:43
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[Minnesota] Killer cop says Philando Castile’s ‘audacity to smoke marijuana’ in front of a child made him fear for his life

Yanez told investigators a day after the fatal July 6 shooting that he was “hit with a odor of burning marijuana” after he pulled over Castile, his girlfriend and her then-four-year-old daughter — an alleged smell he used in justifying why he’d put seven
New York Daily News
added Jun 21, 2017 16:56
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[Minnesota] Fear of secondhand pot smoke also made cop kill Philando Castile

new information is coming out that not only was Yanez in fear of his life by Castile, he was also concerned about the effects of secondhand pot smoke on the 4-year-old in the back seat of the vehicle.
Rolling Out - Digital Urban Voice
added Jun 21, 2017 16:54
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[California] SF Supervisors OK ban on sale of flavored tobacco

unanimously passed a citywide ban on the sale of flavored tobacco products Tuesday, saying the candy tinctures and bright-colored wrapping help lure children into a life of addiction. But the law met resistance from small grocers and smoke shop owners — m
San Francisco Chronicle
added Jun 21, 2017 15:17
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[Rhode Island] In Downtown Providence, Reactions To The New Smoking Ban

“You’re outside,” said Heistand. “I mean, what are you gonna do about the people that work down here? Where are they gonna smoke? I don’t think it’s right.” Waiting for a bus at Kennedy Plaza, Becky Fontes agreed.
WRNI (Rhode Island Public Radio)
added Jun 21, 2017 15:13
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[Michigan] Judge says ‘Tobacco 21’ is unenforceable

 “This is about avoiding a lawsuit and saving taxpayer dollars on unwinnable lawsuits,” he said.  “If this is how the American Heart Association spends its money people should be careful who they donate the money to.”  This particular lawsuit, according
Tri-County Times (Fenton, MI)
added Jun 21, 2017 15:07
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[Canada, China, California] TOC: Conflicts and controversies in contemporary tobacco control

Should electronic cigarette use be covered by clean indoor air laws? / Use of electronic cigarettes in smoke-free environments / Have combustible cigarettes met their match? The nicotine delivery profiles and harmful constituent exposures of second-gener
Tobacco Control
added Jun 21, 2017 00:30
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[New York] State lawmakers weigh bill to raise tobacco age to 21

the same as buying booze. A bill to raise the age limit to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21 could hit the Legislature floor in Albany as soon as this week, lawmakers said. “We want to prevent disease by stopping people from beginning a smoking habit i
New York Post
added Jun 20, 2017 19:55
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[South Dakota] Tobacco tax for tech schools?

South Dakota should hike taxes on cigarettes to help bring down tuition at the state's technical institutes, Rep. Mark Mickelson said Monday. The Sioux Falls Republican submitted two proposals this month to the Secretary of State's Office that w
Sioux Falls (SD) Argus-Leader
added Jun 20, 2017 19:53
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[New Jersey] Lavallette Council Turns Down Beach Smoking Ban

Mayor Walter LaCicero said the “perennial” request to ban smoking was not something the governing body hadn’t dealt with before, and – like this year – could not garner enough council support.
Shorebeat
added Jun 20, 2017 19:48
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