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[California] SDSU study debunks concerns about outdoor smoking bans

there had been no direct study on whether public smoking bans are associated with a higher likelihood that adults smoke inside the home when children are present. The reality, Lipton said, was that this issue revealed a gap in the present smoking ban res
Daily Aztec (San Diego State U.)
added Feb 7, 2018 16:04

[Hawaii] New Law Bans Smoking in Cars with Minors Present

Bill 6, which will make it illegal for adults to smoke in a vehicle when a minor is present, has passed Maui County Council. The new law brings Maui County in line with similar legislation already in place on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi, Kaua‘i, and O‘ahu.
Maui (HI) Now
added Feb 7, 2018 00:57

[Wisconsin] Madison may ban smoking in city parking garages

Mayor Paul Soglin and Alds. Mike Verveer and Ledell Zellers on Tuesday offered an ordinance to prohibit smoking in the city's five parking garages, including in elevators and staircases. The proposal also would ban smoking within five feet of entrances
Wisconsin State Journal
added Feb 7, 2018 00:55

[California] SF’s June ballot includes repeal of flavored tobacco ban, giving cops Tasers

So far, three initiatives have been verified: •A referendum to kill last year’s Board of Supervisors ordinance banning sales of flavored tobacco.
San Francisco (CA) Chronicle
added Feb 7, 2018 00:48

[Illinois] Senate advances ban on those under 21 buying tobacco

An Illinois Senate panel on Tuesday endorsed raising the age to buy tobacco in an effort the sponsor said is aimed at snuffing out teenage smoking. The Senate Public Health Committee voted 6-2 to prohibit the sale of tobacco or related products to anyone
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 7, 2018 00:46
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[Minnesota] North Mankato passes Tobacco 21

The council approved the so-called Tobacco 21 policy 3-1 during a public meeting Monday night. Only Councilman Billy Steiner opposed the ordinance. Council member Jim Whitlock was absent, but sent a letter of support as he was undergoing cancer treatment
Mankato (MN) Free Press
added Feb 7, 2018 00:44

[Minnesota] North Mankato first outside metro to ban under-21 tobacco sales

The city of North Mankato has banned the sale of tobacco to people under age 21. The community is the 5th in Minnesota to do so, and the first outside the Twin Cities.
Minnesota Public Radio (MPR)
added Feb 7, 2018 00:43

South Dakota Lawmakers Advance Under-21 Tobacco Sales Ban

A South Dakota House panel has approved a bill that would raise the legal age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21.
U.S. News & World Report
added Feb 7, 2018 00:41

Statewide Effort Launched To Support Raising Tobacco Sale Age in Connecticut

has recently launched Tobacco 21, an educational campaign to generate awareness and support for raising Connecticut's minimum tobacco sale age to 21. "About 95% of smokers begin smoking before the age of 21," explains Bryte Johnson, Government Relations
PR Newswire
added Feb 7, 2018 00:31

[Florida] JUDITH BERGER, Plaintiff-Appellee/Cross-Appellant, v. PHILIP MORRIS USA, INC., Defendant-Appellant/Cross-Appellee: APPELLEE’S/CROSS-APPELLANT’S REPLY BRIEF (PDF)

District Court’s decision overturning the jury verdict on fraudulent concealment and conspiracy should be reversed. Regardless, under controlling Florida law, the punitive damages award should be reinstated. If the award is not reinstated, Mrs. Berger re
Amazon CloudFront
added Feb 6, 2018 22:12
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