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[Utah] Shops caught selling tobacco to minors may face increased fines

A bill that would toughen penalties on smoke shops if they're caught selling tobacco to underage Utahns was given initial approval Friday. HB325 would impose greater fees on smoke shops on first and subsequent violations. On a fourth violation, the shop
Deseret News
added Feb 25, 2017 17:57
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] EDITORIAL: Efforts to stop passive smoking

There are reports that more than 100 LDP lawmakers receive political donations from the tobacco industry. It’s not known whether the lawmakers oppose the health ministry’s plans in deference to the interest of the tobacco business or related industries.
Japan Times (jp)
added Feb 25, 2017 15:43
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[Georgia (Country)] Georgia mulls public smoking ban

if Parliament adopts the bill, the legislation will not immediately come into force. The bill envisions a preparatory period, allowing bars, cafes, restaurants, casinos, clubs, and others to allocate special smoking areas until 1 January 2018. These secti
OC Media
added Feb 25, 2017 15:22
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[New York] VIDEO: Push to ban smoking in downtown Pittsfield

Now they’re looking to take its anti-smoking efforts a step further by getting rid of it downtown. “Not being able to walk down North Street and smoke a cigarette would be kind of tough,” Ruben Rivera said.
WTEN TV ABC Channel 10 (Albany, NY)
added Feb 25, 2017 15:13
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Raise smoking age to 21? Minnesota students lobby lawmakers

Korder was one of nearly 300 youth advocates to gather recently at the Minnesota state Capitol with anti-smoking group ClearWay Minnesota’s Smoke Free Generation coalition. Minnesota elementary through high school students talked to lawmakers about thre
Saint Paul (MN) Pioneer Press
added Feb 25, 2017 00:48
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CIGAR ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, et al. v FDA: BRIEF OF AMICUS CURIAE CAUSE OF ACTION INSTITUTE (PDF)

These words, etched on the Immigrant Statue in historic Ybor City, ring hollow in the face of regulatory onslaught by the Food and Drug Administration’s (“FDA”) “Deeming Rule.”3 FDA is destroying personal freedom, eliminating economic opportunity for
Cause of Action Institute
added Feb 25, 2017 00:45
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[Canada] No smoking until you're 21? Feds ponder big changes to tobacco laws

The federal governing is considering new rules that would make cigarette smoking illegal in apartment buildings, as well as on university campuses. Additionally, the proposed rules would increase the minimum age at which somebody can purchase tobacco pro
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added Feb 25, 2017 00:29
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[New Hampshire] State lawmaker proposes rolling back smoking bans

would let business owners decide whether people can smoke indoors...The legislation would apply to privately run grocery stores, restaurants, and cocktail lounges, along with transportation, such as taxis, buses and boats. The sponsor of House Bill 279,
WMUR-TV Ch. 9 (Manchester, NH)
added Feb 25, 2017 00:13
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[California] Paso Robles bans smoking in public places starting in March

Under the new law, tobacco use — including cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars and pipes — and marijuana smoking aren’t allowed in city buildings and enclosed public places; at outdoor events and city parks, trails and sports facilities; or in common areas
San Luis Obispo (CA) Tribune
added Feb 25, 2017 00:09
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Avoiding “A Massive Spin-Off Effect in West Africa and Beyond”: The Tobacco Industry Stymies Tobacco Control in Nigeria

The emergence of tobacco control in Nigeria threatened the tobacco industry, which believed that success in Nigeria would have a “domino effect” in Africa. The industry used lobbying and front groups to successfully block and weaken Nigeria’s tobacco cont
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Feb 24, 2017 23:20
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