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Utah legislators force e-cigarettes to abide by new rules

Prompted by previously easy-to-open packaging and misrepresented or missing content labeling, Utah legislators have enacted H.B. 415, sponsored by Rep. Paul Ray (R) of Clearfield. The bill called for more stringent regulations on e-cigarette refills and
The Independent (St. George, UT)
added Mar 28, 2015 12:47
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[North Carolina] Bill would give money to prevention programs for teens

Senate Bill 662 The bill contains six key tobacco-use-prevention funding elements: • $6.31 million to create 10 regional programs to cover all 100 counties. • $200,000 toward youth leadership and involvement training. • $190,000 for prenatal and neonatal
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Mar 28, 2015 08:14
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[Indonesia] Minister in hot water for encouraging smoking

Social Affairs Minister Khofifah Indar Parawansa has drawn criticism for her decision to hand out cigarettes to leaders of the Orang Rimba, an indigenous community located in the Bukit Duabelas National Park (TNBD) in Jambi.
Jakarta Post (id)
added Mar 28, 2015 07:49
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[Asia, India] Blow to anti-tobacco campaign

In a major blow to the tobacco control campaign, the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry has decided to put on hold its earlier decision to increase pictorial warnings on tobacco products from the current 40 per cent to 85 per cent.
The Hindu Online (in)
added Mar 28, 2015 07:21
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Tobacco farms facing new guidelines to protect workers

Tobacco farmers would be better protected from nicotine poisoning under new guidelines from the Obama administration. The Department of Labor is looking to prevent tobacco workers from contracting what's known as "green tobacco sickness."
The Hill
added Mar 28, 2015 07:07
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[Nevada] Bill would ban smoking in cars with children present

A coalition of heath organizations offered its support today to a bill that would make it illegal for adults to smoke tobacco in a car with children present. Assemblyman Michael Sprinkle, D-Sparks, said his bill, AB322, is aimed at preventing those und
Las Vegas Sun
added Mar 27, 2015 15:53
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Health officials favor Nevada bill to ban smoking in cars with children

Assembly Bill 322 by Mike Sprinkle, D-Sparks, was supported in the Judiciary Committee hearing by health advocates who argued that children should not be exposed to an adult who is smoking in a confined space such as a vehicle. Drivers violating the law
Las Vegas Review-Journal
added Mar 27, 2015 15:43
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[Nevada] Bill would prevent smoking in cars with children present

Democratic Assemblyman Mike Sprinkle is sponsoring AB322 which was heard Thursday in the Assembly Judiciary Committee. The bill would prohibit motorists from smoking tobacco or electronic cigarettes in a moving or stopped car if there is a child under t
AP - Associated Press
added Mar 27, 2015 15:41
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[Asia, Asia-pacific] Indonesia minister in row over free cigarettes

Indonesian anti-smoking groups have threatened to take legal action against a government minister for distributing free packets of cigarettes to members of an indigenous tribe. They say the social affairs minister's actions breached government regulatio
BBC Online
added Mar 27, 2015 15:32
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[Minnesota] VIDEO: Cigar tax cut draws opposition to State Capitol

A proposal to dramatically cut the tax on premium cigars in Minnesota drew anti-smoking advocates to the State Capitol Wednesday. "We are a small business with real ties to our community, and we are part of the fabric that historic Grande Avenue in St. P
KARE NBC 11 (Minneapolis, MN)
added Mar 27, 2015 15:25
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