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[Florida] Fla. House Panel Delays Vote On Capping Tobacco Damages ($$)

The Florida House Civil Justice Subcommittee ended its meeting Tuesday without considering H.B. 1067, which was introduced last month by state Rep. David Santiago, R-Deltona, seeking to expand the scope of a 1999 state measure to limit punitive damages
added Mar 27, 2015 00:19

[Kentucky] EDITORIAL: Ky. Senate harmful to health, economy; killers of smoking ban from sickest region

Stivers...and Robinson...together represent four of the nation's deadliest counties...explanation Stivers offers for blocking a statewide smoking ban is to avoid interfering with private enterprise...Showing up on a list of the unhealthiest places in Amer
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
added Mar 27, 2015 00:02

Illinois bill proposes fines for drivers who smoke with kids in the car

Illinois Sen. Ira Silverstein has sponsored Senate Bill 0729, which would allow police to ticket drivers, with fines up to $100, for smoking while a minor is in the car. Adams County Health Department Health Educator Chaundra Bishop says any bill that
WGEM-TV (Quincy, IL)
added Mar 26, 2015 23:54
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GRAHAM: What you don't know about the Transpacific Partnership

Lawmakers have voiced their fears. “This is really troubling,” said Senator Charles E. Schumer of New York, the Senate’s number three Democrat. “It seems to indicate that savvy, deep-pocketed foreign conglomerates could challenge a broad range of laws we (blog)
added Mar 26, 2015 23:45

[Uruguay] HOFFA: TPP Investor Language Will Leave Taxpayers on the Hook

Companies are already challenging governments around the globe when they feel elected officials are holding down their profit margins. Tobacco giant Philip Morris, for instance, is currently appealing Uruguay's regulation of advertising on cigarette pack
Huffington Post (blog)
added Mar 26, 2015 15:13
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RE: Analysis of Leaked Trans-Pacific Partnership Investment Text

The leaked text provides stark warnings about the dangers of “trade” negotiations occurring without press, public or policymaker oversight.... Foreign corporations have used these claims to attack tobacco, climate, financial, mining, medicine, energy, po
Public Citizen
added Mar 26, 2015 09:47

[UK] Car smoking ban MSP welcomes backing of Scottish government

The Liberal Democrat MSP behind a bill to ban smoking in cars when children are present has welcomed the support of the Scottish government. South of Scotland MSP Jim Hume launched the members' bill in December. The government said it was "very supportiv
BBC Online
added Mar 26, 2015 09:25
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[UK-Scotland] Smokers face ban on lighting up in cars with children inside

While Ms Watt said the Government supported the principle of his Smoking Prohibition (Children in Motor Vehicles) (Scotland) Bill, she also said changes would need to be made to the legislation to ensure it is workable. Ms Watt said: "This Government is
Herald Scotland (The Herald and Sunday Herald) (uk)
added Mar 26, 2015 09:24

State senator tells colleagues who smoke: Keep your butts off Nebraska Capitol's exterior

In response to recent complaints, Krist sent an email last week advising his legislative colleagues and their staffers to not snuff out cigars or cigarettes against the porous, exterior limestone walls of the State Capitol. "As you can imagine, this leav
Omaha (NE) World Herald
added Mar 25, 2015 19:14

[Canada] Controversy surrounds possible menthol cigarette ban in Nova Scotia

On Tuesday, the Atlantic Convenience Stores Association called on the government to exclude menthol tobacco from the ban, saying the flavoured cigarettes will still be brought into the province through illegal means.
GlobalTV (ca)
added Mar 25, 2015 17:30
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