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[North Carolina] N.C. tobacco farmers vote to continue self-tax

voted overwhelmingly Nov. 19 to continue a self-assessment that raises funds to support tobacco-related research and extension efforts of NC State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Under the Tobacco Research Check-Off, started 24 year
Fayetteville (NC) Observer
added Nov 26, 2015 18:35

[New Jersey] Egg Harbor Township, NJ Park Smoking Ban Looming

is introducing an ordinance that would ban smoking at local parks. The ordinance which would ban cigarettes, cigars, pipes, electronic smoking devices and chewing tobacco would be discussed at a local hearing on December 16, 2016 at 5:30pm. The meeting w
The Cigar Authority
added Nov 25, 2015 17:26

[Minnesota] Richfield clamps down on e-cigarettes, cigars

With teens’ use of electronic cigarettes tripling in one year, the city of Richfield took steps last week to further regulate the sale and use of tobacco products. New retailers selling e-cigarettes will be prohibited from sampling the devices and vapor
Sun Newspapers (MN)
added Nov 25, 2015 17:14

Editorial: Saskatchewan government needs to strengthen anti-smoking measures

The fact we are able to work, dine and enjoy leisure activities in smoke-free environments today isn’t because of anti-tobacco education, useful as that is. It took legislation to clear the air. The government should take bold steps to protect a new gen
Regina (Sas) Leader-Post (ca)
added Nov 25, 2015 17:01

[Canada] Saskatchewan gets failing grade on moving to reduce tobacco consumption

The Opposition NDP is calling on the government of Premier Brad Wall to take more steps to reduce tobacco consumption in Saskatchewan. The call comes the same day that a coalition of health groups released a report card giving the province a grade of D+ o
CRFA (Ottawa) (ca)
added Nov 25, 2015 16:52

Romanian Deputies to vote on banning smoking in public spaces

Romania’s Chamber of Deputies could debate today, November 25, the draft law which bans smoking in enclosed public spaces, enclosed places at workplace, in children’s playgrounds, and in health & education facilities.
Romania Insider (ro)
added Nov 25, 2015 16:51

[Massachusetts] Mass. tobacco taxes grow as anti-smoking funds dwindle

collected more than $882 million in tobacco taxes in the budget year that ended June 30. That includes payments tied to a 1998 settlement....But Massachusetts spent less that 1 percent of that money — about $3.9 million — on smoking cessation.
Gloucester (MA) Daily Times
added Nov 25, 2015 16:27

[Canada] Council votes to ban e-cigarettes on outdoor city property

SASKATOON – A new year means new resolutions. City council wants to start with these: no more smoking on outdoor city property and no more vaping either.
GlobalTV (ca)
added Nov 25, 2015 15:50
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[Canada] Alberta bureaucrats knew tobacco-litigation consortium less qualified

Senior Alberta civil servants significantly altered an assessment, allowing former premier Alison Redford the opportunity to choose a legal consortium to which she had close personal and political ties for a potentially lucrative tobacco-litigation contr
CBC News (ca)
added Nov 25, 2015 14:54

don’t let progress on tobacco evaporate

Source: THE NEW YORK TIMES our take The greatest public health achievement of our time is within our reach. We need players across all sectors – media, nonprofit, government, corporate and academic - to help us seize the opportunity and end tobacco use i
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Nov 24, 2015 21:33
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