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[Vermont] Montpelier council considering smoke-free parks, downtown

City Council will soon consider making the parks in Montpelier smoke free, a proposal the city’s Parks Commission is already behind. A second idea, limiting smoking downtown, was also brought up at this week’s meeting and will be explored in the future.
Rutland (VT) Herald
added Nov 22, 2014 12:57
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[California] Smokers hold out for habit despite public pressure, taxes

A coalition of health advocacy groups says increasing taxes on cigarettes will shock more people into quitting, thereby lowering health care costs and saving taxpayer dollars. Dubbed Save Lives California, the coalition comprises the American Lung Associ
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added Nov 22, 2014 12:56
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[Kentucky] Editorial: Who’s blowing smoke about secondhand smoke?

We Kentuckians like to be No. 1 but that ranking should not be a source of pride when it says we have the highest percentage of smokers and the greatest number of persons with lung cancer... failure to pass this law in Kentucky could bring us a new motto
Morehead (KY) News
added Nov 21, 2014 12:44
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[Canada] Alberta to phase in flavoured tobacco ban legislation, but exempts menthol

Health Minister Stephen Mandel said Thursday the legislation — to be phased in — will still protect young people from the dangers of other flavoured tobacco. After a year of study since the law was passed, the government decided that banning the popular
Canadian Press
added Nov 21, 2014 11:58
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[Australia] Tasmanian tobacco bill to ban smoking for youth

A world first 'tobacco-free generation' bill will be introduced in Tasmanian Parliament today, which could ban tobacco sales to people born after 2000.
Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) (au)
added Nov 21, 2014 01:42
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[Massachusetts] Westminster drops proposal to ban tobacco sales

“It’s no longer under consideration — thank you, you made the difference,” Simoncini said after a brief meeting Wednesday in which the three-member board, without opening the question to the public, voted 2-1 to kill the proposal.
Boston (MA) Globe
added Nov 21, 2014 01:36
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California tobacco tax backers unveil new campaign

a coalition of labor and health advocates unveiled on Thursday a campaign to impose a $2-a-pack cigarette tax through legislation or a ballot initiative. “Smoking-related disease remains the world’s most preventable cause of disease,” Dr. Richard Thorp,
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added Nov 21, 2014 01:34
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[Africa, Ghana] Expedite the Tobacco Tax Legislation process -Govt. urged

The Vision for Alternative Development (VALD), a non-governmental organisation, has appealed to President John Dramani Mahama to reject tobacco industry interferences in developing national Tobacco Tax Policy. “The recent proposal from the Ministry of Fin
SpyGhana.com (gh)
added Nov 21, 2014 01:30
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[Michigan] Administrators consider campus-wide smoking ban after petition gains traction

With more than 1,400 signatures on a change.org petition calling for a campus-wide smoking ban at MSU, school administrators have taken notice. “Going smoke-free is something the university has considered before and is currently reviewing,” MSU spokesm
(East Lansing, MI) State News
added Nov 20, 2014 21:15
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Five things we learned at the Cigar Awards Dinner

Arnold Schwarzenegger thinks cigar smoking is the solution to America's political division Arnold might have missed the memo about the event's black tie dress code, but he certainly didn't miss the opportunity for a little political grandstanding. As Gov
GQ Magazine
added Nov 20, 2014 12:57
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