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[Azerbaijan] Stop all-pervading cigarette smoke

60 percent of men and up to 10 percent women smoke tobacco in Azerbaijan....Natural beauty of the country, its history and delicious cuisine are what attract people to Azerbaijan; however, tobacco smoke may ruin the impression. The current law "On tobacco
AzerNews (az)
added Jan 27, 2015 06:55

[Nebraska] Cigar bar bill should pass court's muster, experts say

An effort to allow for smoking in cigar bars would likely hold up in court if it passes the Legislature, according to a legal expert from the University of Nebraska. But that's a big if. Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha has said he'll likely filibuster any
Lincoln (NE) Journal Star
added Jan 27, 2015 00:40

[New York] Erie County lawmakers to hold public hearing on e-cigarette regulations

The Erie County Legislature takes public comment Monday on a proposal to restrict the use of electronic cigarettes in public spaces, just as traditional cigarettes are banned.
WBFO (Buffalo, NY)
added Jan 26, 2015 22:37
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[Kansas] Tobacco fund sweep draws legislator’s ire

objected to Gov. Sam Brownback’s plan for using $14.5 million from the Kansas Endowment for Youth to fill part of a $280 million hole in the current fiscal year’s budget. “This is a problem, in my view,” said Rep. Stephanie Clayton, a Republican from Ove
Kansas City (KS) Kansan
added Jan 26, 2015 22:34
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[Washington] EDITORIAL: Bill will help keep tobacco from gripping our youth ($$)

Washington might become the first state in the union to raise the smoking age to 21 if Attorney General Bob Ferguson can muster enough support for a proposal he introduced to the Legislature last week.
Moscow-Pullman Daily News
added Jan 26, 2015 22:14
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[Louisiana] Harrah's Casino up for exemption from New Orleans' brand-new smoking ban

UPDATE: Councilwoman Nadine Ramsey decides Monday to pull her exemption proposal for Harrah's Casino.
New Orleans (LA) Times Picayune
added Jan 26, 2015 22:09

[Louisiana] Nadine Ramsey to kill her proposed exemption for Harrah's Casino under New Orleans smoking ban

City Councilwoman Nadine Ramsey plans to pull her proposal that Harrah's Casino in downtown New Orleans should be granted reprieve from the brand-new, citywide ban on smoking, her chief of staff, Kara Johnson, said ..."It was a misunderstanding," Johnson
New Orleans (LA) Times Picayune
added Jan 26, 2015 21:52

Lawmaker wants to restrict e-cigarettes in California

A state lawmaker wants to ban e-cigarettes from restaurants, bars and other workplaces in California where smoking is currently prohibited, but the proposal is expected to face stiff opposition from the tobacco industry.
Los Angeles Times
added Jan 26, 2015 21:48

[Asia, Taiwan] Legislators allege misuse of tobacco tax revenues

Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU) lawmakers yesterday accused the government of using tobacco tax revenues to sponsor festivals or even print calendars, instead of focusing on smoking prevention and health promotion.
Taipei Times (tw)
added Jan 26, 2015 21:46
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[Africa] Ghana Likely To Face Sanctions Over Tobacco Control Protocol

some officials of government have arranged a meeting with major players in the tobacco industry for the purposes of addressing “their concerns”. The meeting which is said to be at the instigation of the Ministry of Trade and Industry is to be chaired by (gh)
added Jan 26, 2015 21:28
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