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Russian Parliament Considers Revising Smoking Ban in Airports, Train Stations

revising the country’s anti-smoking laws, which would reintroduce smoking rooms and special outdoor smoking areas in the country’s airports and train stations, Rossiyskaya Gazeta has reported.
RT TV / TV Novosti (ru)
added Oct 29, 2014 13:18

Big Tobacco Makes a Comeback in California: Even Democrats Are Taking Money From Tobacco Companies | The Snitch

The tobacco industry is tightening its grip on California politics in attempt to block anti-tobacco legislation — and its working, according to a new study from UCSF. Big tobacco has donated some $64 million to various political campaigns over the last s
San Francisco Weekly
added Oct 29, 2014 10:16

[UK] Parks ban would make smokers outcasts in society, says senior Carlisle councillor

Elsie Martlew, Carlisle City Council's portfolio holder for environment and transport, says that she would not back proposals to introduce such bans in the district, including Brampton and Longtown. Her comments come after there were calls for parks in
News & Star (uk)
added Oct 27, 2014 15:29

[UK] Calls for smoking ban on beaches as litter chokes sea life

Cornwall-based Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) said action must be taken to reduce marine litter by 50% in the next six years and the consequences of failing to act are unthinkable. The group, which is based in St Agnes, has presented a legal framework to
Western Morning News (uk)
added Oct 27, 2014 15:15

[UK] MPs shall go to the ball … thanks to more than £100,000 of free hospitality

Tobacco companies were among the most prolific providers of corporate hospitality to MPs, with JTI, the maker of Benson & Hedges and Silk Cut cigarettes, offering hospitality to nine MPs. Imperial Tobacco provided three MPs with VIP tickets to, and hospi
The Guardian (uk)
added Oct 27, 2014 10:09

UCSF report: California Tobacco Control Program under threat

Once a highly successful program and international model, the state's anti-tobacco efforts now appear to be waning due to the decreased spending power of the California Tobacco Control Program, a resurgence of the tobacco industry in state politics, and t
added Oct 26, 2014 20:15

Child labor on tobacco farms fought

Two years after the Obama administration backed off a rule that would have banned children from dangerous agriculture jobs, public health advocates and lawmakers are trying anew to get kids off tobacco farms.
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 26, 2014 19:30

[New York] Burn One Down: Smokers Triumph as Smoking Ban Goes Down At UWS Condo

when the smoke cleared at the Vaux building, at 372 Central Park West… well, it didn’t. After a protracted battle with the condo board, residents opposed to a proposed smoking ban triumphed when a vote on the issue earlier this week yielded 198 ballots i
New York Observer
added Oct 26, 2014 19:18

Arizona lawmakers eye e-cigarette tax

Some legislators are lighting up at the idea of taxing e-cigarettes to cover a huge deficit expected by fiscal year 2017, but how to regulate the devices has been a source of debate.
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 25, 2014 22:01

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, as part of Republican AG coalition, active in faraway court fights

Many of RAGA's biggest donors have a stake in who wins. Giving $75,000 this year was the National Rifle Association, the plaintiff in a lawsuit seeking to eliminate a federal ban on the sale of handguns for those between 18 and 21. That ban was upheld, bu
Tampa Bay (FL) Times
added Oct 24, 2014 18:12
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