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[North Carolina] Bill will allow e-cigarettes to be sold to inmates

There’s a new bill in town for Raleigh, N.C., and its purpose is to allow jails throughout the state to sell e-cigarettes to prisoners. The only step left is for Governor Pat McCrory to sign the bill into action. (blog)
added Aug 22, 2014 12:47
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[Canada] Toronto board of health asks province for e-cigarette ban

the board voted unanimously to endorse a report prepared by Toronto Public Health and McKeown. He is urging restrictions because of “possible health risks associated with exposure to second-hand vapour.” Board members heard deputations from e-cigarette pr
Toronto (Ont) Star (ca)
added Aug 22, 2014 12:41

Pediatricians want to childproof e-cig refills

"Alarmingly, these products are often sold in containers without any child-proofing," the pediatricians wrote in a letter to Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), who introduced the Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act last month.
The Hill
added Aug 22, 2014 12:38

[Canada] AGAR: Rush is on to ban e-cigarettes

I asked whether he and his council should have evidence of harm before they ban something. Dawe said, "The municipal act is very clear in terms of if we have a concern ... Moving forward in the absence of evidence, without even attempting to gather it,
Sun News Network (ca)
added Aug 22, 2014 12:26

[Canada] More research needed before banning e-cigarettes: Ontario premier

Premier Kathleen Wynne said she won't rush into a decision on whether to ban electronic cigarettes in areas where smoking is already off-limits. Her government will look into the issue, as should the federal government, she said after speaking at a confer
Canadian Press
added Aug 22, 2014 10:10

New report shows Texas is lagging in tobacco prevention, Amarillo surging ahead

The report called How Do You Measure Up?: A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer Incidence and Mortality states Texas is falling behind in tobacco prevention. It reports that Texas has had little to no tax increase in the past 6
KVII ProNews 7 (Amarillo, TX)
added Aug 22, 2014 10:03
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Why John Boehner's smoking keeps Paul Ryan away

Boehner's smoking is so pervasive that one of his top lieutenants won't take a seat near him when huddling over a tough topic. "I try to sit as far away from him as I can in meetings that I know are going to be stressful," House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan
USA Today
added Aug 22, 2014 06:49

[Japan] Tokyo Governor Takes on Big Tobacco to Push Smoke-Free Olympics

Tokyo earned $1 million from an official Olympics-branded cigarette the last time it hosted the competition. Half a century on, Governor Yoichi Masuzoe is looking to restrict smoking before the 2020 Summer Games.
Bloomberg News
added Aug 22, 2014 06:48

[Missouri] E-cigarette debate continues after Nixon's veto

vetoed the bill that, on line one, outlawed the sale of e-cigarettes to minors but went on to say they “shall not be taxed or otherwise regulated as tobacco product.” That’s sly wording, according to Ms. Taylor who believes the bill was an attempt by toba
St. Joseph (MO) News-Press
added Aug 22, 2014 06:26

Paul Ryan Thinks John Boehner Smells Too Much Like Cigarettes

In a Q&A with the House Budget Committee chairman, Time's Belinda Luscombe asked Ryan if he ever asks Boehner to refrain from smoking. "No," Ryan said. "But I try to sit as far away from him as I can in meetings that I know are going to be stressful. I
Huffington Post (blog)
added Aug 21, 2014 22:12
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