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[Asia-pacific] Could Tobacco Carveout Kill TPP?

in person and through correspondence, McConnell has pressed U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman throughout the negotiations to ensure there is no provision targeting tobacco, even citing the crop’s role in “important biomedical research.”
Roll Call
added Sep 2, 2015 15:26
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[Canada] Councillor to call for exemption to e-cigarette ban

On Monday, thirteen e-cigarette shop owners and users appealed to the community services committee to change a proposed ban, which would see the devices banned anywhere tobacco is forbidden.
CBC News (ca)
added Sep 2, 2015 15:22

[Ireland] Pre-Budget Recommendations on Tobacco

A new levy should be introduced to force tobacco companies enjoying profit margins of up to 60% on cigarette sales in Ireland to pay the cost of helping smokers to quit, a pre-Budget submission by the Irish Heart Foundation and Irish Cancer Society has u
Irish Heart Foundation (ie)
added Sep 2, 2015 10:53

[UK-Scotland] Smoking ban in hospital grounds attacked by MSPs

The prospect of a blanket smoking ban on all hospital grounds in Scotland has come under fire from Nationalist backbenchers who say it would infringe patients’ the “human rights.” The measure was also branded “inhumane and vindicative” as it came under
The Scotsman (uk)
added Sep 2, 2015 10:48

Dr. Frank Staggers Jr.: California tobacco bill will save lives, dollars

The physician members of the California Medical Association and the Alameda-Contra Costa Medical Association, along with our partners in the Save Lives Coalition urge our local legislators to support these critical reforms that will save thousands of liv
San Jose (CA) Mercury-News
added Sep 1, 2015 18:22

Tobacco companies’ efforts to undermine ingredient disclosure: the Massachusetts benchmark study [FREE FULL TEXT]

To assess the ‘Massachusetts Benchmark Study’ (MBS) that the tobacco companies presented to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health... final MBS results offered no useful predictive information to inform regulators, the scientific community or consu
Tobacco Control
added Sep 1, 2015 13:31

[Massachusetts] Tobacco companies’ efforts to undermine ingredient disclosure

When the State of Massachusetts passed strong ingredient disclosure legislation, in addition to suing, the cigarette companies offered to do a “benchmark” study in which they provided regression equations that they claimed could be used to reliably estim
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Sep 1, 2015 13:28

[California] GREENWALD: Does Proposed Extension of the Smoking Ban Unfairly Target Homeless Populations?

When we talk about banning smoking in public parks, greenbelts, publicly owned spaces and the E Street Plaza – are we effectively targeting homeless people who use those spots, at least during the day, to sit and occupy? Are we effectively trying to ban h
The People's Vanguard of Davis (CA)
added Sep 1, 2015 12:26

[Canada] Edmonton vaping enthusiasts fuming over city proposal to treat e-cigarettes like other tobacco products 21

The amendment to the bylaw, which would require council approval, was proposed at a Community Services Committee meeting on Monday. A dozen speakers came before the committee to speak to the suggestion that e-cigarettes should be banned in public places
Edmonton (Alb) Sun (ca)
added Aug 31, 2015 19:48
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[California, Massachusetts] PD Editorial: No smoke: Tobacco law reduces use

The Needham study is reason for confidence that these laws will reduce teen smoking, but a state law would be a better approach. A bill cleared the state Senate earlier this year, but ...are carrying bills that would make 21 the minimum age to buy tobac
Santa Rosa (CA) Press Democrat
added Aug 31, 2015 13:37
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