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[Europe] Quantifying the influence of the tobacco industry on EU governance: automated content analysis of the EU Tobacco Products Directive [FREE FULL TEXT]

we observed that tobacco industry lobbying activity at the EU was associated with significant policy shifts in the EU Tobacco Products Directive legislation towards the tobacco industry's submissions. In the light of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Co
Tobacco Control
added Oct 2, 2014 01:26
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[Australia] Liberal Democratic senator David Leyonhjelm defends smokers, slams tobacco excise increase

In a speech to the Senate on Wednesday, the libertarian senator, who has pledged never to vote for an increase in taxes, thanked smokers for lighting up and described their "generosity" to the nation's coffers as staggering. "As you well know there are
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Oct 1, 2014 15:32
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[Australia] Senator's smoking comments misguided: AMA

LIBERAL Democratic senator David Leyonhjelm's speech on smoking has been described as "misguided" and "utterly inappropriate" by the Australian Medical Association (AMA). IN his speech to the Senate on Wednesday, the libertarian senator vowed to stand up
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Oct 1, 2014 15:25
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[Australia] Phillip Morris donated to Liberal Democrat senator David Leyonhjelm

The senator who defended the rights of smokers and said they were being disproportionately slugged through tobacco taxes has confirmed his party accepted donations from tobacco giant Phillip Morris.
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Oct 1, 2014 15:21
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[Massachusetts] Raising legal age in Wayland for tobacco sales

Wayland will have more stringent regulations on the sale of tobacco and nicotine delivery products, as well as smoking in workplaces and public spaces, starting Jan. 1, following unanimous approval by the Board of Health on Monday night.
Wicked Local (MA)
added Oct 1, 2014 15:07
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[California] VIDEO: San Benito County health officer pushing for tobacco ban

San Benito County's new public health officer, Dr. Anju Goel, is already ruffling feathers. Goel started leading the county health department in early July, and since then, she has been pushing to make the sale of tobacco products illegal in local pharma
The KSBW Channel
added Oct 1, 2014 15:04
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[Virginia] Bristol, Tenn. City Council considering e-cigarette ban

The city council will be looking at a revised ordinance of the city's current smoking policy which says you cannot use cigarettes, cigars, or pipes inside city buildings.  The new version  will include e-cigarettes.
WCYB (Bristol, VA)
added Oct 1, 2014 14:55
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[Oregon] Portland's Smoke-Free Hemp Festival

The Tenth Annual Portland Hempstalk was held last weekend at Portland’s Tom McCall Riverfront Park, the site of many large festivals. The pro-Hemp/Pro-legalization of recreational adult use event was held just 38 days before Oregonians vote to join the
CounterPunch
added Oct 1, 2014 14:39
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'You pay 17 times more than you cost...Your generosity to the nation's treasury is truly staggering': Politician THANKS Australians for smoking in extraordinary speech

Senator David Leyonhjelm praised Australian smokers in unusual address 'Ladies and gentleman, thank you for smoking,' he said 'Your generosity to the nation's treasury is truly staggering' Claimed politicians have a 'filthier' habit - spending people
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 1, 2014 14:38
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[New York] Buffalo moves to regulate e-cigarette stores

The resolution, sponsored by South Council Member Christopher P. Scanlon, asks the city’s Permits and Inspections Department to establish rules requiring that the stores be reviewed by city inspectors and the Council and that neighbors be notified before
Buffalo (NY) News
added Oct 1, 2014 14:36
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