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[Missouri] Columbia raises tobacco, e-cigarette age to 21

Lawmakers voted 6-1 to ban the sale of tobacco products and nicotine vapor delivery products, popularly referred to as e-cigarettes, to anyone under 21. The council also passed a measure adding e-cigarettes to the city’s ban on smoking in public places.
KRCG-TV 13 (Jefferson City, MO)
added Dec 21, 2014 06:11
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Hungary Parliament Further Limits on Tobacco Trade

Hungary's parliament Monday introduced a state wholesaler in the tobacco trade and continued working on legislation designed to introduce new taxes on the sector, in a controversial move that has led to public protests.
added Dec 21, 2014 06:10

[Australia, Europe, UK] EVANS-REEVES: Plain cigarette packaging: is the government stalling as election approaches?

Jane Ellison, the under secretary of state for public health, has the power to introduce standardised packaging under Section 94 of the Children and Families Act 2014. Yet, despite two public consultations, a government-commissioned review of the evidenc
The Conversation (au)
added Dec 21, 2014 05:59

GLANTZ: CDC makes case for including e-cigarettes in clean indoor air laws

makes the point (consistent with our paper) that prohibiting sales of e-cigs to youth is a necessary, but not sufficient, step in controlling use and mentions industry interference. It comments on how industry-favored youth access laws are passing but no
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Dec 20, 2014 20:59

The importance of product definitions in US e-cigarette laws and regulations (PDF)

Similar to past ‘Trojan horse’ policies, e-cigarette policies that initially appear to restrict sales (eg, limit youth access) may actually undermine regulation if they establish local pre-emption or create definitions that divide e-cigarettes from other t
Tobacco Control
added Dec 20, 2014 20:58
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New paper from UCSF: The importance of product definitions in US e-cigarette laws and regulations

tobacco and e-cigarette companies (which are increasingly the same) are using laws that nominally restrict sales of e-cigarettes to kids as a Trojan Horse to enact changes to how e-cigarettes are defined that make it more difficult to regulate them, tex t
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Dec 20, 2014 20:51
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[Ireland] COOPER: Smoking ban has chance in Kentucky legislature

I hope our elected officials will support a statewide smoke-free law in public places and work sites. I hope they will tell everyone in our state that they officially agree, secondhand smoke is a danger to our workforce. If you agree, let them know. Th
Cincinnati (OH) Enquirer
added Dec 20, 2014 20:20
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[North Carolina] Groups critical of cuts to tobacco prevention programs

A coalition of public-health advocacy groups has taken North Carolina's elected leaders to task yet again for cutting funding for tobacco-prevention programs. The coalition issued Thursday its 16th annual national report that follows up on an initial stu
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Dec 20, 2014 20:11

[North Carolina] McCrory names lobbyist as deputy chief of staff

Gov. Pat McCrory has named a well-known Raleigh lobbyist who previously worked for Sen. Jesse Helms as a new deputy chief of staff. Jimmy Broughton...His past clients also include tobacco giant Reynolds American and the military contractor Blackwater
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Dec 20, 2014 20:04

[North Carolina] Advocates worry about increase in teen e-cig use

manufacturers, market e-cigs as a reduced-risk product since they do not have Food and Drug Administration approval to make those claims. How the report adds fuel to the fiery debate is that some anti-tobacco advocates are decrying the jump in e-cig usage
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Dec 20, 2014 20:01
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