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Smokers Less Likely to Vote As They Become Increasingly Marginalized

say their study is the first to demonstrate an association between smoking and lower participation in the electoral process. "We know from previous research that smokers are an increasingly marginalized population, involved in fewer organizations and ac
Science Times
added May 22, 2015 13:16

[USA] SANDERS: The TPP Must Be Defeated | Sen. Bernie Sanders

Phillip Morris is using this process to sue Australia and Uruguay for passing laws designed to prevent the children in those countries from smoking. These countries should be rewarded for taking action to protect the public health of their citizens. Inste
Huffington Post (blog)
added May 22, 2015 12:06

[Oregon] Eugene City Council considers smoking ban in parks

City Council on Wednesday wasn’t ready to pursue a smoking ban on city-center sidewalks and other outdoor public spaces. However, councilors learned that the city could outlaw smoking in the downtown Park Blocks, perhaps as early as September. The Park Bl
Klamath Falls (OR) Herald & News
added May 22, 2015 11:41

[Alaska] Anchorage Assembly chair wants to treat marijuana smoke like tobacco smoke

A measure that Traini plans to introduce next week at the Assembly meeting would incorporate marijuana and marijuana products into the city’s secondhand smoking law. That means smoking marijuana would not be allowed in public places, workplaces, child ca
Anchorage (AK) Daily News
added May 22, 2015 11:41

[Louisiana] TAYLOR: Why Lafayette’s smoking ban failed

Tuesday’s vote by the Lafayette City-Parish Council not to ban smoking in clubs and bars came down to personal freedom versus public health...That makes sense because the Republic philosophy tends to support individual rights and personal freedoms and le
Lafayette (LA) Daily Advertiser
added May 22, 2015 11:38

[Vermont] City Council Votes to Ban Smoking in City Parks

The parks smoking ban cannot be implemented until a city staff member writes up a draft ordinance and presents it to the council. Then, the council must hold two public hearings followed by two council votes, according to Mayor John Hollar in an email to
Montpelier Bridge
added May 22, 2015 11:28
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[UK] MP dismisses concerns over tobacco industry hospitality as 'snide and absurd'

Mr Gray, who is one of those to vote against plain tobacco packaging, is said to have accepted hospitality worth £1,132 from Japan Tobacco..."Any suggestion that that perfectly legitimate and properly declared visit to Chelsea was in any way connected to
Swindon Advertiser (uk)
added May 22, 2015 11:22

[Oregon] Building owners back the fight against e-cigarettes

E-cigarette smokers looking to toke up in public buildings won't legally be able to as of May 27, thanks in part to legislation pushed by Oregon's largest organization of building owners. The Building Owners and Managers Association of Oregon has been a
The Business Journal Portland (OR)
added May 21, 2015 21:38

Anti-tobacco groups eye raising purchasing age to 21 in Minnesota

ClearWay Minnesota, funded by the state's share of the 1998 tobacco settlement, will only move ahead with a proposal if a wide consensus of health groups and public health groups agree the approach has merit, Mowery told The Forum editorial board.
Fargo (ND) InForum
added May 21, 2015 21:36

[Asia-pacific, USA] VIDEO: Sen. Elizabeth Warren: Trade Deals Should Not Let Corporations Challenge Laws Outside of U.S. Courts

Senator Elizabeth Warren delivered a floor speech on May 19, 2015 about an amendment she introduced with Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) and 13 other senators to the Trade Promotion Authority ("Fast Track") legislation that would prohibit Fast Track from
You Tube
added May 21, 2015 21:25
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