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Should Iowa cities ban e-cigarettes?

“At some point cities will get a better feel for, ‘Do these have the same danger as a cigarette?,’” said Alan Kemp, Iowa League of Cities executive director. “It’s always been my impression that the reason cigarettes have been regulated and smoking in pu
Cedar Rapids (IA) Gazette
added Sep 30, 2014 05:36
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[Canada] WEEKS: Reality check: Ottawa failing to take action on e-cigarettes

By staying on the sidelines and refusing to regulate the content, sale and advertising of e-cigarettes, Health Canada is squandering an easy opportunity to become a leader on an important public-health file.
Globe and Mail (ca)
added Sep 30, 2014 05:10
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[Canada] Vancouver city council looking at putting restrictions on e-cigarettes

Many smokers in Vancouver have gotten away with lighting up in public places by using electronic cigarettes, but that could change soon. Currently, there is no by-law restricting electronic, or e-cigarettes, in Vancouver but next week city council will
GlobalTV (ca)
added Sep 29, 2014 21:53
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[Canada] UBCM Resolutions Disposition - Friday

B131 Smoking & E-cigarettes Endorsed
UBCM (ca)
added Sep 29, 2014 12:07
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[Asia, Korea - South] [Editorial] War against smoking / Tobacco tax hike should be upheld

The government, therefore, should push more nonprice-related policies aimed at lowering the smoking rate and make sure the new tax revenues are not diverted to spending programs unrelated to antismoking and health programs.
Korea Herald (kr)
added Sep 29, 2014 06:28
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Canada’s big tobacco firms say Quebec lawsuit oversteps Parliament

are accusing the plaintiffs in a landmark class-action lawsuit of attempting to use the courts to do what Parliament doesn’t dare: ban the sale of cigarettes...cigarettes have at least one use – to give smokers pleasure – and Quebec Superior Court cannot
Globe and Mail (ca)
added Sep 29, 2014 06:20
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ARCHIVE: Was the U.S. Justice Department Sold to the Highest Bidder

The law firm that fronted for Big Tobacco for four decades, Covington & Burling, has its former lawyers ensconced in three of the top slots ... Both Eric Holder, the U.S. Attorney General, and Lanny Breuer...Dan Suleiman, who also worked at Covington and
WallStreetOnParade.com (blog)
added Sep 28, 2014 07:09
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[UK] Labour to Raise U.K. Health Cash From Mansions, Tobacco

U.K. opposition Labour Party leader Ed Miliband pledged to raise taxes on the most expensive property and tobacco companies to pay for increased health spending if he wins next year’s election.
Bloomberg News
added Sep 27, 2014 14:57
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[Pennsylvania] EDITORIAL: Burning questions

Some legislators reportedly objected to the cigarette tax on the grounds that it would not help schools outside Philadelphia. Putting aside the state's unique responsibility for a district that it does in fact run, it's a valid issue. But rather than ref
Philadelphia (PA) Inquirer
added Sep 27, 2014 14:46
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[Africa] Nigeria Senate passes first stage of tobacco control

The bill seeks to provide a legal framework for the regulation of manufacture, sales, advertising and production of tobacco products in Nigeria. It also seeks to monitor and control the usage of tobacco in the country.
Premium Times (ng)
added Sep 27, 2014 14:44
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