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[Vermont] LETTER: Protecting whom?

Montpelier Mayor John Hollar know he has “not suffered a secondhand smoke problem” despite the fact that he spends “a lot of time” in downtown Montpelier...also asked if by enacting a ban the city would want to protect nonsmokers from secondhand smoke or
(Barre, VT) Times Argus
added May 29, 2015 09:50

[Louisiana] Board rejects proposal to ban smoking in Terrebonne public housing complexes

A proposal to ban smoking in Terrebonne public housing apartments died before it reached a vote today. The proposal was introduced by Houma-Terrebonne Housing Authority board member Gordon Landry. It sought to ban smoking in all apartments and common ar
Houma (LA) Courier
added May 28, 2015 22:54

[Canada] Announcement on possible menthol tobacco ban soon, Notley says

Albertans can expect news from her government in the coming days about a potential menthol cigarette ban. Legislation banning specific flavours of tobacco products in the province is set to come into force Monday because they are enticing to youth. But
Edmonton (Alberta) Journal (ca)
added May 28, 2015 10:47
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Legislation, public education needed to prevent youth from picking up smoking

New legislative measures limiting access to tobacco products, along with public education, are needed to ensure youths do not get started on the habit of smoking in the first place, said Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, Parliamentary Secretar
Straits Times (sg)
added May 28, 2015 10:42

[Massachusetts, Ohio] Local laws could limit tobacco sales to 21 and up

A statewide push to raise the minimum age for tobacco sales is beginning in central Ohio suburbs. Upper Arlington is set to vote next month to prohibit the sale of cigarettes, tobacco products and e-cigarettes to anyone younger than 21. Bexley is conside
Columbus (OH) Dispatch
added May 28, 2015 08:35

[Netherlands] Dutch government in court for violating international tobacco treaty ($$)

Public health campaigners in the Netherlands are taking the Dutch state to court in an attempt to force it to end what they say is the excessive influence of the tobacco industry on the government’s antismoking policies. According to the Dutch Youth Smo
British Medical Journal
added May 28, 2015 08:30

Smokers May Be Less Likely to Vote

We know from previous research that smokers are an increasingly marginalized population, involved in fewer organizations and activities ..."But what our research suggests is that this marginalization may also extend beyond the interpersonal level to atti
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added May 28, 2015 08:08
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Initiative Urges Voluntary Term Limits for Future Justices

with the aim of urging any would-be nominee to pledge to serve a single 18-year term. The initiative, called Come to Terms, asserts that term limits are needed to increase accountability and reduce the politicization of the court, especially in the confir
National Law Journal
added May 28, 2015 08:03

[Africa, Nigeria] Breaking: Jonathan signs Tobacco control bill, five others

Nigeria’s outgoing president, Goodluck Jonathan, has signed the Tobacco Control bill into law, hours to the end of his tenure. The president signed the bill alongside five others, his spokesperson, Reuben Abati, announced on Twitter, Wednesday. Other bil
Premium Times (ng)
added May 28, 2015 07:08

[UK-Scotland] Car smoking ban difficulties cited

A planned change in the law to ban smoking in cars when children are present would be difficult to enforce, according to the Law Society of Scotland. The organisation said that while it supported the intention of the Smoking Prohibition (Children in Mot
BT (British Telecommunications) (uk)
added May 28, 2015 06:47
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