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[Maine] Portland council bans ‘vaping’ in public places

The City Council voted 7-1 Monday night to prohibit people from using e-cigarettes in public places, making Portland the 275th U.S. community to restrict use of the relatively new technology. Businesses like Old Port Vape, however, can continue to allow
Portland (ME) Press-Herald
added Apr 28, 2015 13:11

California lawmakers soften proposed tobacco ban at baseball venues

a bill essentially ban tobacco from baseball has been scaled back to apply only to smokeless tobacco at major- and minor-league venues, leaving out local parks used by Little League or recreational teams.
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added Apr 28, 2015 12:58

31 Leading Health Groups Urge President Obama to Issue Final Rules Regulating All Tobacco Products, Including E-Cigarettes and Cigars

In a letter to the President (PDF), the groups said the continued lack of federal oversight of these products is putting the health of America’s kids at risk. Underscoring the urgent need for action, a recent government survey showed that youth e-cigaret
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Apr 28, 2015 12:35
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[Africa, Kenya] BAT: Ministry withholding vital details on Tobacco Act

has accused the Ministry of Health of refusing to provide crucial information on the Tobacco Control Act, saying this has hampered its production. In an application before High Court Judge Mumbi Ngugi, the cigarette maker claims it could not comply with s
The Standard (ke)
added Apr 28, 2015 09:13

[Illinois] Bill banning indoor e-cigarettes won't be called for vote

Willis, D-Addison, sponsored House Bill 2404, which originally would have banned the use of electronic cigarettes, or "vaping," indoors. After receiving a multitude of calls to her office and working with shop owners and industry professionals, Willis sai
(IL) State Journal-Register
added Apr 28, 2015 08:06
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[Louisiana] Tobacco tax increase approved

Smokers would pay 32 cents more per pack under a bill passed by the House Ways and Means Committee Monday morning. The measure, HB 119, after being approved 11-5, now goes to the House floor for consideration. The state Legislature is trying to raise re
Baton Rouge (LA) Advocate
added Apr 28, 2015 07:54
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Call Nancy Pelosi at (202) 225-4965 and tell her to publicly oppose fast track and the TPP. In your own words, tell her why she should publicly oppose the TPP. Here are a few suggestions:
Corporate Accountability International
added Apr 28, 2015 07:45

Hawaii may be the first to raise its smoking age to 21 if the governor says yes

The secondhand smoke from e-cigarettes is not completely harmless, since exposure to nicotine raises blood pressure and may have long-term effects on fetal brain development. On Friday, Ige signed a separate bill prohibiting use of e-cigarettes in place
The Washington Post
added Apr 27, 2015 23:38

[California] E-Cigarette Bill Hearing Today

A bill restricting electronic cigarette use in California will be heard by the Senate Appropriations Committee on Monday, as industry and public health officials continue to face off over the health effects of e-cigarettes.
California Healthline
added Apr 27, 2015 14:04

[Kansas, Missouri] Smokers resent state’s eye on tobacco for $422 million shortfall (VIDEO)

“Trickle-down economics did not work in the ’80s with Reaganomics, and it is stunningly clear that it’s not working here,” said Robin McAlpine, a smoker who lives in Wichita. “I shouldn’t be punished or penalized so that the governor can close the gap on
Wichita (KS) Eagle
added Apr 27, 2015 10:39
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