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[Missouri] Petition drive challenges Kansas City e-cigarette restrictions

Bistate Regional Advocates for Vaping Education (BRAVE) is gathering signatures to overturn that indoor vapor use ban in Kansas City...said health advocates did not reach out to the vapor industry to hear their perspective before the council’s vote. He s
Kansas City (MO) Star
added Nov 30, 2015 17:36

[UK-Wales] Inquiry fails to decide whether the National Assembly should ban e-cigarettes

The health and social care committee report revealed a split broadly down party lines, with Labour AMs backing a ban in the face of opposition from the Welsh Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats’ Kirsty Williams. The Welsh Government wants to ban the
WalesOnline (uk)
added Nov 30, 2015 17:27

[Georgia] Statement on smoking rates needs slightly more context

While the smoking rate nationally has fallen, more than 18 percent of Georgians still light up. — Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed's Office... We rate Reed’s statement Mostly True.
PolitiFact (St. Petersburg (FL) Times
added Nov 30, 2015 17:24

[Africa, Burundi, Kenya, UK] The secret bribes of big tobacco

Panorama found British American Tobacco illegally paid politicians and civil servants in countries in East Africa... BAT made illegal payments to two members and one former member of the World Health Organization's (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Co
BBC Online
added Nov 30, 2015 17:03

California tobacco tax measure's supporters, foes prepare for battle

Big Tobacco and health advocates are preparing to duke it out once again over a proposed $2-per-pack hike likely to appear on next November's ballot. But having been outspent almost 4-to-1 by tobacco companies to lose by just four-tenths of a percentage
San Jose (CA) Mercury-News
added Nov 30, 2015 08:40

[Asia, Uae] Tobacco lobby holds China's health quotient to ransom

So what is the real problem holding China back...the tobacco industry presents the biggest opposition force to a smoking ban. The CNTC has 33 provincial affiliates and each affiliate owns its own county-level sub-affiliates. The county-level tobacco manuf
Gulf News (ae)
added Nov 29, 2015 16:22

Massachusetts, Like Boston, Weighs Raising Legal Age for Buying Cigarettes to 21

Nearly 60 representatives and senators have signed on to a bill that would make it illegal to sell tobacco to people under 21, with penalties ranging from $100 to $300 for repeat violations. The Legislature’s Public Health Committee could decide next yea
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 29, 2015 16:08

[California] Fremont to consider smoking ban in future multi-unit residences

"I think it's definitely worth staff exploring it and bringing back some information," Mayor Bill Harrison said. Vice Mayor Lily Mei said enforcing a smoking ban would be difficult. No one from the public spoke on the matter.
San Jose (CA) Mercury-News
added Nov 29, 2015 16:03

[Wyoming] LETTER: Public housing smoking ban really about tyranny

This is only one example of how tyranny is infiltrating the U.S. government. Liberal Democrats and Republicans promise handouts all day long. What they don't tell you, until it's too late, is what strings are attached. Our government has stopped prevent
Wyoming Tribune-Eagle
added Nov 29, 2015 16:02
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] House urged to investigate Sudipen for tobacco tax fund misuse

to launch a probe on the matter following complaints from tobacco farmers in the municipality of Sudipen that their share in the tobacco excise tax was supposedly spent on “irrelevant’” projects. “According to Republic Act 7171, the share of the municipa
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Nov 29, 2015 15:54
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