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[New York] ROSS: City Council’s Plan to Protect Cigarettes and Kill Smokers

The City Council must reject this ill-advised measure. E-cigarettes should certainly be regulated by mandating good manufacturing standards, childproof packaging, and accurate labels. Teens should not be allowed to purchase them. But restrictions on thes
New York Observer
added Oct 23, 2014 14:03
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[Australia] Aussie health groups aim to clamp down on shisha smoking

A coalition of public health groups is working to close a loophole in legislation that allows the smoking of waterpipes in enclosed areas.
Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) (au)
added Oct 23, 2014 14:02
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[UK-Wales] Back my law and we can ban e-cigarette advertising and save lives, says Welsh MP Geraint Davies

Advertising electronic cigarettes will be banned and sales to under-18s will be prohibited if a draft law presented to the Commons by Swansea West Labour MP Geraint Davies becomes law.
WalesOnline (uk)
added Oct 23, 2014 13:54
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[Kentucky] FANG: Mitch McConnell Will Say Anything for a Ham

“I’m not a scientist,” McConnell responded...But earlier in his career, when McConnell played a pivotal role on behalf of the tobacco industry...believed he had enough scientific knowledge to question public-health officials.
The Nation
added Oct 23, 2014 13:41
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[California] Sonoma tables proposed rules for tobacco vendors

Sonoma wants to clamp down on tobacco retailers in hopes of curtailing children’s access to cigarettes and tobacco. While state and federal law prohibit its sale to minors, tobacco remains readily available to children, city officials have argued.
Santa Rosa (CA) Press Democrat
added Oct 23, 2014 13:36
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[Iowa, Texas] Governor Rick Perry Campains for Adam Gregg

Republican Attorney General candidate Adam Gregg...said that Miller is known for his lawsuit against the tobacco companies. “So your legacy after 32 years, is suing people,” said Gregg. “My plan and my legacy will be protecting more people.” Gregg’s goal
WHO-TV 13 (Des Moines, IA)
added Oct 23, 2014 13:33
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[Australia, Europe, Uruguay, USA] Tobacco Companies Could Lose Investment Protection Rights in Pacific Trade Deal

A Reuters source "who has knowledge of the negotiations" said the US is to suggest that the tobacco industry should not have the right to sue governments ...Jean-Claude Juncker, the commission's new president, said in a parliamentary address in Strasbour
IBTimes (uk)
added Oct 23, 2014 09:31
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[UK] Forest

In January 2000, Forest's director Simon Clark told the House of Commons Select Committee on Health that 96 per cent of its total £250,000 budget came from the tobacco industry...As UK Debates Plain Packaging, Forest’s Income Doubles
TobaccoTactics.org (University of Bath Department for Health) (uk)
added Oct 22, 2014 08:15
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[USA] New efforts to ban tobacco farm child labor

"I think that many members of Congress have been shocked that children are suffering nicotine poisoning from working in U.S. tobacco fields," said Jo Becker, Human Rights Watch's children's rights advocacy director. "In response, they are pushing tobacco
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 22, 2014 08:05
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[Canada] Alberta menthol ban may go up in smoke: advocates

Health advocates fear part of Alberta's flavoured tobacco legislation that would ban menthol may go up in smoke. Cathy Gladwin asked Health Minister Stephen Mandel and Premier Jim Prentice about the law last week when they knocked on her door while they
Canadian Press
added Oct 21, 2014 14:46
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