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[Oregon] TILLMAN/GREENE: Banning tobacco use in Portland parks would not be sheep-like: Guest opinion

The Oregonian editorial board's interest in protecting personal freedom, readers may not know that only 15 percent of Multnomah County residents smoke, which means what we're really doing is protecting the freedom of 85 percent of the rest of the resident
The Oregonian
added Dec 19, 2014 16:30

[Cuba] A Parting Wish From the President: ‘Mele Kalikimaka’

“Mele kalikimaka,” he said. “Mahalo.” Asked whether he would smoke a Cuban cigar on his trip, Mr. Obama smiled and waved as he left.
New York Times
added Dec 19, 2014 16:25
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[Washington] Gov. Inslee eyes new capital gains tax, higher cigarette tax

The governor also wants to increase the state cigarette tax by 50 cents a pack
KOMO TV Ch. 4 ABC/KOMO Radio 1000 (Seattle, WA)
added Dec 19, 2014 13:49

Texas Once Again to Consider a Statewide Smoking Ban

It will be the fifth legislative session in a row in which such a measure has been proposed. More than 100 Texas cities — encompassing nearly half of the state population — have moved on their own, enacting some sort of ban on smoking in public places in
New York Times
added Dec 19, 2014 02:25

[UK-Scotland] MSP Jim Hume launches child car smoking ban bill

A South of Scotland MSP has formally launched a bill at Holyrood to prevent smoking in cars with children in them. Lib Dem Jim Hume says it would give youngsters the "healthiest start in life". He lodged draft proposals for a bill in May last year calli
BBC Online
added Dec 18, 2014 08:41

[UK] Smoking in cars carrying children set to become illegal in England next year

On Wednesday the government will lay the regulations in parliament needed to pave the way for the new restriction on smoking, which is likely to come into force on 1 October 2015. The ban is subject to a vote by both MPs and peers early in the new year.
The Guardian (uk)
added Dec 18, 2014 02:39

[UK] Smokers who light up with children in the car face £50 fine from

Drivers who smoke with a child in the car will face a £50 fine from next year, under plans backed by ministers. They say making it a criminal offence will protect children from second-hand smoke, which is linked to serious health problems. A ban is set t
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Dec 18, 2014 02:37

Kentucky Business Leaders Smoke Free Helps Bottom Line

Most businesses in Kentucky support a statewide indoor smoke-free law, according to the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. Lawmakers will hear testimony about property rights Wednesday. Photo credit: Greg Stotelmyer.
Public News Service (PNS)
added Dec 17, 2014 05:27

[Australia] BRINKLEY: Big Tobacco Wants to do to Foreigners What it has Done to Americans

Wouldn’t that be ironic – paying damages to a corporation whose products damage people’s health? A corporation that was, along with other American tobacco companies, found guilty of fraudulently covering up the health risks...McConnell and other legislato
added Dec 17, 2014 05:26

BITTMAN: You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet

But there’s a bigger question: How can intelligent, thoughtful, science-based legislation survive attacks by well-funded lobbyists — many of whom have worked in the very agencies they besiege — who now seem to be able to include sneaky “fixes” that might
New York Times
added Dec 17, 2014 05:08
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