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[Massachusetts] In a first, Mass. town may prohibit tobacco sales

The Central Massachusetts town of Westminster would become the first community in the state, and perhaps the nation, to ban all tobacco sales under a proposal made public Monday that regulators say is designed to improve health, especially among the young
Boston (MA) Globe
added Oct 30, 2014 13:53
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[Massachusetts] Mass. Town May Become 1st To Ban Tobacco Sales ($$)

A central Massachusetts town is weighing a ban on all tobacco sales, believed to be one of the first such bans in the country, according to a proposed regulation posted on the town’s website Monday. The Westminster Board of Health seeks to prohibit stor
Law360
added Oct 30, 2014 13:32
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[Delaware] Williams order expands smoking ban

Mayor Dennis P. Williams went against the stance taken by City Council earlier this month when he signed an order Wednesday that enacts a smoking ban in all city parks, public plazas, playgrounds and transit facilities.
Wilmington (DE) News Journal
added Oct 30, 2014 13:29
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[Pennsylvania] Pa. legislation targets secondhand smoke loopholes

“We are urging the general public to contact their legislator to amend [the state antismoking] law to extend it to casinos and bars, which currently have waivers,” Ms. Petrow said. “But at this point I think it’s an uphill battle. It simply is a low prio
Pittsburgh (PA) Post-Gazette
added Oct 30, 2014 13:23
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Pennsylvania’s Secondhand Smoke Loopholes; Dangerous Highway Guardrails?

Anti-smoking advocates say that loopholes in Pennsylvania’s workplace smoking ban are exposing employees who work in bars and casinos to harmful secondhand smoke. Legislation to close those loopholes is stuck in a state committee
GOVEXEC.com
added Oct 30, 2014 13:22
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[UK] Civil service chief under fire for keeping job at drink manufacturer

John Manzoni waives £100,000-a-year SABMiller salary amid criticism from doctors that role is incompatible with health goals
The Guardian (uk)
added Oct 30, 2014 13:14
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Russian Parliament Considers Revising Smoking Ban in Airports, Train Stations

revising the country’s anti-smoking laws, which would reintroduce smoking rooms and special outdoor smoking areas in the country’s airports and train stations, Rossiyskaya Gazeta has reported.
RT TV / TV Novosti (ru)
added Oct 29, 2014 13:18
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Big Tobacco Makes a Comeback in California: Even Democrats Are Taking Money From Tobacco Companies | The Snitch

The tobacco industry is tightening its grip on California politics in attempt to block anti-tobacco legislation — and its working, according to a new study from UCSF. Big tobacco has donated some $64 million to various political campaigns over the last s
San Francisco Weekly
added Oct 29, 2014 10:16
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[UK] Parks ban would make smokers outcasts in society, says senior Carlisle councillor

Elsie Martlew, Carlisle City Council's portfolio holder for environment and transport, says that she would not back proposals to introduce such bans in the district, including Brampton and Longtown. Her comments come after there were calls for parks in
News & Star (uk)
added Oct 27, 2014 15:29
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[UK] Calls for smoking ban on beaches as litter chokes sea life

Cornwall-based Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) said action must be taken to reduce marine litter by 50% in the next six years and the consequences of failing to act are unthinkable. The group, which is based in St Agnes, has presented a legal framework to
Western Morning News (uk)
added Oct 27, 2014 15:15
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