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Microsoft and More Leave ALEC, 80 Corporations Out

"in 2014 Microsoft decided to no longer participate in the American Legislative Exchange Council’s Communications and Technology Task Force, which had been our only previous involvement with ALEC. With this decision, we no longer contribute any dues to A
PR Watch
added Sep 30, 2014 17:39
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Google Leads a Corporate Exodus From Lobbying Group ALEC

Facebook announced that it is unlikely to renew its membership in ALEC next year, and Yelp and Yahoo told Common Cause, a good-government group that tracks ALEC’s notoriously secretive agenda, that they have already parted ways with the organization. “Be
Bill Moyers.com
added Sep 30, 2014 17:36
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American Legislative Exchange Council Statement on Google Membership

“It is unfortunate to learn Google has ended its membership in the American Legislative Exchange Council as a result of public pressure from left-leaning individuals and organizations who intentionally confuse free market policy perspectives for climate
American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)
added Sep 30, 2014 17:24
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Funding evil lobbying group was “a mistake,” says Google

Google chair Eric Schmidt just announced the company’s intention to stop funding the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a notorious lobbying group that pushes all kinds of anti-climate and anti-clean-energy legislation.
Grist
added Sep 30, 2014 17:21
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Push to stop selling cigarettes to Australians born AFTER 2000 - but is it political correctness gone mad?

• Tasmanian Independent Ivan Dean is set to introduce bill banning sale of smoking in the state to people born after year 2000 •The ban would come into effect in 2018 when current 14-year-old's turn 18 • He aims to make Tasmania a smoke-free state when cu
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 30, 2014 06:14
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Should Iowa cities ban e-cigarettes?

“At some point cities will get a better feel for, ‘Do these have the same danger as a cigarette?,’” said Alan Kemp, Iowa League of Cities executive director. “It’s always been my impression that the reason cigarettes have been regulated and smoking in pu
Cedar Rapids (IA) Gazette
added Sep 30, 2014 05:36
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[Canada] WEEKS: Reality check: Ottawa failing to take action on e-cigarettes

By staying on the sidelines and refusing to regulate the content, sale and advertising of e-cigarettes, Health Canada is squandering an easy opportunity to become a leader on an important public-health file.
Globe and Mail (ca)
added Sep 30, 2014 05:10
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[Canada] Vancouver city council looking at putting restrictions on e-cigarettes

Many smokers in Vancouver have gotten away with lighting up in public places by using electronic cigarettes, but that could change soon. Currently, there is no by-law restricting electronic, or e-cigarettes, in Vancouver but next week city council will
GlobalTV (ca)
added Sep 29, 2014 21:53
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[Canada] UBCM Resolutions Disposition - Friday

B131 Smoking & E-cigarettes Endorsed
UBCM (ca)
added Sep 29, 2014 12:07
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[Asia, Korea - South] [Editorial] War against smoking / Tobacco tax hike should be upheld

The government, therefore, should push more nonprice-related policies aimed at lowering the smoking rate and make sure the new tax revenues are not diverted to spending programs unrelated to antismoking and health programs.
Korea Herald (kr)
added Sep 29, 2014 06:28
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