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[Missouri] Ron Hutchison, guest columnist: Tobacco industry puts kids at risk

The tobacco industry is thumbing its nose at child labor laws in this country. Picture, if you can, 8-year-old Pablo Perez, a Mexican national, picking tobacco leaves in a field in North Carolina. It is summer. It is blowtorch hot, and Pablo works with bl
Joplin (MO) Globe
added Sep 21, 2014 23:45

[New York] Shinnecock tribe votes to tighten tobacco rules ($$)

voted recently to tighten rules on the sale and manufacture of tobacco products and to codify legal residency and guest status on the Southampton reservation, while disbanding the tribe's gaming authority and commission, tribal members said.
(Long Island, NY) Newsday
added Sep 21, 2014 23:43

Missouri's electronic cigarette debate centers on definition of tobacco product, taxes - Columbia Missourian

The debate over electronic cigarette sales and regulations in Missouri comes down to a simple question: Are e-cigarettes tobacco? Vaping advocates say no: The devices vaporize a liquid nicotine solution and ultimately only simulate tobacco smoking. Healt
Columbia (MO) Missourian
added Sep 21, 2014 23:38

[Ireland] Minister James Reilly calls for cigarette price hike

FORMER Health Minister James Reilly has called for another increase in excise duty on cigarettes in the upcoming budget. Mr Reilly, who retained responsibility for anti-smoking policy despite losing the health portfolio in the Government reshuffle, said:
Irish Independent (ie)
added Sep 21, 2014 23:36

[Ireland] Former health minister took on the tobacco industry

But, in the dark recesses of his gulag, Reilly must be wondering if his anti-fag legislation has any chance now of being implemented; and what did he do to deserve such a fate? More importantly, who is responsible for the public health aspect of his anti
The Southern Star (ie)
added Sep 21, 2014 23:34

Poland’s Doctor-Prime Minister Will See You Now

The chain-smoking doctor ... Kopacz has had little success in ending her cigarette habit, despite public promises to do so... decried a 2010 law restricting smoking as “an attack on my personal freedom” and said it would keep her from smoking in cafes or
Bloomberg News
added Sep 20, 2014 13:26
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[Pennsylvania] AUDIO: Pa. House's 'clean' cigarette-tax bill retains controversial charter element

stripped contentious provisions from the Philadelphia cigarette-tax authorization bill in a rules committee meeting Tuesday, paving the way for a full chamber vote.
WHYY (Philadelphia, PA)
added Sep 20, 2014 12:56

California Helps Wall Street Pocket 44% of Landmark Tobacco Settlement

The original agreement made no stipulation how the money would be spent and ProPublica found that the most common use nationally was to pay off old debts. Tobacco bonds are very popular on Wall Street, regarded as much for their uncertainties as their h
added Sep 19, 2014 20:25

[District of Columbia] D.C. Court of Appeals Nominee Plays the Waiting Game

Last week, the chief judge of the District of Columbia Superior Court and a local bar group wrote letters to the U.S. Senate urging action on three long-standing trial court nominees. They aren’t the only ones waiting. Todd Kim, the city’s solicitor gener
National Law Journal
added Sep 19, 2014 17:41

[Canada] Six Nations fighting contraband tobacco legislation

Driving through Six Nations, it seems there is a tobacco shop on nearly every corner...Bill C-10 includes amending the Criminal Code to make it a criminal offence to traffic unregulated tobacco — a move the federal government says is about targeting contr
Cambridge (ON) Times (ca)
added Sep 19, 2014 15:07
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