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Kansas Lawmakers Pass Bill in Bid to Stop Court From Closing Schools

Kansas lawmakers passed an education funding bill on Friday night...took millions from other sources, including from the state’s motor vehicle fees and the state’s revenues from a national settlement with tobacco companies.
New York Times
added Jun 25, 2016 15:45

[New Zealand] VIDEO: Watch: Fox storms out of TV interview

Ms Fox became angered during the discussion and accused the tobacco spokesman of "peddling death and destruction and misery on our people". She also compared Dr Gietz to Nazi propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels. Dr Gietz is in New Zealand to oppose plans
New Zealand Herald (nz)
added Jun 25, 2016 14:30

[New Zealand] Maori MP walks off set during TV tobacco debate

Fox called Imperial Tobacco a peddler of death and destruction. A fiery exchange on TV3's The Nation this morning. Imperial Tobacco's Axel Gietz announced the company wouldn't rule out a fight with the New Zealand government if plain packaging went ahea
Radio Network (nz)
added Jun 25, 2016 14:28

[Nebraska] Group seeks to expand Omaha smoking ban outdoors

An anti-smoking group behind Omaha’s indoor smoking ban passed in 2006 is commemorating the ordinance’s 10-year anniversary by calling for the ban to expand to the outdoors. The group, GASP, announced at a news conference Friday that it seeks to have smok
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 25, 2016 02:02
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Petersburg assembly cuts pot cafes from smoking law rewrite

The borough has been moving forward with a change to the local anti-smoking law that would have made an exception for pot smoking rooms at a licensed marijuana business. However, the assembly agreed to drop that language, seeing no need for on-site consum
KFSK-FM (Petersburg, AK)
added Jun 24, 2016 16:09

[New York] Assembly passes measure to ban indoor e-cigarette use

The measure would ban the use of electronic cigarettes in certain indoor areas with the exception of e-cigarette retail shops. Under the proposal, e-cigarettes would be treated the same as tobacco cigarettes in regards to indoor use and public use. In Ma
Canandaigua (NY) Daily Messenger Post
added Jun 24, 2016 16:02

Poland may tax e-cigarettes

Poland mulls taxing e-cigarettes as part of a broader set of regulations for the tobacco industry, deputy Finance Minister Wieslaw Jasinski told the daily Rzeczpospolita. The Polish market of e-cigarettes is estimated at around PLN 450 million, while t
The Warsaw Voice (pl)
added Jun 24, 2016 15:52
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VIDEO: Portland First in Maine to Raise Age to Buy Tobacco to 21

A well-meaning Portland, Maine ordinance meant to curb smoking may actually limit access to a popular method of quitting. Monday night, the Portland City Council voted unanimously in favor of an ordinance that raises the age for purchasing tobacco produc
New England Cable News (NECN)
added Jun 24, 2016 14:13
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[California] Sanger wants smoke-free parks, survey says

Thanks to a survey conducted by the American Lung Association in California in Sanger, the city may be one step closer to tobacco-free parks. More than 92 percent of Sanger residents who took the survey supported the adoption of a policy that would make
Fresno (CA) Bee
added Jun 24, 2016 10:38

Southeastern states not protected by comprehensive smoke-free laws

Ten years after the Surgeon General's report on the dangers of exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke, no states in the Southeast have a statewide comprehensive smoke-free law, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) pub
PR Newswire
added Jun 23, 2016 20:13
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