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[Canada] Flavoured tobacco ban celebrated in Nova Scotia, despite lawsuit

"Every time governments bring in progressive legislation against tobacco … big tobacco puffs up its chest and says, 'We're bigger than you are, and we can beat you and this is just the way they play the game,' and we're not going to stand for it," Stead-
CBC News (ca)
added May 29, 2015 22:15
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BOVARD: The nanny state sets its sights on the stogie set

The proposed anti-cigar regulations are based on the principle that the feds deserve moral and legal authority to prohibit any behavior they decree is harmful. Once this principle is canonized, the government can promulgate new bans on caffeine, junk foo
Washington Times
added May 29, 2015 13:22
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[Vermont] LETTER: Protecting whom?

Montpelier Mayor John Hollar know he has “not suffered a secondhand smoke problem” despite the fact that he spends “a lot of time” in downtown Montpelier...also asked if by enacting a ban the city would want to protect nonsmokers from secondhand smoke or
(Barre, VT) Times Argus
added May 29, 2015 09:50
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[Louisiana] Board rejects proposal to ban smoking in Terrebonne public housing complexes

A proposal to ban smoking in Terrebonne public housing apartments died before it reached a vote today. The proposal was introduced by Houma-Terrebonne Housing Authority board member Gordon Landry. It sought to ban smoking in all apartments and common ar
Houma (LA) Courier
added May 28, 2015 22:54
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[Canada] Announcement on possible menthol tobacco ban soon, Notley says

Albertans can expect news from her government in the coming days about a potential menthol cigarette ban. Legislation banning specific flavours of tobacco products in the province is set to come into force Monday because they are enticing to youth. But
Edmonton (Alberta) Journal (ca)
added May 28, 2015 10:47
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Legislation, public education needed to prevent youth from picking up smoking

New legislative measures limiting access to tobacco products, along with public education, are needed to ensure youths do not get started on the habit of smoking in the first place, said Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, Parliamentary Secretar
Straits Times (sg)
added May 28, 2015 10:42
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[Massachusetts, Ohio] Local laws could limit tobacco sales to 21 and up

A statewide push to raise the minimum age for tobacco sales is beginning in central Ohio suburbs. Upper Arlington is set to vote next month to prohibit the sale of cigarettes, tobacco products and e-cigarettes to anyone younger than 21. Bexley is conside
Columbus (OH) Dispatch
added May 28, 2015 08:35
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[Netherlands] Dutch government in court for violating international tobacco treaty ($$)

Public health campaigners in the Netherlands are taking the Dutch state to court in an attempt to force it to end what they say is the excessive influence of the tobacco industry on the government’s antismoking policies. According to the Dutch Youth Smo
British Medical Journal
added May 28, 2015 08:30
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Smokers May Be Less Likely to Vote

We know from previous research that smokers are an increasingly marginalized population, involved in fewer organizations and activities ..."But what our research suggests is that this marginalization may also extend beyond the interpersonal level to atti
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added May 28, 2015 08:08
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Initiative Urges Voluntary Term Limits for Future Justices

with the aim of urging any would-be nominee to pledge to serve a single 18-year term. The initiative, called Come to Terms, asserts that term limits are needed to increase accountability and reduce the politicization of the court, especially in the confir
National Law Journal
added May 28, 2015 08:03
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