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Bill to ban smoking in Kentucky dead, sponsor says

"It's died. It's dead," Rep. Susan Westrom, a Lexington Democrat, said of House Bill 173. "I've been told there aren't enough votes and we're just going to have to wait until next year. That came from the Governor's Office."
Louisville (KY) Courier-Journal
added Mar 7, 2014 02:40

The heated politics of free trade

CVS will stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products. President Obama … was so pleased he told the world. But staunch Obama allies ... are ticked off. ... The issue is not tobacco sales, per se, but free trade. And so begins our journey into the c
added Feb 7, 2014 13:48

[Asia, India] Activists want tobacco firms out of CSR ambit

Chennai: Members of the Tamil Nadu People’s Forum for Tobacco Control (TNPFTC) staged a demonstration on Saturday near the Chepauk guesthouse to stop tobacco industries from participating in corporate social re­s­ponsibility activities.
Deccan Chronicle (in)
added Dec 8, 2013 13:28

[Connecticut] FDA Tells Jepsen It's On Same E-Cigarette Page

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) shares George Jepsen's concerns about electronic cigarettes—and plans to step in to regulate them. The FDA sent that message to Jepsen, Connecticut's attorney general, and 39 of his colleagues in a letter sen
New Haven (CT) Independent
added Nov 20, 2013 02:34

KRUZEL: Raise the Smoking Age to 21 / New York City’s higher tobacco sales age should be copied across the country

Obama administration has no excuse for dragging its feet over the past four and a half years, particularly after the president trumpeted the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act as a vehicle to protect American youth. It’s hard to imagine the
added Nov 18, 2013 16:20

[Europe] KASSANDRA: Tobacco smoke and mirrors

Dalli was forced out of his post by Barroso himself, who asked for him to resign citing the OLAF report access to which was refuse to him. After the Health Commisioner refused to do so, Barroso declared that he considered him to have resigned. As a resul
New Europe
added Nov 3, 2013 23:53

[Africa, Nigeria] Anti-tobacco group faults Fashola's reception of BAT boss

ANTI-TOBACCO campaigners in the country yesterday faulted the “grand” reception accorded the Managing Director of British American Tobacco (BAT), Keith Gretton, during a visit to the Lagos State governor, Babatunde Fashola (SAN) on Monday, describing it
Lagos Guardian (ng)
added Sep 26, 2013 06:37

In one Florida county, nicotine is a banned drug

Critics of so-called tobacco lifestyle bans often cite discrimination and privacy violations. But federal law does not provide tobacco users equal protection, and Florida state law does not protect off-work tobacco use. Other local governments have enac (Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity)
added Sep 6, 2013 13:19

[Europe, Germany, UK] Parliament tobacco vote delayed

Vote delayed until 8 October, after German election. ... Centre-right German and British MEPs pushed for the delay, saying there has not been enough time to digest the position of the environment and health committee, adopted in July. They were supported
European Voice (be)
added Sep 5, 2013 09:44

[Indonesia] Bali advised to reject World Tobacco Asia 2014

The Bali Tobacco Control Initiative group from Udayana University’s public health department has called on the government to reject the World Tobacco Asia (WTA) conference, slated to be held in Nusa Dua next year. “The conference in Bali is against our
Jakarta Post (id)
added Aug 1, 2013 08:30
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