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[India] How the economics & politics of tobacco is killing lakhs every year

The Supreme Court has hinted at 'connivance' between govt and the tobacco lobby. ITC has made donations to political parties, including the Congress and the BJP. Salman Khurshid, then Union law minister, said at last year's Godfrey Phillips National Bra
The Economic Times (India)
added Aug 18, 2013 16:42

[New Jersey] NJ Assemblywomen Attempt Smoking Ban

The new bill co-sponsored by Assemblywomen Celeste Riley and Connie Wagner, will amend the “New Jersey Smoke-Free Air act, which forces campuses to go 100-percent tobacco-free by prohibiting smoking in any area of any building of, or on the grounds of,
added Jun 17, 2013 00:55

[Africa, Zimbabwe] Parly ratifies protocol on tobacco

PARLIAMENT has ratified the protocol that seeks to control tobacco smoking amid concerns by legislators of the potential effects on the tobacco growers. Health and child Welfare Minister Henry Madzorera steered the motion in both the House of Assembly an
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Jun 12, 2013 16:33

[USA] U.S. Senators Warn Europe on Tobacco

Signatories to the May 7 letter have longtime ties to the tobacco industry. Sen. Burr has received more money from tobacco companies, $ 524,000, than any other member of Congress, data from the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics show. Sen. McConne
added Jun 7, 2013 11:06

The Buzz: California senator vows to continue fight for new cigarette tax

Legislative proposals to create new taxes in California didn't fare very well in the upper house last week, but at least one senator isn't giving up the fight. Sen. Kevin de León wants to raise taxes on cigarettes by $2 a pack to pay for health care prog
San Luis Obispo (CA) Tribune
added May 28, 2013 07:18

[Europe, UK] Donna Edmunds: How an obscure Swedish tobacco product could hold the key to reversing Cameron’s EU problems

Whilst not part of a treaty, the Tobacco Products Directive, which is currently being reworked, offers ample opportunities for Cameron’s team. Last broached ten years ago, the current directive is deemed out of date thanks to the arrival of new non-toba
ConservativeHome (blog) (uk)
added May 27, 2013 17:14

New Jersey residents remain skeptical about raising tobacco age restriction

Young New Jerseyans may not be able to buy cigarettes until they’re old enough to buy a six-pack, after State Sen. Richard J. Codey announced his intention to raise the minimum age for purchasing tobacco to 21. New Jersey residents, however, displayed
added May 20, 2013 16:09

Law would allow some easing of Michigan's smoking ban

A bill is being introduced in the Michigan House that would make some changes to the state's smoking ban to allow for a little more leeway in how restaurants, bars, and private clubs can operate. State Representative Doug Geiss says that the ban we have
WKZO 590 AM (Kalamazoo, MI)
added Apr 19, 2013 13:40

Alert! Oklahoma legislators are recognizing the importance of regulating vapor products!

SUPPORT SB 802! Contact Your Legislators Today and Tell Them: * It's important that vapor products, like e-cigarettes (and all tobacco products), are age restricted. (R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company)
added Apr 8, 2013 11:07

[Netherlands] Lung specialists launch 'name and shame' tobacco lobby website

Two lung specialists have launched a website listing the names and jobs of people it says work for the tobacco industry lobby in the Netherlands. The list on also includes health minister Edith Schippers, whom it describes as the ‘minister of (nl)
added Mar 11, 2013 10:01
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