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[Colorado] Aspen Times Endorsement: Proposed tobacco tax is another step in right direction for Aspen

Issue 2B...would establish a municipal tax on a pack of cigarettes of $3 and add a 40 percent sales tax on all other tobacco products... The tax along with the 21-older Aspen law is not only another way to help push teenagers away from smoking, but perhap
Aspen (CO) Times
added Nov 3, 2017 00:39
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[Europe, UK] Tobacco: EU Law / HM Treasury written question – answered on 1st November 2017.

The government is continuing to study the draft implementing legislation for Articles 15 and 16 of the EU Tobacco Products Directive and is discussing the drafts with the Commission and other Member States. We are aware of concerns raised by businesses af
TheyWorkForYou.com (uk)
added Nov 3, 2017 00:24
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[UK] Prisons: Smoking Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 1st November 2017.

The phased rollout now underway will reduce the risk to staff and prisoners of exposure to second hand smoke, whilst maintaining the safety and security of our prisons. In every case, the decision on when to go smoke free is only taken after careful pla
TheyWorkForYou.com (uk)
added Nov 3, 2017 00:23
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[Minnesota] VIDEO: St. Paul City Council Passes Menthol Ban On 6-1 Vote

city council member Dan Bostrom as the only “no” vote. St. Paul is following the lead of Minneapolis. A ban on the sale of menthol cigarettes at convenience stores starts there next August. Smokers will only be able to buy menthol brands at adult-only to
WCCO-Channel 4000
added Nov 3, 2017 00:22
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[UK] Councils defend spending on public health interventions

Council chiefs have defended using taxpayer’s money to tackle harmful lifestyle choices against ‘flawed’ study which accuses them of restricting individual freedom. The anti-taxation, right-wing libertarian think tank TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA) has publi
LocalGov.co.uk (uk)
added Nov 3, 2017 00:17
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[Canada] Backgrounder: Protecting People in Ontario from the Health Impacts of Cannabis

In response to the federal government's plan to legalize cannabis in July 2018, Ontario's proposed approach to legalization is informed by the province's experience in managing tobacco and alcohol, as well as lessons from other jurisdictions that have re
Ontario, Canada (ca)
added Nov 2, 2017 03:36
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[North Carolina] Swain coalition pushes for tobacco-free parks

Aproposed policy to make the Swain County Recreation Center a tobacco-free property may not be a slam dunk with all of the county commissioners. The Coalition for a Safe & Drug Free Swain County presented the commissioners with a draft ordinance a few m
Smoky Mountain News
added Nov 2, 2017 03:34
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Nomination Hearing Wednesday, November 1, 2017 10:00 a.m.

- Ms. Dana Baiocco, of Ohio, to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission... This hearing will take place in Russell Senate Office Building, Room 253. Witness testimony, opening statements, and a live video of the hearing will be avai
U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
added Nov 1, 2017 06:35
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ILO under pressure to limit relationship with big tobacco

The agency has been receiving funding from the Eliminating Child Labour in Tobacco Growing Foundation, a nonprofit funded by tobacco companies, since 2002, and has a standing agreement with the foundation that runs until June 2018. In 2011, the ILO also
Devex
added Nov 3, 2017 02:52
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[UK] 'This sends all the wrong messages': County council accused of 'hypocrisy' over pension fund's tobacco investments while supporting STOPtober campaign

Councillor Robert Evans, Labour member for Stanwell and Stanwell Moor , has accused the county council of "hypocrisy" after a written question revealed the county council-administered pension fund held £27.3m of investments in tobacco firms.
Get Surrey (uk)
added Nov 1, 2017 15:53
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