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Imperial Tobacco 'shocked' by Health Canada's proposal for plain packaging of cigarettes

'We still cannot understand how this government can justify legalizing marijuana while imposing such extreme measures on tobacco products'
Canadian Press
added Jun 26, 2018 21:12
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[New York] Push to raise age to buy tobacco products in Monroe County continues

Advocates are still working to raise the age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21 years old. 22 localities across New York State have passed similar legislation. Monroe County's Agenda Charter Committee will meet Monday night to vote on the bill. Cai
WXXI Public Broadcasting Council (Rochester, NY)
added Jun 26, 2018 16:05
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[Arizona] Tempe explores raising tobacco purchasing age to 21

Councilwoman Lauren Kuby proposed the idea last week. City staff and the council will explore the issue over the next three to six months. Kuby said her intent is to cut down on youth smoking rates and simplify the purchasing process for vendors. If
AZ Central - Arizona Republic
added Jun 26, 2018 16:00
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[New York] Nassau County bill aims to stem vaping by young people

The measure, which legislative committees will consider Monday, would require retailers to keep e-cigarettes and other vaping products behind the counter.
(Long Island, NY) Newsday
added Jun 25, 2018 15:27
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[UK] TALK OF THE TOWN: David Cameron admits he is 'trying to give up smoking all the time'

desperate efforts to quit the evil weed have come to nothing, I can reveal – because friends and even his wife are leading him astray. The former PM, who was famously spotted fag-in-hand at last summer’s Wilderness festival, below, tells me: ‘I’m trying t
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 25, 2018 14:44
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[Massachusetts] Board takes steps to ban smoking at Westport beaches

There are 70 municipalities in the state that ban smoking on beaches, and it looks as though Westport will follow suit. New Director of Public Health Matthew Armendo told his board that town beaches do not have a no-smoking policy, yet the two state-owne
Fall River (MA) Herald News
added Jun 24, 2018 15:44
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] EDITORIAL: Lawmaker’s jeers directed at witness hurt dignity of Diet

We feel flabbergasted and enraged by his act of jeering, which disgraced the bastion of free speech, of which he is a part. Yoichi Anami, a Lower House member of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, heckled a lung cancer patient who was speaking at the
Asahi Shimbum (jp)
added Jun 25, 2018 15:33
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Public remains ignorant of the hazards associated with smoking

If one of Japan’s most knowledgeable journalists admits he wasn’t aware of the greater dangers of sidestream smoke, which informs other countries’ public smoking bans, then it’s likely the average Japanese person isn’t aware of them either. Keeping the
Japan Times (jp)
added Jun 23, 2018 18:34
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Can Japan Host a Smoke-Free Olympics?

Under the newly revised Health Promotion Law, Japan’s relaxed attitude to tobacco control — rated poorly by the World Health Organization (WHO) — will be confronted with tougher restrictions and fines. It’s the first time Japan will introduce anti-smoking
The Diplomat (jp)
added Jun 23, 2018 10:52
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[Wisconsin] Proposed ordinance change would streamline city building smoking rules

Smoking would be prohibited within 25 feet of all public building entrances under an ordinance change introduced at the City Council earlier this week. The proposal comes one month after the council voted to ban smoking in public parking ramps.
Madison (WI) Cap Times
added Jun 23, 2018 10:47
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