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PMI: People Want Governments to Give Smokers Better Choices, Say Majority of 31,000 People Polled in 31 Countries Worldwide

A new global survey* commissioned by Philip Morris International and conducted by Ipsos reveals that 77 percent of adults agree that governments should do all they can to encourage men and women who would otherwise keep smoking cigarettes to completely sw
Business Wire
added Oct 12, 2018 17:10
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Jones Day Employment Atty Gets DOJ Civil Rights Chief Job ($$)

Senate confirmed Jones Day employment attorney Eric Dreiband to head the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division on Thursday amid opposition from leading civil rights groups.
Law360
added Oct 12, 2018 15:57
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[New York] SHACKFORD: Michael Bloomberg Is No Defender of the Constitution

The very idea that Bloomberg is a protector of our constitutional rights is comical. Bloomberg is the archetype of the "Nanny knows best" authoritarian... He supports just about every government effort to meddle with people' smoking habits: smoking bans;
Reason Magazine
added Oct 12, 2018 15:39
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[Connecticut] Number of CT high schoolers vaping doubled over two years

Overall, 14.7 percent of high school students reported “currently” vaping in 2017, compared to 7.2 percent in 2015. In contrast, 3.5 percent of high schoolers reported currently smoking traditional cigarettes in 2017.
Connecticut Mirror
added Oct 12, 2018 14:47
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Discrimination Defense Lawyer Confirmed for Trump Civil Rights Post

Senate Oct. 11 confirmed Eric Dreiband, a Jones Day attorney...voted 50-47 to confirm Dreiband to head the DOJ Civil Rights Division...won a case for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco that made it harder for workers to sue for age discrimination under federal law.
Bloomberg BNA (Bureau of National Affairs)
added Oct 12, 2018 14:42
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[Oklahoma] Anti-tobacco group sees opportunity for new restrictions in new lawmakers

Woods, executive director of the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust, unveiled a plan Wednesday to cut Oklahoma’s adult smoking rate nearly in half. It includes some major policy shifts, such as raising the age to purchase tobacco to 21; prohibiting smoki
Tulsa (OK) World
added Oct 12, 2018 00:38
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Malaysia to ban smoking at all restaurants, hawker stalls from Jan 1, deputy health minister says

Malaysia will enforce a smoking ban on restaurants, coffee shops and hawker stalls nationwide from Jan 1, Sin Chew Daily cited Deputy Health Minister Lee Boon Chye as saying on Thursday (Oct 11). The ban will cover all air-conditioned and non-air-conditi
Straits Times (sg)
added Oct 11, 2018 13:28
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[Ohio] Cleveland Heights "Tobacco 21" legislation up for final approval

City Council could approve legislation Monday (Oct. 15) raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco, "e-cigs" and other nicotine "vape" products from 18 to 21. If passed, it would not take effect until January 2019. The proposed "Tobacco 21" ordinance re
Cleveland (OH) Plain Dealer
added Oct 12, 2018 21:17
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[Texas] Mont Belvieu OKs public-smoking ban ($$)

Mont Belvieu council has passed a smoking ordinance effectively banning smoking in most areas of the city. The ordinance goes into effect immediately with Mont Belvieu restaurants having 30 days to post the proper signage in their establishments.
Baytown (TX) Sun
added Oct 12, 2018 00:38
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[Minnesota] Public weighs in on city tobacco ordinance

The owners of Pop’s Vape Shop told the council that they believe they have a role in helping people successfully transition away from tobacco use. Brucker agreed to work with the parties to refine the ordinance language, and recognized the need to disti
Aitkin (MN) Independent Age
added Oct 12, 2018 00:35
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