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[Asia-pacific, Japan] LDP lawmaker: Cancer patients shouldn’t work if they fear smoke

A gaffe-prone politician of the ruling party sparked another outrage by saying that cancer patients “should not work” if they are concerned about secondhand smoke in their workplaces. Lower House member Hideo Onishi of the Liberal Democratic Party was r
Asahi Shimbum (jp)
added May 23, 2017 12:53
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[Maryland] Rockville council votes to make outdoor dining and drinking smoke-free

The Rockville City Council voted 4-to-1 Monday night to prohibit smoking or vaping in open-air sections of restaurants and bars, becoming only the second Maryland locality to mandate smoke-free outdoor drinking and dining. Rockville joined LaPlata in Ch
Washington Post
added May 23, 2017 12:35
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[New Zealand] Willie Jackson: Time to turn the tables on the tobacco companies

we need to allow vaping to become the focus of helping smokers move away from burning tobacco as their choice of nicotine delivery. Secondly instead of just punishing the smoker with tax hikes why don't we start punishing the tobacco companies? British
Independent Newspapers Ltd. / STUFF (nz)
added May 23, 2017 12:33
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[California] Robert Lee Ahn Campaign Slams Jimmy Gomez for "Bait and Switch" on Medi-Cal Support From Prop. 56 Tobacco Tax

"It's typical of Sacramento politicians promising support for a popular ballot initiative only to renege on those promises and potentially hurt the people most in need of affordable healthcare," Ahn said. "Sacramento already cut Medi-Cal provider rates b
MarketWired
added May 24, 2017 01:27
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SHIELDS: The FDA needs to tighten regulations on filtered cigarettes

The FDA now has an opportunity to ask cigarette manufacturers to clarify what potential public health benefit may exist for filter ventilation, and whether or not those benefits outweigh the clear risks. In the absence of benefit, the FDA should consider
The Hill
added May 23, 2017 13:12
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Ron Jonhson Asks FDA’s Gottlieb to Reconsider E-Cigarette Regulations

Republican Senator Ron Johnson, of Wisconsin, is petitioning newly-crowned Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb to reconsider Obama-era rules for the manufacturers of e-cigarettes. “The rules threaten an emerging industry as well as
Legal Reader
added May 23, 2017 12:35
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[New Jersey] Wildwoods weighing smoking ban, big fines at Jersey Shore

A pair of ordinances in Wildwood and North Wildwood would institute a sweeping ban that could be implemented as soon as the start of 2018, according to NJ.com. An earlier report by the Press of Atlantic City said the ordinances would apply to the 38-bloc
PhillyVoice.com
added May 23, 2017 12:33
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Kansas conservative legislators tout slow-growth spending plan

Brownback and others have contemplated selling off future annual tobacco payments in a process referred to as securitization. Masterson said his group would accept sale a portion of the state’s annual tobacco revenue to correct the state’s decision to sk
Topeka (KS) Capital-Journal
added May 23, 2017 12:31
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[New York] Clifton Park to ban smoking in all parks, trails

“The Town Board felt that, at this juncture, it would be prudent to implement a blanket ban on smoking in our parks,” he said. Barrett, who has frequented parks around town to watch his sons play sports, especially the Clifton Common, said that while he
Schenectady (NY) Daily Gazette
added May 23, 2017 12:31
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[Missouri] It Was Hard This Year to Keep Politics Out of High School Yearbooks

students were more united when it came to...amendment that would have raised cigarette taxes and used the revenue for early childhood education,...and smoking cessation efforts...Among actual voters, the measure failed in every single county in Missouri.
New York Times
added May 22, 2017 12:04
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