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[Canada] SINGLETON: Tobacco action only makes sense

A new multi-stakeholder coalition of health organizations launched a campaign last week aimed at getting the government to fully implement tobacco legislation passed more than three years ago. The Tobacco and Smoking Reduction Act would ban all forms of
Innisfail (AB) Province (ca)
added Jul 4, 2017 11:34
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[Kansas] South Hutch narrowly passes ordinance for tobacco-free parks, trails

South Hutchinson City Council passed an ordinance prohibiting the use of tobacco or electronic cigarettes at city parks, ballfields and trails by a 3-2 vote, with the dissenters explaining that they wanted clarification of what constitutes a trail.
Hutchinson (KS) News
added Jul 4, 2017 03:37

Measure To Raise Oregon Tobacco Purchase Age Clears Key Legislative Hurdle

With just days left in the session, the House Rules Committee moved the bill to the floor. Democrats including Rep. Rob Nosse said making it harder for young people to get cigarettes is a victory for public health. "We know that people that smoke take o
Northwest Public Radio (Pullman, WA)
added Jul 4, 2017 03:36

Smokers' Rights Advocates Resist Tobacco Regulation in Indonesia

Kretek Community was created in 2010 in Jember, East Java by Aditia Purnomo, an entrepreneur raised in the Jakarta suburbs, who started smoking in high school. Their tagline is “kretek bukan rokok,” or "kreteks are not cigarettes." There are about 200 ac
Voice of America (
added Jul 3, 2017 15:00
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Taiwan faces heat over all-out indoor smoking ban

A proposed plan by the authorities to ban smoking in all indoor public areas, such as bars and restaurants, may now go up in smoke. Taiwan's Health Promotion Administration (HPA) said at the start of the year that it wanted to introduce the measure to p
Straits Times (sg)
added Jul 3, 2017 14:57

[UK] FLINT: How I helped to pass the smoking ban

On becoming public health minister in July 2005, the policy I inherited was far from simple... In an interview on the morning of the debate I declared that I would vote for the ban. Opening the debate, Patricia Hewitt said that she would first listen to
Times Of London (uk)
added Jul 3, 2017 14:26

[Asia, Jordan, Mid-east] A law gone up in smoke

In a surprising move, the ministries of tourism and health, the Greater Amman Municipality and the Jordan Restaurant Association reached an “agreement” whereby hundreds of restaurants and cafés will no longer be fined for allowing smoking the hubble bubb
Jordan Times (jo)
added Jul 14, 2017 03:30

[UK] CLARK: "Crackling with exasperation" – Rod Liddle at The Freedom Dinner

At the annual libertarian bash, hosted by Forest, Liddle spoke frankly on a range of topics – calling out the ‘double think’ among the ‘metro-liberal left’, namely Diane Abbott and Emily Thornberry.
Taking Liberties (Simon Clark blog) (UK)
added Jul 4, 2017 19:25

[New York] State Assembly Health Committee’s Passage of Tobacco 21 Could Save Lives, Money

Today’s passage of Tobacco 21 (A273) in the state Assembly’s Health Committee was a positive step forward in preventing New York’s youth from becoming addicted to tobacco, the No. 1 preventable cause of death in New York and a leading risk factor for hea
Hospital Newspaper
added Jul 3, 2017 13:48

[North Carolina] Civil rights activists raise alarm over Trump's DOJ pick

has represented such companies as R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co... "Dreiband has made a career going against women and LGBT rights," McCurdy said, noting his defense of the University of North Carolina in the "bathroom bill" case.
added Jul 2, 2017 14:24
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