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[New Zealand] E-Liquid Manufacturer Exceeds Minimum Production Standards

With the Government announcing its intention to legalise the sale of nicotine e-cigarettes and nicotine e-liquids, NZVAPOR has jumped ahead of the market by developing an ISO approved clean-room laboratory for manufacturing nicotine e-liquids in New Zeal
Scoop (nz)
added Jul 8, 2017 02:14

[Europe] French smokers, at €10 a pack, may finally think twice

With 80,000 tobacco-related deaths in France each year, “doing nothing is not an option”, Philippe said on Tuesday (4 July), announcing a plan to raise the price of a packet of cigarettes to €10 ($11.3) from the current €7.
added Jul 5, 2017 18:47

[France] French PM says govt to increase taxes on tobacco, up disability allowance

For highlights of French Prime Minister Philippe's speech, see
added Jul 6, 2017 16:13
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[California] New policy could push smokers off public grounds

supervisors and other county officials spent nearly half an hour discussing new smoking policies that could push those who smoke further away from public resources. A new ordinance presented to the board could make all county property completely smoke fre
Woodland (CA) Daily Democrat
added Jul 5, 2017 04:22

[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
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