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[UK] Councils defend spending on public health interventions

Council chiefs have defended using taxpayer’s money to tackle harmful lifestyle choices against ‘flawed’ study which accuses them of restricting individual freedom. The anti-taxation, right-wing libertarian think tank TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA) has publi (uk)
added Nov 3, 2017 00:17

[Canada] Backgrounder: Protecting People in Ontario from the Health Impacts of Cannabis

In response to the federal government's plan to legalize cannabis in July 2018, Ontario's proposed approach to legalization is informed by the province's experience in managing tobacco and alcohol, as well as lessons from other jurisdictions that have re
Ontario, Canada (ca)
added Nov 2, 2017 03:36

[North Carolina] Swain coalition pushes for tobacco-free parks

Aproposed policy to make the Swain County Recreation Center a tobacco-free property may not be a slam dunk with all of the county commissioners. The Coalition for a Safe & Drug Free Swain County presented the commissioners with a draft ordinance a few m
Smoky Mountain News
added Nov 2, 2017 03:34

Nomination Hearing Wednesday, November 1, 2017 10:00 a.m.

- Ms. Dana Baiocco, of Ohio, to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission... This hearing will take place in Russell Senate Office Building, Room 253. Witness testimony, opening statements, and a live video of the hearing will be avai
U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
added Nov 1, 2017 06:35

ILO under pressure to limit relationship with big tobacco

The agency has been receiving funding from the Eliminating Child Labour in Tobacco Growing Foundation, a nonprofit funded by tobacco companies, since 2002, and has a standing agreement with the foundation that runs until June 2018. In 2011, the ILO also
added Nov 3, 2017 02:52

[UK] 'This sends all the wrong messages': County council accused of 'hypocrisy' over pension fund's tobacco investments while supporting STOPtober campaign

Councillor Robert Evans, Labour member for Stanwell and Stanwell Moor , has accused the county council of "hypocrisy" after a written question revealed the county council-administered pension fund held £27.3m of investments in tobacco firms.
Get Surrey (uk)
added Nov 1, 2017 15:53


DANA BAIOCCO, PRESIDENT Donald Trump’s pick... A partner at law firm Jones Day, Baiocco has represented big tobacco and fought in court against asbestos workers who developed mesothelioma....defended R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in a class-action suit fi
The Intercept
added Nov 1, 2017 06:23

[Illinois, New Jersey] Raising Legal Age for Tobacco Products Spreads

As New Jersey officially raises the legal age for buying tobacco from 19 to 21 effective Nov. 1, a Chicago suburb is now considering ... So far, five states—California, Hawaii, Maine, New Jersey and Oregon—have changed the legal age to buy tobacco produc
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Nov 1, 2017 02:38

[Asia, India] EDITORIAL: Tobacco ban fiasco

Activists believe Dispur should now move the Supreme Court, and thereby bring to centrestage the question of banning tobacco use in all forms. Whether the State government does so remains to be seen, but it needs to undertake awareness drives at school le
The Sentinel (in)
added Nov 1, 2017 02:38

[Asia, India] Gauhati High Court sets aside Assam government’s anti-tobacco law

The Gauhati High Court has struck down an anti-tobacco law passed by the Assam government, declaring it ultra vires (beyond the state’s powers), The Assam Tribune reported. The Assam Health (Prohibition of Manufacturing, Advertisement, Trade, Storage, D (in)
added Nov 1, 2017 02:38
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