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[Alaska] Marijuana board will revisit onsite consumption at July meeting

Mlynarik’s draft allowed on-site consumption but applied certain restrictions, including prohibition against smoking. He said he wanted to address concerns from the public about both second-hand smoke protections for employees and the public municipal la
Alaska Journal of Commerce
added May 24, 2017 22:16
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[Asia, Burma/Myanmar] Myanmar to establish smoke-free zones in six regions

the government is exerting efforts to set up smoke-free zones in public areas in six states and regions - Yangon, Mandalay, Sagaing and Magway regions and Kayin and Shan states. For the purpose of protecting the young people from being affected by smoking
Xinhua Newswire
added May 24, 2017 17:21
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Editorial: Protect workers' health from secondhand smoke

In spite of his apology for his gaffe, Onishi defended his comment ...What is lacking here is consideration to people who can barely make ends meet apart from going out of their way to work in such environments due to government constraints on social sec
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added May 24, 2017 17:21
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Abe orders LDP to submit anti-passive smoking bill to Diet

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has ordered his ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) to submit a revision to the Health Promotion Act incorporating measures against secondhand smoke to the Diet during the current session.
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added May 24, 2017 17:18
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[Ethiopia] World Health Assembly elects Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as new WHO Director-General

He has also served as chair of the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; as chair of the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership Board; and as co-chair of the Board of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health. As Min
World Health Organization (WHO)
added May 25, 2017 01:17
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[California] Laguna Beach makes citywide smoking ban official, a first in Orange County

Smoking in public alleyways, sidewalks and parking structures citywide will be off limits in this tourist destination in a month. The City Council May 23, voted 4-1 on a second reading to expand a ban already in place for beaches and parks. It bans smo
Orange County (CA) Register
added May 24, 2017 15:53
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[Pennsylvania] Bethel Park considers making municipal parks smoke-free zones

The state Department of Health and Tobacco Free Allegheny has been encouraging Pennsylvania communities to make their parks and playgrounds tobacco-free for several years as part of its Young Lungs at Play program. In Allegheny County, at least 61 munici
The Almanac (Pittsburgh, PA)
added May 24, 2017 15:52
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[Wisconsin] Lawmaker: Budget likely to increase little cigar tax

Republican Rep. Dale Kooyenga has long pushed for little cigars, which have filters and are smaller than cigarillos, to be taxed the same as cigarettes, and he thinks there's enough support for the idea this year. The proposal is part of a larger Assemb
AP - Associated Press
added May 24, 2017 15:34
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CEI Joins Coalition Letter Opposing E-Cigarette Rules

Despite the success of educational campaigns on the harms of tobacco use, cessation efforts have hit a plateau, with a portion of the population unable to kick their deadly habit. We recognize that quitting tobacco use is a complex and personal challenge
Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI)
added May 24, 2017 03:09
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[Illinois] Mayor Emanuel Accepts National Award Recognizing City's Health Policies

The Emanuel Administration has stood strong supporting initiatives that improve youth health like implementing the toughest, most comprehensive anti-smoking strategy in the country, instituting the highest cigarette tax in the country, and raising the ag
City of Chicago
added May 24, 2017 03:08
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