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[Illinois] AUDIO: Durbin and Cicilline: Tobacco farms are no place for kids

On World Day Against Child Labor, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Representative David Cicilline (D-RI) reintroduced legislation to protect child laborers from the dangers of exposure to tobacco plants, which can include acute nicotine poisoning
added Jun 14, 2017 19:13

Cicilline, Durbin Reintroduce Bill to Ban Child Labor on Tobacco Farms

The Children Don’t Belong on Tobacco Farms Act amends the Fair Labor Standards Act to prohibit children under the age of 18 from coming into direct contact with tobacco plants or dried tobacco leaves....“In 2017, there is no reason for children to be work
US Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI)
added Jun 14, 2017 19:10
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[Montana] VIDEO: Proposed rule would ban indoor use of e-cigarettes in Yellowstone County, create 30-foot rule

You won't be able to use e-cigarettes in enclosed public spaces under new rules being proposed by the RiverStone Board of Health. The Board is also proposing to keep smoke from coming into buildings by preventing people from smoking within 30-feet of
KTVQ (Billings, MT)
added Jun 13, 2017 08:21

[Montana] Proposal aimed to prohibit indoor use of E-cigs and vaping devices

The Riverstone Board of Health is proposing to strengthen Montana's Clean Indoor Act for Yellowstone County. The proposed rule is aimed to prohibit indoor use of electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices in public areas.
KULR - Ch. 8
added Jun 13, 2017 08:20

Aspen City Council Prohibits Tobacco Sales To Those Under 21

passed an ordinance prohibiting the sales of tobacco and e-cigarettes to those who are under 21 years old. Council opted to raise the age from 18 to 21 in an effort to curb young adult tobacco addiction. 'Aspen is such a health-conscious town and our resi
added Jun 13, 2017 08:20

[New York] County tobacco law on hold

A county committee came into Wednesday’s meeting proposing to send a local law to raise the legal age to buy tobacco products to 21. Part of the reason was to “further the goals of New York state’s tobacco use prevention and control program. The propose
Steuben (NY) Courier-Advocate
added Jun 13, 2017 02:10

[Oklahoma] Lawmaker voices concerns about lawsuit filed against state

A Democratic lawmaker from Oklahoma City is warning of deeper cuts to vital state agencies if a recent lawsuit challenging the state's new cigarette tax is upheld. The $1.50 per pack tax was passed as part of the state's $6.8 billion dollar budget for
KSWO-TV ( Lawton, OK)
added Jun 13, 2017 01:18

[Canada] No butting out yet: Winnipeg delays decision on patio smoking ban

Already late to the party, Winnipeg is taking a long, slow drag, seemingly in no rush to butt out patio smoking for good. On Monday, council’s protection, community services and parks committee asked city staff to both review how other Canadian cities h
Metro (ca)
added Jun 12, 2017 23:50

[Oklahoma] Okla. lawmakers react to lawsuit filed over cigarette fee

The battle over Oklahoma's budget is not over. The Supreme Court will likely settle a lawsuit from tobacco companies. They argue the state broke the law when it tried to close the $878 million budget hole.
added Jun 12, 2017 22:10
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[California] ACIDERA: City councils, light the way to smoke-free housing in Fresno County

With the proposed California Assembly Bill 62 (Jim Wood, D-Healdsburg) smoke-free policy, all public housing associations shall design and implement a policy prohibiting smoking a tobacco product or device such as e-cigarettes in all public housing livin
Fresno (CA) Bee
added Jun 12, 2017 21:53
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