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[Canada] City, health unit look to a smoke free St. Thomas

With a growing body of research behind them, Elgin-St. Thomas Public Health officials issued position statements regarding smoking in outdoor spaces and multi-unit dwellings during the council meeting on June 13.
The Weekly News (ca)
added Jun 14, 2017 00:12
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CALVIN: New York Retailers Under Siege

it’s a general-alarm blaze in New York City, where the city council is now considering a suite of legislation that is ostensibly aimed at “Big Tobacco,” but instead whacks the little guy—family-run bodegas and convenience stores—for having the audacity to
Convenience Store Decisions
added Jun 13, 2017 23:52
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[Minnesota] Legislators sue Dayton for cutting their funding

Dayton wants lawmakers to agree to remove big tax breaks for tobacco products and wealthy estate owners. But Republicans called it a clearly unconstitutional act and vowed legal action.
Rochester (MN) Post-Bulletin
added Jun 13, 2017 21:11
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Democrats’ Suit Claims Constitution Means One Thing for Obama, but Another for Trump

—Thomas Jefferson (1801-1809) “maintained his farm and nail factory at Monticello and exported his tobacco crop to Great Britain.” —James Madison (1809-1817) “had a tobacco plantation in Montpelier.” —James Monroe (1817-1825) “grew timber, tobacco, and
Daily Signal (Heritage Foundation)
added Jun 13, 2017 20:43
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[Canada] CITATION: 232169 Ontario Inc. (Farouz Sheesha Café) v. Toronto (City), 2017 ONCA 484

the by-law prohibits the inhaling or exhaling of smoke from a hookah...The application judge ... recognized that it was not the court’s role to second-guess policy decisions made by elected municipal officials. The City of Toronto Act specifically immuniz
Ontario Courts (ca)
added Jun 13, 2017 20:05
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[Illinois] Lincolnshire increases age requirement to buy cigarettes to 21

You now must be 21 to buy cigarettes or other tobacco products in Lincolnshire. The village board voted Monday to increase the minimum age from 18.
Chicago (IL) Daily Herald
added Jun 13, 2017 08:20
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[Mid-east] Saudi Arabia Launches Cigarette Tax

On June 11th the sale of cigarettes in Saudi Arabia became taxable, resulting in a significant hike to the price of tobacco sold in the kingdom. The tax on tobacco is set at a rate of 100 percent, and is expected to be passed on entirely to the consumer
Taxation News & Information (nz)
added Aug 7, 2017 17:52
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[Michigan] EDITORIAL: Change in age to purchase tobacco is very bad idea

Besides being unenforceable, any law that raises from 18 to 21 the legal age for tobacco sales is unreasonable and unfair. What are we saying, that we trust you to get killed in uniform overseas in whatever way we happen to be fighting at the time, or to
Marquette (MI) Mining Journal
added Jun 20, 2017 10:04
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STATEMENTS ON INTRODUCED BILLS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS

By Mr. DURBIN (for himself, Mr. Brown, Mrs. Gillibrand, Mr. Reed, Mr. Blumenthal, Mr. Markey, and Mr. Franken):
Congress.gov
added Jun 14, 2017 20:12
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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
RiverBender.com
added Jun 14, 2017 19:13
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