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[Virginia] South Boston cuts proposed smoking tax to 10 cents

South Boston Town Council will return in July to vote on a 10 cent per-pack cigarette tax — lowered significantly from the original plan to impose a 25 cent tax. Council members agreed to bring the revised tax proposal up for a July 9 public hearing, wh
SoVaNow (South Boston, VA News & Record)
added Jun 28, 2018 21:39
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[New York] Proposed Nassau bill would place vaping products behind counter

A proposed Nassau County bill to require e-cigarette and vaping products to be sold behind the counter along with other tobacco products passed unanimously through the Rules and the Health and Social Services committees on Monday and will head to a vote
The Island Now (Williston Park, NY)
added Jun 28, 2018 15:02
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[Russia] Flamboyant nationalist leader calls for ban on 'tobacco-smoking monuments'

The head of Russia’s Liberal Democratic Party has called for rather radical measures to fight tobacco addiction that include a complete ban on public demonstrations of smoking, including statues and monuments. Vladimir Zhirinovsky issued this comment aft
RT TV / TV Novosti (ru)
added Jun 28, 2018 03:46
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Tokyo lawmakers approve anti-smoking ordinance as capital gears up for 2020 Olympics

The Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly on Wednesday passed an anti-smoking ordinance that is stricter than the national version currently under consideration, in a move intended to rein in secondhand smoke and create a tobacco-free 2020 Olympics. The capital c
Japan Times (jp)
added Jun 28, 2018 03:45
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[Japan] Tokyo passes tough anti-smoking law ahead of 2020 Olympics

Tokyo, Japan's capital and host of the 2020 Summer Olympics, passed a tough anti-smoking law on Wednesday that will effectively ban smoking in most of the city's bars and restaurants in the run-up to the games. Japan lags many countries in efforts to fig
Reuters
added Jun 28, 2018 02:44
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[Arizona] Council passes smoking ban for parks, trails, preserve

The Town Council has voted to ban smoking in town parks, the McDowell Mountain Preserve and on trails. Staff noted that the town already prohibits smoking at facilities including Town Hall, the Community Center, Library/Museum and other town-owned buil
Fountain Hills (AZ) Times
added Jun 28, 2018 02:32
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[Massachusetts] Westport officials to consider town beach smoking ban

Armando, told NBC 10 News the Beach Committee voted unanimously to move the proposal forward. "When I had the opportunity to walk some of our town beaches, it was a problem," Armendo said, who has held the position for about a month.
NBC 10 (Providence, RI)
added Jun 28, 2018 02:20
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[Massachusetts] Board takes steps to ban smoking at Westport beaches

New Director of Public Health Matthew Armendo told his board that town beaches do not have a no-smoking policy, yet the two state-owned beaches in town — Horseneck and Gooseberry — ban smoking. Armendo suggested a ban and pitched the idea to the Beach C
New Bedford (MA) Standard-Times
added Jun 28, 2018 02:19
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[Canada] No logos: Tobacco firms under tight timeline to adopt plain packaging

The new federal regulations are poised to take effect within the next year, pending the outcome of further consultations — a timeline tobacco companies are already calling "unrealistic" and an "extreme measure" that will simply bolster the supply of cont
CBC News (ca)
added Jun 26, 2018 21:14
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Imperial Tobacco 'shocked' by Health Canada's proposal for plain packaging of cigarettes

'We still cannot understand how this government can justify legalizing marijuana while imposing such extreme measures on tobacco products'
Canadian Press
added Jun 26, 2018 21:12
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