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Is It Racist to Ban Menthol Cigarettes—or Not To? The FDA's new proposal stirs up an old, complicated debate.

Gottlieb’s other proposal has drawn less attention, but is more controversial: an outright ban on menthol cigarettes. “I believe these menthol-flavored products represent one of the most common and pernicious routes by which kids initiate on combustible
The New Republic
added Nov 21, 2018 16:38
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[California] A Cigarette for a Fake Signature? Election Fraud Charged on Los Angeles’ Skid Row

The Los Angeles district attorney announced on Tuesday that the nine had been charged with paying homeless people off — with one dollar bills and stray cigarettes — in exchange for signing fake names on petitions for the initiatives or on voter registrat
New York Times
added Nov 21, 2018 16:17
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Harm reduction seen to stem Asia’s smoking epidemic

Leading think tanks asked policy makers in Asia to consider adopting tobacco harm reduction approach and provide access and accurate information on alternative nicotine products such as electronic cigarettes, heated tobacco products and snus.
Manila Standard (ph)
added Nov 21, 2018 03:03
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[North Carolina] Burr, Tillis push back against tighter FDA tobacco restrictions, particularly banning menthol cigarettes

North Carolina’s Republican U.S. senators are pushing back against the Trump administration’s plan to tighten regulations on tobacco products, particularly banning traditional menthol cigarettes. Sens. Richard Burr and Thom Tillis issued statements last
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Nov 21, 2018 02:58
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[Asia-pacific, China] Hong Kong’s burgeoning e-cigarette industry on the precipice as city mulls total ban

Business is brisk for wholesalers, manufacturers and retailers of vaping products, but it could all come crashing down as officials signal e-cigarettes may be outlawed
South China Morning Post
added Nov 20, 2018 19:36
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[Idaho] TWIN FALLS SEEKS INPUT ON POTENTIAL SMOKE-FREE POLICY

Should the city ban smoking from bars, parks and golf courses? The City Council has mixed feelings but wants to know what Twin Falls residents think. The Council on Monday heard a presentation from Luke Cavener with Smoke Free Idaho, a coalition of organ
Coeur d' Alene (ID) Press
added Nov 20, 2018 19:11
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[UK] VAPE AWAY You could soon vape at your DESK – as MPs call for e-cigarette ban to be lifted

WE should all be allowed to vape at work, a group of MPs says. According to the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Vaping (APPGV), employers should provide designated indoor vaping areas – including in the Houses of Parliament.
Irish Sun (ie)
added Nov 20, 2018 18:49
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[UK] MPs urge employers to make workplaces more vape-friendly

The Houses of Parliament should become a vape-friendly zone, as part of efforts to make vaping more acceptable around the workplace, MPs have said. There should be vaping policies for businesses and public places to help tackle “misunderstandings” about
ITV Network Limited (uk)
added Nov 20, 2018 18:47
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[Australia] GELBART: Amazing vape, how sweet the smoke…

I must commend the amazing and tireless work of Legalize Vaping Australia, for all they have done for this misunderstood and continuously ignored industry, for uniting people all over the country to speak up and tell their side of the story and cementing
The Spectator Australia (uk)
added Nov 19, 2018 20:27
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FDA tobacco crackdown draws fire from right

The Trump administration is under fire from GOP lawmakers and conservative groups over its proposed crackdown on e-cigarettes and menthol tobacco products.
The Hill
added Nov 18, 2018 21:05
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