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[Florida] City of Okeechobee property to be smoke-free environment

The recommended amendment, Smoke-Free Policy states: • A tobacco-free environment helps create a safe and healthy workplace and environment. Smoking and secondhand smoke are known to cause serious lung diseases, heart disease and cancer. The city suppor
Okeechobee (FL) News
added Oct 26, 2017 04:42
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[Texas] EDITORIAL: Breathing better air in McAllen

we applaud the McAllen City Commission for its action on Monday night to enact a tough, no-smoking policy, for businesses and most public venues located within its city limits. In doing so, the City of McAllen becomes the 84th city in Texas to adopt what
Mcallen (TX) Monitor
added Oct 26, 2017 04:41
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[UK] MPs launch inquiry into e-cigarettes over fears they could 're-normalise' smoking for teens

MPs today launched an inquiry into e-cigarettes to determine whether they are re-normalising smoking, and if people are becoming addicted to vaping. The Science and Technology Committee has called for evidence about the health benefits or harms of e-cig
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Oct 25, 2017 13:30
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[UK] E-cigarettes: Cross-party group of MPs launches inquiry

MPs are to carry out an inquiry into e-cigarettes amid concerns there are "significant gaps" in what is known about them and how they are regulated. The science and technology committee will look at their effectiveness as a stop-smoking tool and the impa
BBC Online
added Oct 25, 2017 12:41
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[Asia-pacific] Facing LDP resistance, Japan approves cancer policy without tougher smoking ban

The government failed to toughen a passive smoking ban in its new program to fight cancer — approved by the Cabinet on Tuesday — due to a lack of support from the ruling party representing affected industries. In June, a health ministry expert panel sug
Japan Times (jp)
added Oct 25, 2017 00:07
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Japan fails to toughen passive smoking ban due to resistance

The Japanese government failed to toughen a passive smoking ban in its new anticancer program, which was approved by the Cabinet on Tuesday... The existing anticancer program calls for eradication of passive smoking at government buildings and medical fa
Kyodo News Service (jp)
added Oct 24, 2017 13:46
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Turkey sees 'village uprising' as rural areas hit hard by liberal economic policies

Meanwhile, in the tobacco sector, heavy prison sentences and fines introduced against tobacco growers were the source of more fury. Tobacco growers protested new regulations introduced by parliament restricting how, where and when Turks can produce tobac
Al-Monitor
added Oct 24, 2017 04:59
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[Colorado] Denver City Council gives initial OK to 16th Street smoking ban

Members of the Denver City Council gave preliminary approval to the ban, called the “Breathe Easy” campaign, during Monday night’s meeting. The ordinance would implement a ban on smoking cigarettes, cigars and electronic smoking devices within 50 feet o
KMGH ABC Denver's 7
added Oct 24, 2017 04:59
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[North Carolina] Cherryville passes tough tobacco control ordinance

Cherryville town commissioners this month approved a new ordinance that prohibits smoking and the use of all tobacco products in all municipal buildings, vehicles, grounds and parks. Their action will also ban smoking and the use of e-cigarettes in “publ
Shelby (NC) Star
added Oct 23, 2017 20:15
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[UK] Smokers’ group calls on chancellor to reject a second increase in tobacco duty

The smokers’ lobby group Forest has urged chancellor Philip Hammond to help consumers who are “just about managing” and reject a second increase in tobacco duty this year. Forest said tobacco duty costs the poorest households 2.3% of their disposable in
Talking Retail (uk)
added Oct 23, 2017 19:57
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