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Japan likely to tolerate smoking at restaurants after LDP's resistance

The ministry, which initially planned to ban smoking at restaurants excluding those with a floor space of up to 30 square meters, is now leaning toward allowing smoking at restaurants with a floor space of up to 150 square meters.
Japan Today
added Nov 17, 2017 19:11
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UK Report: Majority of UK councils still ignoring PHE advice on e-cig policies

For the second consecutive year, a report issued by The Freedom Association's 'Freedom to Vape' campaign, is clearly indicating that almost two-thirds of UK councils are still ignoring the government's and PHE’s advice in relation to vaping, and are impo
Vaping Post (ch)
added Nov 17, 2017 19:11
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[California] SMOKE SCREEN Big Vape is copying Big Tobacco’s playbook

E-cigarette manufacturer NJOY and importer Smoking Everywhere have hired the same firms that previously helped the tobacco industry evade regulation... THE ATTACKS ON SONEJI ARE SIMILAR TO THOSE LOBBED AT ANY INDIVIDUAL WHO SPEAKS OUT ABOUT THE POSSIBLE H
The Verge (Vox Media)
added Nov 16, 2017 15:54
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] After resistance from ruling LDP, health ministry waters down planned smoking rules at eateries and bars

The health ministry has drastically relaxed its planned regulations on indoor smoking at restaurants, after a plan to tolerate smoking only at small eateries and bars met with opposition from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, government sources said Th
Japan Times (jp)
added Nov 16, 2017 15:54
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[UK] Plan for stricter dog rules and smoking ban at play areas in Leeds

People are being urged to take part in a consultation about whether to create stricter dog control rules and ban smoking at play areas in Leeds.
Yorkshire Post (uk)
added Nov 16, 2017 15:48
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[Australia] Wollongong councillors to vote on extension to smoke-free zones

a council review of the Smoke-Free (Recreation Areas) Policy has recommended it be amended to include public areas with outdoor fitness equipment, such as at Wollongong’s Lang Park. According to a council report the policy was developed in recognition of
Illawarra (NSW) Mercury (au)
added Nov 16, 2017 15:33
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[New York] Onondaga County revisiting push to raise tobacco purchasing age to 21

according to a meeting agenda by the health committee. The committee will consider the legislation on Nov. 20. The law would include herbal cigarettes, rolling papers, pipes and electronic smoking devices.
CNY Central (Syracuse, NY)
added Nov 16, 2017 15:20
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[Louisiana] Housing Authority drafts No-Smoking policy

The DeRidder Housing Authority will hold a public hearing at 10 a.m. Nov. 27 to receive comments or concerns regarding its proposed No-Smoking policy. The U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development announced last November that a smoking ban would go in
Plaquemine (LA) Post
added Nov 16, 2017 01:01
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[West Virginia] Smoking To Continue At Casino, Video Lottery Rooms in Ohio County

Smoking can continue in specified areas at Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack and in limited video lottery rooms, now that the Wheeling-Ohio County Board of Health has declined to change the county’s clear air regulation. A vote wasn’t taken during
Wheeling (WV) Intelligencer
added Nov 16, 2017 00:53
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[Kansas] Is 18 too young to buy tobacco? Topeka City Council will discuss raising the age to 21

The proposed amendment would ban the sale or furnishing of cigarettes and other tobacco-related products to adults between the ages of 18 and 20, the agenda said. A document in the agenda packet said the Shawnee County health department asked the city t
Topeka (KS) Capital-Journal
added Nov 16, 2017 00:11
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