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[Texas] Metro Health hosts stakeholder meetings prior to Tobacco 21 implementation

San Antonio Metropolitan Health District is holding the first of four stakeholder meetings Wednesday prior to the debut of the new Tobacco 21 ordinance, which is scheduled to take effect Oct. 1. The San Antonio City Council passed the ordinance in Janu
KSAT-12 (San Antonio, TX)
added Aug 10, 2018 18:46
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[New Jersey] EDITORIAL: Our view: NJ makes low-cost effort to reverse smoking-cessation neglect

Past governors have been sharply criticized for spending little or nothing to combat smoking while the state rakes in hundreds of millions from the tobacco settlement and taxes. Sometime next year figures from the CDC and American Lung Association should
The Press of Atlantic City
added Aug 10, 2018 18:03
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Bill banning snuff and chewing tobacco reaches Russia’s State Duma

The Rostov Region’s lawmakers have submitted to the lower house of Russian parliament a bill banning the sale of snuff and chewing tobacco, according to the State Duma database. Current legislation bans wholesale and retail distribution only of naswar an
Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI) (ru)
added Aug 10, 2018 15:22
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[Montana] Tobacco-Funded Group Sues Over Mont. Tax Ballot Measure ($$)

A tobacco industry-funded political committee has asked the Montana Supreme Court to amend the wording of a ballot initiative that would raise tobacco taxes to pay for a Medicaid expansion and other programs, saying the current language would mislead vote
Law360
added Aug 10, 2018 04:01
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[Australia] STONEHOUSE: Vaping: why the status quo is not an option

I’m a Liberal Democrat MP in the state parliament... That’s why, last week, sick and tired of waiting for mainstream politicians to drag themselves into the twenty-first century, I launched a campaign to legalise vaping in WA.
The Spectator Australia (uk)
added Aug 10, 2018 03:56
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[UK] GLINDON: Taxing vaping would be like extending the sugar tax to sugar-free squash

I know from personal experience how beneficial vaping is for smokers who want to quit. My husband, a lifelong smoker, switched from smoking to vaping two years ago, mainly for his health. He hasn’t had a cigarette since. I have also heard many stories in
City A.M. (uk)
added Aug 10, 2018 03:53
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[Kentucky] Breathing easy: Danville’s smoking ban has been in effect for 10 years

Today is the 10th anniversary of the City of Danville’s smoking ban in all buildings and enclosed workplaces...there are only five counties in Kentucky that have any kind of a smoke-free policy. “That’s out of 120 counties. We’ve got a ways to go.”
Danville (KY) Advocate-Messenger
added Aug 9, 2018 17:38
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[Missouri] Petitions submitted by casino-funded group to put limited smoking restriction on Nov. 6 St. Louis County ballot

A committee funded by the owner of the Hollywood Casino turned in on Wednesday almost 53,000 signatures...the mayor of Maryland Heights — where the casino is situated — has asked the County Election Board to disqualify from the same ballot a much stricter
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added Aug 9, 2018 17:21
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[California] Cigar Makers Skirt Flavor Bans With Ambiguous Labels

As more local governments consider tobacco flavor bans like the one upheld by San Francisco voters in early June, tobacco companies are increasingly labeling flavored little cigars and other tobacco products with names that are ambiguous and non-descript
MedPage Today
added Aug 8, 2018 20:08
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[Canada] Council chooses 9-metre buffer over full public ban in new smoking bylaw

In a 5-2 vote, councillors ushered an amended Smoking in Public Places Bylaw through its second and third readings Tuesday afternoon, bringing in new rules around where smokers can light up cigarettes and eventually cannabis in the city. While councillor
paNOW (ca)
added Aug 8, 2018 19:56
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