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[Australia] Austria's plan to stub out smoking ban prompts health plea

Now the Vienna Chamber of Physicians and Austrian Cancer Aid are launching a petition calling on the government to reconsider. Dr Thomas Szekeres, the head of the Austrian and Vienna Chamber of Physicians, says they "don't understand why the government
BBC Online
added Feb 15, 2018 17:40
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[Pennsylvania] Easton officials wary about decriminalizing marijuana

An Easton council member is pushing for marijuana decriminalization... Mayor Sal Panto called the bill a dangerous superseding of state laws. Council member Ken Brown said he worried it would bring marijuana smokers onto the streets where secondhand smo
WFMZ-TV Channel 69 (Allentown, PA)
added Feb 15, 2018 17:39
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[Kentucky] Tobacco kills 8,900 Kyians a year; advocates say raising cigarette tax is a win for health, win for state

Representatives and volunteers from the American Heart Association and the Kentucky Chapter of the American College of Cardiology joined Senator Ralph Alvarado, a physician from Winchester, in a Capitol rally Wednesday to urge the Kentucky General Assemb
NKyTribune (Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism)
added Feb 15, 2018 17:37
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[Oregon] SHIRLEY: Tobacco industry as deceptive as ever: Guest opinion

It's my responsibility as the Oregon Health Authority's public health director to make sure you learn the facts -- and that our state continues the work of reducing tobacco use. The Oregon Legislature's decision last year to raise the legal age to posses
The Oregonian
added Feb 15, 2018 02:12
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Trump administration revives support for new FBI headquarters

The plan also calls for stripping the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) of its powers to police cigarette and alcohol smuggling and transferring them to a tax and trade unit inside the Treasury Department.
Reuters
added Feb 15, 2018 02:12
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[Canada] Bus drivers hope for smoking ban bylaw

A delegation representing the drivers appeared before Vernon council Tuesday to ask the city to create a bylaw similar to Lake Country, where smoking in any public space, park, common area, and within 7.5 metres of any transit stop, outdoor customer serv
Vernon (BC) Morning Star (ca)
added Feb 15, 2018 02:05
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Groups Push Tobacco Tax for Wyoming Health and Revenue

Volunteers with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network gathered at the state Capitol on Tuesday to urge lawmakers to pass House Bill 43, which would raise the tax on a pack of cigarettes by $1. Jason Mincer, the group's Wyoming government rela
Public News Service (PNS)
added Feb 15, 2018 02:00
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[Zimbabwe] Be responsible, Shiri tells tobacco farmers

Government has urged tobacco farmers to be responsible and adhere to laid down regulations, especially on destroying stalks and crop residue, to avoid the spread of pests and diseases that might adversely affect a viable industry that has immensely contr
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Feb 15, 2018 02:00
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[Minnesota] Duluth votes to restrict flavored tobacco sales; Mankato votes down proposal to raise minimum age

Duluth has become the latest city to restrict the sale of menthol and other flavored tobacco products to adult-only tobacco shops. With its 7 to 2 vote, the City Council on Monday passed the ordinance that will limit sales to six adult-only tobacco stor
Minneapolis (MN) Star Tribune
added Feb 15, 2018 02:00
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[Australia] Third hand cigarette smoke not cause for panic

Professor Simone Dennis, an anthropologist who has studied the lives of smokers for 15 years, has urged Australian policy makers to wait for appropriate scientific evidence before passing any laws relating to third-hand-smoke. "There is a paranoia now a
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Feb 14, 2018 19:54
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