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[Connecticut] Number of CT high schoolers vaping doubled over two years

Overall, 14.7 percent of high school students reported “currently” vaping in 2017, compared to 7.2 percent in 2015. In contrast, 3.5 percent of high schoolers reported currently smoking traditional cigarettes in 2017.
Connecticut Mirror
added Oct 12, 2018 14:47
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Discrimination Defense Lawyer Confirmed for Trump Civil Rights Post

Senate Oct. 11 confirmed Eric Dreiband, a Jones Day attorney...voted 50-47 to confirm Dreiband to head the DOJ Civil Rights Division...won a case for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco that made it harder for workers to sue for age discrimination under federal law.
Bloomberg BNA (Bureau of National Affairs)
added Oct 12, 2018 14:42
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[Canada] No surge in illicit cigarettes after implementation of menthol ban in Nova Scotia [FREE FULL TEXT]

Contrary to the tobacco industry’s assertions, there was no surge in illicit cigarettes after the 2015 ban on menthol cigarette sales in Nova Scotia. Credible, industry-independent evidence on illicit cigarette trade is desperately needed to support the i
Tobacco Control
added Oct 12, 2018 00:40
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Parties Strengthen WHO FCTC at COP8 by Adopting Global Strategy

by endorsing the first ever Global Strategy to Accelerate Tobacco Control and adopting it as proposed. This adoption is historic because it identifies priorities through 2025, with the clear and ambitious objective of sharply reducing tobacco use prevalen
Framework Convention Alliance (ch)
added Oct 12, 2018 00:38
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[Michigan, Missouri, North Dakota, Utah] 4 states to decide on marijuana ballot initiatives this fall

Smoking or consuming marijuana while driving or in a public place would remain illegal.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 12, 2018 00:38
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[Oklahoma] Anti-tobacco group sees opportunity for new restrictions in new lawmakers

Woods, executive director of the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust, unveiled a plan Wednesday to cut Oklahoma’s adult smoking rate nearly in half. It includes some major policy shifts, such as raising the age to purchase tobacco to 21; prohibiting smoki
Tulsa (OK) World
added Oct 12, 2018 00:38
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[Massachusetts] Coming, but not so soon: cannabis cafes

Cannabis cafes where consumers could enjoy marijuana together may be coming to a small number of Massachusetts cities and towns chosen to participate in a Cannabis Control Commission pilot program, marijuana regulators said Tuesday — though they cautione
Boston (MA) Globe
added Oct 12, 2018 00:38
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[Texas] Mont Belvieu OKs public-smoking ban ($$)

Mont Belvieu council has passed a smoking ordinance effectively banning smoking in most areas of the city. The ordinance goes into effect immediately with Mont Belvieu restaurants having 30 days to post the proper signage in their establishments.
Baytown (TX) Sun
added Oct 12, 2018 00:38
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[Minnesota] Public weighs in on city tobacco ordinance

The owners of Pop’s Vape Shop told the council that they believe they have a role in helping people successfully transition away from tobacco use. Brucker agreed to work with the parties to refine the ordinance language, and recognized the need to disti
Aitkin (MN) Independent Age
added Oct 12, 2018 00:35
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Juul boosts lobbying amid FDA scrutiny

Juul has beefed up its Washington, D.C., office, and hired several former high-profile federal officials and regulators from both the Trump and Obama administrations. Last week, Juul brought in Josh Raffel, a former senior communications aide and crisis
The Hill
added Oct 11, 2018 16:41
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