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[UK-Scotland] Dundee councillors asked to back extending smoking ban to e-cigarettes

Smoking e-cigarettes inside could be banned under Dundee City Council-backed plans. Councillors have been asked to approve a Scottish Government proposal to prohibit the smoking of electronic cigarettes indoors. If approved nationally, the plans would s
Dundee Courier (uk)
added Dec 4, 2014 07:35

[UK] Tobacco firms may pay through the nose for harm from smoking

THE TOBACCO industry may be forced to pay millions of pounds more in tax if the government backs a new levy on manufacturers and importers. Chancellor George Osborne yesterday said the government will consult on how tobacco firms could repay the “costs o
City A.M. (uk)
added Dec 4, 2014 07:04

[Massachusetts] OLSON: Westminster, Mass., and the well-tended grass roots of tobacco bans

For well over a decade the Massachusetts Municipal Association has run something called the Tobacco Control Technical Assistance Program... Local boards were enticed into hiring tobacco control staff by the DPH’s tobacco control grants. As a participant i
added Dec 4, 2014 06:59

[Michigan] CONLEY: Gov. Snyder should sign common sense e-cigarette bills

would ban the sale of the products to minors, as has been done in 41 other states. ..the hold up appears to be Gov. Snyder himself, who has signaled that the bills may be vetoed. "One of the real issues is, is it a tobacco product or not and should it be
MLive blogs
added Dec 4, 2014 06:52

[Maryland] FEDDER/BROWN/PENNINO: Don't fall for tobacco industry e-cigarette smokescreen

No one should have to choose between their health and a paycheck. Which is why, with all that is still unknown about the dangers of e-cigarette use, we must put public health first and prohibit the use of these unregulated products in all workplaces, incl
Baltimore (MD) Sun
added Dec 4, 2014 06:48

[UK] Autumn Statement: Chancellor signals further action against Big Tobacco

The tobacco industry should pay for the costs it imposes on British society, the Chancellor has said, signalling that the Government will back a levy on tobacco manufacturers and importers. In a low-key Autumn Statement announcement, George Osborne comm
The Independent (uk)
added Dec 3, 2014 21:49

Defense Authorization Bill Takes One Step Forward, One Step Back Toward Reducing High Rates of Tobacco Use in the Military

disappointing that the bill also preempts the Defense Department’s ongoing review of its tobacco policies by prohibiting “any new policy that would ban the sale of any legal consumer tobacco product category … within the defense retail systems or on any D
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Dec 3, 2014 21:21

[Asia] China Has Pledged to Curb Its Smoking Habit, but Results Are Meager

The country signed a WHO convention on tobacco control in 2003, but measures such as raising taxes on cigarettes have mostly gone up in smoke
Caixin Online (cn)
added Dec 3, 2014 21:17

Lobbyists, Bearing Gifts, Pursue Attorneys General

Myers...who was on a panel about e-cigarettes at an event in Park City, Utah, was startled by what he saw: lobbyists from regulated industries — financial, energy, alcohol, tobacco and pharmaceutical companies — socializing with top state law enforcement
New York Times
added Dec 3, 2014 13:36

EDITORIAL: Attorneys General for Sale

an entire industry has sprung up to lobby state attorneys general on behalf of companies that are under scrutiny, or that need special legal benefits from a state. The companies give hundreds of thousands of dollars (and often much more) to the campaigns
New York Times
added Dec 3, 2014 13:34
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