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[Mississippi] Petal bans indoor vaping, residents speak out

The Petal Board of Aldermen recently voted unanimously to pass an amendment making it illegal to use such devices in public buildings. The item was on the board's agenda at Tuesday's regular meeting, but also had been discussed at a previous meeting.
Hattiesburg (MS) American
added Jun 22, 2015 21:18
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[Oregon] Salem City Council advances ban on smoking in parks

The ordinance seeking to ban smoking on all city-owned property, including city parks and trails and Vern Miller Civic Center was amended to ban smoking only in city parks. There was considerable debate among the council about the ordinance. Councilman
Salem (OR) Statesman-Journal
added Jun 22, 2015 20:45

[Oregon] City Council action on Salem smoking ban delayed

The second reading of an anti-smoking ordinance that would prohibit smoking at all natural areas and city parks has been delayed at the request of Mayor Anna Peterson. The ordinance would prohibit smoking at all natural areas and city parks.
Salem (OR) Statesman-Journal
added Jun 22, 2015 20:44
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[Asia-pacific] MOYERS: On TPP, Congress's Cat Burglars Are Pulling a Fast One

No sooner had the first round gone to pro-democracy forces than Speaker Boehner - forever remembered as the man who handed out tobacco lobby checks to members on the House floor -- promptly scheduled a new vote allowing time to bring pressure on naysayer
Huffington Post (blog)
added Jun 22, 2015 16:27

House bill aims for less e-cigarette regulation

House Republicans are pushing to ease proposed government regulations for companies that sell e-cigarettes and other new tobacco products, a move that Democrats charge could lead to unsafe products on the market. A spending bill approved by a House subco
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 22, 2015 07:52

Anthony Kennedy’s Roots Seen in Gay-Rights Rulings

Kennedy’s parents were political and social fixtures in the capital. His father, Anthony, known as Bud, was a Republican lobbyist who represented tobacco interests — a whiskey-drinking, cigar-smoking, “poker-playing, keep-your-cards-to-your vest attorney,
New York Times
added Jun 22, 2015 06:57

[Asia, Israel] Litzman opposes ban on tobacco adverts that feature in Hassidic newspapers

Deputy Health Minister Ya’acov Litzman opposes broad legislation to prohibit tobacco advertising in newspapers...Litzman, a Gur Hassid, is known to be closely associated with Hamodia, the ultra-Orthodox daily affiliated with Gur Hassidim and his Agudat Y
Jerusalem Post
added Jun 21, 2015 16:46
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[Maryland] Vaping advocate says Howard council should take inspiration from Baltimore law

Howard County should follow Baltimore's lead and allow bars and restaurants to choose whether or not to allow vaping, rather than banning the practice altogether, the leader of an association of vaping businesses told the County Council Monday night.
Baltimore (MD) Sun
added Jun 21, 2015 16:44

[New York] Assembly approves bill to limit use of e-cigarettes

to significantly curtail e-cigarette users' ability to smoke or “vape” in public places, bringing the increasingly popular electronic cigarettes under regulations of the state's Clean Indoor Air Act.
Capital New York
added Jun 21, 2015 15:21

Decision could limit money to regulate e-cigs

A U.S. House Appropriations subcommittee has recommended withholding funding that would help regulators tighten restrictions on tobacco-product innovations, such as electronic cigarettes. The subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jun 21, 2015 12:41
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