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[UK] Brighton seeks views on beach smoking ban

The move has been criticised by smokers' group Forest. The council said second-hand smoke had been linked to about 165,000 new cases of disease among children in the UK each year, adding that children exposed to passive smoke had a higher risk of respira
BBC Online
added Jul 22, 2015 11:55

[California] Timm Herdt: Putting tobacco in a pinch

health advocates who would like to see tobacco addiction reduced want all of the above. ... And if the tobacco industry doesn’t engage with lawmakers on a tax increase now, there’s a good chance that’s exactly what health advocates will get.
Ventura County (CA) Star
added Jul 22, 2015 11:54

[California] Pleasant Hill restricts e-cigarette use, may ban smoking in shopping centers

The City Council has restricted e-cigarette use in public, a prelude to banning smoking in all shopping centers. Passed unanimously Monday, the urgency measure adds e-cigarettes to the city's existing ordinance that prohibits smoking in and near city-own
Contra Costa (CA) Times
added Jul 22, 2015 00:46

Rhode Island's capital considering downtown smoking ban

The proposed ban would apply to non-enclosed sidewalks and other pedestrian areas, including alleys, accessible to the public anywhere in downtown Providence. Smoking would be allowed only in private residences and vehicles.
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 21, 2015 15:11

[Canada] IRVINE: New 'tobacco' control bill is ill-conceived

As it stands, Quebec’s Tobacco Act (to be renamed the Tobacco Control Act) is designed to protect youth from the lure of smoking, to protect non-smokers from second-hand smoke and to protect smokers from themselves by limiting their nicotine intake in va
Montreal Gazette (ca)
added Jul 21, 2015 13:38

House Dems Say Obama's Trade Deal Threatens Public Health

A massive international trade deal currently being negotiated would raise drug prices in the U.S. and abroad, said two House Democrats during a conference call with reporters. The legislators emphasized that American negotiators, not foreign stakeholders,
MedPage Today
added Jul 21, 2015 13:00

[Australia, France] Health ministers from ten countries meet in Paris to discuss anti-tobacco measures

MINISTERS from 10 countries, including Australia, have gathered in Paris to launch a common drive to introduce plain cigarette packaging with the aim of stubbing out high smoking rates among young people...New Zealand, South Africa and Uruguay issued a
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Jul 21, 2015 12:49

[UK] Brighton could become the first British beach to ban smoking, under new council proposals

Brighton and Hove City Council is meeting tomorrow to decide whether a public consultation into a proposed ban on smoking on beaches and in parks should take place. If agreed, the consultation would run on Wednesday for 12 weeks. Smoking has been illega
The Independent (uk)
added Jul 21, 2015 12:47
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Brighton could be the first UK city to ban smoking on the beach

Brighton and Hove City Council to consider plan to introduce smoking ban to beaches and parks
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Jul 21, 2015 12:46

[Australia] Options for a public health response to electronic cigarettes: Discussion Paper / 12 June to 24 July 2015

The Tasmanian Government is seeking to examine options to address potential harms associated with the use of personal vaporisers, of which e-cigarettes are the most common type. This discussion paper was commissioned by the Minister for Health, the Ho
Tasmania Department of Health and Human Services (au)
added Jul 21, 2015 05:06
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