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HOLLEMAN: Sherpa: Move to ban smoking in military needs snuffing

Duncan Hunter, a Republican from California, got the House to prohibit placing new restrictions on legal products for the military. I’d like to think that Hunter — a Marine Reserve major who did three combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan — won this batt
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added Jul 13, 2014 13:37

[UK] Tobacco giant 'tried blackmail' to block Ugandan anti-smoking law

has been accused of "blackmail" by a Ugandan MP spearheading tough new anti-smoking laws in his country...BAT Uganda confirmed that it will no longer do business with the 709 farmers in his Kihihi constituency that it normally buys from because his bill
The Guardian (uk)
added Jul 13, 2014 13:28

Dickstein Shapiro Losses $2 Million Lorillard Tobacco Account

reported it is no longer lobbying for a top tobacco company, which usually paid the firm $2 million a year. Dickstein Shapiro LLP, filed a termination report report on Friday indicating, as of July 11, it will no longer be lobbying for Lorillard Tobacco
Roll Call
added Jul 12, 2014 20:59

Australia’s WTO plain cigarette packaging case: an update

The case is important because: it will determine the compatibility of the TPPA with Australia’s various international commitments and the interaction of these trade agreements with non-trade agreements such as the FCTC, and this dispute has the potential
Parliament of Australia (au)
added Jul 11, 2014 18:46

Tobacco is still America’s top health threat. But Washington doesn’t treat it that way.

Kenneth Warner ... I caught up with Warner last week for a conversation about the current challenge of tobacco control, and why the American public seems bored and jaded about our single largest public health problem.
The Washington Post
added Jul 11, 2014 12:33

[Indiana] Schey withdraws sponsorship of smoking ban

A much-debated proposal that would ban smoking in city bars and clubs is scheduled for a vote on Monday, but a council member’s sudden reversal of opinion has thrown uncertainty on the future of the ordinance. Common Council member Valerie Schey has a
South Bend (IN) Tribune
added Jul 11, 2014 07:13

TOSCANO: Resignations and investigations: Senator Puckett and the Virginia Tobacco Commission

there are no Democrats on this board. It is charged with helping tobacco farmers and with revitalizing formerly tobacco-dependent communities. Over the years, it funded a wide variety of projects, but unlike our state budget process, it is not always cl
Roanoke (VA) Times & World News
added Jul 11, 2014 07:05

[Pennsylvania] Hite: Layoffs at Philadelphia School District if no cigarette tax by Aug. 15

Philadelphia School Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. said Wednesday, he will have to lay off employees and consider a delay in the opening of schools. "There's a lot of uncertainty around what our next move is," Hite said.
Philadelphia (PA) Inquirer
added Jul 11, 2014 06:55

[Pennsylvania] Smoke signals: Tobacco lobbyists take advantage of legislative discord

THE MARLBORO Man and Joe Camel helped push into legislative limbo a new $2-per-pack tobacco tax in Philly that would help to fund the city's public schools. Harrisburg lobbyists for the nation's largest cigarette company, the Altria Group - maker of the
Philadelphia (PA) Daily News
added Jul 10, 2014 04:04

[Indiana] Schey Letter to South Bend Common Council (PDF)

In speaking with a number of small business/bar owners, many have serious concerns about the impact, if passed; Bill 31-14 would have on their business here in our City of South Bend. Out of respect for these concerns, I am requesting to be removed as
Gray Communications
added Jul 10, 2014 03:38
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