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Smoking Set to Be Banned in Israeli Playgrounds, at Outdoor Events, So Why Are Doctors Unhappy?

Health Ministry move will add to list of public places where it’s forbidden to smoke, but Cancer Association says it’s not enough and will not support move
Ha'aretz Daily
added Nov 8, 2017 17:38
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Parliament: Minimum age to buy, use and sell tobacco products to be raised

Starting Jan 1, 2019, smokers need to be at least 19 years old before they are allowed to buy cigarettes, under a new law passed by Parliament on Tuesday (Nov 7). This new legal age - which is one year older than the current 18 - will subsequently be rai
Straits Times (sg)
added Nov 8, 2017 17:21
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[Asia, Pakistan] ‘Tax on tobacco products can cut consumption’

Islamabad - In order to control tobacco consumption , the government has to increase the tobacco Tax while the introduction of the Tier-III taxation on premium brands resulted in the increase of the tobacco consumption , a survey revealed on Tuesday.
The Nation (pk)
added Nov 8, 2017 17:11
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[New York] Editorial: Schenectady taking tobacco sales regulation too far

Schenectady’s well-meaning proposal to prohibit or limit the sale of tobacco products in certain types of stores — specifically convenience stores and stores near schools — goes too far. There are plenty of laws on the books to prevent minors from obtai
Schenectady (NY) Daily Gazette
added Nov 8, 2017 16:52
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[Massachusetts] Greenfield voters OK local option tax on pot, reject flavored tobacco sales

The voters have spoken. Greenfield should adopt a local option tax on the sale of recreational marijuana, and the town should continue to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products to adults 21 and older. The two topics appeared as nonbinding referendum
Greenfield (MA) Recorder
added Nov 8, 2017 16:50
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[Minnesota] St. Cloud raises age to buy tobacco to 21, but mayor plans veto

After a lengthy public hearing in which dozens of people spoke on both sides of the issue, the City Council voted 4-3 to approve the ordinance. However, Mayor Dave Kleis says he will veto it. Edina and St. Louis Park have already raised the minimum age
Minnesota Public Radio (MPR)
added Nov 8, 2017 16:41
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[Minnesota] VIDEO: City Council approves raising tobacco-buying age, but mayor says he won't sign into law

Despite the St. Cloud City Council approving on a 4-3 vote Monday an ordinance amendment to raise the tobacco-buying age from 18 to 21, Mayor Dave Kleis said he will veto the ordinance. "I can't support it, and I won't sign it," he said. The vote and
St. Cloud (MN) Times
added Nov 8, 2017 16:40
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[Massachusetts] Smoke, but no fire, for Bridgewater tobacco ban

A proposal to ban tobacco sales in Bridgewater couldn’t catch fire among the town’s leadership this week. The Bridgewater Town Council discussed a bylaw prohibiting the sale of tobacco at the council’s meeting Tuesday night, but a motion to refer the pr
Brockton (MA) Enterprise
added Nov 8, 2017 16:36
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[Colorado] City voters back tobacco tax increase

Nearly three quarters of Aspen voters backed a city proposal in Tuesday’s election to impose higher local taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products. In preliminary unofficial results, Ballot Issue 2B had garnered 1,071 votes in favor, or roughly 74
Aspen (CO) Daily News
added Nov 8, 2017 16:35
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[UK] County council will help fund no-smoking zones in Craven public places

North Yorkshire County Council is seeking to extend the number of public places where smoking is outlawed. Its public health team has launched a Smokefree Places Fund, with grants available to bodies permitted to impose the ban.
Craven Herald (uk)
added Nov 8, 2017 16:20
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