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[UK] MPs accept tobacco industry hospitality worth £60,000 - including a Paul McCartney concert

MPs have accepted tobacco industry hospitality worth £60,000 since 2010, at events including Wimbledon, the Chelsea Flower Show and a Paul McCartney concert. An investigation by the BMJ found that 38 MPs had been hosted by representatives of Big Tobacco
The Independent (uk)
added May 21, 2015 10:09

[Vermont] State Tobacco Tax Legislative Update

this year, Vermont has become the first—and so far only—state to raise cigarette and tobacco tax rates. Before the Vermont legislature adjourned on May 16, lawmakers passed a couple of different tobacco-related bills including a cigarette and little ciga
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added May 20, 2015 23:46

Senate sends to governor bill banning e-cigarette sales to minors in Texas

Hinojosa said a large number of minors in Texas now use e-cigarettes, which has become a “training device” for later use of regular tobacco products. Further, he said, many youths use e-cigarettes to inhale various illegal drugs. Sen. Don Huffines, R-Da
Dallas Morning News blogs
added May 20, 2015 11:58

[California] Santa Clara County Looks At Raising Legal Age To Purchase Tobacco, E-Cigarettes To 21

The proposal, introduced by Supervisor Ken Yeager, calls to raise the legal age to buy tobacco and electronic smoking devices from 18 to 21 in unincorporated areas of the county. Studies have shown that adolescents who smoke put their brain development a
Channel 2000 (KCBS) (Los Angeles, CA)
added May 20, 2015 11:57

[California] City moving forward with smoking ban: Burlingame considers expanding restriction beyond proposed apartments and condominiums

City Council is laying the groundwork toward banning smoking in attached living facilities such as apartments and condominiums. City Manager Lisa Goldman and City Attorney Kathleen Kane received instruction from councilmembers during their meeting Monday
San Mateo (CA) Daily Journal
added May 20, 2015 11:38

[Vermont] Suggested No Smoking Ordinance Gets a "No"

Edmonds suggested to keep people from smoking within 50 feet of any apartment complex in Waterbury. .... Shepeluk says a proposal to regulate smoking on private property would be impossible to enforce. “To put an ordinance in place that would encourage
WVNY ABC22 (Burlington, VT)
added May 20, 2015 05:45

[Asia-pacific, USA] VIDEO: Elizabeth Warren Cites Hillary Clinton Quote Against The TPP

Tobacco giant Philip Morris went after Australia and Uruguay to stop their rules to cut smoking rates. Under TPP, corporations can use these channels to challenge rules right here in America.
RealClearPolitics (blog)
added May 19, 2015 19:23

HAYES: More must be done to stub out the scourge of tobacco use in Europe

Arguments will be made that we are overregulating the tobacco industry but if we sit back and do nothing the 700,000 Europeans that die in 2015 from smoking could be a significantly higher figure in 10 years' time.
The Parliament Magazine (be)
added May 19, 2015 08:40

[Missouri] Council receives input on no-smoking ordinance

A handful of local business owners were present at the public hearing Thursday evening to express their concern over the impact a ban on public smoking could have on their businesses. Tim Wiles of Farmington, owner of Cuzzin’s Sports Bar and Grill, said
Park Hills (MO) Daily Journal
added May 19, 2015 01:31

[Asia, China] Beijing to introduce tough anti-smoking laws amid scepticism over enforcement, conflict of interest

"If we can show a very good law can be implemented in Beijing, we believe it will have an impact on how the national law will be formulated because then there will be no reason why we can't do it in other places," said the World Health Organisation's (WH
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added May 19, 2015 01:18
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