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Antismoking bill advances in Alaska House

The chief legislative antagonist of a statewide antismoking bill relaxed her opposition Tuesday evening, and a revised version of the measure now appears bound for a vote of the full House of Representatives... “It says that marijuana and vaping usage ar
Juneau (AK) Empire
added Apr 15, 2018 16:27
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Alaska workplace smoking ban moves toward vote after yearslong stall in House committee

Senate Bill 63, to enact a statewide workplace smoking ban, advanced Tuesday evening at a rare meeting of the House Rules Committee. The legislation had been warehoused in the committee by Anchorage Republican Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux, the committee chair,
Anchorage (AK) Daily News
added Apr 15, 2018 16:25
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[Asia] Sri Lanka to introduce plain packaging for cigarettes, tobacco products

as a result of the direct and indirect harm caused by the use of tobacco, it has been estimated that the death toll in Sri Lanka annually exceeds 25,000. The programs implemented for the prevention of the use of tobacco and alcohol throughout the past ha
LankaPage.com
added Apr 15, 2018 16:24
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[Indiana] Newburgh officials consider smoking ban in parks

the parks department is asking to ban smoking including e-cigarettes. Powell says park officials are concerned about second-hand smoke around kids. The town council tabled and ordinance Wednesday to let the parks department review it. The park board meet
WTVW Fox 7 (Evansville, IN)
added Apr 15, 2018 16:20
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[California] Long Beach bans e-cigarette - vaping' in public spaces

The City Council voted 5-1 on Tuesday to add electronic cigarettes to the city tobacco ordinance, requiring sellers of the devices and derivatives to comply with the law and prohibiting their use in smoke-free areas. Councilman Dee Andrews, who first pr
Long Beach (CA) Press-Telegram
added Apr 15, 2018 16:17
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E-cigarettes could be banned in public spaces in Romania

An MP representing the opposition party Save Romania Union (USR) has submitted to the Parliament a draft amendment to the law on preventing and combating the effects of tobacco products consumption, according to which both the electronic cigarettes and th
Romania Insider (ro)
added Apr 15, 2018 16:15
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[Australia] Proposal to lift the smoking age to be considered by health experts

State and territory health ministers have agreed to investigate a proposal to lift the age of buying tobacco to 21 years. The idea was put forward in an attempt to cut smoking rates. The move is being cautiously welcomed by the peak medical body, which
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Apr 15, 2018 16:13
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[Oklahoma] OSMA president: CDC's tobacco prevention efforts need full funding

The CDC can only prevent tobacco use effectively if it is adequately funded. Rep. Tom Cole, R-Moore, is chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee that oversees CDC funding. While Cole has been a champion for public health, last summer his bill pr
The Oklahoman
added Apr 15, 2018 16:08
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[Minnesota] Trying to snuff out tobacco use: Minnewaska students visit Capitol, talk with legislators

"Increasing the tobacco age will prevent 30,000 Minnesota kids from becoming smokers over the next 15 years," said Braten, an eighth-grader in the Minnewaska School District. "It's common sense." Amy Reineke, a health educator with Horizon Public Health
Alexandria (MN) Echo Press
added Apr 14, 2018 22:10
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[Illinois] Posting signs outside of Chicago tobacco stores could warn teens of vaping dangers, officials say

Chicago teens that officials worry are oblivious to the health risks of vaping with candy-flavored electronic cigarettes soon could be faced with warning signs in stores under a plan aldermen advanced Wednesday. Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s ordinance would requi
Chicago Tribune
added Apr 14, 2018 22:08
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