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[California] McKinleyville pursuing public smoking ban

The McKinleyville Community Services District (MCSD) plans to ban smoking at all of its parks. The district’s Board of Directors voted unanimously Feb. 7 to direct staff to draft an ordinance to make all of its parks “smoke free spaces.”
Mad River Union (Arcata, CA)
added Feb 17, 2018 01:51
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[UK] Calderdale taxi drivers and passengers face vaping ban in cabs

Private hire and hackney carriage drivers could be banned from using e-cigarettes in their vehicles under proposals being considered by councillors. Passengers in vehicles will also be banned from vaping if a new amendment to licences and conditions in Ca
Halifax Courier / Halifax Today (uk)
added Feb 16, 2018 22:01
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[Maine] Sen. Davis receives Distinguished Advocacy Award for excellence in cancer-fighting public policy

“Sen. Davis has been a champion for tobacco control legislation especially when it comes to preventing our youth from using tobacco products, helping support those who want to quit, and protecting Mainers from exposure to second-hand smoke,” said Hilary S
Piscataquis (ME) Observer
added Feb 16, 2018 22:01
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[Kentucky] Poll: Most favor raising age to buy tobacco

When it comes to raising Kentucky's legal age for buying tobacco products from 18 to 21 years, widespread support exists, according to the latest Kentucky Health Issues Poll. In metropolitan areas such as Lexington and Louisville, more than 60 percent o
Owensboro (KY) Messenger Inquirer
added Feb 16, 2018 22:01
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Utah House snuffs out tobacco-free Capitol bill

A bill that would have banned smoking and tobacco use on the Utah Capitol grounds was snuffed out Thursday by the House. HB155, sponsored by Rep. Bruce Cutler, R-Murray, sought to make the outdoor grounds of the Capitol off-limits for smoking, joining th
Deseret News
added Feb 16, 2018 22:01
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[Australia] Fines and jail time increase for illegal tobacco growing

THE Australasian Association of Convenience Stores has welcomed tougher penalties for illegal tobacco farms. "Taxpayers lose $1.6 billion in excise each year as a result of organised tobacco crime, and that money is literally diverted from hospitals and
Bundaberg (QLD) NewsMail and Guardian (au)
added Feb 16, 2018 22:00
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[New Hampshire] NH Senate tables bill to raise tobacco age to 21

A bill pushed by a group of Seacoast teenagers that would raise the legal age in New Hampshire to buy cigarettes and other tobacco products to 21 suffered a major setback at the Statehouse. On a voice vote Thursday, the Senate overwhelmingly agreed to ta
Portsmouth (NH) Herald
added Feb 16, 2018 22:00
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[Canada] Health Minister open to further restricting e-cigarette ads

Taylor says she’s “open” to amending the government’s tobacco reform bill so that it clamps down harder on advertising for e-cigarettes and vape products, banning any kind of “lifestyle” advertisement. “I share some of the concerns expressed by the Quebe
iPolitics (ca)
added Feb 16, 2018 21:58
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[Idaho] Bill to raise smoking age to 21 dies in committee with just 3 senators supporting it

“If it was as simple as passing a law to fix these problems, we’d probably have a lot more laws and a lot fewer problems,” Vick said. “Unfortunately my experience has shown that it just doesn’t work that way. ... It does interfere with the ability of what
The Spokesman-Review
added Feb 16, 2018 21:58
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[Canada] Butting out at bus stops?

Jenna Sealey and David Hancock conducted a poll on social media...*The province has set standards and the push is to have Vernon expand on those and create a bylaw around the buffer zone, which is 3 meters...The overwhelming majority of those who particip
Castanet.net (ca)
added Feb 16, 2018 17:26
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