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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Pro-tobacco LDP clouds chances of indoor smoking ban in time for Tokyo Games

With the last day of the current Diet session looming, the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry has faced fierce opposition from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party in advancing a bill to curb passive smoking. In a bid to win support from pro-tobacco LDP
Japan Times (jp)
added May 31, 2017 14:48

California politics updates: State lawmakers weigh in on hundreds of bills by week's end, apology sought for cutting off Waters' microphone

Californians would no longer be able to use tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes, in public housing and within 25 of those buildings under a measure approved Tuesday by the state Assembly. Assemblyman Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg) said the measur
Los Angeles Times
added May 31, 2017 14:14

ARNOTT: Some reflections on World No Tobacco Day

Tobacco Control Plan for England expired at the end of 2015 and to date there is no sign of its successor...On 1 July 2017 it will be the 10th anniversary of the implementation of smokefree legislation in England. A worthy date for publication of the next
added May 31, 2017 13:46
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[Asia, Pakistan] CTC calls for immediate implementation of pictorial health warning

This is the call of the Coalition for Tobacco Control Pakistan (CTC-Pak) on World No Tobacco Day. While the world is going for stricter tobacco control policies, the people of Pakistan are still waiting for the government to fulfill its two year-old comm
The News (pk)
added May 31, 2017 00:39

[New York] THOMAS: Take it from a cardiologist: Tobacco sales should be restricted to 21 and over

As a health-care provider, it is my job to speak out to break the cycle of tobacco addiction, and that’s exactly what legislation that’s been proposed to raise the age of sale for tobacco products in New York would do — and our lawmakers have just a few w
New York Journal News
added May 31, 2017 00:37

Maine Could Become Third State to Increase Tobacco Sales Age from 18 to 21

Lawmakers, advocates and cancer survivors gathered in Augusta Tuesday to support a proposed bill aimed at doing just that. “If someone handed you something to inhale, and said ‘here this will increase your risk of a dozen kinds of cancer. This will make
WABI-TV CBS 5 (Bangor, ME)
added May 31, 2017 00:31

[Canada] Regina city council votes to ban smoking on patios and public places

After some debate, Regina city council unanimously passed a bylaw to ban smoking and vaping on patios, playgrounds and other outdoor public spaces. During the council meeting on Monday night, the city discussed several amendments, including a request for
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added May 31, 2017 00:14

[New Jersey] Editorial: No surprise cigarette sales rise in Jersey

Big Tobacco made billions of dollars getting people hooked. It had to pay a relatively small amount – $200 billion – in restitution to settle a massive class-action lawsuit. New Jersey didn’t use any of that money to help curb the spread of smoking. New
Hackensack (NJ) Record/Herald News
added May 31, 2017 00:00

[Asia, Pakistan] Protest held against govt for lowering cigarette prices

the finance ministry has reduced the Federal Excise Duty (FED) on pack of 20 cigarettes from Rs32.98 to Rs16 by introducing third tier. There is almost no change in the FED on upper slab. The protesters, while criticising the government for lowering the
The Nation (pk)
added May 30, 2017 23:51

[Asia-pacific] Indonesian tobacco watchdog urges govt to sign FCTC to protect people

the National Commission on Tobacco Control (Komnas PT), a coalition of organizations that has been staunchly campaigning on tobacco issues in Indonesia, has asked the government to draft a comprehensive regulation on tobacco control to protect society. K
Jakarta Post (id)
added May 30, 2017 23:48
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