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[Asia-pacific] SENG: Singapore should aim to be smoke-free, not just smoke-lite

Early this week, a Bill to raise the minimum legal age for smoking from 18 to 21 years old was tabled in Parliament. This is a strategically correct move and underscores a recognition that more needs to be done to curb youth smoking initiation.
TODAYonline (sg)
added Oct 5, 2017 13:24
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[Asia, India] YADAV/SINGH: Amend Article 47

Seven decades later and after losing more than one million Indians every year to tobacco use, it is pertinent that the Parliament rectifies this historical oversight and adds “tobacco” after “drinks” in Article 47 of the Constitution to pave the way for
The Statesman (in)
added Oct 5, 2017 13:23
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[California] Tustin moves toward a new smoking ban: No tobacco, weed, or e-cigs

The American Lung Association in California Wednesday praised the Tustin City Council for taking a first step toward banning smoking in the city’s parks. The council on Tuesday approved the proposed ban on first reading, and is scheduled to take a final
MyNewsLA.com
added Oct 5, 2017 13:21
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Experts Plead With Medical Council To Cut Through The Smoke Surrounding E-Cigarettes

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) is being urged to conduct a thorough review of the latest science surrounding e-cigarettes, with evidence suggesting they could save half a million Australian smokers from tobacco related deaths.
Huffington Post (blog)
added Oct 5, 2017 13:11
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[Canada] Proposed bylaw may ban all smoking near business entrances

Smoking could be banned near all entrances to publicly accessible buildings in Flin Flon as early as mid-October. City council has approved first reading of a bylaw that would prohibit lighting up within 16 feet of the doorway to any building open to th
Flin Flon (MB) Reminder (ca)
added Oct 5, 2017 13:02
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[California] Smoking ordinance may have to wait

Now City Council members appear to agree that the debate is worth having again, especially in light of recent talk surrounding cannabis. “I think it has to come back and I think it has to come back with the legalization of cannabis coming in January,”
Half Moon Bay (CA) Review
added Oct 5, 2017 13:02
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Feasibility of amendment to Tobacco Act questioned

The Health Ministry said in an explanatory statement attached to the Bill that raising the minimum legal age is intended "to reduce, with a view to ultimately eliminating, the opportunities for the young to be tempted and take up smoking before attaining
The Online Citizen (TOC) (sg)
added Oct 5, 2017 11:56
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Dems lambaste Trump’s ‘outrageous’ EPA chemical safety pick

Senate Democrats slammed President Trump’s pick to be the nation’s top chemical regulator at a Wednesday hearing, painting him as a hired gun for the industries he would regulate. Michael Dourson, tapped to lead the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EP
The Hill
added Oct 4, 2017 20:03
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Congress and Americans should reject corporate insider Michael Dourson

Dourson has a history of serving the interests of big business and industry, including working for a tobacco front group, the Center for Indoor Air Research, to downplay the effects of secondhand smoke; working for DuPont to recommend safety levels for a
Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families
added Oct 4, 2017 20:01
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Chemical pick's books hint at faith-based view of science

Michael Dourson, President Trump's pick to lead U.S. EPA's chemical safety office...Dourson led Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment... In 1999, he co-authored a study paid for by the tobacco industry that downplayed the health impacts of secondhand
E&E News
added Oct 4, 2017 19:56
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