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[Georgia] Augusta Commission passes smoking ordinance 6-4

After failed tries years ago, the Augusta Commission finally passed a tougher smoking ordinance that would ban smoking in bars and most other public workplaces. At least one business owner was talking about a potential legal challenge to the new ordinanc
Augusta (GA) Chronicle
added Jun 6, 2018 01:40
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[Africa, Nigeria] FG calls for ban of Shisha

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole on Monday called on the police and all other government agencies to enforce the ban on flavoured tobacco products, including Shisha. Adewole said this at a press conference in Abuja on Monday to mark the 201
Daily Post (ng)
added Jun 6, 2018 01:39
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[Europe] Plain packaging: ‘Brand-theft’ or better consumer protection?

The rising trend of imposing plain packaging on unhealthy products has raised eyebrows in the industry, which fears that its brands are under threat. The World Health Organisation, on the other hand, insists that the measure provides a long-term benefit
EurActiv
added Jun 6, 2018 01:39
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[Pennsylvania] Aspinwall exploring program to recycle cigarette butts

oper this month presented an idea that lit up the room — she wants the borough to participate in a cigarette butt recycling program. Cooper is exploring the initiative through Terracycle, a New Jersey-based company that collects and repurposes hard-to-re
Pittsburgh (PA) Tribune-Review
added Jun 6, 2018 01:39
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[California] The San Francisco voters on the final say of Vapor products

The people of San Francisco will on June 5th decide whether they will ban or uphold flavored tobacco products which include e-liquids. On this day, among other issues that the city will be addressing on its primary elections along with other special elec
Vaping Daily (blog)
added Jun 6, 2018 01:16
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[California] EDITORIAL: San Francisco Should Reject Candy-Flavored E-Cigarettes

All these dangers explain why the [FDA] is concerned...San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors was wise to (unanimously) outlaw their sale. Now city voters must see that the prohibition goes into effect.
Bloomberg News
added Jun 6, 2018 00:59
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[California] VIDEO: EDITORIAL: San Francisco Should Reject Candy-Flavored E-Cigarettes: Editor

The Bloomberg View Senior Executive Editor David Shipley presents an editorial urging San Franciscans to vote yes on Proposition E, to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products in the city. This editorial aired on Bloomberg Radio.
Bloomberg News
added Jun 6, 2018 00:57
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[Europe] WHO and EU clash with tobacco industry over plain packaging effectiveness

The industry says plain packaging has no visible impact on smoking rates while it opens the door to black markets. On the contrary, the WHO insists on the effectiveness of the measure and rules out any link to illicit trade. From its side, the EU has ad
EurActiv
added Jun 6, 2018 00:28
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New Report Underscores Indiana’s Dangerous Underfunding of Tobacco Control; State Needs to Boost Spending to Improve Health, Economic Competitiveness

the state will collect over half a billion dollars in revenue this year from the 1998 tobacco settlement and tobacco taxes, but will spend just over 1percent of the money on programs to prevent kids using tobacco and help smokers quit. Indiana’s high smo
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Jun 5, 2018 23:33
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[California] San Francisco to vote on overturning ordinance banning flavors in tobacco products

However, ordinance opponents — with nearly $12 million in R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. funding support — were able to persuade at least 34,000 individuals to sign a petition in support of the referendum. “Last summer, the Board of Supervisors rushed throug
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jun 5, 2018 23:25
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