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[UK-Wales] Smoking now banned in school grounds after health bill sails through Senedd

NEW rules including banning smoking in playground and school grounds in Wales as well as tougher restrictions on tattooing and piercing have been given unanimous approval by AMs. The Public Health (Wales) Bill was nodded through in the Assembly this aft
South Wales Argus (uk)
added May 17, 2017 13:32
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[Asia-pacific, Taiwan] Draft act to keep smoking lounges in hotels, bars

A draft amendment to the Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act, which is scheduled to be sent to the Executive Yuan by the end of May, is likely to allow the continued existence of smoking lounges in hotels, restaurants, bars and nightclubs, health officials sai
Focus Taiwan
added May 17, 2017 13:32
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POLITICO PULSE - EYE ON FDA: Scott Gottlieb drops hint about e-cigarettes.

"We need to have the science base to explore the potential to move current smokers — unable or unwilling to quit — to less harmful products, if they can’t quit altogether,” Gottlieb said on Monday. Gottlieb did not mention e-cigs directly, but his comme
Politico
added May 16, 2017 15:12
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[Australia] MILLIKEN: Tobacco takes a soft-power hit

For many countries, “WTO agreements are the only potential legal issue regarding plain packaging.” Regardless of legal outcomes, Australia’s influence has already spread. “Australia’s Nicola Roxon was genuinely impressive in how she pressed forward, des
Inside Story (Institute for Social Research (H53) / Swinburne University of Technology) (au)
added May 16, 2017 15:00
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[Massachusetts] Mass. legislators consider raising tobacco buying age to 21

Supporters—including public health advocates and doctors—are expected to appear at the State House this week to show their support for the bill, with a public hearing reportedly scheduled for Tuesday.
Boston (MA) Globe
added May 16, 2017 14:30
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[Asia, Pakistan] CTC urges govt not to fall for tobacco industry’s misleading claims

The Coalition for Tobacco Control Pakistan (CTC-Pak) has urged the government not to compromise the health of Pakistan’s youth by falling for the misleading claims of the tobacco industry, which is vigilantly lobbying to pressurise the government and is
The News (pk)
added May 16, 2017 14:01
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E-Cig Summit: Does FDA Regulation Go Too Far? Maybe, but efforts to roll back regulation are misguided, activists say

Speaking at the first-ever U.S. E-Cigarette Summit, held May 8, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids president Matthew L. Myers said that the goal of regulation should be to minimize the risk to non-smoking children and teens while maximizing the potential of
MedPage Today
added May 16, 2017 13:59
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] LDP fails to reach consensus to pursue steps against secondhand smoke

The ruling Liberal Democratic Party has failed to come to a consensus over possible reform aimed at curbing secondhand smoke. At a sectional meeting on Monday, the LDP was unable to decide whether to adopt a plan proposed by the health ministry to ban i
Japan Times (jp)
added May 16, 2017 13:55
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[Missouri] WHITE: Secondhand smoke’s hidden risks for kids

With the recent push to increase the tobacco tax in the state of Kansas by a dollar or more per pack of cigarettes, citizens should remember that this issue is not just about reducing the number of people who smoke and improving their health. It is also
Kansas City (MO) Star
added May 16, 2017 13:52
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[Montana] DPHHS: Tobacco industry finds new way to target kids

Forums in Missoula and Helena this week will focus on the number of kids using electronic cigarettes...there are no laws preventing companies from marketing e-cigarettes to kids. Tobacco company ads tout e-cigarettes as an alternative to, or for people
The Missoulian
added May 16, 2017 13:48
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