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[Canada] Legal age of 21 key to helping youth butt out, says researcher

Russ Callaghan, a professor at UNBC, believes that raising the legal age of smoking to 21 could result in profound improvements in public health in Canada and the US. He has co-published a research paper which suggests this change could significantly red
Prince George (BC) Citizen (ca)
added Feb 7, 2018 16:08
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[UK-Scotland] Smoking “ban” being considered for city parks

Smoking in parks and playgrounds in Dundee could be “banned” by spring if a proposal is passed by councillors next week. Play areas in all of Dundee’s public parks could be designated smoke free zones if the voluntary code is approved at a meeting of the
Dundee Courier (uk)
added Feb 7, 2018 16:02
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[Ireland, UK] Health chiefs will not give green light to vaping

Irish health chiefs have no plans to review their policy on vaping despite an official call in England for the use of e-cigarettes in hospitals as part of an anti-smoking drive.
Times Of London (uk)
added Feb 7, 2018 15:40
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Senators Traded in Tobacco Stocks While Sitting on Health Committee

on the Senate committee that crafts legislation about health and oversees public health agencies disclosed ...Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) reported purchasing at least $15,000 worth of stock in Philip Morris International. Sen. Patty Murray’s (D-Wash.) husba
Scientific American
added Feb 7, 2018 01:00
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[Africa, Nigeria] Enforce Ban On Tobacco Advertising, Senate Urges Health Ministry

The Senate has urged the Ministry of Health and other relevant enforcement agencies to ensure the comprehensive prohibition of Tobacco Advertising Promotion and Sponsorship such as cigarette advertisement. It also urged the Ministries of Health, Educati
PM News (ng)
added Feb 7, 2018 00:59
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] More areas could have designated smoking points

Khor told Parliament yesterday that her ministry is exploring the feasibility of doing this by studying the effectiveness of designated smoking areas. Five such smoking points had been set up in Orchard Road in January last year in a trial project for sm
Straits Times (sg)
added Feb 7, 2018 00:57
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[Hawaii] New Law Bans Smoking in Cars with Minors Present

Bill 6, which will make it illegal for adults to smoke in a vehicle when a minor is present, has passed Maui County Council. The new law brings Maui County in line with similar legislation already in place on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi, Kaua‘i, and O‘ahu.
Maui (HI) Now
added Feb 7, 2018 00:57
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[Wisconsin] Madison may ban smoking in city parking garages

Mayor Paul Soglin and Alds. Mike Verveer and Ledell Zellers on Tuesday offered an ordinance to prohibit smoking in the city's five parking garages, including in elevators and staircases. The proposal also would ban smoking within five feet of entrances
Wisconsin State Journal
added Feb 7, 2018 00:55
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[California] SF’s June ballot includes repeal of flavored tobacco ban, giving cops Tasers

So far, three initiatives have been verified: •A referendum to kill last year’s Board of Supervisors ordinance banning sales of flavored tobacco.
San Francisco (CA) Chronicle
added Feb 7, 2018 00:48
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[Illinois] Senate advances ban on those under 21 buying tobacco

An Illinois Senate panel on Tuesday endorsed raising the age to buy tobacco in an effort the sponsor said is aimed at snuffing out teenage smoking. The Senate Public Health Committee voted 6-2 to prohibit the sale of tobacco or related products to anyone
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 7, 2018 00:46
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