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[California] Public smoking ban gets initial approval in Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach appears on its way to banning smoking in any public place in town — an action the city says would be the strictest smoking regulation in Orange County. The City Council on Tuesday unanimously supported a proposed ordinance that would expand
Los Angeles Times
added May 11, 2017 01:17

[Caribbean, Jamaica] WHO to support Health Ministry with enforcing tobacco control regulations

The ministry in a release said the Convention Secretariat, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and WHO, will provide technical support on the areas identified as priorities for strengthening the implementation of the con
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added May 11, 2017 00:37

[Asia, Pakistan] Anti-tobacco bill in limbo in KP

A bill meant to restrict production, trade and consumption of tobacco and reduce smoking-related illnesses in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has been in limbo since September 2016 in the face of resistance by people related with the business of cash crop.
DAWN Group of Newspapers (pk)
added May 11, 2017 00:36

[Texas] Arlington council approves smoking ban after compromising on buffer, e-cigs

City Council Tuesday extended the city’s smoking ban to include nightclubs, adult businesses, pool halls and bowling centers. The vote was 7-2 and occurred, as it has the past two council meetings, before a full house of more than 100 backers and opponen
Fort Worth (TX) Star-Telegram
added May 11, 2017 00:35

[Australia] 'More money than from the multinationals': Pauline Hanson lashes Scott Morrison for taxing 'battlers' by heaping more taxes on smokers - and will BLOCK the $300million plan

Pauline Hanson has hit out at Budget increases to excise tax on tobacco... Ms Hanson claimed smokers pay about 62 cents per cigarette just in taxes, figures backed up by the Australian Taxation Office. 'When you look at the figures on what they're goin
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 11, 2017 00:35

UPDATE 2-U.S. Senate confirms Scott Gottlieb as FDA commissioner (Adds comment, background)

added May 11, 2017 00:35

[West Virginia] Wheeling-Ohio County Board of Health Takes No Action on Clean Air Law

heard more public comment regarding a current exemption to the indoor smoking ban. Three speakers urged the board to keep in place the current exemption that allows smoking in specified areas at Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack and in limited video
Wheeling (WV) Intelligencer
added May 11, 2017 00:34

[California] Laguna Beach becomes first city in Orange County to ban smoking in town

The only place people will be allowed to smoke in this resort town will be inside their homes and cars. On Tuesday, May 9, the City Council voted unanimously to expand its ban on smoking that already covers beaches and parks.
Orange County (CA) Register
added May 10, 2017 16:28

[New York, Washington] Vape Shops Want to Do Good, but Fear F.D.A. Won’t Let Them Do Well

For many vape store owners, it’s not just a business but a mission, a way to help others stop smoking, as they have. Yet the looming F.D.A. deadline has upended the industry and left many business operators frustrated and confused. Kim Thompson has owne
New York Times
added May 10, 2017 16:21

Senate Confirms Scott Gottlieb to Head F.D.A.

He will take over a sprawling agency that regulates everything from tobacco to food to drugs and medical devices: Products regulated by the F.D.A. account for 20 cents of every dollar spent by American consumers each year.
New York Times
added May 10, 2017 04:11
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