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[Asia-pacific, Taiwan] Anti-smoking group seeks to raise legal smoking age to 20

Taiwan’s anti-smoking group held a press conference on Wednesday calling for higher legal smoking age and completely smoke-free workplaces and indoor public places. The group has called on the Legislature to revise the nation’s Tobacco Hazards Prevention
Taiwan News (tw)
added May 11, 2017 14:37

[California] City Expands Smoking Ban

In a major overhaul of its 15-year-old smoking ordinance, the City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to ban smoking — including electronic smoking devices — in most of Santa Barbara’s public spaces. Smoking will now be prohibited at beaches, parks, sp
Santa Barbara (CA) Independent
added May 11, 2017 13:42

[Wisconsin] Increase On 'Little Cigars' In GOP Assembly Tax Plan

They’re called little cigars, but Sara Sahli, with the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network, said they’re really cigarettes in disguise. The only difference is the brown wrapping — and a big difference in price. "You can get a pack of these
Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR)
added May 11, 2017 13:25

[Minnesota] Hutchinson's tobacco discussions scrapped, for now

Future discussions about raising the tobacco purchase age from 18 to 21 in Hutchinson were scuttled Tuesday when the Hutchinson City Council decided to not conduct a workshop on the issue. Council Members John Lofdahl and Steve Cook were outvoted 3-2 a
Hutchinson (MN) Leader
added May 11, 2017 03:25

California Congressional delegation urges Gov. Brown to restore tobacco tax funds

California’s Democratic Congressional delegation urged Governor Jerry Brown to restore $1.2 billion in tobacco tax funds and use them for their intended purpose: to improve access to and quality of medical services for all Californians, especially our mo
California Medical Association (CMA)
added May 11, 2017 03:25

[California] Doctors and dentists say Brown's budget misuses tobacco tax funds

The California Medical Association and the California Dental Association say Prop. 56 funds are supposed to be used to increase the low reimbursement rates for the state's Medi-Cal providers
89.3 KPCC Southern California Public Radio
added May 11, 2017 03:25

[Georgia] Ban for smoking postponed

Smoking in public places in Georgia will be banned on May 1 2018, a year later than was originally planned. The author of the draft bill, Guguli Maghradze, says that the decision was made after active consultations between Parliament and the government.
The Messenger (ge)
added May 11, 2017 03:09

[Asia, Pakistan] Health activists warn against tobacco industry’s false alarm of surge in sale

Media reports suggest that the international tobacco industry has created a smoke screen with deceptive statistics to create the impression that the counterfeit tobacco industry has captured the market of the international tobacco companies, and that Fed
The News (pk)
added May 11, 2017 03:08

Senate Confirms Gottlieb to Lead FDA

Gottlieb's tie to the tobacco industry includes an investment in an e-cigarette manufacturer and retail franchise based in Charlotte, N.C., called Kure Corp. Because of his ties to vaping, Gottlieb recused himself from commenting on vaping for a period
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added May 11, 2017 02:31

Vermont legislature approves marijuana legalization bill

Vermont lawmakers on Wednesday approved a measure to legalize recreational use of marijuana..."This is about opening the doors to a new addictive industry being funded by Big Tobacco that will install retail pot shops in Vermont neighborhoods," said Kevi
added May 11, 2017 02:21
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