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Obama backs pot decriminalization efforts

He said the United States has managed to discourage the use of other harmful products like tobacco without stiff jail sentences...He touted his administration's push for a 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership as a way to correct the labor and environmenta
CNN
added Feb 27, 2015 09:39
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[Illinois] The 50-year war on smoking is far from won

Public health and medical organizations know what needs to be done to reduce the number of smokers and prevent kids from starting to smoke, Sward said. Policy changes are needed, she added, but politicians are afraid to challenge the tobacco industry's st
Chicago Tribune
added Feb 26, 2015 17:25
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[Canada] MAHOOD/ILER: Charity law blocks progress on issues facing Canadians / Charitable tax status may do more harm than good for some non-profits.

The non-profit sector could lobby to change the Income Tax Act to confirm that free expression of views in areas of a charity’s expertise is a public good, and an acceptable charitable activity. New Zealand and Australia have just recently done essentiall
Toronto (Ont) Star (ca)
added Feb 26, 2015 09:33
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[UK] NHS Statement of Support for Tobacco Control

The NHS Statement of Support for Tobacco Control has been developed to enable the health community to support colleagues in local government in their tobacco control work. It has been developed alongside the Local Government Declaration on Tobacco Contr
Smokefree Action (uk)
added Feb 26, 2015 09:18
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[UK] NHS organisations take stand on smoking

Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England, was today joined in Parliament by the public health community, Parliamentarians and NHS professionals at the launch of the NHS Statement of Support for Tobacco Control [1]. The NHS Statement, which is endors
ASH London (uk)
added Feb 26, 2015 09:17
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[Uruguay, USA] ELIZABETH WARREN: The Trans-Pacific Partnership clause everyone should oppose

The provision, an increasingly common feature of trade agreements, is called “Investor-State Dispute Settlement,” or ISDS. . . Philip Morris is trying to use ISDS to stop Uruguay... the only winners will be multinational corporations.
The Washington Post
added Feb 26, 2015 08:52
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Cigarette taxes and smoking: Will higher taxes yield a public benefit?

adult smoking is largely unaffected by taxes. At best, cigarette tax increases may have a small negative association with cigarette consumption, although it is difficult to distinguish the effect from zero.
Regulation: The Cato Review of Business & Government
added Feb 26, 2015 08:39
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[Kentucky] Foundations Look at Electronic Cigarettes - GrantWatch Blog

Susan Zepeda, president and CEO of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, pointed out in the release that the Bluegrass State is among many states that prohibit the sale of e-cigarettes to minors. ... Legacy issued a December 16 press release on the newe
Health Affairs (ca)
added Feb 25, 2015 20:05
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[Utah] States Look to Tax E-Cigarettes

With an eye on the twin concerns of public health and raising revenue, Utah is one of many states considering taxing electronic cigarettes
Pew Center on the States & stateline.org
added Feb 25, 2015 20:00
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[Florida] COLUMN-How a federal judge pressed Big Tobacco into $100 mln deal: Frankel

In July 2013, a federal appeals court ...threw up its hands in defeat. .. The historic $100 million settlement ... can be traced directly to the 11th Circuit's appointment of U.S. District Judge William Young of Boston to take over the federal docket of
Reuters
added Feb 25, 2015 18:40
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