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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT RELEASES HISTORIC TROVE OF DATA

has just begun to release comprehensive lists of every dataset it knows it possesses, revealing data holdings pertaining to how government agencies operate and conduct oversight that have likely never been publicly identified before
Sunlight Foundation
added Mar 3, 2015 13:36
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[North Carolina] Electronic Cigarette Sales to Minors via the Internet

Minors are easily able to purchase e-cigarettes from the Internet because of an absence of age-verification measures used by Internet e-cigarette vendors. Federal law should require and enforce rigorous age verification for all e-cigarette sales as with t
JAMA Pediatrics (Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine)
added Mar 2, 2015 23:37
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[USA] JOHNSON: The Senate Blockbuster Showdown on Trade the Media Missed

Eight senators on Thursday let the country know there is going to be a fight over fast-track trade authority and the Trans-Pacific Partnership... In the case of big tobacco they use ISDS to challenge public health efforts around the globe.
Huffington Post (blog)
added Mar 2, 2015 22:25
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[Maine] Renewed Battle Underway Over Tobacco Settlement Funds

Opponents of Gov. Paul LePage’s plan to divert tobacco settlement money away from the Fund for a Healthy Maine and move it into more direct smoking cessation treatment through Medicaid, turned out in force in Augusta today.
Maine Public Broadcasting Network (MPBN)
added Mar 2, 2015 17:37
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[Colorado] Can a Condominium Association Ban Smoking in an Individual Unit? | Levenfeld Pearlstein

smoking restrictions are becoming more and more common. If an association uses proper protocols and fairly basic application of state property laws, owners who'd like to smoke in their units may soon discover their fellow unit owners can stop them from do
JD Supra, LLC
added Mar 2, 2015 11:59
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[UK] Question raised over windfall-tax effectiveness

A ‘windfall tax’ on tobacco companies would lead to the loss of millions of pounds for the UK taxman... Volumes of UK duty-paid cigarettes and hand-rolled tobacco could decline, leading to a net loss of £167 million if the levy were set at £1 billion, an
Tobacco Reporter
added Mar 1, 2015 12:39
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[UK] Adoption chiefs' U-turn over ban on placing young children with parents who use e-cigarettes

British Association of Adoption and Fostering (BAAF) updated to its guidance, saying it had changed its e-cigarette policy. At least a dozen councils in England had imposed a blanket-ban on placing children with parents who smoke, but new advice means som
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Mar 1, 2015 10:27
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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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