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[Massachusetts] 'Vaping' debate heats up

Debate is raging on Beacon Hill over attempts to strap tough new regulations on the burgeoning industry.... Public health officials disagree. They want the state to regulate e-cigarettes like other tobacco products by setting age limits for sales, requiri
Lawrence (MA) Eagle-Tribune
added Jul 27, 2015 21:53
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[Asia-pacific] Exposing the TPP: The Dirtiest Deal You Never Heard Of

instances of this happening have already taken place. Right now, Philip is trying to reverse the Fair And Equitable Tobacco Reform Act (FETRA), implemented by US Department of Agriculture (USDA), in an attempt to score more profit from increasing taxes.
Clapway
added Jul 27, 2015 15:52
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[Belgium, Europe, Malta] John Dalli appeals EU court decision on ‘unfair’ dismissal claim

Former European Commissioner files appeal, 'as his right', against EU court decision to reject his claim that former EC president Jose Barroso had required him to resign
Malta Today (mt)
added Jul 27, 2015 15:45
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[Asia-pacific, Australia, USA] Alcohol, junk food next plain packaging targets, lawyer warns

Herbert Smith Freehills ...is taking on the World Trade Organisation on behalf of British American Tobacco over plain packaging and warning labels on tobacco packaging, has told Fairfax Media that tobacco is often the "canary in the coal mine" for changes
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Jul 27, 2015 10:59
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[Asia, India] ‘Govt hand in glove with tobacco industry’

"But despite the evident conflict of interest, representatives of this industry have always been there in the government decision-making bodies," said Dr Prakash Gupta...in the city for a seminar being organized by the RST Regional Cancer Hospital on Sund
Times of India
added Jul 26, 2015 06:04
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[Asia, Pakistan, UK] HEALTH MINISTER’S ‘SURRENDER’ SURPRISES, TOBACCO CONTROL ADVOCATES Withdrawal of 85pc pictorial health warning

industry’s representatives in a high-level meeting not only got extended the deadline for one more month...they ‘convinced’ the well-intentioned health minister that the GHWs would only reduce the government revenues and lead to increase in smuggled cigar
Pakistan Observer (pk)
added Jul 26, 2015 05:58
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[Africa, Uganda] Debate on Tobacco Control Bill suspended

deputy Speaker of Parliament, on Tuesday halted the debate on the Bill to allow MPs harmonise contentious provisions...Hotel Owners Association say this will leave adult smokers with no place to consume a legitimate product which is a human right contrave
Daily Monitor (ug)
added Jul 25, 2015 22:23
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[France] Angry French tobacconists dump tons of carrots on Paris streets

French tobacconists, up in arms at French government proposals to introduce plain cigarette packaging in France, this week dumped tons of carrots outside the French Senate in protest.
DigitalJournal.com (blog)
added Jul 25, 2015 20:28
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[Africa, Kenya] Bar owners oppose new tobacco laws

Through their lobby, Pubs and Restaurants Association Kenya, the managers and owners of restaurants fear losing revenue if smokers stay away due to the harsh conditions. Association’s Chief Executive Lillian Kalela said the regulations will increase cost
The Standard (ke)
added Jul 25, 2015 20:24
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[Uganda] VIDEO: Parliament set to pass tobacco control bill into law

This comes after legislators dropped some clauses that stirred controversy over the enactment of the law. The Deputy Speaker of parliament recently asked MPs to change some of the clauses that were deemed stringent by a number of stakeholders.
NTV-Uganda (ug)
added Jul 25, 2015 18:50
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