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[Kansas] Regulating e-cigs

Nine teenage members of Reno County Communities That Care brought an interesting request to the Hutchinson City Council on Tuesday. They asked that the council put restrictions on the use of electronic cigarettes in the city. Current state law forbids s
Hutchinson (KS) News
added Sep 4, 2015 09:26
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[Asia-pacific, Australia] PROTECT HEALTH FROM TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT: STAKEHOLDERS

Over 150 senior Australian academics... CEO of the PHAA, Michael Moore says,“We know from experience with tobacco companies that some of the clauses provide opportunities for multi-nationals to bully federal, state, territory and local governments to weak
Australian Journal of Pharmacy (AJP) (au)
added Sep 3, 2015 11:50
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[Asia-pacific] Could Tobacco Carveout Kill TPP?

in person and through correspondence, McConnell has pressed U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman throughout the negotiations to ensure there is no provision targeting tobacco, even citing the crop’s role in “important biomedical research.”
Roll Call
added Sep 2, 2015 15:26
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[Canada] Councillor to call for exemption to e-cigarette ban

On Monday, thirteen e-cigarette shop owners and users appealed to the community services committee to change a proposed ban, which would see the devices banned anywhere tobacco is forbidden.
CBC News (ca)
added Sep 2, 2015 15:22
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[UK-Scotland] Hospital smoking ban plan 'petty', Holyrood committee told

Simon Clark from Forest made the remark while giving evidence to Holyrood's health committee. Hospitals have banned smoking in their grounds, but it is being flouted. Sheila Duffy, from anti-smoking group Ash Scotland, said in a 2014 survey, 73% of Scot
BBC Online
added Sep 2, 2015 15:21
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Tobacco companies’ efforts to undermine ingredient disclosure: the Massachusetts benchmark study [FREE FULL TEXT]

To assess the ‘Massachusetts Benchmark Study’ (MBS) that the tobacco companies presented to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health... final MBS results offered no useful predictive information to inform regulators, the scientific community or consu
Tobacco Control
added Sep 1, 2015 13:31
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[Massachusetts] Tobacco companies’ efforts to undermine ingredient disclosure

When the State of Massachusetts passed strong ingredient disclosure legislation, in addition to suing, the cigarette companies offered to do a “benchmark” study in which they provided regression equations that they claimed could be used to reliably estim
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Sep 1, 2015 13:28
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[Canada] Edmonton vaping enthusiasts fuming over city proposal to treat e-cigarettes like other tobacco products 21

The amendment to the bylaw, which would require council approval, was proposed at a Community Services Committee meeting on Monday. A dozen speakers came before the committee to speak to the suggestion that e-cigarettes should be banned in public places
Edmonton (Alb) Sun (ca)
added Aug 31, 2015 19:48
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[Europe] TTIP smokescreen: Documents on EC talks with Big Tobacco heavily redacted

Redacted documents detailing covert meetings between the European Commission (EC) and powerful tobacco lobbyists have compounded fears a secretive EU-US trade deal would allow tobacco giants to sue governments that attempt to legislate in the public inte
RT TV / TV Novosti (ru)
added Aug 27, 2015 21:44
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California Lawmaker Renews Efforts for $2 Tobacco Tax Increase

Opponents of the bill say it would impose an unnecessary burden on consumers and small businesses. However, supporters say the bill could reduce tobacco use and save the state billions of dollars in health care cost
California Healthline
added Aug 27, 2015 12:23
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