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[West Virginia] Casino Employees Seek Continuation of Smoking Ban Exemption

Employees and patrons of Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack and limited video lottery outlets are urging the Wheeling-Ohio County Board of Health to keep in place those facilitiesá current exemption from the countyás clear air regulation. The board c
Martins Ferry (OH) Times-Leader
added Apr 13, 2017 11:15

[Africa] Outlaw tobacco in Nigeria, group tells WHO

(WHO) has been urged to educate tobacco consumers about the health consequences, addictive nature and mortal threat posed by tobacco. Speaking at a programme organised by Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Center (CISLAC), in conjunction with the Africa
Vanguard (ng)
added Apr 12, 2017 14:58

[Kentucky] EDITORIAL: Kentuckians support statewide smoke-free law

Why, when the losses are so huge, do lawmakers still bow to tobacco? Altria (the company formerly known as Philip Morris) has spent $573,000 since 2013 to lobby the legislature. It’s always one of the top spenders on lobbying our lawmakers.
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
added Apr 12, 2017 13:54

HIRONO/SMITH: Australia’s $40 per pack cigarette tax plans: the need to consider equity [FREE FULL TEXT]

this paper examines some of the potential (unintended) consequences of the tax to individual and family income; illicit trade; social stigma and opportunities for lobbying by the tobacco industry. In light of these considerations, we offer strategies that
Tobacco Control
added Apr 11, 2017 15:23

[West Virginia] Critics say HONEST Act undercuts EPA’s use of science

the rhetoric of the HONEST Act. “When the tobacco industry or the Republican Congress say they want sound science, they don’t mean sound science,” Michaels said. “They mean something that sounds like science.”
West Virginia Public Broadcasting
added Apr 11, 2017 15:10

[New York] ACS CAN Calls NYS Budget Agreement a Loss for Public Health and Cancer Prevention

has expressed its shock and dismay that the interests of tobacco and e-cigarette lobbyists are being put before public health. While both chambers of the legislature and the governor included identical language to extend Clean Indoor Air protections to e
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACSCAN)
added Apr 19, 2017 21:45

[Asia, Sri Lanka] CTC pitches its annual report on ‘Beyond the Smoke’

Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC (CTC) with a 111-year presence in Sri Lanka has pitched its just released annual report on the theme "Beyond the Smoke" to highlight its contribution to the national economy through what is now universally accepted as a highlyco
The Island (lk)
added Apr 10, 2017 15:34

[Vermont] Advocates pushing to raise legal tobacco age

A cohort of cancer patients and survivors are holding an all day meeting on anti-cancer policy in the state. The meetings follows the Senate’s tabling of a bill to raise the tobacco sale and use age to 21 in Vermont. The meeting, hosted annually by the
AP - Associated Press
added Apr 9, 2017 19:33

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Expert: E-cigarettes effective in fighting nicotine addiction

In a news conference, Farsalinos said the World Health Organization and concerned national health agencies, such as the Department of Health in the case of the Philippines, should promote e-cigarette use—like a form of smoking-cessation medication to smo
Business Mirror (ph)
added Apr 9, 2017 19:22

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Greek doctor wants PH to regulate e-cigarettes

Farsalinos, a former smoker, says millions of Filipino smokers have an opportunity to quit the vice by switching to a less harmful product—electronic cigarette. He considers vaping or the use of e-cigarette as a harm reduction tool, because it is 95-per
Manila Standard (ph)
added Apr 10, 2017 15:24
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