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Groups Seek to Ban Smoking at US Colleges and Public Housing

Twenty colleges in the United States recently received grants to help make their campuses tobacco free.... The move to ban smoking at public housing units and college campuses follows approval of state laws banning smoking at most workplaces. The Campai
Voice of America (
added Jan 13, 2017 22:36

[Latin America, South America/Caribbean] Curbing the tobacco epidemic in the Americas

Despite the clear path forward set forth by the FCTC and abundant evidence on the effectiveness of increasing taxes to reduce tobacco consumption, taxation remains the least widely implemented FCTC measure. This is largely due to industry tactics
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
added Jan 13, 2017 19:36

[Africa, Kenya] Lobby calls for stringent tobacco laws

Campaigners fighting tobacco trade have petitioned the Ministry of Health to stringently enforce the Tobacco Control Act saying its public health benefits outweigh commercial gains for cigarette makers. “The petition is to call for more effective implem
Daily Nation (ke)
added Jan 13, 2017 18:04

Report: Raising the tobacco age to 21 would save thousands of Minnesota kids from a lifetime of addiction

Their calculations suggest raising the age would prevent thousands of Minnesota kids from becoming smokers in the next 15 years. "Two states and more than 200 cities across the country have raised the tobacco age to 21," said Dr. Raymond Boyle, Director
PR Newswire
added Jan 12, 2017 22:03

[Asia, Japan] Restaurant industry opposes total smoking ban ahead of 2020 Olympics

At a meeting in Tokyo of industry organizations, participants expressed concern that a smoking ban would drive small businesses into the ground. They said Japan should aim to become a leading country in promoting separate smoking areas. The Ministry of
Japan Times (jp)
added Jan 12, 2017 19:12

ARCHIVE: The Quiet Victory of the Cigarette Lobby: How It Found the Best Filter Yet—Congress

Had it not been for Congress, the FTC, which is charged with preventing unfair and deceptive trade practices, would have required a warning both on cigarette packages and in cigarette advertising. The effect of the advertising regulation is what the cigar
The Atlantic Monthly
added Jan 12, 2017 06:12

[Asia, Asia-pacific, Hong Kong] Graphic health warning enlargement counterproductive to fight against illicit tobacco trade

Pollster Ipsos Hong Kong released in January a survey report on public perception of the black market cigarette trade. Commissioned by the Hong Kong United Against Illicit Trade (HKUAIT), the report interviewed about a thousand Hong Kong adult citizens
Harbour Times (hk)
added Jan 11, 2017 21:46

Right-wing think tanks say Minnesota's addicted to smuggling cigarettes

Center of the American Experiment, the right-wing think tank based in Golden Valley. A recent report titled "Minnesota's leading public policy organization" blames the state's high tobacco taxes for what's described as a booming illegal cigarette trade.
City Pages
added Jan 11, 2017 21:05

[Asia, India] Delhi Govt. urges police to enforce ban on tobacco

In a letter to Deputy Commissioner of Police Jai Prakash, the Commissioner Food Safety, Delhi, has said that the Delhi government had already issued notification on April 13, 2016, totally banning tobacco products. However, he did not mention why the Foo
Drug Today (in)
added Jan 11, 2017 21:03

[Africa, Nigeria] ERA Calls on FG to Impose 150% Special Levy on Tobacco Products

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), has urged the federal government to as a matter of necessity immediately impose a minimum of 150 per cent special levies on all tobacco products. The group said it was a means of ra
This Day (ng)
added Jan 11, 2017 12:38
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