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[Kentucky] FISCHER: Update needed for Smoke-Free Ordinance

E-cigarettes and hookah pose health dangers to non-users from secondhand exposure in indoor public places. It’s time to include them in Louisville’s Smoke-free ordinance. Across the United States, 589 communities, 15 of them in Kentucky, include e-ciga
Louisville (KY) Courier-Journal
added Apr 14, 2017 00:32


Nothing in this Research & Commentary is intended to influence the passage of legislation, and it does not necessarily represent the views of The Heartland Institute
Heartland Institute
added Apr 13, 2017 15:22

Discrimination, bad science, and spying neighbors plague unprecedented California tobacco law

The city council of Novato, Calif., offers a textbook example of how good intentions are no substitute for good policy. Back in January, the city council passed an unprecedented anti-smoking ordinance that hands landlords arbitrary power over their tena
Washington DC Examiner
added Apr 12, 2017 14:23

[UK] LEADSOM: It’s time to clean up our act – litter louts can’t be allowed to spoil Britain

Whether it’s cigarette ends or crisp packets, litter spoils our streets and blights our green spaces. ...The strategy we have just launched, the first of its kind in England, is designed to clean up our streets, making England an even better place to liv
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Apr 11, 2017 14:55

[Australia] Tobacco tax hikes are great, so long as you’re not a poor smoker

Tobacco tax increases in Australia that will see a packet of cigarettes costing A$40 may discourage smoking, but will end up having unintended consequences for poorer smokers, new research shows.
The Conversation (au)
added Apr 11, 2017 23:13

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

[Caribbean, Jamaica] GARDNER: Repeal the ‘non-smoking’ Act!

The police, who are charged with enforcing the law, have not only been ignoring these offences but are often themselves subscribing to the offence by smoking in public places. Civilians who complain are often abused or threatened. This situation warrants
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Apr 11, 2017 14:47

BROWN: Let’s Get Tobacco Out of Baseball for Good – For Our Kids

The Chicago Cubs went 108 years without a championship, but within four months of prohibiting smokeless tobacco at Wrigley Field, the city hoisted a World Series banner. Now, we cannot guarantee that other cities and teams will enjoy that same success, bu
Huffington Post (blog)
added Apr 11, 2017 14:47

[Kentucky] MILBANK: Mitch McConnell, the man who broke America

McConnell was correct in 2013, and what he just did this week was even more ruinous than what he accused the Democrats of doing then. By rights, McConnell’s tombstone should say that he presided over the end of the Senate. And I’d add a second line: “He
Washington Post
added Apr 8, 2017 17:46
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NIESEL: Smoking Mutates You

researchers solved part of the puzzle when they discovered that smoking causes extensive damage to DNA in the genome of the tissues directly exposed to smoke and also in organs all over the body. Smoking is associated with at least 17 types of cancer, an
Huffington Post (blog)
added Apr 7, 2017 17:22
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