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[Europe] CJEU Rulings on Tobacco Products Directive Bring Additional Confusion

“It is regrettable that the Court has decided to endorse the proliferation of different regulations for the same product across the European Union”, said Vassilis Vovos, JTI’s Western Europe Regional President. “This ruling goes against a fundamental pur
Japan Tobacco International (JTI) (jp)
added May 4, 2016 17:07

[Asia, Europe] Tobacco Industry Loses Landmark Court Rulings in India & EU, Upholding Graphic Tobacco Warnings (and Other Health Measures in EU)

The India and EU rulings should embolden countries to move forward with implementing proven strategies to reduce tobacco use, as required by the international tobacco control treaty, the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added May 4, 2016 16:55

[Europe] ALTRIA/BAT v. The Secretary of State for Health: JUDGMENT OF THE COURT (Second Chamber)

2. Article 13(1) of Directive 2014/40 must be interpreted as prohibiting the display, on the labelling of unit packets and on the outside packaging, as well as on the tobacco product itself, of any information covered by that provision, even if the i
Court of Justice of the European Communities (lu)
added May 4, 2016 14:43

[Washington] EDITORIAL: New vaping rules put state ahead of pack

This year, lawmakers took one of their boldest steps yet – one that puts them ahead of the curve nationally – by adopting a good package of regulations for the booming vape and electronic cigarette market. Gov. Jay Inslee is expected to sign the bill. T
Tacoma (WA) News Tribune
added Apr 7, 2016 18:00

[Florida] EDITORIAL: Snuff out state smoking law

The law forbidding cities and counties from regulating smoking goes all the way back to 1985, when it was enacted as part of the Florida Clean Indoor Air Act. Thirty years ago, so-called “smokers' rights” groups were much more militant about protecting
Daytona Beach (FL) News-Journal
added Mar 15, 2016 22:50

[California] Special Session Tobacco Bills - FACT SHEET (PDF)

SBX2 5 (Leno) expands the definition of a tobacco product to include e-cigarettes and extends current restrictions...ABX2 7 (Stone) prohibits smoking in owner-operated businesses and removes some exemptions in existing law that allows tobacco smoking in
California State Assembly Democratic caucus
added Mar 7, 2016 16:04

[California] SKELTON: Lawmakers show surprising courage against Big Tobacco

The Legislature showed some guts last week... But give our lawmakers credit: They did the next best thing, even if it was a punt to local government. They passed a bill allowing counties to seek voter approval of a local tobacco tax.
Los Angeles Times
added Mar 7, 2016 15:58

[Florida] Port Orange snuffs out no-smoking signs

The city can't ban smoking in public spaces because they don't have the authority to overrule state law, which prohibits smoking in and around public buildings, yet specifically prohibits municipalities from enacting smoking bans in outdoor parks. But t
Daytona Beach (FL) News-Journal
added Mar 7, 2016 08:01

California Lawmakers Approve Bill to Raise Tobacco-Purchase Age to 21

setting it on the path to be the first major state to adopt the measure....As the nation's most populous state, California's adoption of a higher tobacco-purchase age will have big effects. It is expected to reduce U.S. industry sales by 43 million packs
Dow Jones News Service
added Mar 3, 2016 23:23

California politics: Local tobacco tax votes OKd by Assembly

The Assembly approved a bill Thursday that would allow counties to seek voter approval of tobacco taxes. Lawmakers said the bill gives local jurisdictions the ability to raise money to offset the healthcare costs of treating tobacco-related illnesses.
Los Angeles Times
added Mar 3, 2016 22:34
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