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[China] Officials in Hebei vow to quit smoking to help fight air pollution

Chinafile reports that officials from Cangzhou City in Hebei province vowed to quit smoking in a (stupid, theatrical, useless) attempt to help combat the awful air conditions in the region. To prove the seriousness of the situation, a party official th
Shanghaiist (blog)
added Aug 14, 2013 02:20
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[Canada] Comment: Smoking bylaw takes effect at opportune time

Capital Regional District’s bylaw to promote clean air by regulating secondhand tobacco smoke will come into effect Wednesday, shortly after we celebrate our spectacular outdoors with the annual flower count. The CRD’s bylaw will ensure that in the future
Victoria (BC) Times Colonist (ca)
added Mar 31, 2015 09:45
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[Canada] Sharon MacKay v. Metropolitan Toronto Condominium Corp., 2014 ONSC 2863 (CanLII)

the condominium corporation, in all of the circumstances, did not act with sufficient dispatch and, indeed, adopted an unfortunate attitude toward the owners, who were quickly branded as complainers who had far too quickly ran off to their own lawyers.
Canadian Legal Information Institute (ca)
added Jun 6, 2014 10:07
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[Canada] Science Reporting Caution: Be careful what you claim from a study

Sunday Edition featured an essay by host Michael Enright about a new study that questions the link between second-hand smoke and lung cancer ... Campaign for Justice on Tobacco Fraud, asked for a review. They felt the essay and its retraction were inaccur
CBC Ombudsman (ca)
added May 16, 2014 17:05
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[Canada] White Rock residents' claim of discrimination of second-hand smoke dismissed

A B.C. Human Rights Tribunal decision has dismissed ... claimed the smoke at their subsidized White Rock residence had worsened their existing physical or mental disabilities ...Crescent Housing Society ... failed to reasonably accommodate their disabili
Vancouver (BC) Sun (ca)
added Jun 8, 2014 14:17
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[Canada] Transition to smoke-free environments can create conflict: Coady

Wells, who suffers from several health conditions, including COPD and asthma, currently lives across the hallway from one of those smokers who is exempt from the 2009 policy. Wells has been trying to convince Newfoundland and Labrador Housing to reverse
Western Star (ca)
added Oct 29, 2015 09:44
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[Canada] Vaping: The battle for acceptance is rising

The vapour electronic cigarettes produce is all but odourless and, many argue, far, far safer than tobacco smoke for users and anyone within second-hand range. While odourless, however, so called e-cigarettes are producing the stench of controversy as th
Toronto (Ont) Star (ca)
added Apr 21, 2014 17:27
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[Canada] Another win for non-smokers

The Weitzels dropped their BC Human Rights complaint against their chain-smoking neighbour after he agreed to install an expensive exhaust fan in his suite and now their strata complex has voted for a “no smoking allowed” bylaw last month.
Langley (BC) Times (ca)
added Jul 17, 2012 07:37
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Even Outside, Harmful Smoke Spreads

A recent study in Environmental Health Perspectives found that nonsmokers who visited outdoor restaurants and bars where smoking was allowed had elevated levels of tobacco-related chemicals in the body compared with people at a smoke-free control site.
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Aug 14, 2012 07:42
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[Canada] HOOKAHS (WATERPIPES) & SHISHA: A SUMMARY (PDF)

If passed, Bill 131 will amend the Smoke-Free Ontario Act (SFOA) to ban all flavoured tobacco products and strengthen enforcement to allow for testing of tobacco in waterpipes in indoor public places. However, in order to effectively address the hookah
Non-Smokers’ Rights Association/Smoking and Health Action Foundation (ca)
added May 16, 2014 17:28
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