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[Canada] More research needed before deciding whether to ban e-cigarettes: Wynne

Premier Kathleen Wynne said Tuesday she won’t rush into a decision on whether to ban electronic cigarettes in areas where smoking is already off-limits. Her government will look into the issue, as should the federal government, she said after speaking a
Canadian Press
added Aug 21, 2014 01:20
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[Australia] Alexander Maconochie Centre prisoners wait for decision on smoking ban

The ACT government is continuing work on stopping smoking by prisoners in the Alexander Maconochie Centre but no ban is imminent. Moves by the New South Wales government to force prisoners to quit bring that state into line with Queensland and the North
Brisbane (QLD) Times (au)
added Aug 21, 2014 01:19

[Canada] Gelinas wants e-cigarettes regulated

New Democrat Health and Long-Term Care critic France Gelinas was disheartened when she patronized a downtown Sudbury restaurant on the weekend and someone at the next table 'lit up' a cigarette at the next table.
Sudbury (Ont) Star (ca)
added Aug 20, 2014 23:32
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Unlike much of California, state's casinos not smoke-free

Several Yelp reviewers in the casino's opening weeks said they liked Graton but were unlikely to return because of the secondhand smoke. (At Graton, you can smoke on the majority of the gaming floor, but not in the poker room or restaurants.) Since open
San Francisco Chronicle
added Aug 20, 2014 23:17
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[Massachusetts] Regulating smokeless tobacco is 'tricky,' Gardner health agent says

On Monday, the Gardner Board of Health voted new cigar regulations designed to ensure cheap cigars are not sold individually, but Health Agent Bernard Sullivan said the board may be limited in how it addresses the health problems caused by snuff, chewing
Worcester (MA) Telegram & Gazette
added Aug 20, 2014 23:15

[Pennsylvania] No-nicotine policy ignites debate: What are your thoughts?

WellSpan Health's announcement that as of Jan. 1 it will no longer hire smokers or nicotine users set off a burning debate among PennLive commenters. Many see the move as an erosion of personal freedom and wonder where it will end.
Harrisburg (PA) Patriot-News
added Aug 20, 2014 12:06

[Washington] Arlington passes smoke-free parks law

The City Council's unanimous decision to adopt a tobacco- and smoke-free law for all city parks Aug. 18 was preceded by some unorthodox testimony. Although the council's agenda stipulated that the public comment period was for matters not on the agenda,
Arlington (WA) Times
added Aug 20, 2014 09:46

[Texas] Council approves citywide smoke free ordinance, 4-1

City Council approved an ordinance prohibiting smoking in work places and public places Monday. The ordinance passed in a 4-1 vote. The ordinance prohibits smoking inside of most businesses, public buildings, city- owned facilities, nursing homes, within
Waxahachie (TX) Daily Light
added Aug 20, 2014 09:40

[New York] This Week: Tompkins Says No to E-Cigs; Land Deal with Parks Could Net County $19K

hen Tompkins County lawmakers convene this Tuesday, the booming e-cigarette market will be the subject of discussion. On the table is an amendment to a 2003 local law that bans cigarette use in places of employment, restaurants and bars. On the recommenda
Ithaca (NY) Times
added Aug 19, 2014 22:13
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[Minnesota] County adopts e-cigarette regulations and ordinances

Public Health had to work hard to have tobacco products regulated a number of years ago. And as the industry comes up with new products and delivery systems, regulations and local ordinances have to be updated to keep up with the industries new delivery
Caledonia (MN) Argus
added Aug 19, 2014 22:12
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