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[Japan] Tokyo Governor Takes on Big Tobacco to Push Smoke-Free Olympics

Tokyo earned $1 million from an official Olympics-branded cigarette the last time it hosted the competition. Half a century on, Governor Yoichi Masuzoe is looking to restrict smoking before the 2020 Summer Games. “I want to do this,” Masuzoe said on a F
Business Week/Bloomberg
added Aug 21, 2014 13:30

[Illinois] Emanuel urged to ban smoking in city parks, apply cigarette tax to other tobacco products

“Chicago’s beaches and playlots are smoke-free, but the parks themselves are not,” Joel Africk, president and CEO of the Respiratory Health Association, told a City Hall news conference called to kick off Smoking Cessation Awareness Week. “New York City
Chicago Sun-Times
added Aug 21, 2014 13:25

[Oregon] Beach smoking restrictions hearings set

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department reminds people wishing to comment on proposed rules that would restrict smoking of tobacco products on the ocean shore recreation area will have a chance to make comments in person at four public hearings ... All hea
Daily Astorian (Astoria, OR)
added Aug 21, 2014 13:21

FRIESS: Will Nevada ever see smoke-free casinos?

Feldman believes someone in Vegas may give a totally non-smoking casino a try. The last time it was attempted was the Silver Slipper... Today, I suspect the time is right. I get that Vegas is the place where you can do all those transgressive things. But
Las Vegas (NV) Weekly
added Aug 21, 2014 13:18
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Oregon holds first public hearing on proposed coastal smoking ban

Oregon parks officials will hold an initial public hearing on Wednesday night into a plan to would make the state the first to ban smoking along its entire coastline. The Oregon Parks and Recreation Commission will conduct a series of such hearings, taki
added Aug 21, 2014 13:07

[Canada] Delegates at Canadian Medical Association meeting vote to oppose smoking of any plant substance

the nation’s doctors say Canadians shouldn’t smoke “any plant material” whatsoever, including marijuana. Delegates at the Canadian Medical Association’s general council meeting in Ottawa voted Wednesday to formally oppose the smoking of any plant substan
PostMedia News (ca)
added Aug 21, 2014 06:49

[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

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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