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[New York] Doctor fired employee for smoking at home: suit

A Brooklyn woman claims she was fired from her job in a doctor’s office after one of the physicians saw a picture on Instagram of her lighting up, according to a lawsuit. Philipa Quito, 36, says her bosses at Doc Care, a medical office in Ridgewood, Quee
New York Post
added Sep 21, 2014 05:32
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[New Jersey] Letter: Override Christie's veto of smoking ban on beaches, parks

Next time you go to a playground and someone is smoking and your kids are breathing secondhand smoke, or you are lying on the beach surrounded by cigarette butts, thank Gov....The bill passed with overwhelming bipartisan support; we need an override to pr
Trenton (NJ) Times
added Sep 14, 2014 12:44
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[Arkansas] EDITORIAL: How We See It: E-Cigs Not The Same As Cigarettes

they do not represent dangers to passersby and do not, any more than the packaging of a sport drink or nutrition bar, represent a threat of more litter on trails and in parks areas. Government intervention ought to be about protecting public health and w
Morning News of NW Arkansas
added Sep 3, 2014 09:58
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[Texas] Vapers prepare for city-wide electronic cigarette ban starting Monday

They say they are being discriminated against and are being lumped in unfairly with cigarette smokers. The ban on the devices begins Monday.
El Paso (TX) Times / Borderland News
added Sep 1, 2014 03:21
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[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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6% Less smokers in Russia since smoking ban entered into force

number of smokers in Russia has dropped 6 percent since the country adopted a strong tobacco control legislation last year. The opinion poll shows that that the percentage of smokers has decreased from 41 to 35 percent in the past year.
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Aug 12, 2014 11:43
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Hiring Discrimination for Smokers, Obese Rejected in U.S.

Fewer than one in eight Americans, 12%, say companies should be allowed to refuse to hire people because they are significantly overweight. Similarly, 14% of Americans say companies should be allowed to refuse to hire smokers.
Gallup Organization
added Jul 22, 2014 16:06
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[Russia] Moscow Hookahs Lose Buzz as Tobacco Ban Hits Pipe Smoking

Vasilchuk’s Chaikona No.1 outlets no longer offer tobacco-based versions of the devices, also known as shisha, narghile or hubbly bubbly. Visitors can instead puff on steam cocktails stuffed with nicotine-free fruit mixes.
Business Week/Bloomberg
added Jun 27, 2014 10:41
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[Malaysia] Enlarging smoke-free areas might not help

Malaysian Non-Smokers' Rights Association is of the opinion that enlarge smoke-free areas will not effectively reduce the number of smokers in the country. The association urged the government to tackle the issue of smoking from educating the public since
MySinchew.com (my)
added Jun 19, 2014 10:52
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Massachusetts imposes tough smoking ban

A statewide indoor smoking ban covering work places, bars and restaurants went into effect Monday throughout Massachusetts, and public health officials said they plan to aggressively pursue violators. Smokers face a $100 fine for each violation, and busin
NBC News
added Jun 11, 2014 18:11
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