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Austrian no-smoking petition against government reaches 500,000 mark

Half a million Austrians have signed a petition calling for a smoking ban in bars and restaurants, embarrassing the ruling coalition of conservatives and far right that has championed both direct democracy and the right to smoke. No smoking signs are see
Reuters
added Mar 8, 2018 17:49
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[North Carolina] Health group recognizing towns with tobacco-free parks

A local health promotion group is recognizing the towns of Ayden and Winterville for implementing tobacco-free parks in their community. Pitt Partners for Health, a coalition aimed at improving the health of Pitt County, will present certificates to repr
Greenville (NC) Daily Reflector
added Mar 8, 2018 17:47
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[Canada] Will the Hampstead smoking ban do more harm than good?

“As a health group, we’ve worked for decades to try and control tobacco use inside public areas and in the workplace,” said François Damphousse of the Non-Smokers Rights Association. “We want people to smoke outside, not inside. “This kind of initiative
Montreal Gazette (ca)
added Mar 8, 2018 17:47
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[Canada] Ottawa health unit pot proposals attacked by Colorado critic

Ottawa Public Health is recommending a provincial ban on cannabis smoking and vaping in condos, apartments and even cannabis lounges, a move some critics say would simply drive people to break the law.
CBC News (ca)
added Mar 8, 2018 15:48
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[Alaska] Smoking ban remains stuck in committee

A popular bill that would bar smoking almost everywhere in Alaska has been stuck in the House Rules Committee since January, and there’s no indication why. Half the House has signed on as cosponsors of the bill, Senate Bill 63, which passed the Senate l
KTUU-Ch. 2 (Anchorage, AK)
added Mar 8, 2018 15:44
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[Africa, South Africa] NGO: Govt blowing smoke with new tobacco laws

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi’s promise of much stricter legislation on tobacco will degrade tobacco consumers to third-class citizens in public places, according to the Free Market Foundation (FMF).
The Citizen (za)
added Mar 8, 2018 15:13
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[South Africa] Motsoaledi says he 'hates' tobacco industry, vows stricter legislation

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has vowed to implement stricter tobacco controls, acknowledging that SA has slacked in taking action, and new legislation would be put into place to fight an industry which he 'hates' and only 'causes mayhem'.
Health24 News [INACTIVE]
added Mar 8, 2018 03:25
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[South Africa] More vague promises to ban smoking in public places

In 2013‚ Motsoaledi told The Times newspaper he would enforce plain packaging on cigarettes. Five years later‚ he made the same promise at a global anti-smoking conference which is held in Africa for the first time. “There should be no space for smoking
The Herald (za)
added Mar 8, 2018 03:17
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[Africa, South Africa] New SA smoking laws ‘in two weeks’

Regulations to ban smoking in all public spaces, remove branding from cigarettes packs and control electronic cigarettes will be published in the next two weeks.
Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added Mar 8, 2018 03:16
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[Canada] Quebec town's plan to ban public smoking could do more harm than good: advocate

Francois Damphousse says the law will force more people to smoke indoors, which is much more damaging to the health of those around them. “We have been working for decades to try to control smoking indoors, and we want people to go smoke outdoors, and n
Canadian Press
added Mar 8, 2018 01:13
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