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[Massachusetts] Could public pot-smoking pass muster?

Less attention has been paid to provisions of the marijuana bill (H 3776) the House passed this week that could theoretically allow people to smoke joints in public if local governments permit that activity. Braintree Rep. Mark Cusack, the House chairma
Lowell (MA) Sun
added Jun 25, 2017 22:45
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[Asia-pacific] Malaysia targets reducing smokers to 15 per cent by 2025

Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said towards meeting the objective, the ministry would be intensifying efforts to empower and promote overall health to assist smokers to kick the unhealthy habit. He said the government had carried out vario
Borneo Post (my)
added Jun 24, 2017 18:22
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[Texas] Austin City Council approves e-cigarette ban

The decision expands an ordinance the city council passed in 2005 to restrict smoking in all public places, including parks, restaurants and bars. Since then, e-cigarettes or vaping has become popular and was not included in the ordinance. For the last
KVUE (Austin, TX)
added Jun 24, 2017 18:21
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[New York] Where’s the harm?

A health-care policy advisor at the Heartland Institute has questioned whether the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) can build an argument demonstrating that vaping creates a public harm. And in replying to his own question, Dr. John Dale Dunn, M
Tobacco Reporter
added Jun 24, 2017 18:20
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GLANS/STIER/DUNN: PRESS RELEASE: HEARTLAND INSTITUTE EXPERTS COMMENT ON NEW YORK BILL TO BAN VAPING WHERE SMOKING IS BANNED

The following statements from vaping and tobacco policy experts at The Heartland Institute – a free-market think tank – may be used for attribution. For more comments, refer to the contact information below.
Heartland Institute
added Jun 24, 2017 18:20
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[Montana] LETTER: Vaping pollutes indoor air

The RiverStone Board of Health is considering a new rule on top of our existing Clean Indoor Air Act to prohibit e-cigarette use wherever smoking is also not allowed...I strongly urge the board to pass this rule.
Billings (MT) Gazette
added Jun 24, 2017 18:18
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European smokers’ group launches its Manifesto

Forest EU, a European smokers’ group, has published its 2017 Manifesto entitled ‘#SmokersAreCitizensToo’. The comprehensive, independent document looks through the policies affecting smokers in Europe and considers what alternative policies European gove
Forest EU (eu)
added Jun 24, 2017 16:54
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[Florida] Apartments head in smoke-free direction

During the past two years, the state and the Florida Apartment Association began certifying apartment complexes for restricting smoking. More than 1,131 Florida landlords and property managers have agreed to prohibit smoking in at least some areas, inclu
Orlando (FL) Sentinel
added Jun 24, 2017 14:30
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[Massachusetts] House proposed marijuana bill could allow pot smoking in public

The state’s House of Representatives marijuana bill contains a provision that could theoretically allow people to smoke joints in public if a city or town allows it. The intention is to give municipalities power to allow cannabis cafes, smoking weed at s
WWLP-22News (Springfield, MA)
added Jun 23, 2017 22:13
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[Asia-pacific] Japan’s government is in two minds about smoking

ministry of finance makes more than ¥2trn ($18bn) a year from tobacco taxes and owns about a third of Japan Tobacco... The health ministry fears that the proposed ban may now not go ahead. The Liberal Democrat Party wants smoking to remain widely permitte
The Economist
added Jun 23, 2017 15:40
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