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Dutch court stubs out smokers' corners in cafes

A Dutch court on Tuesday upheld an appeal by anti-cigarette campaigners and barred the use of public spaces in cafes and bars reserved for smokers. Despite a general ban on smoking in restaurants, pubs and bars introduced in 2008, more than 25 percent o
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Feb 14, 2018 17:12
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[Netherlands] Dutch dentists, doctors throw weight behind big tobacco court case

Dutch family doctors’ associations and the national dentists association have thrown their weight behind the anti-smoking law suit which aims to prove the big tobacco companies deliberately conspired to make people addicts. The health professionals’ organ
DutchNews.nl (nl)
added Feb 14, 2018 17:05
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VIDEO: Indiana Medicaid work requirements fuel worries for the poor

led by Seema Verma, who... once worked for Governor Pence in Indiana, where she tested out her conservative policies... Now she’s taking her vision even further, by ... making smokers pay more for public insurance
PBS
added Feb 14, 2018 10:22
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tobacco use in lgbt communities

As the LGBT community gained more social and political acceptance, especially in the 1990s, marketers took notice. Industry documents show that tobacco companies were aware of high smoking rates among sexual minorities, and marketing plans show their eff
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Feb 14, 2018 04:07
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State Restrictions of e-Cigarette Use Has Slowed

CDC researchers assessed 5 types of state and territorial laws: those that ban the use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and conventional tobacco smoking in restaurants, bars, and worksites; require a retail license to sell e-cigarettes; prohibit s
JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association
added Feb 14, 2018 03:29
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[North Carolina] CONVERTING TOBACCO FIELDS INTO SOLAR FARMS CAN SAVE HALF A MILLION LIVES A YEAR

As demand for solar energy grew in recent years, so did the need for land for solar farms...the answer may be in converting tobacco plantations into energy generators. The approach would kill two birds with one stone—it would reduce the production of tob
JSTOR
added Feb 14, 2018 03:21
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[Maine] Lobbyists Mingled With State Lawmakers At Democrats' Closed-Door Policy Retreat

When Democratic legislators gathered in a hotel in Portland, Maine...“Nicotine Without Smoke: How to Reduce the Harm of Smoking,” featuring Dr. Saul Shiffman...adviser to Pinney Associates...that works with tobacco giant Reynolds American. The company, wh
Huffington Post (blog)
added Feb 13, 2018 17:26
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BLUM: It might surprise you who else holds tobacco stock

Like the vast majority of universities, academia's largest retirement provider of financial services, TIAA (Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association), hasn't sold its tobacco stocks, which are simply too lucrative. ...TIAA created a separate investment
AL.com
added Feb 12, 2018 21:06
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[Canada] Legal Weed Is a Canadian Landlord's Nightmare

With Prime Minister Justin Trudeau set to legalize recreational weed in July, apartment owners are concerned about safety and potential damage to their buildings if tenants grow plants and smoke up in their units. Landlords are lobbying provincial govern
Bloomberg News
added Feb 12, 2018 20:54
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Florida Supreme Court Declines To Review $18 Million Tobacco Verdict ($$)

an Engle progeny trial in which tobacco companies argued for a new trial because of the trial court’s failure to dismiss a juror for prejudice against tobacco companies...Andy Allen Sr. sued R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA Inc. on behalf o
Lexis Nexis
added Feb 12, 2018 20:52
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