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[Massachusetts] Local town may be first in nation to prohibit tobacco sales

Board of Health in Westminster, a small town north of Worcester, is studying a proposal to prohibit the sale of any product with tobacco or nicotine. The community would be the first in the state and the nation to ban all tobacco sales.
WFXT-TV FOX25 (Dedham, MA)
added Oct 28, 2014 12:14

FDA Tobacco Compliance Webinars

October 29, 2014 at 2 PM - Update on Substantial Equivalence (SE) reports and a discussion of the recently published final guidance on grandfathered tobacco products. The guidance provides information on what is needed to demonstrate that a tobacco prod
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
added Oct 27, 2014 15:25

FDA to Host Tobacco Webinar on Substantial Equivalents

The webinar series, which began in 2010, is designed to provide FDA tobacco compliance education and information to retailers and small businesses. Wednesday’s webinar, which will take place at 2 pm (EDT), will include an update on Substantial Equivalenc
National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS)
added Oct 27, 2014 15:25

Dartmouth researchers unveil first real-time secondhand smoke sensor

The plug-in device will be marketed initially to hotels to enforce no-smoking rules, but it also is attracting interest from rental car companies, apartment buildings, public housing, condominium associations, dormitories, nursing homes, jails and other
added Oct 27, 2014 15:24

[UK] Calls for smoking ban on beaches as litter chokes sea life

Cornwall-based Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) said action must be taken to reduce marine litter by 50% in the next six years and the consequences of failing to act are unthinkable. The group, which is based in St Agnes, has presented a legal framework to
Western Morning News (uk)
added Oct 27, 2014 15:15

Researchers unveil first real-time secondhand smoke sensor

Dartmouth College researchers are going to market with the first-ever sensor that detects secondhand and thirdhand tobacco and marijuana smoke in real time.
Medical Xpress (
added Oct 27, 2014 14:53

[UK] MPs shall go to the ball … thanks to more than £100,000 of free hospitality

Tobacco companies were among the most prolific providers of corporate hospitality to MPs, with JTI, the maker of Benson & Hedges and Silk Cut cigarettes, offering hospitality to nine MPs. Imperial Tobacco provided three MPs with VIP tickets to, and hospi
The Guardian (uk)
added Oct 27, 2014 10:09

[Asia, Malaysia] KHOR: Tobacco, health and trade rules - Global Trends

Many governments are fighting back against the Big Tobacco onslaught, with Malaysia taking a lead role on two important fronts: the Tobacco Control Convention and the TPPA. Malaysian non-governmental org­anisations such as the Ma­laysian Council for Toba
The Star (my)
added Oct 27, 2014 10:06

[Washington] Tobacco, taxes and treaty rights: In pursuit of a cigarette empire

Wheeler, owner of King Mountain Tobacco, argues that cigarettes manufactured on tribal land are shielded from state and federal tobacco taxes by the Yakama Nation’s treaty. The company stopped making federal excise tax payments in 2011 but has since resu
Yakima (WA) Herald
added Oct 26, 2014 20:13

Child labor on tobacco farms fought

Two years after the Obama administration backed off a rule that would have banned children from dangerous agriculture jobs, public health advocates and lawmakers are trying anew to get kids off tobacco farms.
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 26, 2014 19:30
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