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[New York] Chamber Urges 2nd Circ. To Trim UPS Penalty In Tobacco Suit ($$)

Chamber of Commerce and others on Friday urged the Second Circuit to reverse an order from a federal judge in New York slapping UPS with $237 million in penalties for helping move untaxed cigarettes from tribal lands, arguing that the amount is unconstitu
Law360
added Oct 17, 2017 18:07
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[New York] Mayor de Blasio Signs Legislation to Better Promote Construction Site Safety, Clean Air and Government Efficiency

139-C adds non-tobacco shisha to the City’s Smoke-Free Air Act; Intro. 1075-A requires hookah bars to post signage warning of the dangers of hookah smoking; Intro. 1076-A raises the minimum age for purchasing shisha;
New York City: NYC.gov
added Oct 17, 2017 13:42
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[New Zealand] Auckland beaches, popular public spots and outdoor dining to become smokefree

Auckland Council approved a policy on Tuesday to increase the number of smokefree outdoor spaces. Beaches, al fresco dining areas and urban centres would be stamped smokefree from November, under the city's Smokefree Policy. Restaurants with footpath
Independent Newspapers Ltd. / STUFF (nz)
added Oct 17, 2017 13:37
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LETTER TO government members of the ILO Governing Body (PDF)

Dear government members of the ILO Governing Body: We, the undersigned organizations, write to express our support for the International Labour Organisation (ILO) instituting the strongest possible policies to prohibit cooperation and public-private partn
Unfairtobacco.org (Berlin Working Group on Environment and Development) (de)
added Oct 17, 2017 13:28
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The Costs of Tobacco Use in Canada, 2012 [FREE FULL TEXT]

This report is an update of the mortality and costs of tobacco use in Canada and in all provinces and territories using up-to-date reference information and data from the year 2012.
The Conference Board of Canada (ca)
added Oct 17, 2017 13:28
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The Costs of Tobacco Use in Canada, 2012.

The total costs of tobacco use were $16.2 billion, with indirect costs accounting for $9.5 billion, direct health care costs accounting for $6.5 billion, and other direct costs responsible for the remainder.
Canada.ca (ca)
added Oct 17, 2017 13:26
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[Canada] Smoking costs 45,400 lives, $16.2B in a year, study finds

There are more than 45,400 deaths in Canada attributable to smoking, and the habit cost the economy $16.2 billion in 2012, according a new study from the Conference Board of Canada. Those costs include health care, tobacco enforcement, lost productivity
CBC News (ca)
added Oct 17, 2017 13:11
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Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Calls on International Labor Organization to Drop the Tobacco Industry

A letter from nearly 200 public health organizations, labor rights groups and others sent to members of the ILO governing body this week describes how tobacco companies victimize farmers and other workers through practices including unfair pricing strate
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Oct 17, 2017 01:08
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[UK] FT Health: World Bank says ‘go big, go fast’ to stub out tobacco

Now the World Bank goes further, suggesting policymakers “go big, go fast”, tax cigarettes based on quantity not price, and use “soft earmarks” that channel revenues to public health. Ultimately governments decide on taxation. But international institut
Financial Times (uk)
added Oct 17, 2017 00:33
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[UK-Scotland] Ban smoking at home, say Scots campaigners

Last week, Dr Sean Semple, an academic from Aberdeen University, said restrictions on smoking at home may have to be imposed to protect children. Meanwhile, Ash Scotland, the charity that helped to bring about a ban on smoking in public places in 2006,
Times Of London (uk)
added Oct 16, 2017 05:46
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