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[Maryland] E-Cigarette Bill Could Weaken Smoke-Free Law

Baltimore City is on the fence with whether the use of e-cigarettes should be allowed in public places. As Pat Warren reports, city council passed the bill under protest from a certain organization. The American Cancer Society wants the mayor to veto the
WJZ 13 (Baltimore, MD)
added Nov 26, 2014 10:54
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[Maryland] Opinion: Gambling on Baltimore's e-cigarette bill is bad for health and business

It is hard to understand the rationale of the Baltimore City Council in passing a law that prohibits the use of e-cigarettes in all workplaces but carves out an exception for restaurants, bars and casinos. This action not only seems to contradict Marylan
Baltimore (MD) Business Journal
added Nov 25, 2014 10:30
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[Canada] Alberta to phase in flavoured tobacco ban legislation, but exempts menthol

Health Minister Stephen Mandel said Thursday the legislation — to be phased in — will still protect young people from the dangers of other flavoured tobacco. After a year of study since the law was passed, the government decided that banning the popular
Canadian Press
added Nov 21, 2014 11:58
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[Canada] Gélinas: Close loopholes in sale of flavoured tobacco

NDP health and long-term care critic France Gélinas is re-introducing a bill to ban the sale of all flavoured tobacco products including menthol. Gélinas’ bill will close loopholes New Democrats identified years ago that the government has not yet addre
Northern Life (ca)
added Nov 20, 2014 12:47
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[Nebraska] High court stubs out state appeal for cigar bar smoking

The Nebraska Supreme Court on Wednesday denied without comment a request by the state to rehear the Big John's Billiards v. Nebraska case, the latest legal challenge to the state's indoor smoking ban by the Omaha pool hall.
Lincoln (NE) Journal Star
added Nov 15, 2014 08:48
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[Canada] Alberta exempting menthol cigarettes under flavoured tobacco ban

The Alberta government is banning the sale of some flavoured tobacco products in a bid to curb youth smoking -- but is still allowing the sale of menthol cigarettes. Health Minister Stephen Mandel defended the exclusion, saying that Alberta needs to "d
CBC News (ca)
added Nov 13, 2014 23:17
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[Pennsylvania] EDITORIAL: Smoke out: The Legislature must fix the indoor tobacco law

Despite the state’s indoor smoking ban of 2008, smokers can light up on large portions of the gambling floors at casinos, bars that don’t serve much food, private clubs, fundraisers and truck stops... This state can do better, and it’s something for lawma
Pittsburgh (PA) Post-Gazette
added Nov 11, 2014 01:53
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Usefulness of e-cigarettes questioned by Erie County official, CDC

Nonetheless, if you walk into that same restaurant or bar today where cigarettes have been long forbidden, you may still find smokers … e-cigarette smokers, and their numbers are on the rise.
Buffalo (NY) News blogs
added Nov 7, 2014 17:09
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[Pennsylvania] Pa. legislation targets secondhand smoke loopholes

“We are urging the general public to contact their legislator to amend [the state antismoking] law to extend it to casinos and bars, which currently have waivers,” Ms. Petrow said. “But at this point I think it’s an uphill battle. It simply is a low prio
Pittsburgh (PA) Post-Gazette
added Oct 30, 2014 13:23
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Pennsylvania’s Secondhand Smoke Loopholes; Dangerous Highway Guardrails?

Anti-smoking advocates say that loopholes in Pennsylvania’s workplace smoking ban are exposing employees who work in bars and casinos to harmful secondhand smoke. Legislation to close those loopholes is stuck in a state committee
GOVEXEC.com
added Oct 30, 2014 13:22
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