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[Netherlands] Dutch court first to find that global tobacco treaty can trump national law

this case is the first time a court has cited the FCTC as the primary legal justification for overturning a weak tobacco control law. In 2011, a Belgian court cited the FCTC along with several principles of national law when eliminating an exception in a
Framework Convention Alliance (ch)
added Oct 12, 2014 11:37

Fixing ISDS vs. Excluding Tobacco Control from ISDS

why have a system where investment rules undermine public health regulation in all sectors other than tobacco? Why not just fix the investment rules so they have no chance of interfering? Tobacco is far from the only public health issue, and in my view i
International Economic Law and Policy Blog
added Oct 11, 2014 12:01

[Oregon, Washington] Vancouver Pushes for Pot Lounges to Get Around Smoking Ban

Vancouver weed businesses are pushing for pot lounges where tourists from out of state and abroad can smoke, a move that requires getting around the state's smoking ban. Washington's struggle for pot lounges could be a prelude to problems in Oregon if v
added Oct 5, 2014 02:51

Nebraska cigar, tobacco shops continue smoking war

The high court decided this week to allow the businesses to submit arguments by Oct. 6, following up on its ruling last month that struck down the exceptions in the state's smoking ban.
AP - Associated Press
added Sep 27, 2014 13:48

[District of Columbia] DC Increases Tobacco Tax But Exempts E-Cigarettes

the new tax also exempts e-cigarettes and any other products that have been approved by the FDA for smoking cessation. An e-cigarette is defined as an electronic vaporizer producing an aerosol that simulates tobacco smoking.
Tobacco Law blog— Troutman Sanders LLP
added Sep 26, 2014 07:17

[Massachusetts] Worcester health official says new tobacco regs will block loopholes

will allow the city to keep pace with "other" tobacco products that slip through regulatory loopholes. The proposed amendments include a ban on flavored tobacco products in retail establishments in the city, with the exception of tobacco shop-style store
Worcester (MA) Telegram & Gazette
added Sep 18, 2014 18:33

[China] Beijing anti-smoking bill doesn't go far enough, says professor

Wang Qingbin, an associate law professor at the China University of Political Science and Law, said the draft amendment for Beijing's anti-smoking regulations is quite disappointing. The revision only bans smoking in "shared indoor public places," compa
Xinhua Newswire
added Sep 18, 2014 07:07

[Louisiana] Abbeville Adopts Smoke-Free Air Ordinance

It forbids smoking in places like city parks, government buildings, government vehicles, and even forbids smoking inside private businesses. However, bars and bingo halls are exempt from the new ordinance.
KATC TV-3 (Lafayette, LA)
added Sep 17, 2014 17:55

[Korea - South] No-smoking policies still lacking consistency

The World Health Organization recommends banning smoking in all public indoor places, though the government has exempted cafes and restaurants with smoking booths and billiard halls from no-smoking regulations over fears of backlash.
Joong Ang Ilbo (kr)
added Sep 17, 2014 13:41

[Indiana] Editorial: Truly 'ban' smoking

We again urge council members not to bow to the claims of businesses arguing such a ban would hurt them financially, just as state lawmakers did in 2012 and city councilmen did in 2006. Last year’s results from Gallup’s annual Consumption Habits Poll fou
Kokomo (IN) Tribune
added Sep 5, 2014 13:05
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