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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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[Nebraska] Smoking temporarily allowed at cigar bars

Liquor Control Commission officials have decided to allow smoking at cigar bars while the Nebraska Supreme Court considers an appeal to its ruling that the state's cigar bar exemption is unconstitutional.
Lincoln (NE) Journal Star
added Oct 24, 2014 14:06
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[Australia] Aussie health groups aim to clamp down on shisha smoking

A coalition of public health groups is working to close a loophole in legislation that allows the smoking of waterpipes in enclosed areas.
Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) (au)
added Oct 23, 2014 14:02
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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
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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
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[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
GoLocalPDX
added Oct 5, 2014 02:51
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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
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[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
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[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
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