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[New York] Celebrate NYC's Smoking Ban Birthday By Lighting Up In This SoHo Bar

Circa Tabac, a sultry SoHo jazz lounge that owner Lee Ringelheim said remains a smoking stronghold thanks to a legislative loophole. According to Ringelheim, the bar, which opened in 1998 at 32 Watts Street, was given an exemption on the basis that 10 pe
The Gothamist [Blog]
added May 7, 2013 09:25
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Law would allow some easing of Michigan's smoking ban

A bill is being introduced in the Michigan House that would make some changes to the state's smoking ban to allow for a little more leeway in how restaurants, bars, and private clubs can operate. State Representative Doug Geiss says that the ban we have
WKZO 590 AM (Kalamazoo, MI)
added Apr 19, 2013 13:40
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[Canary Islands, Europe, Spain] EU minimum tax legislation for cigarettes has had no effect on smoking prevalence, according to new Spanish study

Up to 2009 there is no statistically significant evidence of any reduction in smoking amongst men -- and very little evidence of a reduction in smoking amongst women -- resulting from the introduction of EU minimum tax legislation in Spain in 2006. This i
ScienceDaily
added Apr 5, 2013 14:02
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[New York] Smokers Are Welcome at This Upper East Side Bar

smoking in bars is making a comeback — or trying to. Sugar East, which opened on the Upper East Side last April, has a tobacco license thanks to the previous tenant, Merchants NY Cigar Bar, making it one of the rare places in New York where smokers don’t
New York Times
added Aug 22, 2017 20:45
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H.R.5955 - Restore Charitable Contributions of Premium Cigars to the Troops Act of 2016

Sponsor: Rep. Castor, Kathy [D-FL-14] (Introduced 09/08/2016) Committees: House - Energy and Commerce Latest Action: 09/08/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status Introduced
Congress.gov
added Sep 9, 2016 18:23
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[Florida] cigars donations are bad for the military’s health

members of the military smoke at higher rates, and recruits are highly susceptible to tobacco initiation. The American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network put it well. It would be a disservice if those protections weren’t extended to the servicemen and
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Aug 31, 2016 16:05
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[Virgin Islands] Rules OKs Cigarette Tax Increase and Cigar Factory Smoking Exemption

V.I. cigarette tax may see an increase from its current 35 percent to 45 percent, raising about half a million dollars in new revenue...The Rules and Judiciary Committee also sent on measures to allow smoking in "cigar factories" that make and sell cigars
St. Thomas (V.I.) Source
added Feb 11, 2016 19:26
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[Asia-pacific, Australia, Georgia] Could this put an end to tobacco companies for good?

This is good news for Australia because we have fought the big companies before and that clause has been used against us, particularly when Julia Gillard introduced plain packaging laws in 2012. Tobacco juggernaut Philip Morris used the ISDS clause in th
Starts at Sixty (au)
added Oct 3, 2015 19:41
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[Texas] Health panelists resign as Irving council exempts businesses from smoking ban

But a grandfather clause in the new law exempts several existing business from the ban. The 6-3 vote to pass it prompted abrupt resignations from city health board members and rebukes from advocates who have spent months pushing for a total, immediate ba
Dallas Morning News
added Feb 22, 2015 10:55
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[Japan] Health ministry proposing more lenient secondhand smoke regulations

Business establishments (but maybe not the people) may now breathe a little bit easier as Japan's Health Ministry has proposed lenient regulations on secondhand smoke. Revisions on the Industrial Safety and Health Act backed by the health ministry on Feb
Japan Daily Press (jp)
added Feb 21, 2014 13:15
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