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Japan OKs 1st anti-smoking law, but seen as lax and partial

The upper house approved and enacted the bill into law Wednesday after it was approved earlier by the lower house. Last month, Tokyo separately enacted a stricter ordinance banning smoking at all eateries that have employees, to protect them from second
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 18, 2018 15:23
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Revised law still allows smoking in most bars and restaurants

Japan will host a far from smoke-free Olympics after watered-down revisions to the passive smoking law passed in the Upper House on July 18 let most bars and restaurants off the hook. The revision of the Health Promotion Law will permit smoking at eatin
Asahi Shimbum (jp)
added Jul 18, 2018 15:17
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[Tennessee] Nashville exempt from public housing smoking ban, MDHA says

But MDHA has converted almost all of its public housing to Section 8 housing — which exempts Nashville from this smoke-free rule, according to Jamie Berry, communications director for MDHA. Berry said 18 of their 20 housing facilities have been converte
The Tennessean
added Jul 16, 2018 12:50
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[Texas] Round Rock may expand indoor smoking ban to include bars

The Round Rock City Council is set to vote Thursday night on possibly taking bars off the list of places that still allow smoking. If the change to the ordinance is approved, a city spokesman said that would affect seven bars in town. The mayor says the
KXAN-TV36 (Austin, TX)
added Jul 16, 2018 14:20
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GLANTZ: FDA Should Not Create a Separate Category for So-Called “Premium Cigars” Because it has Already Correctly Concluded that there is No Appropriate Public Health Justification to Exclude Premium Cigars from Regulation

My collegaues at UCSF and I just submitted this public comment...Since all cigars – including so-called “premium cigars” – meet the definition of “tobacco products,” they should be regulated as tobacco products, and there is no rational basis (other than
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Jul 13, 2018 23:58
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Smoking will be banned in public housing nationwide at end of July

Starting July 31, U.S. Housing and Urban Development will prohibit the use of cigarettes, cigars and pipes in all public housing units and common areas, as well as any outdoor area within 25 feet of public housing grounds. The ban does not apply to e-cig
CBS News.com
added Jul 12, 2018 21:00
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] ‘Life or death’: Tokyo pub owners fear impact of tougher smoking laws

Under an anti-smoking ordinance adopted by the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly last month, the 73-year-old owner of a small udon (wheat noodles) restaurant in the Takadanobaba district will soon have to make a choice: declare the entire interior nonsmoking o
Japan Times (jp)
added Jul 19, 2018 21:17
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EDITORIAL: Our opinion: Smoke-free Iowa doesn't apply at casinos

It’s disingenuous to tout the state’s smoke-free environment and then, in an effort to preserve state gambling revenue, force casino workers to continue enduring an indoor smoking environment. A decade is long enough. It’s time to end the loophole that
Dubuque (IA) Telegraph-Herald
added Jul 2, 2018 15:26
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[Canada] Ban on smoking legal pot on public streets looms in Penticton

The City of Penticton’s planning manager will recommend to city council next week that it should ban smoking or vaping of cannabis in all public spaces when recreational marijuana becomes legal on Oct. 17. Planning manager Blake Laven says the framewor
Global News (ca)
added Jun 28, 2018 21:41
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[California] Pot tourists can smoke it where they buy it in San Francisco

there's nothing like the Barbary Coast lounge almost anywhere in the United States, a conundrum confronting many marijuana enthusiasts who find it increasingly easy to buy pot but harder to find legal places to smoke it. Only California permits marijuana
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 28, 2018 21:38
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