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[California] Vaping-friendly legislation killed by Congress

Congress has killed the vaping industry’s big hope for curbing the FDA’s “deeming” regulations, which e-cigarette vendors consider onerous, the American Vaping Association said Monday. However, another lobbying group, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids,
San Diego (CA) Union-Tribune
added May 4, 2017 00:22
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Summary of FY2017 Omnibus Appropriations Act (PDF)

. The Omnibus does not include a House provision allowing thousands of unregulated tobacco products to escape full FDA review. The House provision would have exempted e-cigarettes, little cigars, cigarillos, hookah, cigars and other products from the T
Committee on Appropriations, Democrats
added May 1, 2017 17:42
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[Asia-pacific] Japan wrestles over smoking ban as Olympics loom

The ruling Liberal Democratic Party's (LDP) health committee, whose support is essential to introducing the bill in parliament, won't meet ministry officials, saying the revised bill is too strict. The committee chair, Naomi Tokashiki, acknowledges ther
Reuters
added May 2, 2017 15:40
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[Colorado] Hickenlooper vetoes bill to extend tax credit on some cigar sales

Gov. John Hickenlooper uncapped his veto pen for the first time this session to reject a bill that would extend a tax credit on cigars sold to out-of-state consumers, saying the credit hasn’t generated enough economic activity to pay for even one job.
Colorado Statesman
added Apr 29, 2017 02:41
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E-cigarette industry gains allies in regulation fight

the measure would be the latest sign of the $4.4 billion vaping industry’s growing clout in Washington. The provision favored by the industry was introduced by Reps. Tom Cole, R-Okla., and Sanford Bishop, D-Ga., and would exempt thousands of vaping produ
USA Today
added Apr 27, 2017 14:58
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[Japan] Health ministry mulls more exceptions to restaurant smoking ban due to LDP backlash

The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has begun considering expanding the scope of exceptions under a legal revision that would ban smoking in restaurants in principle, due to a backlash from Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) lawmakers.
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added Apr 27, 2017 14:20
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U.S. House bill would exempt e-cigarettes from tobacco regulations

The bill, from Republican Representative Duncan Hunter of California, would reverse the Obama administration's "Deeming Rule" which deems e-cigarettes to be tobacco products, subject to the same strict regulations governing traditional cigarettes. E-cigar
Reuters
added Apr 26, 2017 02:53
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FIRST CIGAR BRANDS RECEIVE FDA GRANDFATHER STATUS

two new companies had made the list, the first premium cigars to do so: Altadis U.S.A. and Ortega Premium Cigars, Inc. There are 105 approved cigars, but most of the initial approvals are of smaller, flavored cigars. Grandfathered products are those tha
HalfWheel
added Apr 26, 2017 12:46
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LETTER: Reader's View: Tobacco lobby threatens Minnesota's youth

This legislative session there are 13 paid tobacco lobbyists at the Capitol looking to lower the price of tobacco products in our state... Currently, the House omnibus tax bill includes measures to benefit Big Tobacco by repealing the tobacco tax inflat
Duluth (MN) News-Tribune
added Apr 20, 2017 15:05
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[Missouri] VIDEO: Housing authority steps up smoking policy

The Hornersville Housing Authority is stepping up the non-smoking policy to stop hazardous situations from happening due to smoke damage inside their homes. According to Jessica Coleman, executive director of the Hornersville Housing Authority, the main
WMC-TV Channel 5 (Memphis, TN)
added Apr 19, 2017 01:40
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