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Senate Democrats go after tobacco tax loophole to increase revenue

A group of Democratic senators introduced a bill Thursday that would close tax loopholes for tobacco companies, generating $3.6 billion in revenue over 10 years.
The Hill
added Feb 1, 2013 16:37
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[Missouri] Call for "All or Nothing" on St. Joseph's Proposed Smoking Ordinance

The public is sounding off Thursday night about a proposed smoking ban. It is the second in a series of public meetings at City Hall. The proposed ordinance would ban smoking in all indoor place with exceptions being made for bars with fewer than 49 sea
KQTV St.JoeChannel (St. Joseph, MO)
added Feb 1, 2013 16:19
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[Indiana] City won't negotiate settlement in lawsuits opposing indoor smoking ban

No settlement will be negotiated in lawsuits filed by owners of taverns and private clubs challenging Evansville’s indoor smoking ban, the city’s attorney has said. The litigation was filed in July in U.S. District Court. Although representatives of both
Evansville (IN) Courier & Press
added Jan 30, 2013 10:59
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[Minnesota] Senators seek to close 'little cigar' loophole

Sens. Kari Dziedzic, DFL-Minneapolis, and Carla Nelson, R-Rochester, introduced bills to close what they say is a loophole in state laws that allows these tobacco products to be sold at lower prices, and to be flavored, making them appeal to younger smok
Minneapolis (MN) Star Tribune
added Jan 28, 2013 22:52
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[Bangladesh] Health leaders warn that designated smoking areas threaten public health

Local and international experts warned this week that designated smoking areas in restaurants and workplaces, as allowed in Bangladesh’s proposed Bill for Amending Smoking and Tobacco Products Usage (Control) Act, 2005, will threaten the health of citizen
Asian Tribune
added Jan 26, 2013 05:14
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Businesses find loopholes in South Dakota law banning smoking

Two years after taking effect places like Ike's Bingo, in North Sioux City, have cut a long hole in wall that's covered by a soffit. Smoker's are happy because they don't have to go outside, and it's legal. Some lawmakers blame loose wording for the loo
KTIV TV Channel 4 (Sioux City, IA)
added Jan 23, 2013 02:56
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[Indiana] Legislature unlikely to toughen Ind. smoking ban

An extension of Indiana's statewide smoking ban to include bars is unlikely to happen this year, with legislators saying this week more time is needed to see the effects of the current ban. The exemption for bars is the largest of the loopholes included
AP - Associated Press
added Jan 19, 2013 18:00
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[Minnesota] Legislator wants to ban actors from smoking on stage

A state senator wants to outlaw actors from puffing away as part of plays. Democratic Sen. Barb Goodwin of Columbia Heights introduced her bill doing that on Thursday.
AP - Associated Press
added Jan 18, 2013 07:53
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[Missouri] Sparks fly over bill on smoking loopholes

About a dozen speakers weighed in regarding Councilman Mike O’Mara’s bill, introduced at the council’s regular meeting in Clayton, to permanently remove almost all exemptions to the ban.
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added Jan 17, 2013 08:01
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[Missouri] St. Louis County rethinking smoking ban exemptions

Councilman Mike O'Mara said he will introduce a measure Tuesday in an effort to "level the playing field" for businesses that must comply with the ban while their competitors do not. "I've heard from too many owners of bars and restaurants who have conv
Southeast Missourian
added Jan 14, 2013 10:06
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