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[Asia-pacific, Taiwan] Up in Smoke: Regulations on indoor smoking to be relaxed

Smokers are breathing a sigh of relief, while nonsmokers will be gasping for air now that a draft amendment to the Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act has scrapped plans to ban smoking lounges in hotels, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and cigar lounges, healt
Taiwan News (tw)
added May 17, 2017 16:05
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Inequities in coverage of smokefree space policies within the United States [FREE FULL TEXT]

Disparities in smokefree space policies have potential to exacerbate existing health inequities. A national increase in smokefree policies to protect children in playgrounds and schools is a crucial intervention to reduce such inequities.
BioMed Central (uk)
added May 17, 2017 15:39
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[Asia-pacific, Taiwan] Draft act to keep smoking lounges in hotels, bars

A draft amendment to the Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act, which is scheduled to be sent to the Executive Yuan by the end of May, is likely to allow the continued existence of smoking lounges in hotels, restaurants, bars and nightclubs, health officials sai
Focus Taiwan
added May 17, 2017 13:32
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] LDP fails to reach consensus to pursue steps against secondhand smoke

The ruling Liberal Democratic Party has failed to come to a consensus over possible reform aimed at curbing secondhand smoke. At a sectional meeting on Monday, the LDP was unable to decide whether to adopt a plan proposed by the health ministry to ban i
Japan Times (jp)
added May 16, 2017 13:55
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Beer, cigarettes and durians for the terminally-ill

"Patients' wish for specific type of treats such as cigarettes and alcoholic drinks will be granted as long as they are not excessive in nature or detrimental to their current condition..." Nurses at Aarhus University Hospital defied no-smoking regulation
The New Paper Online (sg)
added May 15, 2017 15:20
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[Pennsylvania] Legislators oppose, want changes to state House bill expanding smoking ban

A small sampling of southwest Pennsylvania legislators’ initial thoughts on a bill that would eliminate many of the exemptions to the state’s smoking ban found either opposition or conditional support if changes are made. “The intentions of the bill are
Beaver County (PA) Times / Allegheny Times
added May 14, 2017 21:03
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[Georgia] Ban for smoking postponed

Smoking in public places in Georgia will be banned on May 1 2018, a year later than was originally planned. The author of the draft bill, Guguli Maghradze, says that the decision was made after active consultations between Parliament and the government.
The Messenger (ge)
added May 11, 2017 03:09
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[West Virginia] Wheeling-Ohio County Board of Health Takes No Action on Clean Air Law

heard more public comment regarding a current exemption to the indoor smoking ban. Three speakers urged the board to keep in place the current exemption that allows smoking in specified areas at Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack and in limited video
Wheeling (WV) Intelligencer
added May 11, 2017 00:34
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Pennsylvania House proposal would end indoor smoking in bars, casinos

House Bill 1309 , introduced Friday by House Health Committee Chairman Matthew Baker, R-Tioga County, would scrap a list of exemptions in the 2008 Clean Indoor Air Act that let some businesses continue to allow smoking under certain conditions.
Pittsburgh (PA) Tribune-Review
added May 10, 2017 04:06
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[Pennsylvania] Pa. Lawmakers Consider Smoking Ban in All Bars, Casinos

The bill would get rid of a list of exemptions in the 2008 Clean Indoor Air Act that lets businesses continue to allow smoking under certain conditions. Bars can still allow smoking under the 2008 law if 20-percent or less of its sales come from food.
KDKA-TV (Pittsburgh, PA)
added May 9, 2017 21:03
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