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EDITORIAL: Loopholes in Tobacco Regulation

The F.D.A., which has the authority to extend its jurisdiction to cigars and other tobacco products any time it wishes, should move to eliminate flavored cigars and other manipulative practices as soon as it has enough evidence. As for the disparity in t
New York Times
added Sep 1, 2012 20:54

[California] Corporate tax hike campaign criticizes tobacco exemption

A well-financed initiative campaign for a corporate tax change similar to one being negotiated in the Capitol suggested Friday night that it may continue seeking voter approval if lawmakers grant an exemption for tobacco firms.
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added Sep 1, 2012 11:59

Germany marks five years of smoking ban

Many politicians argue that if a smoking ban can work at the Oktoberfest, it can work anywhere. Indeed, Germany has had a ban on smoking in public buildings and transportation for five years. The ban also applies to government agencies, courts, buses, tr
DW World (Deutsche Welle) (de)
added Aug 31, 2012 20:27

[Canada] Victoria bylaw loophole opens door for hookah pipes

A loophole in Victoria's anti-smoking bylaw has opened the door for businesses to allow indoor smoking with hookahs, or water pipes. Medical health officer Dr. Richard Stanwick says the bylaw only bans tobacco smoke, but it doesn't prohibit people from
CBC News (ca)
added Aug 26, 2012 20:17

[Missouri] One of two anti-smoking efforts won't be on November ballot in St. Charles County

County Elections Director Rich Chrismer said Thursday that a petition drive funded heavily by Ameristar Casino fell short of the required 18,535 signatures it needed to get on the ballot.
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added Aug 25, 2012 04:38

[Missouri] Invalid Signatures Mean Casino-Backed Smoking Ban Vote Won't Be on November Ballot

Organizer Carl Bearden says he'll sue to keep another smoking ban proposed by County Councilman Joe Cronin off the November ballot.
added Aug 25, 2012 04:33

[Alabama] Mobile City Council approves far-reaching smoking ban that excludes bars (Update)

The Mobile City Council today unanimously approved a ban on smoking in most public places -- including restaurants while excluding bars -- after weeks of debate
Mobile (AL) Press-Register
added Aug 22, 2012 14:03

[Alabama] Mobile bars excluded from smoking ban passed by council

Bars in Mobile will be excluded from a ban on smoking in public places that was unanimously approved by the Mobile City Council on Tuesday.
Birmingham (AL) Business Journal
added Aug 22, 2012 14:01

[Florida] Tax Loophole Fueling Rise In Teen Tobacco Use

CBS4 news partner The Miami Herald reports that public health experts fear the trend is fueled by a federal tax loophole, one that allows small cigarette-style cigars to sell for less than regular smokes. The result: it's getting the next generation hook
added Aug 21, 2012 20:58

[Australia] Gaming areas escape smoking bans

the State Government in NSW has confirmed new smoking bans will not affect outdoor gaming areas. The new legislation, passed in NSW Parliament on Tuesday night, will ban smoking in outdoor areas such as bus stops, train stations, taxi ranks, swimming po
The Shout (au)
added Aug 17, 2012 12:29
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