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From today, hookahs to be out of bars in Gurgaon

November 29th, 2011 Posted in smoking hookah Tags:

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From today, the fashionable hookahs would be removed from all the bars in Gurgaon as the district administration has invoked a ban on the ethnic device used for smoking nicotine-rich drugs. A drive would be launched from Tuesday to seal the hookah bars with the help of police, if their owners refuse to remove hookahs, officials of the Haryana Food and Drugs Administration (HFDA) said. Ream more »

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Tobacco lobbies silenced link to global warming

November 29th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco news Tags:

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Politics, not science, is the root of the global warming debate, Dr. Naomi Oreskes argued Thursday afternoon. When it comes to the science, she said, there is no debate.
Oreskes demonstrated throughout her lecture there has been a scientific consensus about the validity of global warming dating back to the 1900s. The sole scientific debate that has existed in any point of time was over the effects of global warming and when it would occur – both of these debates have since been settled in the scientific community. Ream more »

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A Holiday Without Cigarettes: Smoking Ban To Hit Bali

November 29th, 2011 Posted in Smoking ban Tags:

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Bali visitors as well as locals might find it harder to smoke on the tropical island after the provincial legislature passed a new bylaw on Anti-Smoking Areas on Monday.

“I want all people to be healthy and the bylaw is an implementation of the 2009 Health Law,” Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika said after attending the Bali legislative council (DPRD) plenary meeting.

“Regarding this smoking ban in tourism centers, I think tourists will understand. Instead, it is Bali’s people who often do not understand.” Ream more »

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City smoking ban may extend to outdoor dining

November 29th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco ban Tags:

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Smokers may soon find even fewer places to light up in Mountain View as a ban on smoking in outdoor dining areas is set to come before the City Council early next year.

A meeting is set for 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 29, for residents to discuss the proposal inside the plaza conference room at City Hall.

The proposed ban would mean no smoking allowed at most outdoor dining areas within city limits, including those of restaurants and picnic areas in public parks. Ream more »

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Marijuana dispensary near Nipomo hits snag

November 29th, 2011 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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A county resident’s plan to open a medical marijuana collective near Nipomo was brought to a halt after the building owners — including former local lawmaker and Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado — indicated they had never agreed to lease or sell the property for that use. In October, David Rosenthal submitted an application to the San Luis Obispo County Planning and Building Department for a permit to open a collective at 115 Cuyama Lane that would also include some holistic health services and classes. Ream more »

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Mayor seeks ban on smoking at Civic Center plaza

November 28th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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Patrons of Oceanside’s Civic Center library who step outside for a breath of fresh air will no longer be confronted with clouds of cigarette smoke under a proposal by Mayor Jim Wood.
Wood wants to ban smoking in the city’s Civic Center complex, which includes the library, City Hall and an open air plaza and fountain.
“Everybody hangs out around the fountain out there and the library,” said Wood, a nonsmoker. “It’s kind of a congregation of smokers.” Ream more »

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Marijuna isn’t approved as medicine

November 28th, 2011 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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Edwin Stickney’s guest opinion is ill-informed on both the law and the scientific facts regarding so-called “medical” marijuana. Stickney accuses the president of “reneging” on his pledge to support marijuana — but in reality the so-called “Ogden” memo was never the green light marijuana legalization advocates hoped for from the administration. The memo specifically acknowledges that federal law renders marijuana — for any use — illegal, Ream more »

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Tobacco farmers asked to grow recommended variety only

November 28th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco companies Tags:

Tobacco Company of Brazil
The tobacco growers have been asked not to cultivate the non-recommended variety (NRV) of tobacco to avoid the dilemma like the previous year, when the tobacco producing, manufacturing, and export companies refused to purchase their crops.

The tobacco companies on Thursday held a meeting with the Pakistan Tobacco Board (PTB), which was chaired by its acting chairman and secretary, Noman Bashir, at the PTC head office on Thursday. Ream more »

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Taking on big tobacco for health-care costs

November 28th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco companies Tags:

Imperial Tobacco Canada
The provincial government is making a wise move by joining a legal consortium to recover its expenditures on smoking-related illnesses from big tobacco. It simply makes sense to take advantage of the expertise developed by those already pursuing those costs in other jurisdictions. And partnering with other provinces in legal representation should also be cheaper for Island taxpayers. Ream more »

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Tobacco Control Cell seeks explanation over tobacco ads

November 28th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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The Tobacco Control Cell has sent an explanation notice to a tobacco giant for getting published advertisements in national dailies and magazines in violation of anti-tobacco rules.
The letter bearing signature of Director General, Tobacco Control Cell, Dr Assad Hafeez directed the Philip Morris International Pakistan to submit a written reply in seven day of the receipt of this letter under the relevant law, says a press statement on Saturday. Ream more »

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