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Tobacco farmers oppose single excise tax rate

November 14th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco news Tags:

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Tobacco farmers have expressed their opposition to a proposal of the Department of Finance (DOF) to impose a single excise tax rate on tobacco products.

The National Federation of Tobacco Farmers’ Associations and Cooperatives Inc. (NAFTAC) also appealed to lawmakers to postpone the implementation of the proposed new excise tax scheme on tobacco and alcohol products due to its negative impact on their livelihood
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Mumbai students to take anti-tobacco pledge

November 14th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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Students from schools and colleges across the state will together read a pledge titled Tambaku matlab Khallas (Tobacco means The End) on Children’s Day on Monday. The pledge reading ceremony will kickstart a huge campaign against tobacco consumption by the youth.

A circular dated November 11 issued by the state’s higher and technical education department, has directed all educational institutes to carry out a collective reading of the anti-tobacco pledge on November 14. Ream more »

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Feds continue to take tough stance on medical marijuana

November 14th, 2011 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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A recent poll in Montana supporting stricter medical marijuana regulations follows on the heels of a tougher stance by the federal government in states that allow medical marijuana.
According to a poll of 411 adults taken by Montana State University-Billings, 62 percent of respondents supported the Montana Legislature’s recent overhaul of the state’s medical marijuana act. Ream more »

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Top Retail Stores Given Warnings for Selling Cigarettes to Kids

November 14th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco industry Tags:

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Savannah Martinez is a teenager who has strong opinions about cigarettes and smoking. She said, “It’s really bad for people, so I wouldn’t do it.”
That is all thanks to her mom, Stephanie Molina. She said, “I do it but, I tell her, don’t do it, it’s not good, you know.”
But not all teens feel the same way. Studies show about 20% of high school students smoke. Ream more »

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UW-Eau Claire tobacco policy in discussion

November 14th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco news Tags:

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At the most recent Student Senate meeting, you brought up ongoing discussions to develop a smoking plan for the UW-Eau Claire campus. Can you catch us up on where those discussions sit right now?
Yeah, last year the University Senate (which comprises faculty and academic staff) passed a resolution in favor of a tobacco ban on campus. And then the Student Senate didn’t completely agree with that resolution, so it passed its own resolution calling for a sensible plan to smoking on campus and tobacco. Ream more »

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Man Claims Teens Smoke Pot At Park

November 11th, 2011 Posted in Teens smoking Tags:

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A concerned citizen tells KRDO Newschannel 13 that he is worried about the safety of teenagers in his neighborhood.
David Oliver lives next to John “Prairie Dog” O’Byrne Park, a few blocks away from Palmer High School, and said he often sees teens smoking pot from his balcony.
“This is one of the things many of them invest their free time in. They’re not hitting the books, they’re hitting the weed instead,” said Oliver. Ream more »

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Court moved against Shisha cafes

November 11th, 2011 Posted in smoking hookah Tags:

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A PETITION has been filed in the Lahore High Court for implementation of the Prohibition of Smoking and Protection of Non-Smokers Health Ordinance 2002 and action against cafes and restaurants providing Shisha facilities in the City.

The Society of Alternative Media and Research (SAMAR) has filed the petition through Khurram Hashmi, its coordinator on the Coalition for Tobacco Control-Pakistan. The petitioner, submitting his organisation was working for restricting on Shisha whose use was rising at alarming rate, especially among the youth. Ream more »

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Shisha bar forced to close down after plans breach

November 11th, 2011 Posted in smoking hookah Tags:

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A shisha bar which opened without the correct planning permission has closed.

Retrospective plans were submitted after the bar opened in the back yard of a takeaway in Friargate, Preston.

But the application, which included a timber canopy, was turned down by planners concerned about the appearance of the structure and noise.
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Synthetic Marijuana Ban In Chicago?

November 11th, 2011 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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Three Chicago City Council members led by Alds. Matt O’Shea (19th) and Ed Burke (14th) on Wednesday unveiled an ordinance that would outlaw synthetic marijuana or any products resembling the effects of taking the drug.

The ordinance [PDF] would prohibit the sale of synthetic marijuana, defined as “any product, whether described as tobacco, potpourri, herbs, incense, spice, aromatic, or any combination thereof” including a number of non-prescription substances with a chemical structure or pharmacological effect similar to marijuana, within Chicago’s city limits.
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Pharmacy tobacco sales ban on radar

November 11th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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Barnstable was the first town on Cape Cod to ban smoking in restaurants, and it is poised to be the first to consider the ban of tobacco products at pharmacies and stores with pharmacies in them. Board of Health Chairman Dr. Wayne Miller told his colleagues this week that he would like to consider similar regulations to the ones adopted by the Boston Public Health Commission.

“I believe this board has always been proactive in tobacco health issues, so I would like us to consider this,” he said at the close of the Nov. 8 meeting. Ream more »

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