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Anti-smoking Legislation to be Dispatched to Senate

August 2nd, 2012 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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Following the president’s approval of many aspects of the legislation, the Senate’s Health Commission will send a draft law proposing more non-smoking environments to the Chilean Senate next week.

“We can’t enact this law in a rushed an improvised manner. We must look for the best solution so that this law lasts for many years,” Independent Democratic Union (UDI) senator Gonzalo Uriarte began, according to Chilean newspaper La Tercera.
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State resumes its tobacco quit line

August 2nd, 2012 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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Washington’s toll-free tobacco quit line is back in operation, one year after it was forced to shut down as a victim of the state’s budget problems.

“We’re thrilled to provide assistance to people again,” said Tim Church, a spokesman for the state Department of Health. “It’s been embarrassing to be the only state in the country that didn’t provide quit line help for people who didn’t have insurance.”
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Kansas City wants to discourage smoking in parks

July 30th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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Years ago, Kansas City banned smoking in public buildings, including bars and restaurants. Now city officials are turning their attention to outdoor public spaces — namely parks.

There’s no move yet to ban smoking in parks. But the city will post signs in the next few weeks in specific parks and near playgrounds to discourage people from smoking.
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FDA Commish’s act on the Tobacco Control Act

July 26th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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In an op-ed for Reuters, Dr. Margaret Hamburg, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, boasts about the success of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. The news would be quite welcome — if only it were true.

The bill, signed into law by President Obama three years ago, was supposed to reduce the devastating toll of cigarette smoking. Ream more »

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MPs Reassure Tobacco Companies About The Tobacco Control Bill

July 25th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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MPs advocating for the Tobacco Control Bill have asked Tobacco companies to accept the proposed bill on Tobacco control to regulate the activities and practices of tobacco companies to protect the public from Tobacco related diseases and hazards.

During a tobacco control bill public hearing at Serena hotel in Kampala the mover of the Tobacco control bill, Dr. Chris Baryomunsi said that they need the law regulating tobacco industry in Uganda by the end of this year. Ream more »

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5 Trafficked $6.4M Of Untaxed Cigarettes

July 25th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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A year-long multi-agency investigation into the illegal trafficking of untaxed cigarettes concluded with the arrest of five defendants and the seizure of more than 100 cases of cigarettes and more than $958,000 in cash.

Prosecutors said that beginning in July 2011, a confidential informant began working with the DA’s Office, the New York Police Department, and the Queens DA’s Office, on a joint investigation into the illegal sale of untaxed cigarettes. Ream more »

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Anti-tobacco programs see funding cuts in NC

July 24th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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Funding to stop teen smoking is getting snuffed out in North Carolina.
Lawmakers eliminated most of the money for anti-tobacco programs statewide, and that means huge cuts to Mecklenburg County.
Caroline Debello is a rising Myers Park senior. This fall, Debello’s passion to stop smoking was supposed to be a part-time job. She planned to travel the state to share her message for an organization called TRU, Tobacco Reality Unfiltered. Ream more »

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Court blocks local cigarette warning requirements

July 23rd, 2012 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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In a defeat for anti-smoking advocates, a U.S. appeals court has ruled that cities cannot force tobacco retailers to post graphic warnings next to cigarette displays.

The decision blocks a 2009 rule adopted by the New York City Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene that required retailers to display one of three signs near cigarette racks. Ream more »

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A smoke-free example that can pave the way for others

July 19th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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The shisha smoke is thick, almost motionless, like a dawn mist rising slowly over a swamp. This serene smoke-scape is a fragile thing, and the illusion of permanence is shattered by the energetic table staff delivering food, drinks and charcoal. The smoke swirls and dances in their wake, a visible reminder of the invisible world surrounding us. Ream more »

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Tobacco giant steps up campaign against anti-smoking measures

July 19th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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Tobacco giant Phillip Morris is stepping up its campaign against anti-smoking measures.

At noon today, the company launched a new website, which highlights four key issues facing smokers. Issues highlighted on the site include increased tobacco taxes, which have been hiked by over 30 per cent since last April and new retail display rules for tobacco products.
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