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Law barring public smoking now before Jonathan

The National Tobacco Control Bill has been sent to President Goodluck Jonathan for assent. The four-year old bill which is expected to introduce firm regulation on smoking and tobacco use, left the National Assembly on Tuesday, a source said. “We sent the bill yesterday (Tuesday),” said an official of the National Assembly’s legal unit who spoke […]

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Tobacco-manufacturing units cock a snook at SC ban order

Jaipur: Gutkha and paan masala manufacturing companies have been violating norms with impunity on plastic pouches. A state-based federation of NGOs held a random market survey to find that plastic pouches were still in use with production date marked before March 2011. Earlier, Supreme Court...

Link to Morgantown Could Delay Smoking Ban for Months

Morgantown Could Delay Smoking Ban for Months

The city of Morgantown might be looking to delay their smoking ban until the entire county is on board with uniform regulations. On Tuesday night, city council was asked to encourage the opportunity for the city and county to work together on one unified set...

Link to Vote on Expanded Smoking Ban Delayed in Georgia’s DeKalb County

Vote on Expanded Smoking Ban Delayed in Georgia’s DeKalb County

International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers AssociatDeKalb County Commissioners have delayed voting on a proposed expansion of their smoking ban, despite pressure from county’s Board of Health. The delay was supported by the Columbus, Georgia-based ion. The commissioners are listening to both sides, and we...

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Colleges tell smokers, ‘You’re not welcome here

CNN) — This summer, a group of University of Kentucky students and staff has been patrolling campus grounds — scouting out any student, employee or visitor lighting a cigarette. Unlike hall monitors who cite students for bad behavior, theTobacco-free Take Action! volunteers approach smokers, respectfully ask them...

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Victoria to ban sale of bongs

While cannabis is illegal to buy or use, its primary delivery device, a bong, is widely available for sale. Ice pipes and cocaine kits are already banned from sale in Victoria. From January 1, 2012, it will be illegal to display and sell bongs, bong...

Link to Council touts work at home smoking ban

Council touts work at home smoking ban

The initiative, which will not apply to politicians in the municipality, has been criticised by the health and safety officer, according to the local Helsingborgs Dagblad daily. “Moralistic and ridiculous,” said Högni Hansson. Several municipalities in Sweden have already introduced a blanket smoking ban on...

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Abu Dhabi Says No To Smoking

The Health Authority – Abu Dhabi (HAAD), the regulatory body of health care sector in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, announced today a comprehensive plan to combat tobacco use in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The program slogan is “Abu Dhabi Says No to Smoking”....