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· Smokefree Policies
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· Washington

Council takes on smoking in parks 

Jump to full article: Mercer Island (WA) Reporter, 2012-04-03

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· Smokefree Policies
non-USA, by Country
· Canada

Harsher smoking ban hits Ottawa Monday  

Smoking prohibited on patios, city property but bylaw officers to only issue warnings
Jump to full article: CBC News (ca), 2012-04-02

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· Business (Tobacco)
· Teen Smoking/Youth
· Smokeless
USA, by State
· Rhode Island

Smokeless tobacco products resemble candy, target children, prevention leaders say  

Jump to full article: Cumberland (RI) Valley Breeze, 2012-04-03
Author: MEGHAN KAVANAUGH, Valley Breeze Staff Writer

Intro:

a team of Prevention Coalition leaders from Lincoln, North Smithfield and Woonsocket are trying to spread the word.

With smoking in public forbidden in most areas, and generally frowned upon, these awareness leaders said the tobacco industry has had to think more creatively.

In the photo above, Snus is a product that makes tobacco use more convenient, say the area's Prevention Coalition leaders Pamela Shayer and Lisa Carcifero, because the tea bag-like pouch of snuff eliminates the need for spitting.

"Cigarette use is down, but tobacco use is way up," said Pamela Shayer, coordinator of the Lincoln and North Smithfield Prevention Coalitions. "I think kids know smoking is bad, but I don't think they know that this is bad. It's marketed as a replacement."

Shayer was joined by Woonsocket Prevention Coalition Executive Director Lisa Carcifero, Woonsocket Prevention Coalition Grant Coordinator Carol Fisk, and Rhode Island Tobacco Control Network Director Lisa Carnevale for a community meeting on emerging products.

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· Smokefree Policies
· Outdoors
USA, by State
· West Virginia

Smoking Ban Proposal Could Include Most Charleston Parks 

Jump to full article: WSAZ NewsChannel 3 (Huntington, WV), 2012-04-03

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· Internet/Technology
non-USA, by Country
· Uganda

URA destroys smuggled cigarettes 

Jump to full article: The Observer (ug), 2012-04-04

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· Cross-Border/Crime
non-USA, by Country
· UK

Tilehurst man charged with smuggling half tonne of tobacco 

Jump to full article: Reading Evening Post (uk), 2012-04-04

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· Business (Tobacco)
· Tax
· Roll-your-own
USA, by State
· Iowa

Iowa lawmakers consider taxing roll-your-own cigarette machines  

Sponsors say they want to close 'technical loophole'
Jump to full article: Cedar Rapids (IA) Gazette, 2012-04-04

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· Federal/National
· Labels/Lights
· Business (General)
non-USA, by Country
· Australia

No time to draw breath for tobacco packaging ($$) 

Jump to full article: Melbourne (Vic) Herald Sun (au), 2012-04-05

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· Op-Ed
· Hookahs/Shisha / Water Pipes
non-USA, by Country
· UK

PALMER: No smoke without water: is shisha a hit or a drag?  

Jump to full article: This is Local London (uk), 2012-04-04

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· Health/Science
· Cessation
· Nicotine
· Addiction
USA, by State
· Pennsylvania

Mobile technology helps explore nicotine addiction 

Jump to full article: Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com), 2012-04-04

Intro:

Some people quit smoking on the first try while others have to quit repeatedly. Using such mobile technology as hand-held computers and smartphones, a team of researchers from Penn State and the University of Pittsburgh is trying to find out why.

"One thing that really stood out among the relapsers is how their urge to smoke just never dropped, in contrast to those who were successful in quitting for a month -- their urge dropped quickly and systematically -- almost immediately uponquitting," said Stephanie Lanza, scientific director of The Methodology Center at Penn State. "That was surprising to see."

With a new statistical model to interpret data and the ability to collect data via mobile devices, the researchers looked at how baseline nicotine dependence and negative emotional states influenced people's urge to smoke while they weretrying to quit.

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· Business (Tobacco)
· Smokefree Policies
· Hookahs/Shisha / Water Pipes
non-USA, by Country
· India

Now, Maharashtra plans ban on hookah parlours in Mumbai  

Jump to full article: India Today Magazine (in), 2012-04-04

Intro:

Years after he enforced a shutdown on dance bars in the city, Maharashtra Home Minister R.R. Patil now plans to clamp down on hookah parlours of Mumbai.

Patil said on Tuesday that the state government has been examining legalities and would in all likelihood pull the plug on such parlours by the end of the monsoon session of assembly this year.

Replying to queries citing rising concerns on mushrooming of hookah bars, Patil said: "We will not allow hookah to corrupt our young generation. There have been numerous complaints from parents and teachers alike about how the youth is getting addicted to hookah."

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· Smokefree Policies
· Colleges
USA, by State
· Florida

Florida State College trustees OK smoke-free campus 

Smoking ban goes into effect in one year
Jump to full article: WJXT-Channel 4 (Jacksonville, FL), 2012-04-04

Categories
· Smokefree Policies
· E-cigs
USA, by State
· Indiana

Electronic cigarettes could be included in latest Indianapolis smoking ban 

Jump to full article: WISH-TV Channel 8 (Indianapolis, IN), 2012-04-04

Intro:

e-cigarettes could be part of the latest version of the city-wide smoking ban in Indianapolis .

The latest proposal discussed Tuesday night bans the use of both conventional cigarettes and e-cigarettes inside bars and bowling alleys. Private clubs would be allowed to make their own decisions.

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· Smokefree Policies
USA, by State
· Indiana

AUDIO: Council Committee Approves Smoking Ban 

Jump to full article: WIBC 91.3 FM (Indianapolis, IN), 2012-04-04

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· Lawsuits
· Secret Documents
non-USA, by Country
· Canada
Lawsuits
· Doj

"No recollection’ a recurring theme in ex-tobacco executive’s testimony  

Ackman: Can’t remember why documents shredded
Jump to full article: Canadian Press, 2012-04-04
Author: SIDHARTHA BANERJEE The Canadian Press

Intro:

"I have no present recollection, sir," repeatedly said Ackman, a former vice-president of legal affairs at Imperial Tobacco, under questioning from the plaintiffs' lawyer Gordon Kugler about various policies and memorandums. Some of the documents were signed by him.

When asked if some of the information in the documents linking smoking to illness would have been of interest to government scientists, Ackman replied: "I have no opinion."

It was a U.S. court that concluded in 2006 that much of the research was destroyed in the United States, Canada and Australia and transferred to Britain to hide evidence and create hurdles for gathering evidence.

In 2006, the U.S. Federal District Court concluded tobacco companies had set up a complex series of hurdles to downplay research on the dangers of smoking, ranging from public relations spin to the shredding of documents.

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