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8th May 2018   Scotland
Scotland is moving toward a ban on smoking even on your own property. It has outlawed smoking in parks, and in cars when kids are present, and now plans to extend its ban to anyone standing within 15 meters of a hospital, and even to require people not to smoke in their own homes when a social worker visits. It has criminalized spanking children, and raised the age for buying e-cigarettes to 18 (while simultaneously demanding that the voting age be lowered to 16). It has even decreed that every child in Scotland should have a state-appointed guardian until the age of 18, a “Named Person.”

8th May 2018   Vaping Banning Flavors
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is calling on the FDA to take action against the advertisement of e-cigarettes targeted at teens and young adults. The New York senator says e-cigarette use among young people is on the rise -- so he sent a letter to the FDA, asking the agency to ban flavors that are enticing to kids.

20th April 2018   Health Nannies
They are coming after e-cigarettes just as they have on cigarettes, even though they are 50,000 times safer than cigarettes.

“Although youth cigarette smoking in Chicago has steadily declined and is now the lowest it has ever been, novel tobacco products like e-cigarettes threaten our progress,” said Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a statement. “By requiring tobacco warning signs and putting in place strong regulations to prohibit tobacco sampling, Chicago is leading the nation to increase awareness about the risks of these dangerous products and limit youth and young adult access to them.”

20th April 2018   Decriminalizing Marijuana
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., plans to introduce legislation on Friday to decriminalize marijuana on the federal level, adding a high-profile advocate in the effort to decriminalize, legalize and normalize marijuana use in America.

20th April 2018   Montana tobacco tax
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - An initiative that would raise the tax on a pack of cigarettes by $2 in Montana has been cleared to gather signatures to place it on the November ballot.

20th April 2018   Virginia
The full Richmond City Council will weigh a proposed 80-cent-per-pack cigarette tax to fund maintenance to school facilities. The council’s Finance and Economic Development Committee on Thursday voted 3-1 to send the proposal to the full body, but it did not make a recommendation on whether the council should adopt the tax.

6th April 2018   Marijuana Legal in Canada
The federal government introduced legislation in April of 2017 to legalize recreational use of marijuana in Canada, which will come into effect later this year.

Calgary’s city council has approved bylaw amendments that limit marijuana use in public places and the plan also provides guidelines for cannabis retailers.

6th April 2018   California
San Francisco Board of Supervisors, which has joint jurisdiction over the city and the county, unanimously approved an ordinance prohibiting the sale of all flavored tobacco products including menthol cigarettes. However, the legislation was blocked by a grassroots organization — setting the stage for a ballot question in this June's general election.

6th April 2018   Ireland
The land of Irish whiskey and world renowned beer is being threatened by an anti-alcohol agenda. Irish health officials are pursuing legislation that would require alcohol companies to include labels on their products warning consumers of the supposed link between alcohol and cancer.

6th April 2018   Vaping Study
Association of E-Cigarette Use With Smoking Cessation Among Smokers Who Plan to Quit After a Hospitalization: A Prospective Study.

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