Posts tagged: law

Malloy signs $40.1 billion budget

Tweet Hartford, Conn. — Now that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has signed a two-year $40.1 billion Democratic budget deal into law, attention focuses on a $2 billion gap he still hopes to fill with savings from Connecticut’s state employees. Malloy said Wednesday that his administration continues to meet behind closed doors with “our fellow state employees,” trying to resolve “remaining issues” and come up with a plan for saving $2 billion ov ... Jump to full article >>

O’Fallon, Mo., smoking ban foes seek another election

Tweet O’FALLON, Mo. — Just 15 days after voters passed a comprehensive smoking ban, opponents on Wednesday disclosed plans to gather signatures to spur another election on the issue. A group called Repeal The Ban notified the city of its intention to petition for a referendum on the ban at a special election in November. The ban – covering bars, restaurants and other indoor public places in St. Charles County’s largest city &# ... Jump to full article >>

Warren bar loses challenge of smoking law

Tweet Mount Clemens— A judge Monday denied a Warren bar owner’s request to declare the state’s smoking ban unconstitutional but did toss out a fine the man incurred, agreeing some elements of the law are confusing. Boyd Cottrell, owner of Sporty O’Toole’s, likens his Mound Road bar to a “small-scale casino” and has said the smoking law, which took effect May 1, is unfairly restricting his establishment, while ... Jump to full article >>

Students should fume over smoking ban

Tweet Herter 227 lecture hall was filled to the breaking point with occupants, as one student after another voiced their staunch opposition to the “Tobacco-Free UMass Amherst” policy. Regardless, the Faculty Senate has proven yet again its blatant disregard for the will of the student body, endorsing the policy with a vote of 14-to-7. Not one single student, smoker or non-smoker, spoke in favor of the policy. Generally, the University of Mas ... Jump to full article >>

Big Tobacco trying to deceive us, again

Tweet Florida consumers send more than $3.7 billion annually to tobacco giants in Richmond, Va., and Winston-Salem, N.C., and a few other states. These major tobacco companies control more than 80 percent of the market in Florida and the nation. Phillip Morris/Altria and RJ Reynolds manufacture Marlboro, Camel and other top brands at enormous factories employing thousands of workers in states other than Florida. Four of the biggest companies also ... Jump to full article >>

Schools and colleges to check tobacco sale

Tweet Tobacco usage by students not only creates health hazards but also develops criminal instincts in them. The Delhi high court said this on Wednesday, asking all educational institutions in the capital to check the sale of tobacco in their vicinity. The division bench of chief justice Dipak Misra and Justice Sanjiv Khanna said passive smoking is as dangerous as active smoking and can cause serious health hazards among children. The court also ... Jump to full article >>

New laws likely to drive cigarettes prices further

Tweet Two bills on tobacco tax valuation to be considered by the cabinet tomorrow will push up retail new prices of cigarettes, according to Pongpanu Svetarundra, director-general of the Excise Department of the Finance Ministry. Mr Pongpanu said one bill would call for taxes to be calculated from the retail prices of cigarettes instead of the ex-factory prices of the state enterprise Thailand Tobacco Monopoly for local cigarettes and the CIF (co ... Jump to full article >>

Smoke and mirrors for pharmacy tobacco ban should not trump reality

Tweet From an ethical standpoint, it makes little sense that health care retailers — in the business of selling products that are supposed to make people healthier — would also sell products that are known to kill. So goes the thinking of Teens Against Drug Abuse, part of the BOLD Coalition, which has pushed for an ordinance that the city’s Law Department has drafted and is being considered by the Fall River City Council’s Committee on Or ... Jump to full article >>

Mohawk cigarette maker urges Sask. bands to pass own tobacco laws

Tweet WHITECAP DAKOTA FIRST NATION, Sask. — An executive with an aboriginal tobacco company at the centre of recent seizures of millions of untaxed cigarette in Western Canada urged First Nations in Saskatchewan on Thursday to create their own laws to sell tobacco without provincial interference. “It’s an issue of native sovereignty and the power we have over our own economic development,” said Robbie Dickson, CEO of the Rainb ... Jump to full article >>

Easing FDA tobacco advertising rules around schools could cripple law, new study finds

Tweet When the FDA proposed new rules restricting outdoor tobacco advertising near schools and playgrounds in 2009, the tobacco industry argued that such rules would lead to a near complete ban on tobacco advertising in urban areas. When the FDA proposed new rules restricting outdoor tobacco advertising near schools and playgrounds in 2009, the tobacco industry argued that such rules would lead to a near complete ban on tobacco advertising in urb ... Jump to full article >>