Posts tagged: tobacco ban

Montville council votes for ban on tobacco in parks

Tweet Montville, Conn. — The Montville Town Council late Monday night banned the use of tobacco products at all recreational facilities, making it the third community in the state to adopt such a provision. Officials hailed the move as a major public health initiative. It takes effect May 11 and caps more than a year of work by the Parks and Recreation Commission to outlaw the practice. “Kudos to the Parks and Recreation Commission. It’s l ... Jump to full article >>

UMass Faculty Senate passes campus tobacco ban

Tweet Members of the University of Massachusetts Faculty Senate yesterday passed a proposition that aims to ban the use of all tobacco products on campus beginning in 2013. The Senate approved of the proposal in a 14-7 vote, after several students spoke against it and some faculty members spoke in favor of it. The policy – which won’t go into effect until July 1, 2013 – was brought forward to the Senate by the University Health Council. It ... Jump to full article >>

MSU vote on tobacco ban draws mixed opinion

Tweet MSU President Waded Cruzado says she will be looking for input from university employees before deciding on a campus wide ban on tobacco. This follows an opinion poll conducted last week showing 61 percent of students in favor of a ban with 39 percent against. Yet, only 20 percent of the student body participated in the vote. We wanted to find some campus opinions of our own. Spring break is not an ideal time for this, but it’s not to ... Jump to full article >>

HC to top cop: Enforce tobacco ban

Tweet NEW DELHI: The Delhi high court on Wednesday ensured that the new commissioner of police, B K Gupta, has one task cut out removal of shops selling tobacco products within a 100-m radius of hospitals and educational institutions. A division bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Manmohan, while hearing a PIL, directed the police chief to make sure that no tobacco products are permitted to be sold within 100 metres of schools, ... Jump to full article >>

Schools approve tobacco ban

Tweet Star Scientific Breaks New Ground, Plans FDA Filing for Approval of First ‘Modified Risk’ Tobacco Product; Nominates Curtis Wright, MD, MPH for FDA Advisory Committee PORTAGE | The Portage Township School Board this week approved a ban on all winston cigarettes on school property effective Jan. 1, but now are investigating how they could control another questionable substance – nicotine-laden candy. Board member Glenda Owe ... Jump to full article >>

Philip Morris sues Irish government on tobacco ban

Tweet Tobacco giant Philip Morris International is to launch a legal action against the Irish government over its ban on the display of cigarettes in shops. The owner of leading brands including Marlboro and Chesterfield believes the rule is anti-competitive. The group may also sue the UK if the government goes ahead with a plan to introduce a similar clampdown. The restriction on displaying tobacco products on shelves came into force in Ireland ... Jump to full article >>

Governments’ lucrative tobacco racket

Tweet No one makes more money from tobacco sales than governments do — not tobacco farmers or small tobacco retailers or even tobacco companies. Last year in Canada, federal and provincial governments took in over $7-billion from tobacco taxes. The combined net income of tobacco growers and tobacco companies, on the other hand, was just over $1-billion. Yet the federal government, through the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, is also on ... Jump to full article >>