Posts Tagged ‘smoke-free law’

$26,700 in Contributions from Alcohol Industry Raises Red Flags Over Senator Alting’s Opposition to Smoke-Free Law

Saying it raises questions about his opposition to a smoke-free law that includes bars, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids yesterday released data from the National Institute on Money in State Politics showing that over the last two election cycles, Senator Ronnie J. Alting has taken more political contributions from businesses involved in the sale and distribution of beer, wine and liquor than from any other industry. ... read more >>

WHO Report: Governments Not Doing Enough to Protect Citizens from Secondhand Smoke, Implement Other Provisions of Tobacco Treaty

A new report released today by the World Health Organization (WHO) finds that, even as the global toll of tobacco grows, most governments are falling short in implementing the policies required by the international tobacco control treaty, the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. In particular, the report finds that governments are not moving quickly enough to enact comprehensive smoke-free laws that provide protection from deadly secondhand smoke, with more than 94 percent of the world’s population still unprotected. ... read more >>