Daily Archives: April 15, 2011

Smoking ban defeated among many bills

Business continues at a fast pace as lawmakers work through lengthy committee hearings and floor calendars. This brief summary includes some of the legislative action recently taken by the State Senate and House of Representatives.

Plain packaging bill to extinguish some tobacco trade marks

Tim Wilson’s piece on the plain packaging legislation basically repeats the claims that have previously been made by him. Last year, I gave a detailed response to Tim’s claims about the Constitution and international treaties.

Health board seeks restrictions for movies depicting smoking

The new animated children’s movie Rango has a lot of characters smoking.rango