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‘Money spent on tobacco in Jordan can build 8 hospitals’

Jordanians annually spend JD508 million on tobacco, which is enough to build eight hospitals, Jordan National Anti-Smoking Society President Mohammad Shreim told the Jordan News Agency, Petra, on Thursday. Smoking is an “epidemic” that is not yet listed
Jordan Times (jo)
added Apr 18, 2015 13:09
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Jeff Koterba cartoon: E-cigarette popularity

Adult to teen smoking e-cigarette: I'm worried...the CDC says e-cigarette use among teens is soaring! [teen blows out cloud that reads "IDC" [I Don't Care]
Bryan (TX) Eagle
added Apr 18, 2015 13:07
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[Connecticut] Esty pushes for ban on e-cigarette advertising

Esty’s Protecting Children from Electronic Cigarette Advertising Act, H.R. 478, would prohibit the advertising of e-cigarettes to children. Esty also introduced the Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act, H.R. 1375, which would require child safety pack
Connecticut Post
added Apr 18, 2015 13:05
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[Asia] China Rolls Out New Blueprints for Anti-Smoking

China continues to show its determination to eradicate smoking among its citizens as April 2015 sees Beijing open a public vote to select one of the three "no smoking" hand signals and Shanghai has its sights set on passing a law against smoking indoors.
All-China Women's Federation (cn)
added Apr 18, 2015 13:02
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Smoking costs Germany 79 billion per year

The "cost" of smoking in Germany is nearly 1,000 euros per man, woman and child, according to a new report. But the tax pinch for non-smokers is far less than this number suggests.
DW World (Deutsche Welle) (de)
added Apr 18, 2015 12:59
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[Ireland] E-cigarettes 'increase smokers' dependence on nicotine' say experts

Two out of three people using 'vaping' e-cigarettes are also continuing to smoke tobacco, new research revealed. Regulation must be introduced urgently because no medical or pharmaceutical advice is being given to purchasers of e-cigarettes which create
Irish Independent (ie)
added Apr 18, 2015 12:57
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Wisconsin lawmakers work to catch up with e-cigarette boom

The popularity of e-cigarettes has Wisconsin lawmakers wrestling with questions—where they should be used, if they should be taxed and whether they're safe.
Superior (WI) Daily Telegram
added Apr 18, 2015 12:52
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[Africa, China, South Africa] Zimbabwe encourages booming Tobacco trade, but discourages smoking

Mugabe...“We will grow for those who want to smoke it. You should listen to what your doctor says. But if you over smoke, don’t blame us,” he added, drawing raucous laughter from Zimbabwean and South African government ministers and reporters.
VENTURES AFRICA (ng)
added Apr 18, 2015 12:51
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[Philippines] A smoker heading for Boracay? Know designated smoking areas first or get fined

If you're a smoker planning to visit world-famous Boracay Island, better know first where designated smoking areas are, before even thinking of lighting a stick of your favorite brand. Otherwise, be ready to dig your pocket for at least P500 to a maximum
GMANews.TV (ph)
added Apr 18, 2015 12:49
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[UK] What you need to know about electronic cigarettes

E-cigarettes thus appear to be providing smokers with a valuable alternative route to smoking cessation. However, switching to e-cigarettes without behavioural support is probably far less effective than use in conjunction with the support currently offe
Royal College of Physicians (uk)
added Apr 18, 2015 12:48
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