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[South Africa] Public smokers face $500 fine or 6 months jail term

MINISTRY of Health and Child Care has called on the law enforcers to descend on public smoking offenders as the ministry intensifies its crackdown on citizens reluctant to comply with the Public Health Act (Tobacco Control) Regulation 264 of 2002 which p
Bulawayo24 (zw)
added Jul 28, 2014 15:22
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[Colorado] Communities move to regulate where electronic cigarettes can be used

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is waiting for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to finalize a set of rules for e-cigs and vaporizers, but that likely won't happen until next year. Device proponents say measures like the one
Denver (CO) Post
added Jul 28, 2014 14:28
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Dollar Tree to Buy Family Dollar for $8.5 Billion

Dollar Tree agreed on Monday to buy Family Dollar Stores for about $8.5 billion in cash and stock, uniting two of North America’s biggest deep-discount retailers. The deal comes amid pressure on Family Dollar by the activist investor Carl C. Icahn, who u
New York Times
added Jul 28, 2014 14:21
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[District of Columbia] Youth Leaders Sharpen Skills for Fight against Tobacco

we welcomed more than 30 youth activists from across the country to Washington, DC, for our 11th Youth Advocacy Symposium — a series of skill-building workshops on leadership, advocacy and communications.
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Jul 28, 2014 13:00
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New York City Set to Implement Law Banning Tobacco Discounts as Tobacco Companies End Legal Challenge

Tobacco companies have abandoned their legal challenge to New York City’s innovative new law prohibiting tobacco discounting schemes, as they chose not to appeal a federal court ruling that upheld the law. The deadline for the tobacco companies to appeal
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Jul 28, 2014 12:59
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[Asia, India] UP court recommends plain packaging for cigarettes

The Allahabad high court has recommended to the centre to soon consider asking tobacco companies to sell cigarettes and other tobacco products in plain, rather than fancy, packets. "Colorful packaging in vogue currently draws the attention of youths. Suc
Hindustan Times (in)
added Jul 28, 2014 11:18
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[Europe, UK] Longer work hours linked to smoking

People who work long hours find it harder to quit smoking, and those who have quit are more at risk of starting again, according to Loughborough University research. The study also suggests more people are likely to start smoking if the Government ever
Leicester Mercury (uk)
added Jul 28, 2014 11:17
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[UK] Steve Way sets a new personal best to finish 10th in Commonwealth Games marathon, seven years after weighing more than 16st and smoking 20 cigarettes a day

The 40-year-old has changed his life completely in the last seven years, going from a man that had high blood pressure, smoked 20 cigarettes a day and weighed 16-and-a-half-stone, to one of the best marathon runners in the Commonwealth.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 28, 2014 11:16
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[UK] Kicking the habit with a running challenge

RUNNERS are being given the opportunity to help run smoking out of town by claiming a free place at one of the region’s popular sporting events. Redcar and Cleveland and Middlesbrough Councils’ Smokefree Alliances are offering 100 runners a paid for pla
Northern Echo (Darlington, UK)
added Jul 28, 2014 11:14
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[UK] Regulatory Policy Committee raises plain pack concerns

The Regulatory Policy Committee (RPC) has raised a number of concerns about the UK government’s Impact Assessment on plain packaging, and its effect on small businesses. The RPC gave the government’s Impact Assessment an ‘amber’ rating which mea
Convenience Store (uk)
added Jul 28, 2014 11:13
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