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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Philippines] This IS personal: Health advocates share pain of losing loved ones to tobacco

MANILA – Health advocates known to have lobbied for stronger tobacco control have taken their fight to social media, sharing their personal experience with smoking. Dr. Antonio Dans, professor of cardiology and clinical epidemiology at the University of
InterAksyon.com (TV 5) (ph)
added Nov 19, 2017 01:45
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Central bank ups tobacco incentive

he Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) says it will pay tobacco farmers an export incentive of 12,5 percent up from 5 percent, in a bid to spur production in the upcoming 2018 farming season
NewZimbabwe.com (uk)
added Nov 19, 2017 01:44
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[Asia, India] Tobacco products still available around Delhi schools despite ban

Tobacco products are still being sold close to schools, both private and government, despite restrictions on kiosks or shops within 100 yards of a school to help curb tobacco menace in children. Observational visit was undertaken by Consumer Voice Delhi
The Hindu Online (in)
added Nov 19, 2017 01:29
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[UK] Is this why prisoners are using spice? Tobacco costs twice as much as Spice, report reveals

Prisoners can buy the drug known as Spice at half the cost of illicit tobacco behind bars, an inspection report reveals. Inmates at one jail described how the availability of drugs, coupled with a recently imposed smoking ban, had helped fuel a sense of
Birmingham Mail (uk)
added Nov 19, 2017 01:28
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BUCHANAN: Tobacco Companies Commit to Protect Child Workers Worldwide

With a major change to an industry-wide due diligence program, the Sustainable Tobacco Program (STP), now at least 180 tobacco companies are pledging to prohibit all children under 18 from handling green tobacco on farms in their supply chains. The STP is
Human Rights Watch
added Nov 19, 2017 01:26
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Study suggests there is no reason to add tobacco to cannabis

Cannabis does not become any more rewarding when combined with tobacco, according to new research published in the journal Psychopharmacology. “Cannabis and tobacco are two of the world’s most commonly used drugs, and around the world they are also used
PsyPost
added Nov 19, 2017 01:24
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[Asia-pacific, China] LETTER: Hong Kong policy on heated tobacco products is baffling. Can we learn from Japan?

Its present approach to these heat-not-burn tobacco products is in contrast to the policies of the Japanese government, and I do not believe this is beneficial from a public health viewpoint. It seems that the administration has an agenda, that is, to of
South China Morning Post
added Nov 19, 2017 01:21
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[Norway] Norwegian heiress gets off lightly – with £23,000 drink-driving fine

The heiress was given a 42% share in her family’s investment firm in 2007 and is ranked the world’s second-youngest billionaire...The family’s wealth stems originally from its acquisition of the celebrated Norwegian tobacco company JL Tiedemanns Tobaksfa
The Guardian (uk)
added Nov 19, 2017 01:17
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[Norway] Norwegian billionaire tobacco heiress given $38,750 drunk-driving fine

Katharina G. Andresen is reportedly Norway’s richest woman...Fines for drunken driving in Norway are based on the defendant’s income...Oslo City Court said the penalty could have been up to 40 million kroner ($6.2 million) if based on Andresen’s assets.
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 19, 2017 01:13
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[Texas] Jury sentences Tobacco Road owner to 90 years in prison after synthetic pot trial

Carter, who owned three Tobacco Road stores in Lubbock, was arrested in May following raids at his home and businesses by police who seized thousands of packets of products containing the chemical compound fluoro-ADB, which was among the chemical structu
Lubbock (TX) Avalanche-Journal
added Nov 19, 2017 01:12
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