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[UK] MPs unaware of smoking and blindness link

Less than 8% of MPs are aware of the link between smoking and macular degeneration, according to a poll performed on behalf of the Macular Society. Conducted by Dods communications, the charity has said that it is “horrified” about the ignorance among
Optometry Today (uk)
added Sep 30, 2014 14:58

How Is Philip Morris Doing In Russia?

Philip Morris and its rival Japan Tobacco had each picked up a 20% stake in the large Russian cigarette distributor Megapolis in December 2013. Japan Tobacco, with its signature brand Winston, has a 36% share of the Russian cigarette market, roughly 10 pe
added Sep 30, 2014 14:53

[Asia, Bangladesh] Mirpur superstore Prince Bazar fined for violating tobacco control law

Superstore ‘Prince Bazar’ at capital Dhaka’s Mirpur has been fined again for a breach of the tobacco control law. This time a Dhaka mobile court penalised it Tk 150,000 on Tuesday, nearly twice the amount it was slapped with in April this year for displa (bd)
added Sep 30, 2014 14:48

[Czech Republic, New York] KALOUSEK: Marathon Training Tips for the Lonely Wife: How Cigarettes and Sexual Frustration Got Me Through 26.2 Miles

The eve of her marathon, the author had a plate of pasta, a couple of glasses of wine and her usual after-dinner cigarette or two.
New York Times
added Sep 30, 2014 14:47

[Florida] STEIN: Should firefighters be allowed to smoke while off-duty?

Apparently there is a ban in place that forbids firefighters from smoking, not only when they are working but when they are off-duty. The firefighters union is fighting this. And I don’t blame them.
(Ft. Lauderdale, FL) Sun-Sentinel
added Sep 30, 2014 14:43

[Russia] Slim cigarette smokers not exposed to more harmful chemicals

To determine the chemical exposure to smokers of slim cigarettes, scientists at British American Tobacco conducted a study in Russia, where slim cigarettes are popular. The study group contained 360 smokers of regular and slim cigarettes and their exposu
added Sep 30, 2014 14:41

[Australia, France] When all cigarette packs look the same, fewer people buy them

But Australia's success is hardly the only reason why unbranded cigarette packages could spread. A deluge of research nods to the power of neutral packs. A 2008 study found that the fewer design elements a cigarette packaged contained, the less desirable
Duncan (OK) Banner
added Sep 30, 2014 14:37

VIDEO: Why big tobacco is playing it safe

Did big tobacco grow a big heart, or is its latest warnings to consumers about e-cigarettes merely a cynical way to inoculate tobacco companies from further lawsuits? Some of the largest ones are now slapping extra-strong warning labels on their electron
added Sep 30, 2014 14:34

[China, USA] Chinese e-cigarette maker Kimree files for US IPO

Chinese e-cigarette maker Kimree Inc filed to list its shares in the United States at a time when e-cigarette companies are finding it harder to raise capital amid rising competition and increasing regulatory oversight.
added Sep 30, 2014 14:25

[Asia, India] Anti-smoking squads to watch over firms

Efforts are in full swing to form an inspection team comprising officials from various government departments to check the compliance of private organisations in the district with the standing anti-smoking laws.
The Hindu Online (in)
added Sep 30, 2014 14:24
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