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[Asia] Tobacco control in Uzbekistan – next steps

Uzbekistan ratified the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) in 2012 and is continuously working towards its implementation. According to the Global Tobacco Control Report 2012, the adult daily smoking prevalence was 10%. This number doe
World Health Organization (WHO)
added May 21, 2014 10:18

Georgia bans smoking and tobacco products on state university campuses

Smoking will be banned on all campuses of Georgia's public colleges and universities, beginning next fall, including barring tobacco use at outdoor football games. Officials of the state's public universities voted for the ban on smoking and all tobacco
added Mar 19, 2014 15:56

[Canada] Kill patio smoking, Public Health advises

The results of a comprehensive survey are clear, and now Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health is recommending the city of Guelph develop and implement a comprehensive smoke-free outdoor spaces bylaw. Public Health has submitted a report to the city w
Guelph (Ont) Mercury (ca)
added Mar 10, 2014 12:45

[Florida] Surgeon General Makes 'Light' Cigs Tempting Lawsuit Target ($$)

The U.S. surgeon general's landmark finding last week that filtered cigarettes may actually increase the risk of lung cancer could lead to a flurry of new lawsuits against tobacco companies and even expand cigarette litigation outside of Florida, where it
added Jan 24, 2014 15:52

Qatar’s tobacco challenge: 17 cigarettes a day and about 65,000 smokers in total

A new survey has revealed that there are about 51,000 cigarette smokers and 14,000 shisha smokers in Qatar. Some smoke up to 17 cigarettes a day. The 2013 Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) was carried out by the Supreme Council of Health (SCH) in colla
JustHere Qatar (qa)
added Dec 3, 2013 14:03

[Oregon] 'Sweet deceit' cigars tempt teens

A new survey of eighth- and 11th-graders in Multnomah County found one out of six has tried the new flavored cigars or flavored chewing tobacco. One in 10 smokes a hookah — a water pipe typically filled with flavored tobacco. “It’s not really an acciden
Portland (OR) Tribune
added Sep 26, 2013 05:22

[USA] US cracks down on websites selling bidis, Indian cigarettes

US regulator FDA has warned two websites selling 'bidis' and Indian cigarettes of strict penal action for sale of adulterated tobacco products in America. In a warning letter issued to the two websites ... the two websites, and wantsmokes.c
The Economic Times (India)
added Aug 11, 2013 15:15

[Florida] R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Loses $37.5 Million Battle Over Lung Cancer Victim

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company has appealed the verdict, claiming that Grossman's husband, Jan Grossman, should be held responsible for Laura's death for "failing to change another person’s course of conduct.” As part of the court ruling, Grossman's husba
Huffington Post (blog)
added Aug 2, 2013 21:55

[Asia, Asia-pacific, Burma/Myanmar] Cigarette seller returns to Myanmar

BAT has taken a majority stake of the joint venture with partner IMU Enterprise, a unit of Sein Wut Hmon Group, which distributes Vegas and Golden Eagle cigarette brands. BAT said it plans to invest about US$50 million over five years in a production fa
Myanmar Times (mm)
added Jul 14, 2013 10:51

[Australia and Oceania, Fiji] Tobacco enforcement officers step up patrol

ENFORCEMENT officers will closely monitor smoke-free areas in the North as the Tobacco Control Regulation came into effect yesterday.
Fiji Times Online (fj)
added Jul 3, 2013 09:34
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