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Smoking rate among US adults drops to 15 percent

About 36.7 million adults are current smokers, said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). "The prevalence of current cigarette smoking among US adults declined from 24.7 percent in 1997 to 15.2 percent in January-March 2015," said a repor
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Sep 1, 2015 10:14
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[UK] Playground smokers banned?

Calderdale Council are considering banning smoking in playgrounds across the borough as part of a move to prevent young people taking up the habit. The ban would mean creating designated smoke-free play areas to prevent children copying adults and being
Brighouse Echo
added Sep 1, 2015 10:13
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[UK] New smoking laws for Jersey

From today, it is illegal for anyone to smoke in a car in Jersey carrying passengers under the age of 18. The island is leading the way in introducing the new law, with England and Wales due to bring in similar legislation next month.
ITV Network Limited (uk)
added Sep 1, 2015 10:10
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[Colorado] VIDEO: Fort Collins bans smoking near parks, government buildings and other public areas

Smoking will soon be illegal in many parts of Fort Collins, including all parks, around government buildings and at city golf courses to start. The first of a two part smoking ban is taking effect September 1 in the city. The city wants to reduce secondh
KMGH ABC Denver's 7
added Sep 1, 2015 09:56
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[Tanzania] Zimbabwe tobacco team on study tour

A six-men team, from the Zimbabwe Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) have visited all the tobacco traders currently operating in the country - the Tanzania Leaf Tobacco Company Limited (TLTC), the Tanzania Tobacco Processors Limited (TTPL) in Mo
TSN Daily News (tz)
added Aug 31, 2015 20:47
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[Australia] Queensland smokers to pay extra $3.05 per packet from today

QUEENSLAND smokers will pay up to $3.05 more for a packet of cigarettes from today, with the price of a single cigarette rising to more than $1 for some brands. The latest national tobacco tax excise increase of 12.5 per cent, effective today, will see
Rockhampton (QLD) Morning Bulletin (au)
added Aug 31, 2015 20:35
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[Asia, China] How increased excise duty on cigarettes has made the Indian market vulnerable for Chinese brands

According to Euromonitor International data, India's share of illicit cigarettes was 19 per cent in 2014, up from 12 per cent in 2006. Only 12 per cent of tobacco consumption is in the form of duty-paid cigarettes, with the rest accounted for by lightly
The Economic Times (India)
added Aug 31, 2015 19:47
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[Canada] Councillor to call for exemption to e-cigarette ban

On Monday, thirteen e-cigarette shop owners and users appealed to the community services committee to change a proposed ban, which would see the devices banned anywhere tobacco is forbidden.
CBC News (ca)
added Sep 2, 2015 15:22
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E-Cigarettes—The Roles of Regulation and Clinicians

In our research, we found substantial annual increases in e-cigarette use among adults from 2010 to 2013. The prevalence of having tried an e-cigarette increased from 1.8% to 13.0%, and the prevalence of current e-cigarette use increased from 0.3% to 6.8%
Archives of Internal Medicine
added Sep 2, 2015 15:05
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[Australia] Cigarettes rise to $27 a packet: Almost three years since plain packaging was introduced, will today's huge 12.5 per cent tax hike be enough to make YOU quit?

DANIEL PIOTROWSKI FOR DAILY MAIL AUSTRALIA
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 1, 2015 20:33
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