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Effectiveness Of Phone And Web-Based Smoking Cessation Programs In Four States

A new analysis indicates that states’ Web-based and phone-based tobacco cessation programs can help people quit smoking, but certain personal characteristics may lead individuals to prefer one type of program over the other. Quitline (telephone-based c
Science 2.0
added Feb 7, 2016 21:59
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[Asia] Times of India Three TV stars participated in Celebrity Cricket League challaned for smoking at publ

The challaned celebrities are including TV actors Varun Badola, Karan and director Aproova Lakhia..."Police came to know about the violation of Section 4 of COTPA while smoking at the public place by three celebrities-cum-cricketers on February 5. The pi
Times of India
added Feb 7, 2016 21:36
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[Australia] Andrews faces backlash over 'confusing' outdoor smoking ban

Premier Daniel Andrews faces a backlash over plans to ban smoking in outdoor dining areas but not extend the policy to drinking spaces, despite new research suggesting businesses would not be hurt if a wider prohibition was introduced.
The Age (au)
added Feb 7, 2016 18:06
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[Bulgaria] We’ve been elaborating declaration to dissociate ourselves from information about tobacco growers protests: chair (ROUNDUP)

“The National Tobacco Growers Association is elaborating a declaration by which will be sent to the media and to the Ministry of Agriculture and Food (MAF) to dissociate ourselves from information about protests of tobacco growers that is circulating in
Focus English News (bg)
added Feb 7, 2016 17:57
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[UK] E-cigarette exploded in man's mouth 'like a stick of dynamite' as fire services demand urgent action

Ryan Bailey, 22, has already undergone four operations including a skin graft after suffering burns to his hand and lips and will also require extensive dental work
The Mirror (uk)
added Feb 7, 2016 17:52
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[India] On principle: John Abraham won't endorse cigarettes

A source close to the actor says that a popular tobacco company approached him for an endorsement recently. But, despite being offered a lucrative amount, John apparently turned the offer down. “John endorses a few brands. Before attaching his name to an
Bollywood.com
added Feb 7, 2016 17:48
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[Ireland] Irish Independent Noonan shoots down tobacco firm levy

Michael Noonan has shot down a proposal for a special levy on the Irish profits of tobacco companies as being a threat to the "attractiveness of Ireland's corporate tax offering". However, Fine Gael does want to raise €349m from hiking the price of ciga
Irish Independent (ie)
added Feb 7, 2016 17:44
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[UK] Man (22) 'lucky' to be alive after e-cigarette explodes in his mouth

Ryan Bailey suffered a terrifying experience when his e-cigarette exploded while he was smoking it. He was rushed to hospital with painful burns to his lips and hand, as well as damage to his teeth, and underwent four operations on his left hand, includ
Irish Independent (ie)
added Feb 7, 2016 17:43
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Be careful where you smoke when travelling

Vehicle owners on road and stopping for a puff should ensure they are not smoking in a smoke-free zone.... "Most of them, 104 people, were caught smoking at Rest and Recreation (R & R) areas while 51 others at public transport terminals and 30 at petrol k
Sun Daily (my)
added Feb 7, 2016 17:39
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[Asia, China] Confucius Tourist Attractions Ban Smoking

Visitors to Confucius tourist attractions need be aware of a smoking ban coming into effect on Saturday. Three venues - the Temple, the Family Mansion and the Cemetery of Confucius (551-479 BC), have banned smoking.
Xinhua Newswire
added Feb 7, 2016 17:32
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