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[Asia, Thailand] More smoke than light in e-cigarette row

Users are demanding they be removed from the list of banned items. Public health personnel, however, are adamant they should remain prohibited. The debate comes amid some public confusion as to whether the law is being applied evenly. Some traders openly
Bangkok Post (th)
added Dec 20, 2017 22:33
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[USA] FOJTIK: U.S., FDA Can Learn from Japan How to Reduce Smoking

The reason that cigarette sales have declined so dramatically this year is because Japanese smokers are making a rapid and notable switch away from a deadly combustible product to “heat-not-burn” products dominated currently by Philip Morris’ innovative I
Huffington Post (blog)
added Dec 20, 2017 22:28
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Florida may raise tobacco-buying age to 21

Sen. David Simmons, R-Altamonte Springs, is sponsoring SB 1288, which would increase the minimum legal age from 18 to 21 to buy cigarettes, tobacco chew and electronic vaping devices and products.
Orlando (FL) Sentinel
added Dec 20, 2017 22:24
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Florida appeals court orders another new trial for Reynolds in Engle case

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. is the beneficiary of another Engle progeny trial verdict reversal by a Florida appeals court. The case involves the largest pending jury damages awards against Reynolds — $13.97 million compensatory and $25 million punitive —
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Dec 20, 2017 22:13
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Reynolds enters FDA modified-risk tobacco gauntlet with Camel Snus styles

Monday, six styles of Camel Snus became the first Reynolds American Inc. tobacco products to enter the Food and Drug Administration review process for gaining modified-risk status. Reynolds submitted modified-risk tobacco product applications April 3.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Dec 20, 2017 22:12
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are video games glamorizing tobacco use?

Participants in a Truth Initiative study of video game players said that they felt tobacco, or nicotine, was portrayed negatively in only 6.5 percent of games where tobacco use appeared. The survey respondents — 200 video game players aged 18 and over —
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Dec 20, 2017 21:57
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[UK] Prisoner loses Supreme Court bid to enforce a smoking ban in jails despite complaints that exposure to 'second-hand' smoke made his health worse

That means that thousands of Government buildings could now not be covered / Supreme Court President Lady Hale announced that appeal was being dismissed 'with considerable reluctance'
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Dec 20, 2017 19:18
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[New York] PUBLIC PARK SMOKING BAN AWAITS ONEONTA MAYOR'S APPROVAL

After a public hearing Tuesday night yielded no protest from residents, the city council was able to send their proposal for smoke-free parks to the mayor's desk for approval. Though smoking is currently banned in the playground areas, city lawmakers sa
WKTV News Channel 2 NBC (Utica, NY)
added Dec 20, 2017 19:15
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[Ohio] EDITORIAL: Stop smoking before it starts

Toledo City Council is wisely considering raising the tobacco purchase age to 21. It should be a simple decision that would mirror action taken by nine other cities in Ohio, including Cleveland and Columbus.
Toledo (OH) Blade
added Dec 20, 2017 19:14
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[Africa] MAHON: Five Wishes for Morocco in the New Year 2018

3. A (more) smoke-free Morocco? Ymkin. 2018 is arriving and the research is clear on the effects of second-hand smoke. Smoking is part of the street café culture here just as it was a major part of the nightclub and bar scene in the US for decades. Smoke
Morocco World News (ma)
added Dec 20, 2017 19:12
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