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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Pictorial smoking warnings to become more graphic from December [PHOTOS]

South Korea will change the graphic warnings on cigarette packs in December, the health ministry said Monday, in the latest move to curb smoking. In 2016, South Korea required tobacco companies to put the pictorial warnings on the upper part of both sid
Korea Times (kr)
added May 14, 2018 13:40
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Gov't to mandate graphic warnings on heated tobacco product

Manufacturers of heated tobacco products will be required to replace warnings on their packages in December following government guidelines. The left photo shows the current warning showing only a needle, which many have criticized as an "unclear and ine
Korea Times (kr)
added May 14, 2018 13:39
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[Czech Republic] Czechs smoking less since ban in restaurants took effect

The number of smoked cigarettes fell on average by three a day among Czech smokers several months after the smoking ban in restaurants came into force, Charles University and Teaching Faculty addiction experts have told CTK, referring to the results of a
Prague Daily Monitor (cz)
added May 14, 2018 13:35
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South Africans could be jailed for up to 3 months for smoking in public, a new draft law proposes

The draft Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill (Cotped), gazetted on Wednesday, bans smoking in all enclosed public spaces and enclosed workplaces. This means the removal of dedicated smoking areas in restaurants. Smoking wi
Business Insider
added May 14, 2018 13:34
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More U.S. Parents Smoking Pot Around Kids

Progress made in limiting kids' exposure to secondhand smoke could be undermined by the increasing popularity of pot, a new study suggests. "As we are removing cigarette smoke -- and that's a major public policy achievement -- that success will be attenu
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added May 14, 2018 13:31
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[Asia, Israel] ANTI-TOBACCO FIGHTER TUVIA LEHRER DEAD AT 80

The many thousands of Israelis who quit smoking in recent decades owe their improved health and even lives to Tuvia Lehrer, the founder of the Israel Association for the Prevention of Smoking, who pioneered in teaching people addicted to tobacco to kick
Jerusalem Post
added May 14, 2018 02:13
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[Massachusetts] State may fix minimum age for tobacco at 21

Smokers must be at least 21 years old to buy cigarettes in 170 Massachusetts cities and towns. But in many cases, underage smokers can feed their habit by traveling only a few miles to a neighboring community where the minimum age is still 18. Anti-smok
Salem (MA) Evening News
added May 14, 2018 02:07
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[New Jersey] Should smoking be banned from Jersey shore beaches?

A panel of state lawmakers wants to snuff out smoking on beaches along the Jersey shore. Beachgoers, using the sand as their ashtrays, left behind an estimated 29,000 cigarette butts last year, and that's just the ones beach cleaners picked up! "New Je
NJ.com
added May 14, 2018 01:57
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[Asia, Connecticut] Three-day conference on China, U.S. healthcare wraps up at Yale University

Jody L. Sindelar...shared her insights on the new approaches to smoking cessation through behavioral economics, financial incentives, windows of opportunities and wearables. Sindelar also discussed her ongoing work in China to reduce secondhand smoke for
Xinhua Newswire
added May 14, 2018 01:39
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[India] All Petitions Challenging Karnataka HC Order Quashing 85% Pictorial Warning On Tobacco Packets To Come Up In August

LiveLaw.in (in)
added May 14, 2018 02:11
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