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[Asia, Vietnam] VIDEO: More secondhand smokers suffer from serious diseases

Doctors from the National Hospital for Cancer and Tumor said 30-35 percent of cancer patients are female. Most of them are non-smokers but have relatives who smoke. Statistics in 2015 showed that in Vietnam, 28.5 million non-smokers were exposed to smoke
Vietnam Net
added Jun 1, 2017 18:27

[Europe] Czech Republic is Newest Smoke-Free Destination

In addition to expense, a destination is undoubtedly more appealing when the air isn't being overrun with secondhand smoke. The Czech Republic may be late to the non-smoking party but the change isn't a stunner.
added Jun 1, 2017 18:27

[Asia-pacific, Japan] EDITORIAL: LDP should back Tokyo chapter’s lead on indoor smoking ban

But it is hard to believe the LDP is so foolish as to dupe voters in Tokyo to win the election. There is no reason why what the party can do in Tokyo cannot be done on a national level. The LDP’s Tokyo chapter should make serious efforts to persuade th
Asahi Shimbum (jp)
added Jun 1, 2017 18:14

Ohio Opioid Suit Echoes Tobacco Cases ($$)

alleging a deadly coverup of the dangers of an addictive drug used by millions of Americans. In some ways, Ohio’s move Wednesday to sue several opioid makers harks back to the 1990s, when states took the tobacco industry to court and ultimately came away
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Jun 1, 2017 18:10

3 Books That Help Make Sense of the Climate Change Debate

these scientists have not limited their scientific dissents to climate-related issues; they have also argued against the adverse health effects of tobacco smoke. Calling them “Merchants of Doubt,” Oreskes and Conway explore the motivations behind their st
New York Times
added Jun 1, 2017 18:09

[Asia, China] Report: More urban Chinese smokers quit

More smokers in Chinese cities are quitting the habit compared to a decade ago thanks to regional tobacco control regulations and improved public awareness, according to a report released on World No-Tobacco Day on Wednesday. The quitting rate -- which
China Internet Information Center (cn)
added Jun 1, 2017 18:06

[Australia] Tamworth Regional Council to improve CBD smoking ban

It has been one year since council enforced its smoking ban in the CBD and while it’s yet to write a single fine for non-compliance, feedback received has called for more-visible signage. “It’s just to hammer home the point,” TRC manager of regulatory s
Tamworth (NSW) Northern Daily Leader (au)
added Jun 1, 2017 18:06

[Australia] BATH: Government's stance on e-cigarettes 'doesn't make sense'

Millions of Australians are missing out on what could be a lifesaving technology, while the rest of the planet struggle to understand the Australian Government’s unique stance against e-cigarettes. There are over 2.6 million smokers in Australia, and st
Tamworth (NSW) Northern Daily Leader (au)
added Jun 1, 2017 18:04

[Australia] Decade after indoor smoking ban at venues, pub owners, liquor accord, musician find positives

The Leader spoke with pub owners, the local liquor accord, the Cancer Council and a musician ahead of the anniversary on July 1, all of whom said the changes had been positive for the industry and patrons. Australia is among the countries toughest on sm
Tamworth (NSW) Northern Daily Leader (au)
added Jun 1, 2017 18:02

[UK] No Smoke Without Lots of Angry Prisoners

Many fear it will, again, highlight the gap between the formal aspirations of what our prisons should be and the reality that lies underneath. “The pressure for the Government is that, if they don’t do something, the chances are there’ll be further leg
Volteface (uk)
added Jun 1, 2017 18:00
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