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[Asia] India tightens rules on cigarettes, tobacco branding

Tobacco companies in India will have to stamp health warnings across 85 percent of the surface of cigarette packs and other products, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday, joining nations such as Thailand and Australia with stringent marketing rules.
Reuters
added Oct 31, 2014 18:59
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[Asia, Malaysia] Tobacco, health and trade rules

Now for the good news. Many governments are fighting back against the Big Tobacco onslaught, with Malaysia taking a lead role on two important fronts: the Tobacco Control Convention and the TPPA.
Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) (th)
added Oct 31, 2014 18:55
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[Switzerland] Philip Morris v. Uruguay

The Philip Morris v. Uruguay case (Spanish: Caso Philip Morris contra Uruguay) started on 19 February 2010, when the multinational tobacco company Philip Morris International filed a complaint against Uruguay.[1] The company complains that Uruguay's anti
Wikipedia
added Oct 31, 2014 18:53
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[Malaysia] E-cigarette explodes, killing smoker

Smoking definitely kills, as a 53-year-old van driver died from an explosion after his electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) device suddenly blew up at Bintulu Tamu (Market) yesterday.
Borneo Post (my)
added Oct 31, 2014 18:44
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[Asia] Learn about lung cancer for a smoke-free Malaysia

MALAYSIA’S newest cancer organisation, Empowered-The Cancer Advocacy Society of Malaysia, takes aim at lung cancer with a new approach calling on all Malaysians to be smoke-free for a week in the month of November...theme Say NO to Smoke, Say YES to Life
The Star (my)
added Oct 31, 2014 18:37
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[Malaysia] Dr Jerip launches state-level anti-smoking campaign

Dr Jerip Susil in his address at the launching of the state-level No Tobacco Day 2014 ... He said the government spends billions of ringgit yearly to treat tobacco related diseases. “A smoker or non-smoker suffering from tobacco related disease will hav
Borneo Post (my)
added Oct 31, 2014 18:36
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[Florida] Engle Progeny Review for the Week of October 27

Egan denied the defense’s motion to allow the jury to hear evidence they contended established that plaintiff Annie Bishop perjured herself to receive Social Security death benefits for Robert Ramsey, the smoker at the heart of Bishop’s suit.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Oct 31, 2014 18:30
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de LANGE: Smoke without fire: What's the truth on e-cigarettes?

I am sure vaping is better than smoking, but the long-term effects are a concern. I found myself more tempted to smoke when my e-cigarette ran out of charge. With that in mind, I have decided to put it away for now.
pastebin
added Oct 31, 2014 18:25
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[Australia] VIDEO: Big Tobacco uses Investor Clauses to Defend its Killer Products: Senator Richard Di Natale

You Tube
added Oct 31, 2014 12:09
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[Tennessee] Health department launches anti-tobacco billboard campaign

Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department and the Tennessee Department of Health Southeast region have launched anti-tobacco billboards to inform area residents about the effects of second- and thirdhand smoke.
Nooga.com
added Oct 31, 2014 12:06
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