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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Health ministry rubbishes talk of ‘kiddie pack’ cigarettes

Minister Dr S Subramaniam said the ministry would not give approval for the sale of such packets as the law prohibits the sale of cigarettes in packs of less than 20 sticks. “The rumours of the ‘kiddie packs’ being sold are not true. The ministry has not
FreeMalaysiaToday.com (my)
added Aug 23, 2017 04:18
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[Canada] B.C. Ferries: On enclosed decks, you won't be able to stay in your car

Plans to alter the use of enclosed decks and to toughen up smoking regulations were both put forward last December by B.C. Ferries. The move to smoke-free is coming during National Non-Smoking Week, and includes medical marijuana and vapour products.
Victoria (BC) Times Colonist (ca)
added Aug 23, 2017 04:18
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[Canada] BC Ferries to ban smoking, staying on lower car decks

The ban is due to the province amending regulations for no smoking buffer zones around any doorway, intake or open window to any public or workplace from three metres to six metres. “Due to the physical space available from doors on the outer decks of BC
CHEK-TV (ca)
added Aug 23, 2017 04:16
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[Canada] B.C. Ferries is outlawing smoking and staying inside your vehicle

The days of taking a smoke break on the outdoor deck of a B.C. ferry will soon be over. On Jan. 22, 2018, all B.C. Ferries properties, including vessels and terminals, will become smoke-free.
Vancouver (BC) Sun (ca)
added Aug 23, 2017 04:15
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[Canada] Major changes coming to BC Ferries

all vessels will be completely smoke free in January 2018. Announced today, BC Ferries’ President and CEO Mark Collins says they decided to make all vessels smoke-free to “support the health and wellness of our customers and employees, as it helps contro
Surrey (BC) Leader (ca)
added Aug 23, 2017 04:14
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[Canada] BC Ferries to soon introduce bottom-deck and smoking bans

Those who like to sleep in their car or smoke on ferries will soon be in for a rude awakening. BC Ferries is following through on promises to restrict passengers from remaining on closed car decks during sailings – and to ban smoking on all of its vessel
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added Aug 23, 2017 04:13
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[New York] Smokers Are Welcome at This Upper East Side Bar

smoking in bars is making a comeback — or trying to. Sugar East, which opened on the Upper East Side last April, has a tobacco license thanks to the previous tenant, Merchants NY Cigar Bar, making it one of the rare places in New York where smokers don’t
New York Times
added Aug 22, 2017 20:45
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Japan Tobacco to buy Philippine cigarette maker Mighty for $936 million

said on Tuesday it would buy the Philippines' No. 2 cigarette maker Mighty Corp for about $936 million, its second large deal in Southeast Asia this month as it deepens its push into emerging markets.
Reuters
added Aug 22, 2017 20:09
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[New Zealand] Tobacco retail outlet restrictions: health and cost impacts from multistate life-table modelling in a national population [FREE FULL TEXT]

These tobacco outlet reductions reduced smoking prevalence, achieved health gains and saved health system costs. Effects would be larger if outlet reductions have additional spill-over effects (eg, smoking denormalisation). While these interventions were
Tobacco Control
added Aug 22, 2017 20:09
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Levels and trends in cigarette contraband in Canada [FREE FULL TEXT]

The data presented suggest that policies to tackle cigarette contraband introduced from the mid-2000s to late 2000s, at both federal and provincial levels, may have dampened the demand for contraband cigarettes.
Tobacco Control
added Aug 22, 2017 20:08
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