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[Africa, Nigeria] No Public Smoking Law To Be Enforced

The Lagos State Police Command has said it is ready to ensure that the law prohibiting public smoking in Lagos is strictly adhered to. The command said to ensure this, it is in collaboration with British America Tobacco to organise a one-day sensitisati
Daily Times of Nigeria (ng)
added Aug 19, 2014 05:18

[Africa, Nigeria] Law Banning Public Smoking Begins In Lagos

With effect from Sunday,17 August, 2014, anybody caught smoking in public places in Lagos State,will be arrested and prosecuted, says the Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA)...Smokers, who smoke in the presence of a minor or anyone below
Daily Times of Nigeria (ng)
added Aug 19, 2014 05:11

[Africa, Nigeria] BATN On A Mission To Thwart Tobacco Control Law, ERA/FoEN Insists

Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria...said series of visibility events organised by BATN including a sensitization exercise last week for police officers in Lagos on enforcement of the anti-smoking law were nothing more than gimmicks
Daily Times of Nigeria (ng)
added Aug 19, 2014 00:48

Beyonce Is a Lounge Singer, Jay Z Smokes Cigars in 'On The Run' HBO Trailer

The minute-long clip begins with the "Flawless" singer taking on Nancy Sinatra's iconic "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)" while Hova puffs on cigars in a smoky club.
added Aug 19, 2014 00:43

[China] With cigars and crystal, Volvo makes eyes at Chinese rich

With headlights shaped like Thor's hammer and space for a humidity-controlled cigar case, Volvo's new cars are sporting luxury features and designer glitz to catch the eye of the booming Chinese market and shed their safe-but-dull skin.
added Aug 19, 2014 00:40
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[California] Los Angeles to Reduce Arrest Rate in Schools

students who deface school property, participate in an on-campus fight or are caught with tobacco will no longer be given citations by officers from the Los Angeles School Police Department. Instead, they will be dealt with by school officials.
New York Times
added Aug 19, 2014 00:02

SLIDESHOW: Cigarette Warnings in Singapore Will Make Your Stomach Churn

the images above, which are featured on every single pack of smokes in Singapore, and include anything from cancer-eaten mouths to dead fetuses, should be enough to deter anyone from lighting up. Check out the cigarette warning in Singapore in the the sl
First to Know
added Aug 19, 2014 00:00
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Legal Marijuana For Parents, but Not Their Kids

The brain is still wiring itself during adolescence, and marijuana — or any drug use — during this period essentially trains the reward system to embrace a mind-altering chemical. “We know that 90 percent of adults who are addicted began use in teenage y
New York Times Blogs
added Aug 18, 2014 18:54

Travel industry to smokers: Puff at your own risk

Turns out that cigarettes are stressing out a lot of travelers, and in a lot of different ways. Hotels and car rental companies are struggling to deal with shifting winds when it comes to smoking. That includes some states’ legalization of recreational
The Washington Post
added Aug 18, 2014 16:32

[Canada] Bill banning flavoured tobacco still not law in Alberta

Campaign for a Smoke-Free Alberta is calling on the provincial government to proclaim a law banning the sale of flavoured tobacco. Bill 206 was passed in November but since it hasn't been proclaimed by cabinet, the sale of flavoured tobacco products is
CBC News (ca)
added Aug 18, 2014 12:43
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