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[Asia, India] Pro-tobacco group praises govt, thanks for taking action against some NGOs

Union Home Ministry moved against the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) for the alleged lobbying and violation of foreign funding norms,... FAIFA is headed by B V Javade Gowda, who is described as a tobacco farmer. The association told IE that it w
Financial Express (in)
added May 21, 2017 20:29
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[Togo, UK] Makers of Marlboro cigarettes are blasted for launching a branded TIN cases just as strict new plain-package laws take effect

From today, retailers may only stock plain, unbranded packets of cigarettes featuring graphic images of its negative health impacts in a further bid to deter smokers. Philip Morris, which manufactures Marlboro cigarettes, is accused of introducing dura
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 21, 2017 20:17
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[UK] VIDEO: In 60 seconds: A history of smoking laws

The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 21, 2017 20:13
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[North Carolina] Executive churn may lower compensation in 2017; 33 made more than $1 million

the 2017 chart will reflect the executive compensation of the new owner. That would include the compensation of Nicandro Durante, the chief executive of British American Tobacco Plc if its $49.4 billion purchase of Reynolds American Inc. closes. Examples
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added May 21, 2017 20:03
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[Asia, Mid-east, Qatar] Smokers encouraged to focus on health benefits of quitting during Ramadan

Hamad Medical Corporation’s (HMC) Smoking Cessation Clinic is encouraging tobacco smokers to use the opportunity to quit the habit and focus on living a healthier lifestyle. Every year during Ramadan, HMC’s Smoking Cessation Clinic receives hundreds of n
Al Bawaba.com (jo)
added May 21, 2017 19:59
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[Asia, India] Men, women who indulge in tobacco-use may be at risk of losing their fertility, warn doctors

"One should avoid using tobacco (cigarettes) and marijuana. They reduce fertility, especially by reducing sperm counts. Smoking damages sperm, making them less likely to fertilize eggs. The embryos they create are less likely to survive," said Arvind Vai
Zee News (in)
added May 21, 2017 19:57
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[Canada] Butt-out outdoors: Indoor smoking ban could extend to Winnipeg patios

Winnipeg was one of the first cities to hang a no smoking sign in all restaurants back in 2003, but is soon to be the very last to butt-out patio smoking. Coun. John Orlikow is among a few city councillors interested in extending smoking bans to patios, p
Metro (ca)
added May 21, 2017 19:55
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[Canada] Winnipeg poised to be last city to allow public patio smoking

In 2003, Winnipeg was one of the first Canadian cities to ban smoking inside restaurants. Since then, indoor smoking has been banned from public places in almost every Canadian urban centre, thanks to a combination of municipal and provincial legislation
CBC News (ca)
added May 21, 2017 19:54
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[New Zealand] Inaction irks smoke-free coalition

The Central Otago and Wakatipu Smokefree Coalition is "deeply disappointed" the Government is not willing to bring in legislation that would protect children from second-hand smoke in cars. "This goes against the recommendations of the Health Select Comm
Otago Daily Times (nz)
added May 21, 2017 19:50
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[New York] Clifton Park Establishes 100% Smoke Free Parks and Trails

the new policy will help prevent exposure from secondhand smoke, reduce toxic tobacco litter in parks and send a positive message to young people that tobacco use doesn’t belong in the Town’s family friendly environments designed for active play.
Town of Clifton Park (NY)
added May 21, 2017 19:49
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