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What You Need to Know About Russia's Sergei Lavrov

His only vice is smoking, even though he recently tried to cut down from 1.5 packs to four cigarettes a day. “Diplomatic discipline,” he explains. “You have to take a punch.”
Moscow Times (ru)
added Apr 26, 2017 01:21

Russian Navy reveals world's BIGGEST nuclear submarine with TWENTY missile launchers

The submarine has combat posts, crew cabins, a swimming pool, a gym and even a smoking room inside.
The [London, UK] Express
added Apr 26, 2017 01:20

Service Faces Backlash Over a Widespread Practice: Selling User Data

The F.T.C. report detailed how some of the companies classify consumers in data-driven social and demographic groups for marketing purposes with labels like...“smoker in the household.” The concern is that such classifications could be used to limit fair
New York Times
added Apr 26, 2017 01:17

[Nevada] Citizen group continues to push clean air initiative

As efforts continue by the Mesquite Citizens for Clean Indoor Air to eradicate smoke from the city’s casinos, a recent survey from the Southern Nevada Health District shows the population of adults who smoke in Clark County has decreased by nearly 6 perc
Pahrump (NV) Desert Valley Times
added Apr 26, 2017 01:16
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[Ireland] Exams a bad time for stop smoking campaign

A survey of more than 700 students has found that smokers on a university campus are more likely to be aged 22 or above and live in their own accommodation — and that campaigns to raise awareness of quitting are more successful if timed away from exam ti
Irish Examiner (ie)
added Apr 26, 2017 01:16

[UK] Blackburn store boss in fake cigarettes bust

A SHOPKEEPER in Blackburn has been given a suspended prison sentence after masterminding a £25,000 fake tobacco scam. Customs investigators initially raided an industrial unit on the Carlinghurst Business Park, in George Street West, in late March 2016
This is Lancashire (uk)
added Apr 26, 2017 01:15

[California] USC students question effects of new smoke-free policy

“We rarely get a complaint about people violating the no-smoking policy,” Carlisle said. Some students said they have continued to smoke on campus because they disagree with the idea of an absolute ban and believe that people who want to smoke should ha
Daily Trojan (University of Southern California)
added Apr 26, 2017 01:15

[UK-Scotland] A Tobacco Endgame for Scotland?

Attendees at a recent meeting on developing Scotland’s tobacco ‘endgame’ strategy identified three key policy priorities for a Scottish ‘tobacco endgame’: restricting availability of tobacco; pursuing a ‘polluter pays’ approach with tobacco industry profi
Tobacco Control Journal blogs
added Apr 25, 2017 17:04

22nd Century Accepted to Present Proprietary Smoking Cessation Product at BIOCHINA Partnering Forum in Zhuhai, China

Rule Changes by the Chinese Food and Drug Administration Will Pave the Way for 22nd Century’s Well-Studied X-22 Smoking Cessation Aid
Business Wire
added Apr 25, 2017 17:00

Australia’s $40 per pack cigarette tax plans: the need to consider equity [FREE FULL TEXT]

we offer strategies that might be used by policymakers to mitigate potential harms. While this paper focuses on the impacts primarily on populations in Australia, the consequences and strategies offered may be useful to other countries implementing tobacc
Tobacco Control
added Apr 25, 2017 16:49
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