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[Canada] Minimum age to buy pot should be 21, Alberta Health Services suggests

Alberta Health Services is suggesting a minimum age of 21 for recreational marijuana purchases — and proposes the province use future legislation as an ''opportunity" to consider raising the ages to buy tobacco and liquor.
CBC News (ca)
added Sep 20, 2017 23:58
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[Canada] Drinking and tobacco age not on the table in marijuana talks: province

The NDP government says raising Alberta's legal age of 18 for drinking alcohol and smoking tobacco isn't being looked at as it develops its policies around legal marijuana. Alberta Health Services, in its written submission to the government's consultat
Calgary (Alb) Sun (ca)
added Sep 20, 2017 23:57
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KOTOVA: Smoking bans are sparking a rise in violence and disorder in UK prisons

Without such a comprehensive program of reform, a smoking ban will achieve little and may in fact prove to be dangerous. A black market in cigarettes and other nicotine products could contribute to further violence as prisoners get into greater debt. Pri
The Conversation (au)
added Sep 20, 2017 23:54
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GPs should alert smokers about the lack of evidence on the long-term effects of e-cigarettes, warns health watchdog

The move from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) comes despite backing for e-cigarettes from Public Health England (PHE), which says they are a useful aid for quitting. In new draft guidance, health watchdog NICE does not list
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 20, 2017 23:52
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Dogs Who Live with Smokers May Suffer from Premature Aging

A recent study suggests that these dogs are at risk of premature aging and inflammation, which may well shorten their life span. Although there is extensive research on the effects of second-hand tobacco smoke in human beings, there has not been a lot of
Psychology Today
added Sep 20, 2017 23:51
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[California] Oakland bans flavored tobacco products

Flavored tobacco products such as menthol cigarettes, blunt wraps and e-cigarette, or vape materials, will be banned in Oakland as of next year. The Oakland City Council approved the ban Tuesday night. The ordinance, dubbed the “Oakland Children Smokin
East Bay (CA) Times
added Sep 20, 2017 23:50
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UNGC Board Meeting Report

It was also agreed that when communicating about the decision to exclude tobacco companies from participation in the UN Global Compact, it should be made clear that the decision was taken in line with the World Health Organization Framework Convention
UN Global Compact
added Sep 20, 2017 23:44
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UN Global Compact Integrity Policy Update (PDF)

Participating companies whose business involves manufacturing or producing tobacco products will be delisted effective 15 October 2017.
NCD Alliance
added Sep 20, 2017 23:43
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UN Global Compact ban recognises the tobacco industry’s incompatibility with responsible, sustainable business (PDF)

The global noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) community has welcomed today’s announcement by the UN Global Compact (UNGC) to exclude the tobacco industry from participating in the initiative. UNGC is the world's largest corporate sustainability initiative
International Union against Cancer (UICC)
added Sep 20, 2017 23:41
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UN Global Compact exits tobacco companies

"On behalf of the global cancer community, UICC applauds the decision of the UN Global Compact to exclude tobacco companies from participating in their work at a time when the organisation is embarking on a set of new initiatives to support the delivery
International Union against Cancer (UICC)
added Sep 20, 2017 23:35
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