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[New York] ‘You See Your Boys, You Stop’: At Le Basket in Greenwich Village

You’re a bike messenger in New York City and you’ve just finished your day...“Rather Be” played on a Bluetooth speaker, accompanied by the din of Broadway traffic and the rumbling subway below, as beer cans were popped and the no-smoking sign disregarded
New York Times
added Sep 19, 2014 17:46
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Federal Judiciary to Restore Cases Removed From PACER

The federal judiciary informed Congress on Friday it will restore public access to years of courts of appeals records that were removed from online archives in August. Lawyers, reporters, transparency advocates and Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., chairman of
National Law Journal
added Sep 19, 2014 17:42
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[District of Columbia] D.C. Court of Appeals Nominee Plays the Waiting Game

Last week, the chief judge of the District of Columbia Superior Court and a local bar group wrote letters to the U.S. Senate urging action on three long-standing trial court nominees. They aren’t the only ones waiting. Todd Kim, the city’s solicitor gener
National Law Journal
added Sep 19, 2014 17:41
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Feature: Vietnam's cigarette tax hike could see numbers of smokers drop, related illnesses decrease

While experts and healthcare activists said the proposal was too low and not strict enough to reduce consumption and combat trade fraud, domestic smokers argued the hike should be reviewed according to residents' average income.
Shanghai Daily (cn)
added Sep 19, 2014 16:05
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[Asia, Vietnam] Experts urge cigarette tax hike

Experts are seeking a much larger increase in the special consumption tax on tobacco products than that proposed by the Ministry of Finance.
Vietnam Net
added Sep 19, 2014 16:04
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[Burma/Myanmar] Myanmar struggles to kick a deadly addiction

shows red-stained teeth, the mark of the long-time betel user. “If you chew three continuously, it’s equal to smoking a pack of cigarettes,” ... Today there are about 600 million betel users worldwide — most of them in Asia. The WHO ranks it as the fourth
GlobalPost
added Sep 19, 2014 16:02
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[Asia, Korea - South] [Graphic News] Korean men among world’s biggest smokers

Lorea’s male smoking rate stood at 43.7 percent in 2012 and was one of the highest of all members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, according to the Ministry of Health and Welfare. The figure marked a sharp drop from 48.3 per
Korea Herald (kr)
added Sep 19, 2014 15:22
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[Spain] SRNT - Europe Annual Meeting September 18th-20th, 2014

Thursday, 18th 13:00 - 17:00 Workshop W1. Genetics of nicotine dependence Workshop W2. Cytisine - one of the most effective and safest treatments for tobacco dependency Taller T1. Abordaje del paciente fumador en atención primaria Taller T2. Poniendo en
Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT)
added Sep 19, 2014 15:15
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[Canada] Six Nations fighting contraband tobacco legislation

Driving through Six Nations, it seems there is a tobacco shop on nearly every corner...Bill C-10 includes amending the Criminal Code to make it a criminal offence to traffic unregulated tobacco — a move the federal government says is about targeting contr
Cambridge (ON) Times (ca)
added Sep 19, 2014 15:07
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[Saudi Arabia] Smoking kills 23,000 every year

said Ahmed Albualli, chairman of the supervisory board at the Anti-Smoking Society (Naqaa), who expressed deep concern about the high incidence of smoking-related deaths in the Kingdom... Saudi Arabia is the largest market for tobacco in the Middle East a
Arab News (sa)
added Sep 19, 2014 15:05
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