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[Asia, Israel] Country ‘lags behind’ in fighting smoking, says prevention council

The Health Ministry has decided not to hold its traditional No-Smoking press conference on World No Smoking Day (May 31), because there has been no reduction in smoking rates since last year’s 19.4 percent. The health minister is required by law to pres
Jerusalem Post
added May 30, 2016 01:38

[Asia-pacific, Macau] Government open to revisiting smoking ban

the government would be open to debate on the continuing of smoking areas in casino VIP rooms, TDM radio reported. “It’s still early. But we’re open [to the idea]. We’ll analyse first; we have to be objective and open-minded,” Alexis Tam stated, suggestin
Macau Business Daily (mo)
added May 30, 2016 01:29

[Asia, India] Campaign against smoking to be launched

Doctors, nurses and health workers should play a key role in creating awareness of the hazards of smoking among masses and explain its impact on vital organs, said Health Minister C. Vijaya Baskar. Speaking at a seminar organised by the Health Department
The Hindu Online (in)
added May 30, 2016 01:27

[Asia, Bangladesh] Minister Nasim promises to make tobacco firms print graphic warnings on pack top half

Mohammed Nasim has assured anti-tobacco campaigners of steps to make cigarette companies print graphic warnings on the upper parts of their product packets instead of the lower half. (bd)
added May 30, 2016 01:26
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[UK] Revealed: cancer scientists' pensions invested in tobacco

Pension fund for academics funded by Cancer Research UK invested £211m in British American Tobacco last year ... The Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) – the official name for the fund for university academics and staff – was worth £49bn in 2015. T
The Guardian (uk)
added May 30, 2016 00:49

[Asia, India] Beware! Delhi police to fine Rs. 200 on those found smoking in public places

the Delhi Police have decided to strictly enforce a fine of Rs. 200 on smoking in public places. As per the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA) 2003, smoking in public places is banned and those who violate the law will be slapped a fine o
India TV (Independent News Service)
added May 29, 2016 20:07

[Asia] Indian Medical Groups: Smoking Should Be Banned in Films

Two major medical groups in India are calling on Bollywood’s film industry to stop showing smoking in films entirely, arguing that existing on-screen warnings have little effect. It’s one of many firm stances the the Indian Medical Association and the Hea
Associations Now (ASAE)
added May 29, 2016 20:06

[Asia, India] Get ready for plain packaging of tobacco products

in the case of India, small and locally produced bidis are being displaced by cheap manufactured cigarettes, says a March 14, 2015 paper in The Lancet. Despite tremendous pressure from tobacco companies India stood its ground by introducing pictorial war
The Hindu Online (in)
added May 29, 2016 20:06
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[West Virginia] Club owner: Smoking ban is bad for business

John Baron, co-owner of the Blue Parrot, an adult entertainment club on Mileground Road, said he’s contemplating legal action against the Monongalia County Health Department (MCHD) based on the enforcement of the county-wide smoking ban enacted March 2012
Morgantown (WV) Dominion-Post
added May 29, 2016 20:04
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[South Dakota] 'Smoke shacks' pull video lottery machines

A casino group that tried to find a clever way around South Dakota’s indoor smoking ban is retreating from its strategy. Crown Central Casino made headlines last fall when Argus Leader Media reported a room within the casino was established as a separat
Sioux Falls (SD) Argus-Leader
added May 29, 2016 20:03
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