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[Australia] Smoking rates among teen students continues to decline

SMOKING rates among Tasmanian secondary school students continues to fall, according to a tri-annual survey conducted by the Cancer Council. Quit Tasmania director Abby Smith said the Australian Secondary Students’ Alcohol and Drug Survey, which showed
Adelaide Now -- The Advertiser and Sunday Mail (au)
added Jun 27, 2016 02:37
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[Asia, India] Painter burnt to death while lighting cigarette

In a freak mishap, a 35-year-old painter died in a fire which broke out when he lit a cigarette after smearing himself with a combustible chemical to remove paint marks in Coimbatore.
The News Minute (in)
added Jun 27, 2016 02:35
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[Asia, Pakistan] Tax stamps on cigarette packs, ‘no’ to foreign companies

The experts term it a good solution towards the mushroomed problem of non-tax paid cigarettes by means of tracking them. However, hiring a foreign company or outsourcing any company for printing tax stamps on cigarette packs not only involves serious rep
Pakistan Observer (pk)
added Jun 27, 2016 02:35
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[New Zealand] VIDEO: NZ cigarette plain packaging law would see Imperial Tobacco sue for compensation

Stephanie Erick, director for Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) calls for MPs to end delays on the introduction of plain packaging for cigarettes. If New Zealand brings in "plain packaging" for cigarettes, Imperial Tobacco will fight for compensation,
Independent Newspapers Ltd. / STUFF (nz)
added Jun 27, 2016 02:34
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[Canada] 'Considerable proportion' of cancer patients keep smoking despite risks, study finds

Researchers found “minimal differences” in smoking behaviours between those with cancer and those without. One in five Canadians who answered yes in a national health survey when asked, “Do you have cancer,” also reported smoking daily or occasionally,
National Post (ca)
added Jun 27, 2016 02:32
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Smoker Aquino thanked for anti-smoking laws

The New Vois Association of the Philippines (NVAP), an anti-smoking group of cancer survivors, thanked Aquino for his role in the passage of the Sin Tax and Graphic Health Warning (GHW) laws. “Among President Aquino’s legacy shall always be the signing
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Jun 27, 2016 02:30
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[UK] 'It could happen to a child' Devastated Brit's warning as e-cig kills dog

Miffany Haynes says her dog Leonardo got ill after chewing on a discarded e-cigarette a friend had left under her sofa. She realised he had sunk his teeth into it after he collapsed in her back garden and she rushed him to the vets.
Daily Star (uk)
added Jun 27, 2016 02:29
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[Asia, India] Tobacco farmers in Prakasam district call it quits

There seems to be no end to the woes of tobacco growers in Prakasam district as the market slide continues in the wake of cigarette manufacturers stopping production following the Union Health Ministry’s notification making mandatory a larger pictorial w
The Hindu Online (in)
added Jun 27, 2016 02:27
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[New Zealand] Tobacco company's bid to stop plain cigarette packaging falls on deaf ears

the government remains unfazed by Imperial Tobacco's claims it'll fight to protect its brand. Imperial Tobacco has already lost one court battle in Australia and has another case pending before the World Trade Organisation.
TVNZ (nz)
added Jun 27, 2016 02:20
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[UK] SMOKIN' SAM David Cameron’s wife Samantha has started smoking to deal with the stress of the EU referendum

“Sam has been so stressed by it all that she has taken up smoking,” one said. “She doesn’t really smoke, but the stress has driven her to cigarettes. She wants to give up after the referendum.”
The Sun (uk)
added Jun 27, 2016 02:18
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