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[Uruguay, Zimbabwe] Critics urge WHO to reverse choice of Mugabe as goodwill envoy

Britain said Mugabe’s appointment was “surprising and disappointing” and added that it risked overshadowing the WHO’s global work. The United States, which has imposed sanctions on Mugabe for alleged human rights violations, said it was “disappointed.”
Reuters
added Oct 21, 2017 22:58
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[UK-Scotland] Passive smoking: How tobacco use could be harming your pet

Researchers at Glasgow University have spent three years looking into the affects of cigarette smoke on dogs and say the results so far are concerning. Early signs in the pilot study suggest not only could dogs living with smokers die younger but dogs l
STV (uk)
added Oct 21, 2017 22:39
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[Canada] Bylaw’s top boss says hookah ban having little impact

There have been 70 charges laid under the city’s newly-minted ban on hookah and shisha cafés, the city’s community and protective services committee heard on Oct. 19. Hookah pipes have been illegal in workplaces and enclosed patios since last December.
Ottawa (ON) Community News (ca)
added Oct 21, 2017 22:39
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[Montana] BIRR: City Cites Secondhand Smoke Dangers When Banning Chewing Tobacco, Vaping Outdoors

“We’re only doing this to help make Butte a healthier place,”...Electronic cigarettes and smokeless tobacco reduce harm caused by cigarettes to the user by more than 90 percent because the majority of cancer-causing chemicals and toxins from smoking are r
Libertarian Republic
added Oct 21, 2017 22:39
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[Florida] Takeaways from Tallahassee — When lawyers break bad

“As (the judges) said in their decision, ‘frivolous litigation diverts the time and attention of [the courts] away from meritorious lawsuits,’ ” Large said in a statement. “This irresponsible behavior by plaintiffs lawyers has a cost, delaying justice f
Florida Politics
added Oct 21, 2017 21:23
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[Africa, Nigeria] Tobacco firms evolving new strategies to attract younger generation – Report

Tobacco companies in Nigeria have evolved a new strategy of deliberately targeting the younger generation by situating their products near primary and secondary schools, a new report by the Nigerian Tobacco Control Research Group has shown.
Premium Times (ng)
added Oct 21, 2017 20:07
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[Africa, Uruguay, Zimbabwe] WHO chief 'rethinking' after Mugabe honour outrage

The head of the World Health Organization said Saturday that he was "rethinking" his decision to name Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe a goodwill ambassador, as global outrage over the move mounted. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director general of t
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Oct 21, 2017 20:04
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[UK] MP calls for action to save tobacco retailers

JTISpeaking in Parliament at an event hosted by the Tobacco Retailer’s Alliance, Mann told an audience of MPs and retailers: “Tobacco independents are becoming increasingly victims of over regulation that stifles trade and stops retailers from thriving.”
betterRetailing (uk)
added Oct 23, 2017 13:51
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[UK] Political priorities and public health services in English local authorities: the case of tobacco control and smoking cessation services

At a time of significant cost pressure, political support for tobacco control in English local authorities mitigates but does not remove the risk of cuts to budgets for smoking cessation services.
Journal of Public Health
added Oct 23, 2017 13:50
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[UK] Budget cuts are damaging stop smoking services

Local authorities have had to cut their stop smoking services due to a lack of funding over the past few years, according to a new study by (ASH) The study, based on surveys from the past 3 years, found that services for smoking cessation have been cut
Independent Nurse (uk)
added Oct 23, 2017 13:46
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