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Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Calls on International Labor Organization to Drop the Tobacco Industry

A letter from nearly 200 public health organizations, labor rights groups and others sent to members of the ILO governing body this week describes how tobacco companies victimize farmers and other workers through practices including unfair pricing strate
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Oct 17, 2017 01:08
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[Asia, India] Campaign to make city ‘smoke-free’

A campaign which, among other things, aims to bring down the exposure of people to second-hand smoke was launched on Monday. The initiative will be part of the city’s involvement in the ‘Partnership for Healthy Cities’, a global network of cities committ
The Hindu Online (in)
added Oct 17, 2017 00:39
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[UK-Scotland] Should smoking be banned in the home?

ASH Scotland wants to hold talks with social housing providers to explore ways of introducing no smoking rules for some tenants. It also wants to look at how legislation surrounding smoking in residential care homes could be tightened up to protect staf
Herald Scotland (The Herald and Sunday Herald) (uk)
added Oct 17, 2017 00:37
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[UK-Scotland] Calls to stub out cigarettes at home over fears for kids exposed to passive smoking

Daily Record and Sunday Mail (uk)
added Oct 17, 2017 00:34
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[UK] "I knew I needed to quit when I realised I was spending the equivalent of a mortgage on cigarettes" says ex-smoker Zemone

Thankfully, if you are eager to get back on track, new data published by the University College of London shows quitting success rates are at their highest for at least a decade. The latest figures say that the quitting rate is now nearly 20 per cent,
Bristol Evening Post (uk)
added Oct 16, 2017 15:36
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[Virginia] DAHL: Vital Signs: Need help kicking the habit? Skip electronic smoking devices

The belief that ESDs are less harmful than conventional cigarettes is still debatable. There is not enough research to show ESDs are effective in helping people quit, and they are not FDA-approved quit aids. ESDs have helped some people quit, but others
Charlottesville (VA) Daily Progress
added Oct 16, 2017 05:59
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[Northern Marianas Islands] Smoking now prohibited in poker arcades

The Racial Ethnic Approach to Community Health, which is campaigning against tobacco smoke by making people aware of the dangers of secondhand smoke, was able to push for the enforcement of the Smoke-Free Air Act in poker arcades on Saipan last month.
Saipan Tribune (mp)
added Oct 16, 2017 05:57
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[New York] VIDEO: City Passes New Laws Restricting Hookah Bars

The Rev. Khader El-Yateem of Brooklyn said he sees it all over his neighborhood. “Children who are 15 and 16 years old are a these hookah bars smoking this poison, and they will find them around the corner vomiting,” El-Yateem said.
CBS New York - Ch. 2
added Oct 17, 2017 13:30
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[Australia] BARNSLEY/WALTERS: Filters: a cigarette engineering hoax that harms both smokers and the environment

We must not mislead Australians about a “safer” cigarette. There isn’t one. But without filters, the number of lethal lung cancers may be reduced, more smokers would quit because of the harsh taste, and fewer young people would start smoking.
The Conversation (au)
added Oct 17, 2017 01:13
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[Micronesia] EDITORIAL: Guam should ban vaping in public places

Other opponents of ESD regulations argue that people should have the freedom to use ESDs in public places. But the cost of secondhand smoke is too high as bystanders can inhale the aerosol from an e-cigarette. Cruz's proposed ban on vaping in public pla
postguam.com (gu)
added Oct 16, 2017 05:54
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