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[Asia-pacific] Japan Tobacco taps exec from international division to be next president

Japan Tobacco Inc. has tapped Masamichi Terabatake, an executive at a unit controlling the cigarette maker’s international operations, to succeed President Mitsuomi Koizumi, sources said Sunday. The leadership change comes as Japan Tobacco, which holds
Japan Times (jp)
added Nov 19, 2017 15:34
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[Australia] VIDEO: Is smoking glamorised too much in video games?

Melbourne (Vic) Herald Sun (au)
added Nov 19, 2017 15:33
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[Australia, Canada] Push for governments to sue tobacco companies and recover health costs of treating smokers

Dr Ross MacKenzie, wrote in the ­Medical Journal of Australia that legal action would also generate publicity that “denormalised” smoking and have a lasting effect on the tobacco industry. “Successful litigation could reduce its financial capacity to eng
Melbourne (Vic) Herald Sun (au)
added Nov 19, 2017 15:32
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[New York] Long Beach considers raising age for tobacco sales to 21

City Council members say they plan to approve a ban sales of tobacco products and paraphernalia, including cigarettes, vaping pipes and e-cigarettes, to anyone under 21.
(Long Island, NY) Newsday
added Nov 19, 2017 15:30
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Philippines] This IS personal: Health advocates share pain of losing loved ones to tobacco

MANILA – Health advocates known to have lobbied for stronger tobacco control have taken their fight to social media, sharing their personal experience with smoking. Dr. Antonio Dans, professor of cardiology and clinical epidemiology at the University of
InterAksyon.com (TV 5) (ph)
added Nov 19, 2017 01:45
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[Asia-pacific, China] LETTER: Hong Kong policy on heated tobacco products is baffling. Can we learn from Japan?

Its present approach to these heat-not-burn tobacco products is in contrast to the policies of the Japanese government, and I do not believe this is beneficial from a public health viewpoint. It seems that the administration has an agenda, that is, to of
South China Morning Post
added Nov 19, 2017 01:21
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Lee Bee Wah: Fearless in not taking 'no' for an answer

She decided that if the NEA was not going to do it, she would do it herself. She raised money from business owners and other Nee Soon supporters who shared her vision - and they have rolled out 42 designated smoking points. They are aiming for 50 of the
Straits Times (sg)
added Nov 19, 2017 00:46
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Lung cancer and smoking: It’s never too late to quit

IN Sarawak, lung cancer is our third most common cancer as statistics from the public Radiotherapy and Oncology Unit (RTU) at the Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) indicate it represents around 10 to 11 per cent of all new cancer cases in the state each yea
Borneo Post (my)
added Nov 18, 2017 22:05
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[UK] Strictly host Claudia Winkleman caught on camera puffing on an e-cigarette straight from the gym after having 'never been seen smoking before'

The Strictly Come Dancing host, 45, has never been seen smoking before, and it is thought she might have made the move of going directly to ‘vaping’.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 29, 2017 00:32
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[Europe, UK] Sarah Jakes keynote speech at the E-Cig Summit 2017

Just a month before that first summit vapers had succeeded in overturning the impending regulation and they did it simply with their stories. Thousands of people wrote to their representatives in the EU parliament and told them about their switch from sm
New Nicotine Alliance UK (uk)
added Nov 20, 2017 18:37
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