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[Asia-pacific, Thailand] Smoking ban on popular Thai beaches

“These beaches are among the most beautiful in Southeast Asia, and the aim is to keep them that way.“People who do smoke need not worry, as they will still be accommodated. The new smoking ban on Thai beaches is aimed at maintaining a clean and safe envir
The Nation (th)
added Oct 19, 2017 20:49
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[Uruguay] Governments endorse UN-backed plan to tackle cancer, diabetes and other deadly diseases

endorsed the Montevideo Roadmap 2018-2030 on NCDs as a Sustainable Development Priority at the opening of the three-day global conference..." trailblazers, like Uruguay, that have ratified the protocol to eliminate the illicit trade in tobacco products,”
UN News Service
added Oct 19, 2017 20:46
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CROWLEY: Canada's 'abstinence only' approach to smoking tobacco isn't helping

Unrealistic “abstinence only” policies have been signal failures in reducing drug use or teenage sex. Why would we think it is a good idea where tobacco is concerned? We have the opportunity essentially to eliminate the cigarette through technological c
Toronto (Ont) Sun (ca)
added Oct 19, 2017 20:43
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[Korea - South] Assembly to decide on raising e-cigarette taxes

The National Assembly’s finance committee is expected to decide on Oct. 20 about hiking consumption taxes on heat-not-burn tobacco products, also known as e-cigarettes, to 90 percent on par with regular cigarettes. If taxes are raised, prices of e-cigare
The Investor (kr)
added Oct 19, 2017 20:36
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[Japan] Will U.S. Consumers Warm Up to ‘Heat-Not-Burn’ Tobacco

New research from San Diego State University predicts that “heat-not-burn” tobacco products could soon be flooding American markets. The authors warn that policymakers, anti-tobacco advocates, and the healthcare community need to be prepared for action
Healthline Networks
added Oct 19, 2017 20:35
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how local governments are countering industry efforts to sell cheap tobacco

localities can combat tobacco retail marketing — also called point-of-sale marketing — which includes things like product displays and advertisements in retail establishments. Point-of-sale marketing is linked to impulse purchases of tobacco products, an
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Oct 19, 2017 20:31
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Global Campaign to Smoke Out Tobacco Firms from UN Body

The Governing Body – which will hold its upcoming 331st sessions beginning October 26 through November 9 —is expected to decide whether to sever tobacco companies from its partnership with ILO. “If the ILO is to live up to its promise of promoting right
IPS (Inter Press Service)
added Oct 19, 2017 20:24
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RUSSIA READY FOR WAR WITH SMOKING AND VAPING, SAYS HEALTH MINISTRY

Russia is setting up a new five-year plan to reduce levels of smoking in the country with new restrictions on cigarettes, hookahs and e-cigarettes. In a new draft regulation that the ministry would like to implement by 2022, officials hope to ban smokin
Newsweek
added Oct 19, 2017 20:21
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[Florida] Farah & Farah, Wilner Firm sanctioned $9.1 million for unprofessional conduct in federal court ($$)

Court officials would eventually discover that 588 of the plaintiffs had died before the action was filed in 2008...numerous other plaintiffs that should not have been included in the case, including some people who had never smoked cigarettes
The Business Journals
added Oct 19, 2017 19:03
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[Nigeria] Reps Want FG To Increase Taxes On Tobacco, Speed Up M-Power Implementation

The House of Representatives yesterday demanded an increase in tobacco related taxes...also urged the Federal Government to embark on sustained campaigns to control tobacco use, implement the M-Power policy package, adopt stringent measures to restrict ad
Daily Independent (ng)
added Oct 19, 2017 19:02
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