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[Asia, Malaysia] BAT cautious on outlook, illegal cigarettes still a concern

British American Tobacco Malaysia Bhd expects a challenging outlook for 2014, citing that any further increase in excise duties would fuel the illegal cigarette problem. Commenting on the performance at a press conference after its annual general meeting
The Star (my)
added Apr 22, 2014 11:45

[Michigan] City Council ordinance bans smoking in public areas

The Ann Arbor City Council passed the long-debated smoking ordinance Monday night by a vote of 9-2 with only Councilmembers Jane Lumm (I–Ward 2) and Jack Eaton (D–Ward 4) voting against the ordinance. The ordinance now makes smoking near bus stops and wi
Michigan Daily [U. of Michigan]
added Apr 22, 2014 11:44

E-cigarettes offer potential benefits, risks: Your Say

E-cigarette sellers are marketing their products with methods once used to sell tobacco. Should they be regulated more? Comments from Facebook are edited for clarity and grammar:
USA Today
added Apr 22, 2014 11:10

Youth Tobacco Prevention Sparks AAFP-convened Summit

On April 4, the Academy convened a number of tobacco-prevention stakeholders from both the public and private sectors to participate in an AAFP Youth & Tobacco Prevention Summit in Washington.
American Family Physician
added Apr 22, 2014 11:08

[New York] Syracuse hospital bans e-cigarettes after patient on oxygen catches fire while using one

A Syracuse hospital is warning patients not to use electronic cigarettes after a patient on oxygen caught fire while puffing on one of the devices. Joe Galloway, a Syracuse Fire Department investigator, said the cause of the March 22 fire at St. Joseph'
Syracuse (NY) Post-Standard
added Apr 22, 2014 11:06
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[UK] Primary school boy just nine begs NHS to help him kick his SMOKING habit after he became addicted from trying one at school

Youngster from Shropshire was addicted after trying a cigarette at school However he called a stop smoking helpline after realising side-effects Experts are warning under-age smokers will have terrible health problems
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Apr 22, 2014 10:42

[UK] Former running champion says anti-smoking drug Chantix made him kill his ex-wife and attempt suicide

Tim Danielson, 65, shot his ex-wife Ming Qi dead in 2011 then tried to gas himself to death Attorneys for Danielson say he was suffering depression at the time of the killing Danielson began taking anti-smoking drug Chantix weeks before Ming Qi's death T
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Apr 22, 2014 10:39

[UK] Wakefield Council pledge action on smokers

Wakefield Council’s cabinet has signed up to a declaration to reduce tobacco use among the population and raise awareness of the health effects of smoking. The Local Authority Declaration on Tobacco Control is a UK-wide initiative to which councils are
Wakefield Express (uk)
added Apr 22, 2014 10:38
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[UK-Wales] Significant public support for ban on smoking in cars carrying children

Exclusive research revealed 81% of people in Wales would support a ban on smoking in cars carrying under 18s Health experts who have campaigned for the introduction of legislation to ban smoking in cars carrying children strongly welcomed the results of
WalesOnline (uk)
added Apr 22, 2014 10:37

[California] Bill bans smoking at all times in home day cares

The Assembly approved a bill Monday that would ban smoking inside home day care centers even after the children have left, a regulation that targets lingering "third-hand smoke" and has been adopted by 12 other states.
AP - Associated Press
added Apr 22, 2014 10:32
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