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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Shisha ban takes its toll on eateries

Time has run out for establishments here that have shisha tobacco on the menu to phase it out and find other business models. From Monday, they will have to stop serving shisha....say shisha was their main offering and that they have not been able to fin
Straits Times (sg)
added Jul 28, 2016 13:43
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Insecticide Can Cut Bee Sperm by Nearly 40 Percent, Study Finds

The study, published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, the leading biological research journal of the Royal Society, found that thiamethoxam and clothianidin, two chemicals from the neonicotinoid family of insecticides, reduce living sperm in male h
New York Times
added Jul 28, 2016 13:41
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[Asia, China] Shanghai proposes stricter smoking ban

is proposing stricter smoking bans at hotels, restaurants, airports and other public venues. Under a draft revision... The amendment would ban smoking in outdoor audience seating and performance venues, outdoor areas of protected cultural heritage sites
China Daily (cn)
added Jul 28, 2016 13:32
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[UK] E-cigarettes emit harmful chemicals, research suggests

Published in the journal Environment Science & Technology, the study found emissions of toxic chemicals escalate as e-cigarettes get hotter with use.... "In some cases we saw aldehyde levels increase 60 per cent between cycles 1 and 9," said co-author an
The Independent (uk)
added Jul 28, 2016 13:30
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[Malaysia] BAT Share Price Falls 11% After Dismal 2Q Results

Investors dumped British American Tobacco (M) Bhd’s (BAT) stocks yesterday after its second-quarter (2Q) earnings slumped by more than half as volume dropped and smokers found comfort in cheaper illicit cigarettes.
The Malaysian Reserve (my)
added Jul 28, 2016 13:27
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[Australia] Stub you: How a tobacco giant is bypassing packaging rules

IMPERIAL Tobacco has deployed a new trick to circumvent plain packaging legislation and it's caught the Federal Government flat footed. Packs of 20 Peter Stuyvesant cigarettes - manufactured by Imperial - are being sold with a lift out soft pack inside
APN News & Media (au)
added Jul 28, 2016 13:25
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[Canada] Illegal cigarettes a growing concern in New Brunswick

Lobbyists say illegal tobacco sales in the Maritimes accounts for millions of dollars in lost revenue and poses a risk to youth and small businesses. The National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco says all levels of government need to work together to
GlobalTV (ca)
added Jul 28, 2016 13:21
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Kwik Trip Raises $65,000 to Help End Childhood Obesity / Campaign in support of Partnership for a Healthier America

Kwik Trip owns and operates 491 Kwik Trip and Kwik Star convenience stores, as well as Hearty Platter Restaurants and Tobacco Outlet Plus stores, in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa.
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Jul 28, 2016 13:21
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[Germany] Forget a cabin in the woods try one in the sky! Airline lists economy SEATS on Airbnb (for £168 less than the normal price)

Continuing to outline their terms in the style of other accommodation on the site, the airline host reminds prospective guests that smoking is not permitted and the customer will not be allowed pets or to have a party.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 28, 2016 13:21
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Just one minute of second-hand marijuana smoke is THREE times as damaging to the body as ordinary tobacco

Body takes much longer to recover from breathing in cannabis smoke Regularly inhaling second-hand fumes may cause the arteries to harden Scientists say their findings will dispel the belief cannabis is harmless Campaigners argue there is evidence cannabis
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 28, 2016 13:21
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