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[Asia, Jordan, Mid-east] Health Ministry begins inspection campaign on outlets serving argileh

The Health Ministry has begun a campaign on licensed restaurants and cafes to ensure their commitment to the regulations of serving argileh (water pipe), an official said on Saturday.
Jordan Times (jo)
added Jan 16, 2018 14:44
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Indonesia To Introduce Tax On E-Cigarettes

The Indonesian Government plans to introduce a 57 percent excise tax on e-cigarettes from July 1, 2018, according to local news reports. Heru Pambudi, the head of Customs, was reported as saying the Government has considered the product's health impact
Tax-News.com
added Jan 16, 2018 14:44
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[UK] Help for smokers to quit is slashed: Health budget cuts mean only three in five local authorities offer support to quit the habit

Public health budget cuts mean many smokers can no longer access stop smoking medications from their GP, health experts have warned. In England there is now at least one local authority where there is a zero budget for addressing smoking, according to a
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jan 16, 2018 14:44
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[UK] Help to quit smoking is victim of health squeeze

Smokers are no longer being given medication to help them quit by GPs in many areas as a result of budget cuts, health experts have found. At least one local authority in England has no budget to help patients stop the habit, a report by Cancer Research
Times Of London (uk)
added Jan 16, 2018 14:43
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[Asia, Thailand] EDITORIAL: No need for a rush on bans

The Ministry of Commerce, of all places, steered through a complete ban on all production, import, sale, paraphernalia and thus possession of anything concerned with e-cigarettes and smoking. Illegal import of vaping material risks a prison sentence of 10
Bangkok Post (th)
added Jan 16, 2018 14:43
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[Australia] Where you stand on smoker rights...

FRASER Coast Chronicle readers have weighed-in on the issue of smokers' rights. Cigarette smoking has entered the national conversation in recent days after cricketers Shaun Marsh and Jackson Bird were dubbed bad role models for smoking in public while
Fraser Coast Chronicle (au)
added Jan 16, 2018 14:43
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[New Hampshire] WATTERS: Raising the smoking age to 21: A breath of fresh air for N.H.

As a senator, I have worked relentlessly to improve the health of New Hampshire children and youth. It is time for lawmakers to stand up for our youth and allow them to flourish in the Granite State by being free of addiction. SB 545 is a smart and prove
Portsmouth (NH) Herald
added Jan 16, 2018 14:43
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[Missouri] RESIDENTS SUGGEST REMOVING ASHTRAYS NEAR BUS STOPS

During Sunday’s Macao Forum, many residents expressed their disagreement with the government’s decision to place ashtrays within the 10-meter radius of bus areas in which smoking is prohibited. Some of the residents who voiced their opinions suggested th
Macau Daily Times (mo)
added Jan 16, 2018 14:43
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Doug Harvey, Hall of Fame Umpire Whom Players Called God, Dies at 87

Harvey, who chewed tobacco during his umpiring years, was found to have oral cancer in 1997 and spoke out about the dangers of smokeless tobacco following his treatment. He is survived by his wife; his brother Nolan; his sons Scott and Todd; six grandchi
New York Times
added Jan 16, 2018 14:43
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Editorial: Kansas court must address Topeka tobacco measure

Her intentions, and those of council members who supported the ordinance, were well-founded. The best move, though, is for state lawmakers to consider such a resolution so the age restriction would be imposed statewide. That could include debate over th
Topeka (KS) Capital-Journal
added Jan 16, 2018 03:28
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