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[Africa] KAGAME FOLLOWS MAGUFULI’S LEAD, BANS SHISHA SMOKING IN RWANDA

Recently, World Health Organisation (WHO) in an advisory note to regulators revealed that smoking shisha posed grave health risks as shisha smokers in a single session would inhale smoke of 100 or more cigarettes.
Nation Media (ke)
added Dec 15, 2017 17:30
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[Africa] Kenyans speak their minds following ban of Shisha tobacco smoking in Rwanda

The ban of Shisha tobacco smoking by Rwanda's Ministry of Health has sparked wild and hilarious reactions from Kenyans - Through a public notice published on Friday, December 15, the Ministry of Health in Rwanda declared use, advertisement and importation
Tuko (ke)
added Dec 15, 2017 17:27
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[Africa, Uganda] Rwanda bans shisha

Uganda ostensibly banned shisha in 2015, but the toxic product is still sold, promoted and used openly around the country. . . . In Kampala, there are bars whose primary selling point is shisha, also known as hookah.
The Observer (ug)
added Dec 15, 2017 17:17
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[Africa, Kenya] Rwanda bans shisha smoking following Tanzania's lead

Rwanda becomes the second country in Africa to ban shisha smoking after Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli imposed the ban in July last year. Other countries with similar bans are Pakistan, Jordan, Singapore and Saudi Arabia.
Daily Nation (ke)
added Dec 15, 2017 17:13
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[Asia, Singapore] Underage smokers: The ease of getting cigarettes put to the test

Talking Point goes undercover to find out how easy it is...half of them got their smokes from relatives and friends...30 per cent...licensed vendors...one in five...strangers in the street and illegal vendors.
Channel NewsAsia (sg)
added Dec 15, 2017 17:09
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[Australia] Roll-your-own cigarette smoking on rise

There are concerns young smokers incorrectly believe roll-your-own cigarettes are less harmful than traditional factory made cigarettes. New research by Cancer Council Victoria and Quit Victoria shows roll-your own tobacco use has sky rocketed in recent
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Dec 15, 2017 17:02
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Nine in 10 NSW homes now smoke-free

chell said the NSW Government’s efforts to curb smoking, the leading cause of disease and premature death across the state, are working. The NSW Government has invested $4.4 million in the 2017-18 State Budget into services that target chronic health is
NSW Ministry of Health (au)
added Dec 15, 2017 17:01
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Nine in 10 NSW homes now smoke-free

chell said the NSW Government’s efforts to curb smoking, the leading cause of disease and premature death across the state, are working. The NSW Government has invested $4.4 million in the 2017-18 State Budget into services that target chronic health is
NSW Ministry of Health (au)
added Dec 15, 2017 17:01
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[Australia] Nine-out-of-10 NSW homes now smoke free

In 1997 almost 25 per cent of NSW adults smoked but that dropped to 15 per cent by 2016, the Tobacco Snapshot 2017 revealed on Friday. The proportion of adults living in smoke-free homes is now at 94.3 per cent. Numerous anti-smoking campaigns, legisla
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Dec 15, 2017 16:53
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Graphic Anti-Smoking Ads Can Backfire on Kids

New research suggests that the strategy of hanging these posters in convenience stores could backfire, prompting some teens to light up. The tobacco industry focuses much of its advertising efforts on convenience stores, which are popular with young peo
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Dec 15, 2017 03:23
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