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[Africa, South Africa] Tobacco jet fuel could power SAA

South African Airways is hoping to start powering some of its aircraft with a tobacco-based jet fuel and other crop-based biofuels within the next two years.
Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added Oct 2, 2014 12:23
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FLASHBACK: The Battle for Smoke-Free Planes

The turning point in the battle to banish smoking on planes... came in 1986, when a report from the National Academy of Science found that flight attendants were exposed to the same amount of secondhand smoke as someone living with a pack-a-day smoker, an
OZY.com
added May 5, 2014 08:41
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Electronic cigarettes stub out no-smoking signs

Thanks to electronic cigarettes, it may now be easier to get away with smoking on an airplane than with using a cellphone. The devices are beginning to reverse decades-long efforts to ban smoking in public places, experts say, and may also be contributin
CBS MarketWatch
added Sep 20, 2013 18:09
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[Oklahoma] Will Rogers World Airport to be smoke-free Sept. 1

The last refuge for smokers at Will Rogers World Airport — a musty, windowless room with yellowed walls off the main terminal — is set to close in September. The Oklahoma City Airport Trust voted unanimously last week to shut down the smoking room at th
The Oklahoman
added Jul 4, 2013 23:54
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[UK-Scotland] Aberdeen airport opens pre-flight smoking shelter

• At a cost of £1, smokers will be able to use the shelter, situated adjacent to the main departure lounge • Airport say the shelter will combat full terminal evacuations caused by people smoking in banned areas
The Scotsman (uk)
added May 9, 2013 18:25
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[Asia, China] BLOG / ERNEST KAO: Plane will not wait for you to buy cigarettes, says flight attendant to policewoman

So sensitive is the issue of power abuse these days that rumours of a Hong Kong flight attendant rejecting demands from a uniformed military police officer became an instant hit on weibo. The officer wanted to delay take-off so she could go out and buy ci
South China Morning Post
added May 8, 2013 07:09
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[Asia, Thailand] Call for total smoking ban at all airports

A health advocate called for a total ban on smoking at major airports nationwide yesterday after many areas of passenger terminals were found to have "second-hand" smoke levels two times higher than World Health Organisation (WHO) standards over 24 hours
The Nation (th)
added May 8, 2013 01:43
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Fines for smoking on Russian airlines may rise to $1600

Fines for smoking on board a plane may rise to 50,000 rubles ($1,625) according to a bill submitted to the State Duma by a group of lawmakers representing all parties. The sponsors of the bill propose amending the Administrative Offenses Code and introdu
Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI) (ru)
added Mar 26, 2013 13:30
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[UK] Ryanair air hostesses who tried to smuggle almost 14,000 duty free cigarettes into Britain escape jail

An air hostess whose career crash landed after being unmasked as a cigarette smuggler wept as she walked free from court today. Former Ryanair stewardess Gemma Phillips, 26, started the racket with cabin crew colleague Adam McEvatt so they could sell t
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 17, 2012 17:15
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[Bangladesh, Turkey] LETTER: Clampdown on smoking

I have come to realise that smoking is more a demand of the mind than the body and giving it up does not involve phasing out the habit by chewing nicotine gums or using body patches, but quitting it once and for all.
Financial Express (bd)
added Jun 10, 2012 21:37
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