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[New Zealand] Govt's e-cigarette reform welcomed

The ACT Party is backing the government’s decision to legalise nicotine e-cigarettes, arguing it’s the biggest thing National has done to tackle poverty in a very long time.
Radio Network (nz)
added Mar 30, 2017 16:51

[UK] Tobacco display ban hits sales at Budgens and Londis owner

Booker, the wholesaler behind convenience store brands including Budgens and Londis, which is the target of a £3.7bn takeover by Tesco, has suffered a sharp fall in tobacco sales after a ban on displaying cigarette packets in shops.
The Guardian (uk)
added Mar 30, 2017 16:50

[New Zealand] Vaping law praised, criticised

While some academics praised the announcement, Otago University's Prof Janet Hoek is worried the law change goes too far. Allowing e-cigarettes to be sold in dairies, service stations and supermarkets would make them too freely available. Instead, sale
Otago Daily Times (nz)
added Mar 30, 2017 16:42
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] DOH: Make Mighty pay to prevent heart attacks, strokes of 70,000 poorest patients

disclosed that P1 billion from unpaid taxes due the government could pay for a year’s worth of maintenance medicines, laboratory tests and medical care of around 70,000 of the poorest Filipinos who are at risk for heart attack or stroke due to tobacco use
Philippine News Agency (PNA)
added Mar 30, 2017 16:27
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Every 1 pound spent on public health in UK saves average of 14 pound

The recent cuts made to public health budgets in the UK are therefore a "false economy" and are set to cost an already overstretched NHS and the wider economy "billions," conclude the researchers, who warn other countries to think again before going down
Medical Xpress (
added Mar 30, 2017 16:27

[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] KHALIB: Unspoken cost of raising the price of a ciggie — Azrul Mohd Khalib

The reality is that there is no quick way to address this issue without coming to grips with the fact that smokers are individuals who make their own choices whether to smoke or not smoke. To succeed in getting people to do the latter as is the increasi
Malay Mail (my)
added Mar 30, 2017 16:26

[Africa, Nigeria] IFIJEH: Flavoured Cigarettes: A Sinister Ploy to Ensnare Children

With the rising influx of flavoured cigarettes into the Nigerian market, which are mostly targeted at luring children, Martins Ifijeh writes on why the government and stakeholders must strengthen interventions against illicit tobacco trade in the country
This Day (ng)
added Mar 30, 2017 16:25

[Asia, India] Use GST to curb illegal cigarette trade, tobacco body says

Shares 1 Thu, 30 Mar 2017-02:50pm , PTI The GST is an unique opportunity for the government to address the growing illegal cigarettes trade in the country, according to Tobacco Institute of India (TII). The institute, a body representing interests of le
DNA India (in)
added Mar 30, 2017 16:25

[Australia] Smoking among bipolar sufferers a concern

The rate of smoking among Australians with bipolar disorder is unacceptably high and it's crucial they get help to quit, concerned psychiatrists say. Research shows nearly two-thirds (61 per cent) of people with the mood disorder, where people suffer fr
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Mar 30, 2017 16:25
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[New Zealand] Editorial: The Government is right to proceed cautiously on vaping

The important point is that vaping or e-cigarettes are about 95 per cent less harmful than ordinary cigarettes, although there is some doubt about the long-term effects. So the Government is right to proceed slowly and with caution. E-cigarettes will be
Independent Newspapers Ltd. / STUFF (nz)
added Mar 30, 2017 16:23
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