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[Africa] ACEMAH: Time to snuff out tobacco growing in Uganda

the best solution to avert the neg­ative consequences of smoking is for the people of Uganda to abandon growing tobacco altogether. As I have argued above, there are many viable and better alternatives which are readily available.
The Independent (ug)
added Jul 28, 2014 05:06
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[Australia] One in five cigarettes smoked in Britain avoids UK tax as holidaymakers stock up abroad

The proportion of cigarettes used in Britain without paying UK duty leapt by more than 40 per cent in the last year, the latest findings from an annual study compiled for tobacco manufacturers claims....But studies in Australia, which introduced plain pa
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Jul 28, 2014 05:03
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[Zimbabwe] FARMERS SMUGGLING TOBACCO INTO ZAMBIA

Tobacco farmers who were stuck with huge stocks following the unexpected early closure of auction floors are smuggling the crop outside the country, it has been learnt. Traditionally, auction floors open in February and close in September, but for the f
Newsdzezimbabwe
added Jul 27, 2014 19:04
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[UK] Arsenal's Wilshere regrets new smoking mistake

expressed regret after pictures of him smoking during a holiday in Las Vegas appeared in the British media. "The smoking? Of course I regret it," Wilshere was quoted as saying by the Sunday editions of several British newspapers.
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Jul 27, 2014 19:01
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[Spain] Cannabis smokers' clubs make Barcelona new Amsterdam

"This is the safest way to know what I am smoking and at the same time avoid participating in the black market," says Susana, a 27-year-old shop assistant with her curly hair dyed red. Smokers' groups say some 700 such associations have sprung up in Spai
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Jul 27, 2014 18:52
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[India] After polio, Big B open to associate with anti-tobacco campaign

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who has been long associated with campaigns for polio eradication in India, won't mind working on anti-tobacco projects too. The "Bhoothnath Returns" star has been actively campaigning for polio eradication since 2002 and was a
NVO-Northern Voices Online (in)
added Jul 27, 2014 18:47
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[Australia, USA] KUTEN: Manipulators of public opinion and science are at work again - Opinion - Wanganui Chronicle News

Tony Abbott reversed course and eliminated the carbon tax. I was reminded of similar actions in the US....The trouble with Selye's work and that of the cardiologists is that they were funded in large part by the tobacco industry. Tobacco industry people
New Zealand Herald
added Jul 27, 2014 08:24
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[New Zealand, USA, Florida] Widow's $27b win rattles tobacco bosses

"Tobacco use alone costs the world 1 to 2 per cent of its GDP each year," former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark told the UN this month. Global GDP in 2013 was US$75 trillion, with 1 per cent worth US$575 billion -- more than the GDP of all low-in
New Zealand Herald
added Jul 27, 2014 08:21
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[Saudi Arabia] E-cigarette ban sought: Decades of education against smoking at risk

Sultan Ayoub Meo, a professor at the KSU’s College of Medicine, told Arab News on Friday that e-cigarette smoking should be regulated in the same way as traditional cigarettes. “Retail outlets, including pharmacies, must not be allowed to sell it to chil
Arab News (sa)
added Jul 26, 2014 12:39
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SEE IT: Plane returns to Toronto after passenger threatens to ‘bomb Canada’

Two American fighter jets accompanied Sunwing Flight 772 from West Virginia back to Toronto after Ali Shahi, 25, became agitated... "He basically just tore a strip off her, explaining how expensive the cigarettes are here in Canada, he hates Canada," wit
New York Daily News
added Jul 25, 2014 23:45
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