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[UK] LETTER: Outdoor smokers would soon find another spot

Sir, While I am firmly in the antismoking camp, I find myself in complete agreement with David Hockney about the proposal to prohibit smoking in public parks. There cannot be any health grounds for this ban; any smoke generated will be dispersed well befo
Financial Times (uk)
added Oct 24, 2014 18:18
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[UK] LETTER: The health benefits of smoking

Sir, I would like to lend my support to David Hockney in his views on the health-giving benefits of enjoying a quiet fag... I am 70. I am healthy. I smoke a pipe (I am smoking it as I write). I loathe the modern obsession with health. I hope that I shall
Financial Times (uk)
added Oct 24, 2014 18:17
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Russian Tobacco Firms Call on Putin to Keep Cigarettes Cheap

Russia's tobacco companies sent a letter to President Putin imploring him to oppose a parliamentary initiative to set a minimum price on tobacco products.
Moscow Times
added Oct 24, 2014 18:14
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[Canada] House Government Bill - Bill C-43 - First Reading (41-2)

Part 3 amends the Excise Act, 2001 to provide a refund of the inventory tax, introduced in the February 11, 2014 budget, on cigarettes that are destroyed or re-worked, in line with the refund of the excise duty that exists for tobacco products that are d
Parliamentary Internet (Canada)
added Oct 24, 2014 16:03
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[UK] Newsagent refuses to sell cigarettes to soldiers because they were in UNIFORM

A shopworker has apologised saying he believed he was legally required to refuse people in combat uniform
The Mirror (uk)
added Oct 24, 2014 15:32
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[Canada] Nova Scotia to ban use of electronic cigarettes in indoor public places

Concerns over potential health risks posed by electronic cigarettes and their growing popularity among young people is driving legislation in Nova Scotia that would restrict sales and ban their use in indoor public places, the provincial health minister s
Canadian Press
added Oct 24, 2014 15:31
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[UK] No fire without smoke: Smoking in the home kills, warn Manchester firefighters

Stoptober may be drawing to a close but Greater Manchester firefighters are urging smokers to 'stub it out for good' and avoid meeting a grizzly demise. The city's fire and prevention teams have been going door to door and have delivered 4,000 leaflets
Mancunian Matters (uk)
added Oct 24, 2014 15:30
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[UK] Police step in to shopping centre row after soldier refused cigarettes 'because he was wearing military uniform'

Duane Fahy, 27, who serves with 1st Battalion, the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, said the staff member told him that he believed it was illegal to sell tobacco to people in military uniform. Mr Fahy, from Leigh, Wigan, was on a break from a recruitment
Manchester Evening News (uk)
added Oct 24, 2014 15:29
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[UK] Heresy of the week: Tolerance for smokers should start with an apology to non-smokers

the desire to push our tormentors even further away from us isn’t just about defending ourselves, but getting our own back too. Like fresh air, revenge is sweet. I’m not defending this attitude for a moment, but it does explain why the smokers’ lobby kee
ConservativeHome (blog) (uk)
added Oct 24, 2014 15:22
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[Canada] Government to regulate e-cigs under tobacco legislation today

"The health and safety of Nova Scotians, especially our youth, is this government's number one priority," said Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine. "We've worked hard to shift from a smoking culture toward a smoke-free culture in Nova Scotia. We do
Pictou County News (ca)
added Oct 24, 2014 15:19
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