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[Canada] Anti-smoking activists move to other battles, as complete ban is adopted at BC Ferries

Errol Povah, president of Airspace Action on Smoking and Health, says BC Ferries’ move ends a long fight he has personally waged against his former employer. He’s now setting his sights on getting a complete ban on smoking in apartments and condos.
News1130 Radio (ca)
added Jan 22, 2018 06:05
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[Canada] VIDEO: BC Ferries goes smoke-free Monday

The Crown corporation announced that it would be banning all smoking and vaping on any of its vessels or at its terminals. BC Ferries says the change is being implemented in order to cut down the risk of second-hand smoke to its passengers. READ MORE:
Global News (ca)
added Jan 22, 2018 05:55
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[Canada] Passengers must butt out on B.C. Ferries as of Monday

Pot, tobacco, e-cigarettes and anything else you can put in your pipe and smoke is all covered under a new non-smoking policy on the entire fleet of B.C. Ferries ships and terminals. And hiding in your car for a smoke won’t work — the ban covers the int
Vancouver (BC) Sun (ca)
added Jan 22, 2018 05:54
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[UK] Parents are outraged after school bosses removed wall from girls' toilet block exposing cubicles to CCTV in crackdown on smokers, bullies and truants

Parents of children at the mixed St Mary's Catholic College in Wallasey, Merseyside, have criticised the redesign, with many concerned about their daughters' privacy. The wall of one of the school's female toilet blocks has been removed to make the toil
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jan 22, 2018 05:44
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[Canada] Quebec Tobacco-Free Week to raise awareness of smoking-related cancers

85 per cent of lung cancers and 60 per cent of throat cancer deaths are linked to smoking, the council said on the first day of Quebec Tobacco-Free Week 2018. The campaign slogan, “Le tabac laisse des marques” (roughly, “tobacco leaves its imprint”), ai
Montreal Gazette (ca)
added Jan 22, 2018 05:44
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[Africa, South Africa] Hijackers pose as police officers to hijack truck carrying tobacco products

Western Cape police have made a breakthrough in a case involving a hijacking of a truck transporting tobacco products in Mitchells Plain last week‚ by eight hijackers posing as police officers‚ with the arrest on Sunday of four suspects.
Times LIVE (za)
added Jan 22, 2018 05:43
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[Asia, Israel] MINISTERS DELAY VOTE ON BILL PROPOSING HEFTY FINES ON TOBACCO COMPANIES

The private member’s bill would enable the authorities to force local and foreign tobacco companies to pay NIS 35 billion to NIS 40b. to cover the huge medical expenses that have been spent on tobacco-related diseases.
Jerusalem Post
added Jan 21, 2018 20:54
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[Russia] After marijuana seizure from Titiev, Chechen police finds empty cigarettes in Memorial’s Grozny office

Titiev has been detained and arrested by court on charges of drug possession...two Parliament cigarettes, in which tobacco was replaced with some other substance, were also found....only one smoker – Elena Milashina...she prefers thin cigarettes by Esse1,
Crime Russia (hk)
added Jan 21, 2018 01:52
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[Canada] GALLINGER: Dealing with fellow parents who smoke in front of your children

The real danger of their casual smoking, is that it 'normalizes' this behaviour to kids, Ken Gallinger writes.
Toronto (Ont) Star (ca)
added Jan 20, 2018 18:13
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] ‘Kiddy packs’ won’t cut illegal cigarette trade, says anti-smoking group

Malaysian Council for Tobacco Control (MCTC) president Dr Molly Cheah said today there is no evidence to prove that “kiddie packs” can help fight the illicit tobacco business. “This is rubbish. Fighting the illegal cigarette market and reintroducing ‘kid
FreeMalaysiaToday.com (my)
added Jan 20, 2018 16:37
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