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[Australia, Europe, UK] More than two thirds of smokers are killed by diseases caused by tobacco use, says study

A study of 200,000 people in Australia – smokers and non-smokers over the age of 45 – has found that more people die from smoking tobacco than previously thought. It was believed that around half of long-term smokers are killed by smoking-related illnes
The Independent (uk)
added Mar 2, 2015 17:47

[New Zealand] Anti-smoking group urges NZ to adopt plain tobacco packaging

But Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) spokeswoman Stephanie Erick said New Zealand was falling behind on plain packaging. "We must not allow the tobacco industry to slow the momentum that has been set," she said.
Independent Newspapers Ltd. / STUFF (nz)
added Mar 2, 2015 17:44
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[UK] London’s mayor rejects smoking ban proposal in public spaces

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has published his response to the London Health Commission’s report Better Health for London, rejecting a smoking ban in public spaces but committing to personally chair the board tasked with delivering the health plan
Cities Today (uk)
added Mar 2, 2015 17:29

[Ireland] McDowell questions legality of proposal to penalise firms representing big tobacco

Former attorney general Michael McDowell believes it would be unlawful for the Government to seek to impose blanket bans on legal firms who act for big tobacco tendering for legal services advertised by the State.
RTÉ Online [Radio Telefís Éireann] (ie)
added Mar 2, 2015 17:17

[Australia] TPP "should be building block" to deal with China

opponents of free trade have beaten negotiators, arguing that it threatens countries’ sovereignty. Australia, for example, was sued by Philip Morris … “The way out is to make sure there are exclusions and opt-out clauses that allow a country to say: ‘it’
GTR (Global Trade Review) (uk)
added Mar 2, 2015 09:45

[Asia, Korea - South] In South Korea, skin aging might be the scariest damage of cigarette smoking

On Mar. 1, a collaborative team of industry representatives and academics at Sogang University released the results of a survey it conducted last year on cigarette warning images in South Korea at the request of the Korea Health Promotion Foundation.
The Hankyoreh (kr)
added Mar 2, 2015 09:29

[Philippines] Advocates push tighter tobacco control

Dr. Mary Assunta, SEATCA policy advisor, said the number of deaths from smoking is now at an alarming level as the group urged the Aquino administration to review the tobacco control program to minimize the number of casualties.
Manila Standard Today (ph)
added Mar 1, 2015 20:27

[Canada] Cobourg strengthens no-smoking rules

Town of Cobourg has prohibited smoking and the use of tobacco products in all public places. The move follows recent changes to provincial legislation making it illegal to smoke on and around children's playgrounds and publicly owned sports fields and su
Cobourg (Ont) Daily Star (ca)
added Mar 1, 2015 16:30

[Europe] UKIP protests against new EU move to tax E-cigs

New E-Cig convert, Paul Nuttall who is Deputy Leader of UKIP, has reacted sharply to news that the European Commission is considering hiking up tax on healthier electronic cigarettes.
The U.K. Independence Party
added Mar 1, 2015 16:24

[Asia, Korea - South] Camel Color Limited Edition from JTI Korea

Korea Herald (kr)
added Mar 1, 2015 16:23
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