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[UK] Lucky escape for woman after house fire

The woman, who is in her 60s, had been smoking in bed and fell asleep which led to the cigarette catching fire to the bed. However, she woke up in time to escape the blaze
Salisbury Journal (uk)
added Jul 31, 2015 15:47
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[UK] Council to use ‘spy kids’ in undercover cigs bust

CHILDREN are to be used in undercover operations to snare Mid-Ulster shopkeepers illegally selling tobacco to underage youngsters. Newsagents and retailers caught selling to "spy children" could be reprimanded under the scheme designed to tackle teenage
Tyrone Courier (uk)
added Jul 31, 2015 15:46
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[Asia-pacific, Australia, New Zealand] Editorial: Hard facts of TPPA covered in political fog

Key says the pact is likely to allow "safeguards" to deal with, say, Big Tobacco bringing a suit against plain packaging of cigarettes. This too is a useless assurance until we see the fine print. It also ignores the wider point: Big Tobacco's suit again
Independent Newspapers Ltd. / STUFF (nz)
added Jul 31, 2015 15:44
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[Asia-pacific, Hawaii, Kentucky] McConnell warns Obama against tobacco carve-out in trade deal

McConnell said singling out the tobacco industry would set a dangerous precedent for future trade deals, in a letter to Obama’s top trade representative. The missive from McConnell suggests that congressional approval for the Trans-Pacific Partnership
The Hill
added Jul 31, 2015 15:41
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[Australia and Oceania] Another Fiji city pledges to go smoke free

Lautoka has become the latest city in Fiji to launch initiatives with the view of eventually declaring the city a tobacco free zone. Smoking has been banned in public places including bus stops, markets, and playing grounds.
Radio New Zealand - Te Reo Irirangi o Aoteoroa (RNZ) (nz)
added Jul 31, 2015 13:13
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[Mid-east, Uae] The long read: smoking kills so why is Big Tobacco’s toxic business thriving in the Middle East?

Thirty-five years ago this month, worried executives at British Ame­rican Tobacco flew the company’s commercial partners in the Arab world to London for an urgent conference to discuss “Smoking and Health in the Middle East”.
The National Newspaper (ae)
added Jul 31, 2015 13:11
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[Asia, India] Muted cigarette sales: ITC Q1 net profit up 3.6% at Rs 2265 cr

ITC Ltd posted a subdued 3.61 percent rise in net profit at Rs 2,265.44 crore for the first quarter ended June 30, due to pressure on cigarette sales and sluggish demand for other FMCG products.
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Jul 31, 2015 13:01
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[UK] Man, 20, dies after falling backwards down the 100ft chimney of seven-storey block of luxury flats in central London

people at the function had told him the victim had been enjoying a night-time cigarette when the tragedy unfolded. He said: 'They said he was just sitting on the sit smoking and he just must have fell. That's what they said inside, but I don't know if tha
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 31, 2015 12:39
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[Asia-pacific, Australia, Canada, Europe, UK, USA] The role of public law-based litigation in tobacco companies’ strategies in high-income, FCTC ratifying countries, 2004–14 [FREE FULL TEXT]

crucial that governments be aware that the litigation, arbitration and public relation strategies adopted by industry are intertwined. The new generation of regional trade agreements, such as Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the p
Journal of Public Health
added Jul 31, 2015 12:33
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[Australia, Hawaii] TIENHAARA/GLEESON: Govt should own up to cost of tobacco litigation

We now know how much just one case (that hasn't even ended) can cost taxpayers. To avoid having to make such expenditures in the future to defend much-needed health and environmental policies, the government needs to reject an ISDS clause applying to Aus
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Jul 31, 2015 12:21
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