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[Netherlands] Smoking ban fines jump 14 percent nationwide

Business owners in the hospitality industry received 1,578 fines from the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) last year for failing to comply with the national smoking ban. The number of fines increased by 191 from the previous year,
NL Times (nl)
added Apr 18, 2015 18:31
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[Africa] Zimbabwe takes tobacco road to agriculture recovery

years after Zimbabwe's agriculture sector collapsed in the face of President Robert Mugabe's seizure of white-owned farms, its tobacco industry is again booming, with black farmers funded by private firms producing a near record crop.
Reuters
added Apr 18, 2015 15:46
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[Asia, Bangladesh] Stop tobacco farming on paddy, jute fields

Conversion of fertile paddy and jute lands into tobacco farming has to be halted immediately and expansion of tobacco acreage has to be stopped in the country, demanded discussants at a roundtable in the capital yesterday.
Dhaka Daily Star (bd)
added Apr 18, 2015 15:43
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[UK-Wales] Drug users experiment with hallucinogens and even heroin in e-cigarettes, charities warn

Drug users have been experimenting with e-cigarettes so they can take cannabis, hallucinogens and even heroin without being noticed. Because the devices do not produce smoke there is none of the smell ... “I’ve put small amounts of H on top of some mari
WalesOnline (uk)
added Apr 18, 2015 15:42
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‘Money spent on tobacco in Jordan can build 8 hospitals’

Jordanians annually spend JD508 million on tobacco, which is enough to build eight hospitals, Jordan National Anti-Smoking Society President Mohammad Shreim told the Jordan News Agency, Petra, on Thursday. Smoking is an “epidemic” that is not yet listed
Jordan Times (jo)
added Apr 18, 2015 13:09
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[Asia] China Rolls Out New Blueprints for Anti-Smoking

China continues to show its determination to eradicate smoking among its citizens as April 2015 sees Beijing open a public vote to select one of the three "no smoking" hand signals and Shanghai has its sights set on passing a law against smoking indoors.
All-China Women's Federation (cn)
added Apr 18, 2015 13:02
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Smoking costs Germany 79 billion per year

The "cost" of smoking in Germany is nearly 1,000 euros per man, woman and child, according to a new report. But the tax pinch for non-smokers is far less than this number suggests.
DW World (Deutsche Welle) (de)
added Apr 18, 2015 12:59
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[Ireland] E-cigarettes 'increase smokers' dependence on nicotine' say experts

Two out of three people using 'vaping' e-cigarettes are also continuing to smoke tobacco, new research revealed. Regulation must be introduced urgently because no medical or pharmaceutical advice is being given to purchasers of e-cigarettes which create
Irish Independent (ie)
added Apr 18, 2015 12:57
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[Africa, China, South Africa] Zimbabwe encourages booming Tobacco trade, but discourages smoking

Mugabe...“We will grow for those who want to smoke it. You should listen to what your doctor says. But if you over smoke, don’t blame us,” he added, drawing raucous laughter from Zimbabwean and South African government ministers and reporters.
VENTURES AFRICA (ng)
added Apr 18, 2015 12:51
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[Philippines] A smoker heading for Boracay? Know designated smoking areas first or get fined

If you're a smoker planning to visit world-famous Boracay Island, better know first where designated smoking areas are, before even thinking of lighting a stick of your favorite brand. Otherwise, be ready to dig your pocket for at least P500 to a maximum
GMANews.TV (ph)
added Apr 18, 2015 12:49
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