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[Australia] Cigarettes and junk food dominate supermarket sales growth

Australians now spend 10 per cent of the nation's annual grocery bill on tobacco products, and one in every five dollars spent at supermarkets goes on cigarettes or junk food, according to confidential industry data.
The Age (au)
added Nov 24, 2014 03:53
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[Australia] Simon Chapman: Up in smoke

AUSTRALIA’S pioneering plain tobacco packaging legislation, which was fully implemented 2 years ago, is the single most important piece of tobacco legislation ever introduced. I reached this conclusion while doing research for my book*, covering the
Medical Journal of Australia
added Nov 24, 2014 03:48
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Removing the emperor’s clothes: Australia and tobacco plain packaging

Description: Full text will be released Novemeber 27, 2014
University of Sydney eScholarship Repository (au)
added Nov 24, 2014 03:46
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An exploratory study of the socio-cultural risk influences for cigarette smoking among Southern Nigerian youth

Tobacco control policies should include cultural interventions to modify current traditional practices and social norms which fuel the use of tobacco in the society. Such interventions must target specific groups, subpopulations and subcultures more expo
7thSpace Interactive (portal)
added Nov 24, 2014 03:26
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[Ireland] An Athy pub has been banned from selling tobacco products for 30 days after pleading guilty to breaching the smoking ban.

Last week, Athy District Court heard how three women were observed lighting up and enjoying a fag in an area with "four walls and a roof" in the Smugglers Bar in the town.
Irish Independent (ie)
added Nov 24, 2014 03:23
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[Asia, Japan] TROUBLESHOOTER / My neighbor's second-hand smoke is making me sick

Recently, more and more smokers have been ordered by courts to pay compensation to people around them who claim the fumes from their smoking have caused health problems for them. As your health problems caused by the smoke are serious, I suggest you go
Yomiuri Shimbun (jp)
added Nov 24, 2014 03:22
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[UK, North Carolina] Exposed: The US tobacco firms treating farm workers like slaves

DESPERATE workers on American tobacco farms are living like slaves as they toil from dawn till dusk for a pittance, according to a damning report...MP Jim Sheridan joined a fact-finding team investigating the plight of the workers picking tobacco for the
Daily Record and Sunday Mail (uk)
added Nov 24, 2014 03:20
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[Australia] Health Minister Springborg asks councils to ban smoking

COUNCILS should boot smokers from pedestrian malls and public transport waiting points, state Health Minister Lawrence Springborg said yesterday, leaving the door open to a statewide ban. Mr Springborg noted that councils had been slow to exercise their
Brisbane (QLD) Courier-Mail (au)
added Nov 24, 2014 03:14
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[Finland] Research: growing number of boys use snus in combination with cigarettes

THE Use of snus in combination with smoking has become more common among young people, particularly boys, in the 2000s. This information comes from the new School Health Promotion survey by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), the first t
Helsinki Times Oy (fi)
added Nov 24, 2014 03:14
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[UK] Health warning: Now e-cigarettes can give you malware

electronic cigarettes have become the latest vector for malicious software, according to online reports. Many e-cigarettes can be charged over USB, either with a special cable, or by plugging the cigarette itself directly into a USB port. That might be a
The Guardian (uk)
added Nov 24, 2014 03:00
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