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[Asia, China] Public satisfied with Beijing smoking ban

Public satisfaction with smoking control efforts in Beijing has doubled since a city-wide smoking ban came into place last year, according to survey results released on Friday. The survey conducted by nonprofit organization the Chinese Association on Tob
Xinhua Newswire
added May 27, 2016 22:24
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[Czech Republic, Europe] Surveys consistently reveal most Czechs favour ban on smoking in pubs and restaurants

Are we out of step with the rest of Europe? “We most definitely are. We are, really… in fact behind even Russia, which is alarming. It is kind of sad that we are the ‘last’ country. There are questions why that is and the fact is that there is a very str
Czech Radio 7 - Radio Prague (cz)
added May 27, 2016 22:24
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[Zimbabwe] US$240m tobacco passes through auction floors

This year, the number of tobacco growers plunged by 22% from 92 430 last season to 71 728 after farmers failed to raise money for inputs due to poor prices. Production this year is projected to dwindle to 170 million kg from 199 million kg recorded last
Zimbabwe Independent (zw)
added May 27, 2016 22:23
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[UK] Workers say goodbye to Player's as Imperial Tobacco factory closes its doors

As the shift bell rang for the final time at Imperial Tobacco, there were tears of sadness and nostalgic smiles spread across the faces of those bidding the factory farewell. The building on Thane Road closed its doors for the final time at noon on Frid
Nottingham Post (uk)
added May 27, 2016 22:22
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[Asia, Asia-pacific] Despite smokers decrease, Vietnam listed in 15 nations with most smokers

Though the number of Vietnamese smokers reduced, the country is still one of nations who have high rate of smokers in the world, said the Ministry of Health at a meeting held yesterday in response to the No Tobacco Week and the World No Tobacco Day
Vietnam Net
added May 27, 2016 22:21
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[Asia-pacific, Vietnam] Việt Nam must create non-smoking environment: WHO

The WHO representative in Việt Nam, Lokky Wai, said Việt Nam should establish a task force that comprises a group or team of inspectors and supervisors and a hotline to receive feedback and handle smoking violations. Wai also praised Việt Nam’s achievem
Viet Nam News (vn)
added May 27, 2016 22:20
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Smoker on Malindo Air flight jailed 14 days

A cafe operator in Perth, Australia – who admitted he was a hardcore smoker – was sentenced to 14 days jail by the Sepang magistrate’s court here today after he pleaded guilty to smoking during a Malindo Air flight. Ibrahim Bob Ibrahim, 46, who holds an
Rakyat Post (my)
added May 27, 2016 22:19
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[Asia, Pakistan] Prohibition of tobacco opposed

Senior vice-president of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chamber of Agriculture Fazal Elahi Khan has strongly opposed the KP Prohibition of Tobacco and Protection of Non-Smokers Health Bill, 2016 and said that the enactment of the proposed law could threaten the f
DAWN Group of Newspapers (pk)
added May 27, 2016 22:18
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[Ireland] LETTERS: Secret to a fulfilling and healthy life - 40 cigarettes a day

Give smokers a break: Finian McGrath. ... I have never had flu in my life. Why is it that the health fanatics argue that all smokers will get cancer or serious illness? Does it follow that non-smokers will die of old age?
Irish Independent (ie)
added May 27, 2016 22:12
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[New Zealand] EDITORIAL: The battle against smoking is ramped up

The opposing argument to tax hikes runs like this: Children may miss out on food if their parents simply must feed their smoking habit, crime becomes more tempting, and forcing up prices encourages a black market. This was given short shrift by English
Independent Newspapers Ltd. / STUFF (nz)
added May 27, 2016 22:10
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