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[Canada] Based on a True Story: Children and Youth Exposed to Smoking in Movies

On the opening weekend of the Toronto International Film Festival, youth activists from across Ontario will stage a demonstration march through downtown Toronto calling for youth-rated movies to be tobacco-free.
Canada Newswire (CNW) (ca)
added Sep 29, 2016 19:46
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[UK] Smoke-free play zones gain popular support

The CIEH called for the zones after research carried out on its behalf by YouGov found 89 per cent of adults in Britain would support a smoking ban in children’s play areas and 57 per cent would support a smoking ban in public parks. The organisation has
Environmental Health News (The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health-CIEH) (uk)
added Sep 29, 2016 15:50
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[UK] West Norfolk kids able to buy cigarettes at 'pocket money' prices

Illegal tobacco sales in West Norfolk are enabling kids to buy cigarettes at pocket money prices. Norfolk's Trading Standards are starting a new campaign using sniffer dogs to combat criminals selling these products:.
KL.FM 96.7 (uk)
added Sep 29, 2016 15:48
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[UK] How drinking and smoking epidemics have hit the North East - and what to do about it

A conference held at the Centre for Life by anti-smoking group Fresh and North East alcohol office Balance will explore the twin health dangers Experts are set to examine how the twin ‘man-made epidemics’ of smoking and drinking have hit the North East —
Newcastle Evening Chronicle/Chronicle Live (uk)
added Sep 29, 2016 15:39
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[UK] North-East to host inaugural conference to discuss alcohol and tobacco addiction

The first national conference of its kind will bring together organisations deemed to be leading the way in tackling addictions to smoking and drinking in the region. The conference will be jointly hosed by Balance, the North-East’s alcohol office, and
Northern Echo (Darlington, UK)
added Sep 29, 2016 15:37
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[Norway] Smoking fathers increase asthma-risk in future offspring

A Norwegian study shows that asthma is three times more common in those who had a father who smoked in adolescence than offspring who didn’t. It is well known that a mother’s environment plays a key role in child health. However, recent research, includi
Science Magazine
added Sep 29, 2016 12:51
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[UK] Internal 'clock' makes some people age faster and die younger – regardless of lifestyle

The findings could explain the seemingly random and unfair way that death is sometimes dealt out, and raise the intriguing future possibility of being able to extend the natural human lifespan.
The Guardian (uk)
added Sep 29, 2016 12:50
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[Australia] FULL TRANSCRIPT: 'Nothing to do with public health': Big Tobacco fights Canada's plain packaging plans

the industry says that yours is a failed experiment and that smoking rates were already on a downward trend. How do you respond to that? NICOLA ROXON: Well, smoking rates are on a downward trend because there has been repeated public health interventions
CBC News (ca)
added Sep 28, 2016 20:57
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[Canada, USA] Liberals to introduce vaping bill this fall

South of the border, the Federal Drug Administration announced new rules on e-cigarettes back in the spring, raising questions of how and when the federal government might move on the file. The Commons standing committee on health recommended in March 2
iPolitics (ca)
added Sep 28, 2016 20:57
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[New Zealand] Tobacco black market grows as tax increases hit home

King says: "There's going to be people shot over it [tobacco]. Someone is going to get killed." A smoker looking for cheap fags can find a host of people in Christchurch selling cut-price tobacco online.
Independent Newspapers Ltd. / STUFF (nz)
added Sep 28, 2016 20:57
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