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[Canada, UK] Should doctors be allowed to 'Google' their patients? Yes... but only in 10 scenarios, say medical experts as they call for new guidelines to cater for the digital age

'You have a patient wanting to adopt healthy lifestyles, and the doctor helps him on a course of exercise and non-smoking,' Baker explained. 'But the doctor 'Googles' him and sees pictures he posted on Facebook smoking a cigar.'
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 16, 2015 15:46
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[Canada] PLATT: Clearing the smoke — unlike other places, no rush to judgment on indoor vaping in Calgary 33

these are metals you don’t want to be passively inhaling and proof that for once, Calgary city council’s decision to meddle in an issue outside of taxes, trash and transportation is probably a good thing, even if the motivation is hazy.
Calgary (Alb) Sun (ca)
added Sep 2, 2014 13:44
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[Canada] Selby, Sweanor & Hughes: E-cigarettes could save the government billions

we need fit-for-purpose regulations aimed at harnessing market forces for the greatest possible reduction in smoking-related diseases. Governments have a responsibility to enact progressive regulations that allow citizens to reduce their exposure to dange
National Post (ca)
added Feb 26, 2014 11:44
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[Africa, Zambia] Japanese firm invests K12m in tobacco farming

Times of Zambia (zm)
added Jan 31, 2014 15:22
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[Canada] Smoking while driving with kids is illegal

in some areas - including B.C. - it is already illegal to smoke in a vehicle if in the presence of children. Those caught smoking in a vehicle with children under 16 are subject to a $109 fine. Since 2006, several communities across North America have
The NOW Tri-Cities (ca)
added May 23, 2014 11:08
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[Solomon Islands] WE’VE REACHED CRISIS POINT

“Second-hand smoke has now reached crisis point in Solomon Islands,” Dr Geoff Kenilorea of the Ministry of Health, warned. “This is a big issue and one that we must address.
Solomon Star Newspaper (sb)
added Jan 20, 2014 00:52
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[Korea - South] KT&G dominates cigarette market

Korea's leading cigarette manufacturer, KT&G, remains the top player in the local market over international giants. Last year, the company held 62 percent of the market share.
Korea Times (kr)
added Mar 26, 2013 14:35
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[Canada] Among New Smokers, Teen Boys More Likely to Quit Than Girls: Study

Teen boys who recently started smoking are more likely to quit than teen girls. And, both boys and girls who are frightened by cigarette warning labels or play team sports are more likely to quit...study included 620 boys and girls in Montreal
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jun 3, 2014 12:14
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[Canada] Hookah pipes banned in licensed Toronto establishments

Dozens of hookah bars across the GTA may soon be closing up shop after city council voted overwhelmingly in favour of banning the use of hookah pipes inside licensed establishments in the city. City councillors voted 34-3 in favour of the ban on the pip
CityNews CP24 (ca)
added Nov 7, 2015 16:28
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[Canada] Tobacco litigation languishes as industry wins battle over privilege

The court has struck portions of the Ontario government’s statement of claim in its ongoing $50-billion lawsuit against the tobacco industry because it may not use statements made to House of Commons committees in either a civil action or criminal prosec
Law Times (Reuters) (ca)
added Jun 30, 2014 11:03
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