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[Canada] Smoke-free condos on the rise in BC

Smoke-free Housing B.C. has been pushing for a ban on smoking in buildings for 10 years, but advocates say the concept is starting to take off with more than 100 apartment buildings now entirely smoke-free. 'Your right to smoke stops when the air hits m
CBC News (ca)
added May 30, 2014 05:54
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[Malaysia] E-cigarette usage may lead to various chronic diseases

Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said the sale of e-cigarettes was an offence under the Poisons Act 1952 and the Control of Drugs and Cosmetics Regulations 1984. He said those found guilty of selling and distributing the product and liquid nico
MySinchew.com (my)
added Jan 21, 2013 16:13
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[Canada] 25% of High School Seniors Now Try Smoking Hookah

Researchers at the University of Waterloo found that almost one in four high school seniors try smoking hookah. Their study estimates that more than 78,200 youth are current water pipe users. "While we can celebrate a continued slow decline in cigarette
University Herald
added Mar 28, 2015 07:08
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Canada: Precedent-Setting Marlboro Decision Provides Guidance On Entitlement To Claim Profits In Trademark Infringement Cases

On March 23, 2015, the Federal Court confirmed that Imperial Tobacco is entitled to elect an accounting of Philip Morris' profits resulting from the infringement of its rights in the MARLBORO trademark in Canada. This important decision for the parties w
Mondaq
added Mar 26, 2015 09:34
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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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National forum on the future of tobacco control in Canada: What we heard

The expiry of the current Federal Tobacco Control Strategy (FTCS) in March 2018 presents an opportunity to modernize the federal approach, reduce the burden of tobacco use on all Canadians and strengthen Canada's role as a world leader in public health.
Canada.ca (ca)
added May 31, 2017 18:50
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[Canada] Toronto council bans hookah smoking in city businesses

Council voted 34-3 to stop any hookah smoking — tobacco and otherwise — at city-licensed businesses, after recommendations from the city’s medical officer of health outlined significant risks to the public, including sending the wrong message to youth. “
Toronto (Ont) Star (ca)
added Nov 7, 2015 16:31
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[Iceland] Price Increases on Tobacco and Strong Alcohol

The levy of tobacco increased by 12.5 percent in 2008, 15 percent in 2009, 10 percent in 2010, 7 percent in 2011 and 5 percent in 2012. The plan is to raise the levy by 20 percent early this month, increasing the price of a packet of cigarettes by ISK 10
Iceland Review (is)
added Jan 5, 2013 15:28
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[Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Eastern Europe, Georgia (Country), Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine] Analysing compliance of cigarette packaging with the FCTC and national legislation in eight former Soviet Countries

We obtained cigarette packets of each of the 10 most smoked cigarette brands in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine. . . . Despite progress in the use of health warning messages, gaps still remain—particularly wi
Tobacco Control
added Oct 10, 2012 05:24
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[Canada] VIDEO: Ontario bans vaping, medical marijuana use in areas where smoking is prohibited

E-cigarette and medical marijuana users in Ontario will soon be banned from smoking or vaporizing anywhere regular cigarettes are prohibited, unless the Liberal government changes its mind -- again. Premier Kathleen Wynne thinks the new rules are common s
CP24 (ca)
added Mar 11, 2016 22:19
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