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Ethiopian Lawmakers Enact Anti-Tobacco Law

House of Representatives has reportedly ratified the World Health Authority's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), which places limitations on the sale and use of cigarettes. Besides a ban on smoking in public, the proclamation also includes p
Zegabi (ke)
added Jan 29, 2014 18:41
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[Canada] No Link Between Sleep Apnea, Cancer, Study Finds

Although no link was seen for cancer in general, the researchers did find that low oxygen levels related to sleep apnea were associated with smoking-related cancers, such as lung cancer.
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Aug 5, 2014 13:15
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[Africa] Mauritius: Tobacco 'kills 1000 Mauritians yearly'

Despite the decline in cigarette consumption per capita from 1,075 in 2009 to 750 in 2012, tobacco still kills 1,000 Mauritians every year, according to Mauritian Health Minister Lormus Bundhoo. Speaking Wednesday at a workshop in Port-Louis, the ministe
Afriquenligne (fr)
added May 15, 2013 20:00
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[Canada] Smoking ban on bar patios won’t harm businesses, says Ontario. Don’t be so sure, counters industry group

However, the Ontario Restaurant, Hotel and Motel Association said many of its members went out of business because of the original smoking ban while others are still struggling, and called the expanded ban to patios “unfair.” Association president and CE
Canadian Press
added Nov 11, 2014 05:20
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[Ethiopia] Sheba buys majority share of National Tobacco

Sheba Investment PLC will pay 1.25 billion birr to own a 60 percent stake in the nation’s only tobacco company. The company has come to terms with the Privatization and Public Enterprises Supervising Agency (PPESA), which is the public enterprises regulat
Capital (et)
added Jun 23, 2014 09:57
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[Canada] E-cigarettes a growing trend at Riverview High School

Officials at Riverview High School are trying to crack down on a growing number of students using e-cigarettes on school property and in some cases inside the school building. ..."We had an announcement the other day saying they banned e-smokes but people
CBC News (ca)
added Apr 25, 2015 12:45
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[Canada] Vape shops becoming a more common sight across Nova Scotia

Jon Borelli, the owner of both stores, is working at the other location on Portland Street in Dartmouth. They are the latest of more than a dozen e-cig stores that have opened across the province since 2013.
CBC News (ca)
added Jan 29, 2015 14:39
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[Canada] Councillors approve comprehensive citywide smoking ban

Following a presentation by the Sudbury and District Health Unit, council passed resolutions directing staff to prepare laws banning smoking on city property, as well as on outdoor bar patios. Facilities such as Pioneer Manor are exempt – it’s covered by
Northern Life (ca)
added Jan 15, 2014 08:30
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Canada Proposes Plain Tobacco Packaging

On Monday, Justin Trudeau the leader of the Liberal Party in Canada as well as the son of former Prime Minister Margaret Trudeau proposed the introduction of Plain Tobacco Packaging. The move which has the support of the Canadian Cancer Society would re
The Cigar Authority
added Oct 6, 2015 22:40
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[Africa, Zambia] Tobacco board starts registration of marketers

THE Tobacco Board of Zambia (TBZ) says marketing of tobacco in the 2014/15 season will be restricted to registered growers to control and regulate the market.
Zambia Daily Mail (zm)
added Jan 5, 2015 23:56
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