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[Burma/Myanmar] Myanmar's beer and cigarette investment boom raises alarm

Myanmar has nine cigarette and tobacco-product factories, with Rothmans of Pall-Mall Myanmar Pte. Ltd. controlling 85 percent of the official cigarette market. Black market brands, however, are so prevalent that they are sold at supermarkets. Two new fac
Eleven (mm)
added Feb 26, 2013 14:40
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[Canada] The final frontier: smoking bans in apartments, condos

The private home is one of the last places where Canadians can indiscriminately light up a cigarette without risking breaking the law. And a growing number of people would like that to change. Specifically, people who live in apartments, condominiums and
Globe and Mail (ca)
added Jan 27, 2015 13:56
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[Canada] Vape at Your Own Risk: Company-Ordered Recalls and the Lack of Regulation in the Canadian E-Cigarette Industry

Flavour Crafters...received a 26-page report from a chemical analysis laboratory... on Flavour Crafters' line of e-liquids, found one of them to contain a chemical linked to a devastating respiratory disease, and led the London, Ontario company to rapidly
Vice.com
added Mar 30, 2015 21:35
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[Canada] Ontario government to restrict use of e-cigarettes, says TV station

Hamilton TV station CHCH says Associate Health Minister Dipika Damerla will announce ban on sales to minors on Monday morning..
Canadian Press
added Nov 24, 2014 02:47
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[Canada] E-cigarette cafe in Moncton sparks debate about regulations

Vape Vision Cafe owner Marc Sonier believes e-cigarettes healthier than tobacco cigarettes
CBC News (ca)
added Jun 3, 2014 11:06
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[Papua New Guinea] PNG ranked 5th highest smoking nation in 2012

Papua New Guinea was ranked as having one of the highest rates of smoking in 2012. The country ranks fifth with 51.4 per cent of the population classed as smokers. The highest is East Timor with 61.1 per cent, Indonesia with 57 per cent, Kiribati with 54
Islands Business International (nz)
added Jan 10, 2014 01:18
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[Canada] Alberta bans flavoured tobacco but not menthol

Failing to include menthol in Alberta’s new flavoured tobacco ban has critics smoking mad. As of June 2015, the sale of flavoured tobaccos will be illegal — although the ban does not include menthol cigarettes — and minimum cigarette pack sizes will be
Edmonton (Alb) Sun (ca)
added Nov 14, 2014 16:54
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[Canada] Richmond Hill youth among those urging smoke-free movies at TIFF

As part of an initiative called “Directors Cut” by the Canadian Cancer Society, the aim is to promote the idea that all movies in Ontario rated for children and teens (G, PG, and 14A) should be smoke free.
York Region (ca)
added Sep 9, 2014 23:40
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[Canada] Ontario health minister studying e-cigarettes as Toronto mulls ban

Health Minister Eric Hoskins won’t rule out action on e-cigarettes but says he’s gathering more information on the “new phenomenon” as Toronto considers a ban on their use in public places. “There may be measures that need to be taken by the province but
Toronto (Ont) Star (ca)
added Aug 14, 2014 06:08
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[Canada] BELCHETZ: The Unadvertised Health Risks of E-Cigarettes

So when no evidence exists to show that e-cigarettes are safe for long-term use by humans, when laboratory studies demonstrate worrisome potential physiological risks, and when strong evidence is mounting that e-cigarettes are leading our youth to consid
Huffington Post (blog)
added Mar 9, 2015 10:07
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