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[Canada] Ontario to ban smoking on restaurant and bar patios, playgrounds, sports' fields

plans to amend legislation to ban smoking on all restaurant and bar patios as well as at playgrounds and sports fields. Health Minister Deb Matthews says restaurant and bar owners know that the majority of people don't want to be exposed to second-hand s
Canadian Press
added Nov 13, 2013 19:43
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[Australia] Cops smash massive illicit tobacco ring that was 'used to fund drug purchases'

THE biggest organised illicit tobacco importation syndicate in Australia's history has been busted, police revealed. Trident Taskforce charged 10 people and seized 71 tonnes of tobacco and 80 million cigarettes stashed in 16 shipping containers that came
The Australian (au)
added Oct 24, 2013 13:13
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[New Zealand] Inside the gates at Big Tobacco's happy place

In the face of increasing pressure from anti-smoking lobbyists, the three main players in New Zealand's tobacco industry - British American Tobacco, Imperial and Philip Morris - are all still raking it in.
New Zealand Herald (nz)
added Oct 13, 2013 01:09
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[Europe, Malta] Jury still out on police reluctance to press charges against Dalli

Dalli indicated as bribe’s ‘author’ in charges against Silvio Zammit – so why did police not press charges against Dalli before change in government?
Malta Today (mt)
added Oct 1, 2013 00:46
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[UK] Council Signs Tobacco Declaration To Safeguard Public

Bath & North East Somerset Council is one of the first local authorities in the South West to publicly declare its intention to protect residents’ health from the risks associated with smoking tobacco.
NOW Bath (uk)
added Sep 18, 2013 08:36
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[India] World Heart Federation calls on all countries to follow example of Finland, New Zealand

As the Tobacco End Game conference takes place in New Delhi, India, this week, The World Heart Federation today calls on countries worldwide to follow the example set by nations such as Finland, New Zealand, and Scotland to set a target year to end tobac
Science Codex
added Sep 10, 2013 13:13
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[UK] Dodgy tobacco gang with factory in Dormston sentenced for multi-million pound fraud

A SITE in Dormston was among premises used by a gang running a multi-million pound counterfeit tobacco racket. The international plot, which cost taxpayers £8.5m, was smashed by customs officers who last week saw members of the 13-strong gang jailed.
Stourbridge News, Halesowen News & Dudley News (uk)
added Sep 5, 2013 18:55
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[Asia, Fiji] Smoking to be banned in schools and tertiary institutes

Schools or tertiary institutes and amusement centers are amongst the public places where smoking will be prohibited from the first of July. This according to Ministry of Health Tobacco Control Unit Head Aminiasi Tavui will be introduced under the Tobacc
FijiVillage.com (fj)
added May 26, 2013 12:57
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Cuba cigar auction raises money for health system

An auction of luxury cigar humidors in Cuba fetched $1.1 million, which will go toward the public health system, the state news agency said Sunday. The sale came at an international cigar festival attended by celebrities such as American actor Danny Glo
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Mar 6, 2013 12:04
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A History of the Knowledge—and Ignorance—of Harms from Cigarettes in Canada, 1950-2000 - Expert Report submitted by Robert N. Proctor, Stanford University (PDF) [GO TO https://tobacco.asp.visard.ca/Main.htm, click on blue bar for access]

I have been asked to evaluate and comment on three expert reports . . . 1. All three fail to consult the tobacco industry‘s internal documents, which reveal a decades-long conspiracy to downplay the hazards of smoking.
Conseil québécois sur le tabac et la santé (Quebec Council on Tobacco and Health) (ca)
added Nov 27, 2012 13:07
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