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[Asia, Thailand] Network fired up over electronic cigarette ban / Group adamant that 'vaping' saves lives

Siripol Yodmuangcharoen, chairman of the NLA's commerce subcommittee who received the petition, said the group backed calls for the ban to be reversed with information that 160 countries allow the sale of e-cigarettes, while only 15 countries ban them.
Bangkok Post (th)
added Dec 15, 2017 03:15
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[Canada] Two convicted in Sudbury for illegal smoking

The Sudbury and District Health Unit has successfully prosecuted two cases under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act....The first conviction was to an individual for smoking on hospital property. The resulting fine was for $3,000 plus surcharges. The second conv
Sudbury (Ont) Star (ca)
added Dec 15, 2017 03:15
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[New Zealand] VIDEO: Cessation target for smoke tax

Lance Norman - The extra revenue in cigarette taxes should go to cessation programmes While it supports the annual excise increase as a way to discourage people from taking up smoking, it acknowledges it can mean some whanau are making the choice between
Waatea News (nz)
added Dec 15, 2017 03:14
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[UK] Smoking is bad for your love life, study suggests

Bristol University research shows non-smokers are actually more attractive. Once the hallmark of Hollywood sex symbols, smoking now seems to have lost its appeal after a unique study found smokers’ facial features are less appealing than non-smokers.
RT TV / TV Novosti (ru)
added Dec 15, 2017 03:14
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Zim earns $870m from tobacco

ZIMBABWE has earned $871, 2 million from 176,4 million kilogrammes of tobacco exported mainly to South Africa and China since the beginning of 2017. Statistics from the Tobacco Industry Marketing Board’s latest weekly bulletin show that China accounted f
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Dec 15, 2017 03:14
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[Sweden] Swedish Match snuffs out ad for trademark infringement and violation of marketing act

The court found that Fiedler & Lundgren had identical versions of Swedish Match’s MUSTANG and SWEDISH MATCH trademarks in the ad. Further, the ad referred to the same goods – namely, snuff.
World Trademark Review (uk)
added Dec 15, 2017 03:13
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[UK] The Paranormal Turns Pedantic in ‘The Twilight Zone’ Adaptation

There’s a potential head-scratcher in a running gag involving the mysterious appearance, or absence, of cigarettes until one recalls that Mr. Serling, an avid smoker, had advertised Chesterfields on air.
New York Times
added Dec 15, 2017 03:12
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[New Zealand] E-cigarettes not safe, and potential public health disaster

Letitia O’Dwyer, Chief Executive of the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ) says, “The efficacy of e-cigarettes as a cessation tool, along with the known risks of these products is too important to not drill down on the evidence, and we believe
Scoop (nz)
added Dec 15, 2017 02:46
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[Asia, Japan] More restaurants going smoke-free by 2020

Considering the planned tighter regulations, the restaurant operators are aiming to lure nonsmoking customers to their outlets, industry sources said. The operators also hope to secure human resources amid a labor shortage by reducing the risk of exposu
Yomiuri Shimbun (jp)
added Dec 14, 2017 17:31
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[Canada] Companies fret about hazy rules around pot use

Once recreational pot use becomes legal, taking a "smoke break" at work could suddenly become much more complicated.
Canadian Press
added Dec 14, 2017 17:28
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