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[Asia, Singapore] NEA will use cameras to detect illegal smoking - here's how it could work

The thermal cameras that could be deployed to detect smoking in prohibited areas would likely be able to capture high definition images of your face from as far as 100m away, an industry expert said. These pan-tilt-zoom cameras can also track offenders o
Channel NewsAsia (sg)
added Sep 20, 2018 16:23
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[UK] South Shields mum saves thousands of pounds within months of quitting smoking

Figures released by anti-smoking group Fresh ahead of this year’s Stoptober campaign show that in 2017 nearly 400,000 smokers in England quit successfully. From left, South Tyneside director of public health Tom Hall, Coun Tracey Dixon, ex-smoker Deborah
Shields Gazette (uk)
added Sep 20, 2018 11:51
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[South Africa] EDITORIAL: Show us the data: Bhekisisa responds to #BigTobacco

in a world where historically unravelling the tobacco lobby’s intentions has been a game of smoke and mirrors, a healthy dose of scepticism about its methods may be expected, particularly in light of the organisation’s refusal to share its full methodolog
Bhekisisa (za)
added Sep 20, 2018 11:43
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[South Africa] Illegal cigarettes in SA sell for less than the tax payable on a single pack

Over the past three years, we have seen a rapid and significant growth in the availability of cigarette brands selling below the tax owed to Sars. Tax alone on a packet of 20 is R17.85, yet cigarettes are sold all over the country for as little as R5 a p
BusinessLive (za)
added Sep 19, 2018 20:15
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[India, Texas] From 40 cigarettes to 40 minutes of meditation

“I used to smoke 40 cigarettes a day,” Majithia said. “I was in the wrong boat.” Puneet Bhaskar, SKY@UTA vice president, leads a morning meditation session Sept. 16 in the Mavericks Activities Center. Bhaskar said he mediates to help him alleviate stres
The Shorthorn (University of Texas, Arlington)
added Sep 20, 2018 16:38
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E-cigarette ban project submitted to Romanian Senate

A new draft law submitted to the Senate proposes e-cigarettes to be banned in public spaces just as the normal cigarettes are...However, the initiative received a negative opinion from the human rights committee, according to Cristian Ghica, an MP repres
Romania Insider (ro)
added Sep 20, 2018 16:31
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[Canada, UK] Canadian tobacco exec pushes back against vaping health concerns

Charbonneau...vaping is a proven less harmful alternative to satisfying your nicotine fit without lighting up a cigarette. He cited studies done in England and by Health Canada supporting that position, recognizing that vaping or e-cigarettes can play a
Abbotsford (BC) News (ca)
added Sep 20, 2018 16:14
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[UK] Does Stoptober work?

West, who was part of a team of researchers who examined the effectiveness of the campaign in its first year in 2012, said that the public health campaign is “incredibly good value for money”. But...“very little” money is spent on the campaign.
Press Association (uk)
added Sep 20, 2018 11:50
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[UK] Just one in 10 of us will be smokers in 2023, say health officials

Public Health England (PHE) said that smoking rates among adults in England are expected to fall from the current level of 14.9% to around 10% by 2023. The number of smokers in England has fallen by more than a million since 2014, it added.
Free Press Series (uk)
added Sep 20, 2018 11:47
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[UK] British American Tobacco to replace chief executive Nicandro Durante

has identified an unnamed lead candidate to succeed chief executive Nicandro Durante, who will retire next year after eight years at the helm as the company navigates industry upheaval. The company said 62-year-old Mr Durante, who joined the cigarette ma
Financial Times (uk)
added Sep 20, 2018 11:46
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