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[Asia, Thailand] Cigarette packs to get overhaul

Ten new warning images on cigarette packages and plain packaging are part of a new regulation before the Public Health Ministry to discourage smoking, according to minister Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn.
Bangkok Post (th)
added Nov 16, 2018 02:24
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[Asia] China aims to sell 6 billion cigarettes but tells people to quit smoking. What does it want?

China’s state-owned tobacco producer said it will meet its annual sales target this year, official media reported on Wednesday, raising questions about the sincerity of Beijing’s effort to improve public health by encouraging people to smoke less.
South China Morning Post
added Nov 16, 2018 02:25
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[UK] The NNA Calls for New Approach Towards Safer Alternatives

The New Nicotine Alliance (NNA) points out that there are “warring factions in public health”... Speaking at the E-Cigarette Summit at the Royal Society, today on 15th November, NNA Chair Sarah Jakes, will call for a new approach towards safer nicotine p
Vaping Post (ch)
added Nov 15, 2018 14:36
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[UK, USA] Sainsbury's continues to sell flavoured e-cigarettes pulled from US over underage vaping fears

Vaping products that have been pulled from sale in the US over fears about underage buyers remain on shelves at Sainsbury's in the UK. The US e-cigarette giant Juul, which struck a deal with the British supermarket earlier this month, has banned the sale
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Nov 15, 2018 14:11
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Smoking ban at all eateries stays

Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad. He said the government's directive to ban smoking at all eateries would stay despite the protests from restaurant operators and eatery owners who voiced dissatisfaction with the rules which would take effect
Daily Express (my)
added Nov 15, 2018 14:11
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Who, What and Why: Trans-National Government, Legitimacy and the World Health Organisation (Occasional Paper) UK ed. Edition

Roger Scruton examines the activities of transnational institutions (the United Nations and its affiliates) and finds that they are, in effect, exercising legislative powers, so bypassing national legislatures and avoiding the constraints to which those l
amazon.com
added Nov 15, 2018 11:24
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Thailand to be Asia's first to enforce plain cigarette packs

The Public Health Ministry on Wednesday approved a draft regulation requiring plain cigarette packaging, and will also change the compulsory pictures reinforcing the warning that smoking is hazardous to health.
Bangkok Post (th)
added Nov 15, 2018 14:11
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[UK] Smokers who spend time with e-cigarette users are more likely to try and quit tobacco, new survey shows

Scientists at University College London claim that being around e-cigarette users encourages smokers to try the gadgets themselves. The researchers say the findings should ease concerns about vaping, which has been linked to heart and lung damage.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 15, 2018 14:01
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[Australia] Up in smoke! Jordan Barrett is seen puffing on a cigarette... moments before arriving at a skin clinic in Sydney

Despite being on his way to see a skin clinic in Sydney's Double Bay, the 22-year-old model was seen puffing on an unhealthy cigarette. Dressed casually in a pair of charcoal grey pinstripe pants, a charcoal grey knit sweater and black sneakers, Jordan
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 15, 2018 14:00
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Smoking ban within 10m of kindergartens starts Dec. 31

The Ministry of Health and Welfare said Wednesday that the latest amendment to the National Health Promotion Act banning smoking within 10 meters of kindergartens and day care centers will go into effect Dec. 31.
Korea Herald (kr)
added Nov 14, 2018 17:58
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