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[Czech Republic] Milos Zeman wins first round of Czech presidential election, will face pro-European challenger in run off

chain-smoking Mr Zeman has been president...since 2013...He has earned a reputation for eccentricity and political incorrectness...Notorious bon mots include tell children that smoking is "fine" as long as they start after the age of 27
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Jan 14, 2018 15:50
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Impacts of Canada’s minimum age for tobacco sales (MATS) laws on youth smoking behaviour, 2000–2014

Surprisingly few studies, however, have assessed the potential impacts of minimum-age tobacco restrictions on youth smoking...The study provides relevant evidence supporting the effectiveness of Canadian MATS laws for limiting smoking among tobacco-restri
Tobacco Control
added Jan 14, 2018 15:41
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[Asia, Nepal] Tobacco control strategy launched

The strategy focuses on strengthening execution of existing plans and policies, utilising tax to finance development innovations, strictly enforcing legal provisions for tobacco control, creating supportive environment for tobacco-free generation and
The Himalayan Times (np)
added Jan 14, 2018 03:20
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Indonesia To Introduce Tax On E-Cigarettes

The Indonesian Government plans to introduce a 57 percent excise tax on e-cigarettes from July 1, 2018, according to local news reports. Heru Pambudi, the head of Customs, was reported as saying the Government has considered the product's health impact
Tax-News.com
added Jan 16, 2018 14:44
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[Australia] Aussie school kids drinking, smoking less

School-aged Aussie kids are drinking less alcohol and smoking less tobacco and cannabis, a new study shows. Better parental attitudes about the dangers have been linked to the trend, identified by an analysis of more than 40,000 student surveys complete
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Jan 15, 2018 23:46
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[Philippines] Tobacco products banned in Qatar

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) reminded overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) bound for Qatar to refrain from bringing tobacco products there. This after the host country has banned all tobacco derivatives, equipment, and other mate
Philippine Canadian Inquirer (ca)
added Jan 14, 2018 21:14
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[France] Impact of a negative emotional antitobacco mass media campaign on French smokers: a longitudinal study

Conclusions Fear-appeal mass media campaigns can be effective in encouraging cessation among smokers in a country with high smoking prevalence (France), but should be accompanied by convincing self-efficacy messages.
Tobacco Control
added Jan 14, 2018 15:39
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[Nigeria] Emulate other Africans on Shisha ban, ERA/FoEN urges FG

has urged the Federal Government to emulate nations that have banned the importation and smoking of water-pipe tobacco also known as shisha, due to its addictiveness and deadly effect on the health of users. The organisation made the call following the an
Daily Trust (ng)
added Jan 13, 2018 14:40
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[Saudi Arabia] New Sound at Saudi Soccer Game: Women Cheering From the Stands

Although tickets were only 20 riyals ($5.33), the family section for Friday’s match was less than half full. A photo shared on social media showed signs designating a smoking area for “ladies.”
New York Times
added Jan 12, 2018 22:06
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[Ghana] Bad News For Shisha Lovers! FDA Receives Petition Calling For Its Ban

The Vision for Alternative Development (VALD), the Ghana NCD Alliance and other civil society organisations (CSOs) have called on the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) to immediately ban the smoking of shisha in the country.
Modern Ghana (gh)
added Jan 12, 2018 21:55
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