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[Asia, India] Clearing the air about COPD

Ahead of World COPD Day on 15 November, we demystify chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
livemint.com (in)
added Nov 14, 2017 03:02
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[Asia, India] Separate sachets, printed warnings: Rules tilted to beat the ban, chew tobacco

Despite the ban and a subsequent order by the apex court seeking compliance reports, buying chewable tobacco is as easy as buying toffees. Despite 23 states and five Union territories banning it, products continue to be available in the market. Most ciga
Hindustan Times (in)
added Nov 13, 2017 19:28
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[Asia, India] West Bengal empowers headmasters of educational institutions to penalise tobacco selling in their vicinity

The West Bengal government has instructed all the educational institutions in the state to impose a penalty up to Rs 200 on any individual selling tobacco products within or 100 yards away from its premises. In a directive issued last week, the state's e
Firstpost.com (in)
added Nov 13, 2017 19:26
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines] Cigarette smuggling gouges Asia's taxes, anti-smoking drive

With Asia facing potentially debilitating health care costs related to high rates of smoking, many countries have been trying to curb tobacco consumption by increasing taxes. But this seems to have backfired by triggering an upswing in smuggling that has
Nikkei Inc. (jp)
added Nov 13, 2017 16:00
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[Africa, Vatican City] WASWANI: Will Vatican cigarette sale ban trigger war on tobacco use in Kenya?

Pope Francis’ voice and action of banning cigarrete (smoking) at the Vatican is a timely move that will boost the war on Tobacco consumption...In a country like Kenya where Christians often break biblical rules at will, it is likely that the Pope’s ban wi
The Standard (ke)
added Nov 13, 2017 05:46
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[USA] Lung cancer increasingly affects non-smokers, but stigma in Canada persists

The increase was seen across age, sex and ethnicity, leading researchers to conclude that the actual incidence in lung cancer among non-smokers has jumped. In Canada, doctors have noticed a similar trend. Dr. Rosalyn Juergens, chair of the Lung Cancer Dis
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added Nov 14, 2017 03:02
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[Australia] Smokers should switch to vaping: experts

Health professionals gathered in Melbourne on Monday to hear how the smoke-free technology could help smokers move away from deadly cigarettes. "For those smokers who won't or can't quit, the next best thing would be to switch to vaping," Queen Mary Uni
Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) (au)
added Nov 13, 2017 19:20
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[Europe, Netherlands, UK] Tobacco firms may face ‘murder’ trials

(Ash) has begun work on pressing the director of public prosecutions (DPP) to bring charges or to allow a private prosecution... The latest line of attack is furthest advanced in Holland, where lawyers have filed charges with the public prosecutor, acting
Times Of London (uk)
added Nov 13, 2017 15:39
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[Indonesia] Asians seek less harmful alternatives to smoking

Vapers and vaping advocates from different Asian countries have gathered for the first time in Jakarta... “Vaping or choosing a better product [than cigarette] is a human right. But we still have to fight for it,” Dimas Jeremia, chairman of MOVI or Indo
Manila Standard (ph)
added Nov 13, 2017 05:43
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[Australia] Council to consult on banning smoking on The Parade in Norwood

SMOKERS face butting out on The Parade, and in some nearby side streets, as part of a plan to create Adelaide’s first smoke-free suburban retail strip. Norwood, Payneham & St Peters Council will from next week ask the community it if it wants smoking ba
Adelaide Now -- The Advertiser and Sunday Mail (au)
added Nov 13, 2017 05:39
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