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[Norway] Smoking genes do not trigger heavier drinking, shows research

Some smokers have genes that predispose them to heavier smoking. Researchers looked at whether those same genes might trigger heavier drinking — and it turns out, they don't.
News-Medical.net
added Oct 12, 2018 18:18
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[Russia] Armenia: Top foreign policy adviser is a cigar entrepreneur with debts abroad

As Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan's chief foreign policy adviser, Arsen Gasparyan manages one of Yerevan's most sensitive relationships: that with Russia. Since being appointed in July, he has repeatedly met with senior Russian officials, and was part of
EurasiaNet
added Oct 12, 2018 18:17
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[Asia-pacific, China] LETTER: Total ban on e-cigarettes and new tobacco products is the healthy way forward for Hong Kong

I see a lot of youngsters who couldn’t be older than secondary students smoking in the street. Strict action should therefore be taken against smoking, no matter whether it is traditional tobacco or e-cigarettes, as there are a lot of detrimental effects
South China Morning Post
added Oct 12, 2018 18:14
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[Greece] The effects of vaping could be as harmful as conventional smoking, research reveals

Researchers from the University of Athens found that flavourings in e-cigarettes harm the lungs by causing inflammation. Smokers looking to quit often turn to vaping in the belief that it is better for their health, but analysis, conducted on mice, show
Yahoo! Sports
added Oct 12, 2018 18:14
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[Mexico] Cokes, smokes and clicks: How Oxxo corner stores are cashing in on Mexican e-commerce

But Oxxo must ensure that its e-commerce experiments do not clog registers and undermine its core business of selling Cokes and smokes, says Mexico fintech consultant Gabriela Zapata. “For the person behind you who just wants a quick pack of cigarettes,
Reuters
added Oct 12, 2018 18:13
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[UK] Rosamund Pike jokes she's now 'quite a good smoker' as she reveals the physical transformation she undertook to play journalist Marie Colvin in gritty drama A Private War

'I had to change everything - my hair, my teeth, my eyes, my walk and I had to learn to smoke...Gosh, that was hard, but now I'm quite a good smoker! It's probably a bit of a dated skill now everyone is vaping!'
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 12, 2018 18:12
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[Asia, China] Beijing to include illegal smoking into the citizen's credit record

Health authorities in Beijing will include illegal smoking behavior into citizens' credit record as part of the city's smoke-free Beijing campaign, reports the Beijing Youth Daily. In addition to publicly naming and shaming offenders, the Beijing Munici
China Daily (cn)
added Oct 12, 2018 18:11
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[Canada] Canadian smokers support novel policies to reduce tobacco use

Most Canadian smokers are in favor of novel policies to reduce tobacco use...70 per cent support lowering nicotine levels in cigarettes to make them less addictive and raising the legal age for buying cigarettes to 21+ years. More than half (59%) of smoke
News-Medical.net
added Oct 12, 2018 17:38
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[Hong Kong] Lam says govt to consider banning tobacco after e-cigarettes

Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said on Thursday it is worth considering banning traditional tobacco in Hong Kong, a day after she proposed to fully ban electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, in her second policy address.
EJ Insight (Hong Kong Economic Journal) (hk)
added Oct 12, 2018 15:54
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Ministry: Eateries nationwide to be smoke-free from next year

Smoking in all restaurants, coffee shops and hawker centres nationwide will be banned starting next year, even in open-air eateries... “No doubt smokers will say they have the right to smoke, but non-smokers also have the right to enjoy their food without
The Star (my)
added Oct 12, 2018 14:45
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