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A U.K. man’s vape pen exploded in his pants pocket, shredding his jeans and scorching his skin in a fire that narrowly missed his genitals. It’s a rare yet troubling phenomenon tied to the e-cigarette, a device one in 10 Americans uses. Jason Curmi, 46,
added Jul 10, 2018 17:42

[Asia-pacific, Japan] Chiba planning to snuff out most smoking at restaurants

The municipal government here is following the lead of Tokyo, seeking to make the majority of eating and drinking establishments in Chiba smoke-free. Chiba officials have drafted an ordinance to take measures against passive smoking, which are stricter t
Asahi Shimbum (jp)
added Jul 10, 2018 12:59
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SMOKING MAPPED: These are the worst places for smoking in the UK

BRITAIN'S worst towns for smoking have been revealed – and people in the poorest areas are four times more likely to light up than those in the richest./the local authority with the highest rate of male smokers is Rossendale in Lancashire, with 33.1% of
Daily Star (uk)
added Jul 10, 2018 12:58

[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Cameras to be deployed to detect illegal smoking

The National Environment Agency (NEA) intends to deploy surveillance cameras with high-definition thermal sensors around the island to help detect smoking in prohibited areas. Smoking is now prohibited in about 32,000 premises and locations, such as ent
Straits Times (sg)
added Jul 10, 2018 11:09

[UK] Town on course to stub it out by 2025 target

SMOKING levels in Barnsley have been slashed in the space of only 12 months, leaving the town on course towards its target of eradicating the habit among the current primary school population as they reach maturity. Barnsley Council and other public bod
Barnsley Chronicle (uk)
added Jul 10, 2018 11:08

[Australia] It is legal to import nicotine into Queensland

After repeated challenges by ATHRA, Queensland Health has now admitted that importation of nicotine to stop smoking is legal under the TGA Personal Importation Scheme (see below). Vapers need a prescription from their doctor to qualify. Queensland Healt
Australian Tobacco Harm Reduction Association (au)
added Jul 12, 2018 13:27

[Australia] Cigarette packaging to be reviewed after shock study

NEW warnings could be added to cigarette packets after an Australian study found that people remain unaware of all the risks associated with smoking.
News Interactive Network/News Limited/ (au)
added Jul 11, 2018 13:30

[Canada] Judgment to be Rendered in Appeal

judgment in the following appeal will be delivered at 9:45 a.m. EDT on Friday... Her Majesty the Queen in Right of British Columbia v. [PMI]...did the British Columbia Courts err in ordering... production of the databases containing health care informati
Supreme Court of Canada (ca)
added Jul 10, 2018 13:33

[Europe] Genuine cigarettes smuggling from Algeria gives Brussels another headache

In recent years, Europe has seen the rise of new forms of illicit tobacco trade, such as illicit cut tobacco or cheap white cigarettes. However, the increasing flow of genuine cigarettes from Algeria into Europe is giving politicians a fresh headache. T
added Jul 10, 2018 13:01

[India] TN Govt Pulls Up Tamil Star Vijay For Smoking In ‘Sarkar’

the Tamil Nadu Health Department isn’t impressed. The state health department has instead issued a notice to the producer, director and actor of Sarkar for violation of Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act 2003... the teaser and poster of Sarkar viol
Yahoo! India News
added Jul 9, 2018 18:53
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