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[Africa, Nigeria] Tobacco: NGO Lauds FG’s Bid To Increase Tax

The Youth Action on Tobacco Control and Health (YATCH), an NGO, has lauded the Federal Government’s plan to increase tobacco tax. Mr Seye Omiyefa, the Executive Director of the NGO, made the commendation on Sunday in Lagos. According to him, the increas
PM News (ng)
added Oct 23, 2017 18:47
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[UK] Ex-Cameron aide in tobacco firm lobbying row

she promoted a new product from the Marlboro manufacturer, Philip Morris, at this year’s Tory party conference. Labour has questioned whether Kate Marley, who quit as Cameron’s special adviser last year, breached parliamentary rules barring ministers and
The Observer (uk)
added Oct 23, 2017 14:12
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[UK-Scotland] Illegal super-strength e-cigarettes seized in crackdown as shops targeted in undercover swoops

They found illicit liquids over the maximum legal nicotine strength level of two per cent and other products which were nine months out of date. The Health (Tobacco, Nicotine etc. and Care) (Scotland) Act 2016 came into force in April, regulating the sa
Daily Record and Sunday Mail (uk)
added Oct 23, 2017 13:54
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[Zimbabwe] WHO ‘rethinking’ naming Robert Mugabe as goodwill ambassador

Decision will be re-evaluated after appointment of Zimbabwean despot provokes global anger
The Guardian (uk)
added Oct 22, 2017 23:53
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] WHO poised to row-back on Mugabe appointment after outrage

Tedros, who has returned to Geneva, said in a tweet on Saturday evening that he was “rethinking the approach in light of WHO values” and that a statement was forthcoming. Several former and current WHO staff said privately they were appalled at the “poor
Reuters
added Oct 22, 2017 23:43
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Under-21s will be banned from selling cigarettes with amended Act

Shop assistants below 21 years old will be banned from selling cigarettes if amendments to the Tobacco (Control of Advertisement and Sale) Act (TCASA) are passed. Parliamentary Secretary for Home Affairs and Health Amrin Amin said that retailers have vo
Straits Times (sg)
added Oct 22, 2017 21:33
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[UK] LAWSON: Face it, doctor, smoking props up the NHS ($$)

NHS clinical commissioning groups in Hertfordshire declared they would ban smokers from referrals for non-urgent surgery...I have no other interest to declare beyond the fact that my maternal family was, in the last quarter of the 19th century, Britain’s
Times Of London (uk)
added Oct 22, 2017 21:30
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[Africa, Nigeria] NGO lauds FG’s bid to increase tax on tobacco

The Youth Action on Tobacco Control and Health (YATCH), an NGO, has lauded the Federal Government’s plan to increase tobacco tax. Mr Seye Omiyefa, the Executive Director of the NGO, made the commendation in an interview with newsmen on Sunday in Lagos. A
Vanguard (ng)
added Oct 22, 2017 21:29
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[Australia] Plan for blanket ban on smoking in Ringwood Town Square

Less than three months after new laws banned smoking in outdoor dining areas, the council has asked the community whether the restrictions should be expanded. It is running an online survey and public consultation sessions, and is gauging the views of b
Melbourne (Vic) Herald Sun (au)
added Oct 22, 2017 21:28
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[Ireland] SWEANOR: 'Abstinence-only approach to nicotine has created undue fears about alternatives'

Most importantly, we can assist hundreds of thousands of people in Ireland to significantly extend the length and quality of their lives. And that’s about as good a use of our own time and imaginations as we are likely to find.
The Journal.ie (ie)
added Oct 23, 2017 15:06
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