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[UK] THE NHS SMOKEFREE PLEDGE

A number of NHS Trusts and CCGs have already signed the pledge. ...Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust September 2018 East London Foundation Trust September 2018 City and Hackney GP Confederation September 2018 Great Western Hospitals NHS F
Smokefree Action (uk)
added Oct 18, 2018 15:53
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[UK] WONDER QUIT DRUG Drug developed to help smokers pack in the habit without withdrawal symptoms

Scientists have created a medicine that breaks down nicotine in the blood before it can deliver a hit to the brain... Tests in hooked rats showed it quickly reduced their desire to take the addictive substance. It also reversed their signs of dependence
The Sun (uk)
added Oct 18, 2018 15:40
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New factory for Azerbaijan

With Azerbaijan aiming to minimize the import of tobacco products, the tobacco manufacturer, Tabaterra, is to build a tobacco factory in the Sumgayit Chemical Industrial Park, about 30 km from the capital, Baku, according to an AzerNews story.
Tobacco Reporter
added Oct 19, 2018 11:41
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[Europe] Study finds rising illicit cigarette trade on social media

Social media and delivery services have become new outlets for organised crime activities when it comes to illicit cigarette trade, according to a new study that has raised eyebrows among EU policymakers. The study published on Wednesday (17 October) wa
EurActiv
added Oct 19, 2018 11:33
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[Asia, China] Beijing smokers offered free clinical help to kick the habit

Beijing's health authorities have launched a new program to help smokers quit the habit... will see 300 people receive free cessation treatments at Beijing Chaoyang Hospital, Beijing Hospital, Fuxing Hospital and Peking University People's Hospital. It
China Daily (cn)
added Oct 19, 2018 11:31
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[Canada] Pot Nation: Canadian provinces' legal cannabis store regulations

grocery chain Loblaws is among companies that have received licenses and selling cannabis in 10 existing tobacco stores; 22 stores open on Oct. 17; online sales at shopcannabisnl.com.
Reuters
added Oct 19, 2018 11:11
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Canada's indigenous people fight for rights with new cash crop: cannabis

Facing higher levels of poverty and unemployment than the general population, many indigenous people see the marijuana trade as a valuable source of income.
Reuters
added Oct 19, 2018 11:08
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Call to overturn ban on e-cigarettes in Thailand

The Ends Cigarette Smoke Thailand group, or ECST, has filed a request to the director of Law and Litigation Department in the Office of the Ombudsman Thailand, asking for the ban on e-cigarettes to be reconsidered. The devices were banned on December
Asia Times
added Oct 19, 2018 02:17
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What Canada's legalization of marijuana means for travelers

The rule against public marijuana use is particularly limiting for tourists, who may not have a private location to smoke. Be sure to check province and local laws before planning any marijuana tourism.
CNN
added Oct 19, 2018 02:16
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[Canada] Against health agencies’ advice, Ford lets stores promote vaping

The Ford government is ignoring resounding advice from health agencies not to allow stores to display and advertise vaping products. Such displays are allowed under the Progressive Conservatives’ overhaul of Bill 36, which governs legal cannabis sales.
Canadian Press
added Oct 18, 2018 18:46
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