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[Netherlands] PROSECUTOR DROPS LAWSUIT AGAINST DUTCH TOBACCO INDUSTRY

tobacco companies must place the exact results of ISO tests on cigarette packaging. The fact that smokers potentially inhaled different emission levels doesn't change the fact that the law only requires tobacco companies to show the actual test results on
NL Times (nl)
added Feb 22, 2018 17:24
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[Netherlands] Dutch effort to charge tobacco firms with attempted murder fails

Dutch public prosecutors have refused to open a formal criminal investigation into four major international tobacco companies on charges of attempted murder or manslaughter, saying there is too little chance of a conviction. Anne Marie van Veen, a Dutch
The Guardian (uk)
added Feb 22, 2018 17:01
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Ruling LDP embraces even weaker anti-smoking bill ahead of Tokyo 2020

A heavily watered-down anti-smoking plan won preliminary approval from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party on Thursday, with newly added exceptions paving the way for continued smoking at eateries. While the health ministry once sought to introduce a to
Japan Times (jp)
added Feb 22, 2018 17:01
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[UK] BAT expects non-traditional cigarette sales to hit £1bn in 2018

British American Tobacco said it expects to double sales from vapour and other non conventional smoking products in 2018 as the owner of the Dunhill, Kent, and Lucky Strike cigarettes brands reported profits up 39 per cent last year. The group said its
Financial Times (uk)
added Feb 22, 2018 17:01
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Japan's ruling party OKs antismoking plan with many loopholes

While the ministry had sought to introduce a total indoor smoking ban in the run-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, it gave up after staunch opposition from the LDP, whose members have strong ties with tobacco and restaurant industries.
Kyodo News Service (jp)
added Feb 22, 2018 17:01
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[UK] Vaping at the wheel could cost you your licence: Police warn motorists e-cigarettes could be illegal under law meant to ban mobile phones

The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 22, 2018 16:54
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] LDP approves new draft of watered-down health ministry passive smoking plan

The new draft submitted by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare on Feb. 22 stipulates that existing restaurants and bars that have a seating space of 100 square meters or less fall outside of the ban on smoking indoors. While the exemption rolls bac
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added Feb 22, 2018 16:46
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[Asia, Pakistan] AUDIO: Another five districts in Punjab to replicate Islamabad smoke-free model

the Deputy Commissioner of Gujranwala himself resolved to quit smoking on Wednesday while launching the smoke-free city campaign in the district. Dr. Minhaj took pride in the Islamabad smoke-free model being replicated in Punjab as well. “I have already
The News (pk)
added Feb 22, 2018 16:44
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[UK] Police warn drivers could lose their licence and be prosecuted for vaping at the wheel

The Star / Sheffield Telegraph (uk)
added Feb 22, 2018 16:40
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] No reason to compromise lung capacity

Smoking, therefore, has no place in sport and he said it was heartening to see the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) taking a firm stand on stubbing out the habit among its youth players. Tan, a three-time Singapore Sportsman of the Year, said: "We
Straits Times (sg)
added Feb 22, 2018 16:09
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