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[Asia-pacific, Japan] EDITORIAL: Measures against secondhand smoke insufficient

tobacco also imposes a heavy financial burden on the nation. In 2014, for example, medical expenses for smoking-related illnesses reached ¥1.49 trillion, accounting for 3.7 percent of the nation’s total medical bills that year. Financial stakes should not
Japan Times (jp)
added Mar 19, 2018 19:41

[Russia] In Greece’s Thessaloniki, club owner who invaded pitch is king

In just six years, he acquired ...state tobacco company SEKAP... It was reported on Friday that Savvidis had sold his Russian tobacco conglomerate Donskoy Tabak, which includes SEKAP, to Japan Tobacco
AP - Associated Press
added Mar 19, 2018 17:56
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[Jersey, UK] La Moye prison to become smoke-free by the end of the year

It's all part of the Minister for Home Affairs plan to help inmates quit smoking. It follows the release of a new consensus statement for Jersey in which top health professionals have signed up to about the use of e-cigarettes, which means e-cigarettes
ITV Network Limited (uk)
added Mar 19, 2018 15:11
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[UK] Oldham teacher face of campaign to make smoking history in Greater

Anna Swailes, Head of Expressive and Performing Arts, at The Hathershaw College, is part of the Make Smoking History movement which is particularly targetting Oldham where almost one in five people smoke. The shocking statistic is significantly worse th
Oldham Times (uk)
added Mar 19, 2018 15:10
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[Sweden] Smoking every day can increase psychosis risk, study finds

The tobacco study has now been published in the journal Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica... Research has found links between psychosis and both tobacco and marijuana smoking — particularly in regard to schizophrenia-related psychosis.
Medical News TODAY(UK)
added Mar 19, 2018 20:33

China takes millions in aid from the UK, then hands it to... Russia

A £133,584 grant for the project was handed over by the publicly funded Medical Research Council in 2015-16 to scientists at Sun Yat-Sen University for a study into smoking habits. It included 400 workers being given ‘intensive tobacco-related education’
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Mar 18, 2018 02:38

[Asia, Mid-east] Doctors call for 'minimum pricing' plan for tobacco after introduction of UAE's sin tax

Doctors have urged the government to look at bringing in 'minimum pricing' for tobacco to lift the prices of the cheapest cigarettes on the shelves. The move would put an end to low quality brands being sold for as little as Dh3. Tobacco producers clai
The National Newspaper (ae)
added Mar 18, 2018 01:23

[Asia, India] PGI collects 1,750-kg tobacco items from patients, wards

While the Health Department has failed to curb the use of tobacco in Chandigarh in hospitals, now, the PGI has taken a lead. In past three years, the PGI has recovered 1,750-kg of tobacco products from patients and their attendants, who were attempting
Chandigarh Tribune (in)
added Mar 18, 2018 01:22

[Cuba, Spain] The Converted Jews Who Played Their Part in Europe's Love of Tobacco

When the expulsion of the Jews was announced, De Torres converted to Christianity in order to save himself; he thus became a converso...De Torres tried smoking the tobacco and apparently became the first European to smoke a cigarette. He and his fellow s
Ha'aretz Newspaper/Magazine
added Mar 18, 2018 01:20

[Turkey] Istanbul taxi drivers go to court to seek shutdown of Uber

Some users of Uber have said they are fed up with what they call the rough manners and reckless driving of conventional cabbies, the circuitous, fare-inflating routes they take and the stench of cigarettes inside their vehicles.
added Mar 17, 2018 21:45
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