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[Canada] Edmonton council passes tighter smoking rules as cannabis legalization looms

Tobacco and cannabis smokers will have to stay 10 metres away from building doors, windows, patios and bus stops under the amended bylaw. The new rules, which double the previous five-metre restriction, will come into force the day cannabis is legalized,
CBC News (ca)
added Sep 20, 2018 16:33
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[Africa, Kenya] Cigarette smoke residue risky for children

Children who breathe second-hand smoke have an elevated risk of developing ear infections, coughs and colds, bronchitis and pneumonia, and tooth decay. Long term, children exposed to second-hand smoke may go through life with poorly developed lungs and b
Daily Nation (ke)
added Sep 19, 2018 17:14
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[UK] Dementia Incidence Tied to Air Pollution

Older people living in areas with higher air pollution were more likely to be diagnosed with dementia in subsequent years, an observational study in England found. Adults living in areas of London with the highest levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) had a
MedPage Today
added Sep 19, 2018 16:59
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[Canada] InventHelp Inventor Develops Household Smoke Ventilator (KOC-944)

the INDOOR SMOKE ERADICATOR, an integrated system that will ventilate cigarette or marijuana smoke from the interior of a residence. "With Canada's upcoming legalization of marijuana, landlords are concerned about second hand smoke. In addition, non-smok
PR Newswire
added Sep 18, 2018 22:11
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[Australia] Vaping inquiry: Coalition agrees to study health effects of e-cigarettes

The health minister Greg Hunt has agreed to an independent inquiry into the health impacts of nicotine e-cigarettes after a concerted push in the Coalition party room over several months to legalise vaping. Several MPs raised the issue in Tuesday’s part
The Guardian (uk)
added Sep 18, 2018 21:18
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[Europe, Finland, Sweden] Finns accused of smuggling tonnes of Swedish snus across the border

Eight people are now suspected of having smuggled more than 12 tonnes of snus from Sweden to neighbouring Finland between 2016 and 2018, the Finnish customs authority said on Monday. The main suspect is a Finnish man in his 50s who lives just across the
The Local Europe (se)
added Sep 18, 2018 21:12
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[Asia] WHO calls Pakistan to introduce uniform tobacco taxation structure

(WHO) has called upon the government of Pakistan to simplify tobacco taxation through a uniform tax structure; increase tobacco taxation to 70% of the retail price; and immediately withdraw the third tier of taxation introduced by the previous government
The News (pk)
added Sep 18, 2018 21:11
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[UK] Council warned market smoke ban ‘unlawful’

BARNSLEY Council has been warned by lawyers its plan to ban the sale of smoking goods from its prestigious new market complex is ‘legally defective’ and ‘unlawful’ and stands accused of interfering with ancient rights.
Barnsley Chronicle (uk)
added Sep 18, 2018 21:09
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[UK] Sheffield council targets shisha users in health campaign

A council has launched a health campaign aimed at shisha users, likening smoking it for an hour to smoking 100 cigarettes. Since June, Sheffield City Council has prosecuted a number of bars across the city, issuing £15,000 in fines for breaking a ban on
BBC Online
added Sep 18, 2018 21:08
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[Europe] OLAF: Up to France to request help on genuine cigarettes smuggled from Algeria

The European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) stands ready to assist member states, such as France, in the fight against illicit tobacco trade with third countries, but it’s up to the national authorities to make a request, OLAF told EURACTIV.com.
EurActiv
added Sep 19, 2018 19:20
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