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[France] Banned plastics: European Parliament’s list grows longer

The environment committee calls for a 50% reduction of filter waste containing plastic in 2025 and an 80% reduction in 2030. Moreover, the committee is requesting that the tobacco industry cover the costs of collecting, transporting and treating these cig
EurActiv
added Oct 16, 2018 00:04
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[Canada] Indigenous communities hope to cash in on cannabis, but how they'll do it is

On Sunday, Checkup opened the lines to Canadians to share their thoughts on the upcoming legislation. While some worried about secondhand smoke and the long-term effects of marijuana use, others were optimistic about how easier availability could benefi
CBC News (ca)
added Oct 15, 2018 22:51
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[Greece] E-cigarette additives impair lung function

Researchers from the University of Athens found that short-term exposure to e-cigarettes was enough to cause lung inflammation similar or worse than that seen in traditional cigarette use. The study, published in the American Journal of Physiology - Lu
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Oct 15, 2018 19:38
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[UK] Britain's £1bn vaping industry 'is targeting children' with cartoon character packaging and flavours that resemble fizzy drinks and sweets

Chair of Royal Pharmaceutical Society's Pharmacy Board said products are the 'vaping equivalent of alcopops' and 'designed to hook teenagers into addiction'
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 14, 2018 19:36
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[Asia-pacific, Japan, Korea - South] Rolling tobacco in Joseon

When the American journalist, Frank Carpenter, visited Seoul in 1888, he wrote..."All Corean women smoke and the majority of them smoke pipes." ... American cigarettes were used exclusively at the palace, where large quantities were consumed making them
Korea Times (kr)
added Oct 14, 2018 14:22
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[Canada] Imperial Tobacco accuses feds and province of double standard on cannabis black market

Officials argue low cannabis taxes are needed to freeze out black market as ever-higher tobacco taxes encourages illicit tobacco trade
Brampton (ONTARIO) Guardian
added Oct 16, 2018 20:32
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[UK] Rachel Johnson reveals Celebrity Big Brother was like going to PRISON and drove her to chain smoking cigarettes

om. Oliver said, "When I saw you chaining, Mum, I knew you had to come out".' While insisting she had no regrets about taking part, Rachel freely expressed leaving was the 'happiest day' of her life besides giving birth to her children.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 16, 2018 19:48
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[UK-Scotland] SNP in row over conference fees from tobacco giants

THE SNP has been criticised after it emerged that tobacco companies had paid thousands of pounds to attend their party conference. Despite the Scottish Government’s tough stance on smoking, cigarette makers Japan Tobacco International (JTI) and Imperial
Herald Scotland (The Herald and Sunday Herald) (uk)
added Oct 15, 2018 19:42
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[Singapore] Malaysia to ban smoking in all restaurants, hawker centres and roadside eateries in 2019

Singapore is not the only Southeast Asian country changing its smoking policies. Neighbor Malaysia’s Deputy Health Minister Lee Boon Chye announced a new smoking ban inside all restaurants and in open hawker centres and roadside stalls, which will take ef
The Independent SIngapore (sg)
added Oct 14, 2018 15:35
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[Australia] AUDIO: Tobacco free portfolios

Bronwyn King learned some of her money was flowing to tobacco companies through the default option of her superannuation fund....CEO of Tobacco-Free portfolios and was a driving force behind the recent launch of the Tobacco Free Finance Pledge at the Unit
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Oct 13, 2018 15:27
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