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[Thailand] New WHO FCTC Knowledge Hub opens to help Parties counter tobacco industry interference

The Secretariat of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) launched a new Knowledge Hub to track tobacco industry interference in public policy-making. The new center will be located in Bangkok at the Thammasat University’s School of Globa
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Nov 7, 2017 23:17
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Uruguay set to become a world leader for restricting tobacco branding as plain packaging bill reaches Congress

Today Uruguay’s government submitted a bill for plain tobacco packaging to Congress. Once passed, the country will have the world’s most comprehensive set of restrictions on tobacco branding, and its associated marketing benefits. The tobacco industry ar
The Union (formerly, the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease) (fr)
added Nov 7, 2017 23:03
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[Australia] 'It's child abuse': Sydney mum calls for smoking ban around kids

Nina Belle, who runs the Judgy Mummy blog, decided to start a petition after she was left horrified when she witness three men smoking next to a toddler’s pram outside a shopping centre.
Yahoo!
added Nov 7, 2017 22:22
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Minimum age for smokers to be raised to 19 in 2019

It will then be raised progressively every January until 2021, when smokers have to be 21 before they can light up. Currently, the minimum age is 18. The amendments to the Tobacco (Control of Advertisements and Sale) Act, approved by Parliament yesterda
Straits Times (sg)
added Nov 7, 2017 22:21
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] TOH: Pragmatic approach to vices a welcome one

The law raises the minimum age for smoking in phases from 18 to 21, by 2021....Mr Ng and Non-Constituency MP Leon Perera posed probing questions on e-cigarettes, which they argued are less harmful than real cigarettes.
Straits Times (sg)
added Nov 7, 2017 22:21
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[Canada] Edmonton festivals weigh in on if and where people will be able to inhale marijuana on their grounds when legalization rolls out

how Edmontonians will be able to smoke marijuana at festivals is still up in the air. The province’s proposed framework, in short, treats the inhalation of cannabis in public much like tobacco products, with the added caveat that it can’t be done near sc
Edmonton (Alb) Examiner (ca)
added Nov 7, 2017 22:19
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[Canada] Local youth to rally on Parliament for changes to cigarette packaging

A group of Oxford County youth is headed to the nation’s capital Thursday to join youth from across the country in supporting Bill-S5. On November 9 the grass roots, youth-based group called What the Health? will rally on Parliament Hill to support a bi
Ingersoll Times (ca)
added Nov 7, 2017 20:23
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[UK] Imperial Brands again lifts dividend 10% after currency boost

Tobacco volumes fell less than expected at Imperial Brands this year and the cigarette maker once again lifted its annual dividend 10% as currency tailwinds were not enough to puff earnings above consensus forecasts.
Digital Look (uk)
added Nov 7, 2017 20:06
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[India] Delhi, Blanketed in Toxic Haze, ‘Has Become a Gas Chamber’

the situation is adding to a growing health crisis in the region. “I don’t see pink lungs even among healthy nonsmoking young people,” he said in a telephone interview on Tuesday. “The air quality has become so bad that even if you are a nonsmoker you are
New York Times
added Nov 7, 2017 20:04
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[Czech Republic] Czech President Favored to Win First Round of January Election, Poll Says

Zeman leads in opinion polls over field of 17 rivals... Zeman, who has reveled in unconventionality at home by smoking during public events
Bloomberg News
added Nov 7, 2017 20:00
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