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[Australia] Young families head to smoke-free zones only in Far North Queensland

INTRODUCING smoke-free zones in shopping centre car parks and beaches will give Far Northern families a better chance of enjoying life. Clifton Beach mum Emelie Watson said places with smokers were off-limits to her young family. “As a parent who cares
Hobart (Tas) Mercury (au)
added Oct 12, 2017 17:13
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[UK-Scotland] SMOKE SCREEN There’s a new, apparently ‘healthier’ way to smoke – and it’s NOT e-cigarettes

Heat-not-burn devices have been hailed as a “healthier” alternative to regular fags, by the giant tobacco companies that make them And they urged public health officials who were “caught off guard” by e-cigarettes, to get clued up now and set the agenda
Scottish Sun (uk)
added Oct 12, 2017 17:03
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Thailand bans smoking on 20 popular tourist beaches

Thailand is to ban smoking on some of the country’s most popular tourist beaches, with the prospect of up to a year in prison for those caught lighting up... “Cigarettes have a direct effect on the natural environment,” director general Jatuporn Buruspat
The Guardian (uk)
added Oct 12, 2017 16:31
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[Canada, Japan] Heat-not-burn tobacco: The emerging smoking trend that has experts worried

Heat-not-burn products exist in Canada now, but the popularity is just beginning to grow, says Dr. Matthew Stanbrook, a specialist in respirology at Toronto Western Hospital. “It’s in the midst of gaining popularity but it’s still fairly low-key,” he sa
Global News (ca)
added Oct 18, 2017 15:40
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[UK] JTI removes 30th gantry following illicit tobacco seizures

JTI’s head of corporate affairs, Charlie Cunningham-Reid, said: “JTI has again demonstrated its commitment to take action against a retailer found to be selling illegal tobacco. Our action, supporting those of law enforcement agencies, serves as a timel
Convenience Store (uk)
added Oct 16, 2017 15:34
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[UK] The latest on smoking cessation in community pharmacy

Two of the country’s main cancer charities back the use of e-cigarettes as a smoking cessation aid – albeit with a note of caution. Dr Penny Woods, chief executive of the British Lung Foundation, says: “Pharmacists can be very clear with people that the
Chemist & Druggist (uk)
added Oct 14, 2017 16:11
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[India] 'Every year after Diwali respiratory diseases double': Sharp rise in lung cancer among Delhi's non-smokers

Leading pulmonologists blame the worrisome trend on poor air quality and claim there is a tectonic shift in patient profile as the number of non-smokers contracting the deadly disease has gone up to 40 per cent from about 10 per cent 15 years ago.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 13, 2017 06:31
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[UK] Love Island stars blasted in House of Lords for smoking

His description of the show drew an audible, "Ooooohhhh" from other peers in the chamber. Lord Storey continued: "On this programme those contestants are seen regularly smoking. What message does that say to young people?" The Conservative Culture Minis
BBC Online
added Oct 12, 2017 17:08
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[UK] Smoking: Broadcasting Code - Question – in the House of Lords at 3:22 pm on 11th October 2017.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to strengthen the broadcasting code in relation to smoking on reality TV shows, particularly those aimed at young people.
TheyWorkForYou.com (uk)
added Oct 12, 2017 17:06
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[UK] Booker Group on Thursday reported a rise in revenues in the six months to September, despite a tumble in tobacco sales induced by changes to legislation. The food wholesaler that serves everything from convenience stores to restaurants said its sales ro

Financial Times (uk)
added Oct 12, 2017 17:04
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