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[Asia, China] Woman sues Chinese railway authority over smoking

A woman has brought a lawsuit against the Harbin Railway Bureau to ban smoking on regular trains and station platforms. The Beijing Railway and Transport Court has accepted the case and the trial will begin on August 24, The Paper reports. It is the fir
GBTIMES Oy Ltd. (fi)
added Aug 16, 2017 15:41
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[New Zealand] Taranaki farmers stub out smoking

Some Taranaki farmers have prohibited smoking on their farms - citing cuts in productivity and health risks caused by second-hand smoke. Signs have been erected and contractors notified, with more farmers taking smoking into consideration when putting t
New Zealand Herald (nz)
added Aug 16, 2017 15:38
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[Ireland] LOGUE: I miss my smoking habit. I know it's crazy but I do

Clearly I’m a recovering addict. I know I am, and it is this addiction that makes me feel this way. And if I found any of my kids fooling around with cigarettes I’d kill them stone dead for it. If any of you are reading this: dead. On the spot, lads. Pow
Irish Times (ie)
added Aug 16, 2017 15:27
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LEYONHJELM: Australia's Anti-tobacco measures are not working

“This independent survey conducted by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare shows there has actually been a marginal increase in the percentage of smokers aged between 30 and 49 over the past three years,” Senator Leyonhjelm said.
Medianet (au)
added Aug 28, 2017 05:02
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[Spain] PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Has pneumonia scare persuaded Jeremy Clarkson to FINALLY give up smoking? Presenter looks frail as he recovers on a luxury yacht in Majorca - but there's no sign of his beloved cigarettes

But on Monday, Jeremy Clarkson appeared to be bouncing back from his health woes...Most notably of all, the 57-year-old Grand Tour host appeared to make it through much of the day without puffing on any cigarettes - a habit he has proudly upheld for sever
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 18, 2017 04:26
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[Asia-pacific] THAILAND VAPE BAN: TRAVELLERS UNAWARE THEY COULD FACE UP TO 10 YEARS IN PRISON FOR USING E CIGARETTES

In November 2014, Thailand approved legislation outlawing the import of e-cigarettes into the country. This has since been expanded to the export as well as sale of e-smoking devices and equipment. Although it is common to see people vaping in Thailand o
The Independent (uk)
added Aug 17, 2017 17:01
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[UK, USA] Director of RPS in Scotland calls for e-cigarette evidence review

MacKinnon said the RPS’s current policy on e-cigarettes, which opposes their ‘normalisation’ and calls for more longer-term research, was being reviewed. “We are still concerned that while e-cigarettes look as if they have a role in harm reduction, vapin
Pharmaceutical Journal (uk)
added Aug 16, 2017 15:36
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Life Expectancy in Russia Reaches 72 Years for First Time

In 2015, the OECD attributed Russia's slow increase in life expectancy to “the impact of the economic transition in the 1990s and a rise in risk-increasing behavior among men,” including heavy drinking and smoking.
Moscow Times (ru)
added Aug 15, 2017 17:00
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Man nabbed for using criminal force on NEA officer

Four NEA officers spotted the man smoking under a covered walkway, where smoking is prohibited, in Woodlands Centre Road on Aug 8. They stopped the man, but he refused to give his particulars to the officers.
Straits Times (sg)
added Aug 15, 2017 14:35
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Cigarettes may have less nicotine in future

Cigarettes sold in Singapore may contain less nicotine in future, with the Ministry of Health (MOH) saying it is monitoring efforts in the United States to reduce the amount of the addictive drug allowed in each cigarette.
Straits Times (sg)
added Sep 1, 2017 01:02
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