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[UK-Scotland] 260,000 quitters needed to make tobacco-free goal

Philip Morris concludes that reducing smoking prevalence among adults to 5% or below is more likely to be met by 2044, a decade later than pledged by the Scottish government. The study, carried out by Frontier Economics, a consultancy in London, claims t
Times Of London (uk)
added Mar 11, 2018 16:21
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Same old problems for tobacco farmers as selling season beckons

Federation for Farmers’ Union chairman Wonder Chabikwa said there was need to carefully handle tobacco farmers’ welfare as they facilitate the inflow of forex into the country. “Every year we have a problem of farmers crying. We must be responsible and
Zimbabwe Standard (zw)
added Mar 11, 2018 16:14
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HANRAHAN / SIDERAS: From ridiculous lock-out laws to petty fines and the soaring cost of living: How Australia's laid-back spirit is being crushed by the 'Nanny State'

From no longer being able to get full strength beer at the football or cricket, to being unable to eat in smoking areas at pubs, the country known for being laid back is now incredibly uptight. Australia has changed and not necessarily for the better wi
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Mar 11, 2018 15:41
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[Netherlands] PEIRIS: Tobacco Industry: Charge As Criminals

The courts there and around the world have it within their power to hold the tobacco industry criminally liable; the legal arguments are there. Not only can a prosecutor, take this historic step, but they should. They could save thousands of lives. The U
Asian Tribune
added Mar 11, 2018 15:32
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[Uae: Dubai] Patrick Reynolds, the Unlikely Anti-Smoking Activist

Reynolds pioneered a playbook that includes a mix of policy, consciousness raising and muckraking to beat back Big Tobacco's empire...wants to take his foundation global. He's launching a goodwill tour that will start in Dubai, with the goal of raising a
Opalesque
added Mar 11, 2018 15:04
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[Mid-east, Qatar] Anti-smoking campaign launched in schools

As part of efforts to discourage young people from taking up the habit of tobacco use in Qatar, Hamad Medical Corporation’s (HMC) Tobacco Control Center has launched an anti-smoking campaign in local schools. Recently, students at Khalifa Independent Seco
The Peninsula (qa)
added Mar 11, 2018 14:50
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[Mid-east] HMC Launches Anti-Smoking Campaign in Qatars Schools

Hamad Medical Corporation’s (HMC) Tobacco Control Center has launched an anti-smoking campaign in local schools. On Wednesday, 28 February, students at Khalifa Independent Secondary School for Boys participated in an awareness seminar that covered the phy
Al Bawaba.com (jo)
added Mar 11, 2018 14:49
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[UK-Wales] 'Ban smoking in cars when animals are present' says dog lover

A dog lover is calling for a ban on smoking in cars while animals are in the back. Megan Pleasant, 22, from Bangor, Gwynedd wants the ban on lighting up in vehicles when children are present extending to animals.
Daily Post North Wales (uk)
added Mar 11, 2018 14:48
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Man says sorry for offering orangutan cigarette

A 27-year-old man who has been named a suspect of animal abuse says he is ready to face the consequences of his alleged crime. DJ, who sells fried fish dumpling for a living in the West Java city of Cimahi, turned himself in to police on Thursday after v
The Star (my)
added Apr 9, 2018 16:22
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[South Africa] 10 March 2018: the WHO FCTC Knowledge Hubs adopted a statement on the Foundation for a Smoke-free World

"We will not seek or accept funding from or otherwise collaborate with the Foundation or any of its officers, agents or representatives. · We will not collaborate on projects or activities that receive funding or other support from the Foundation. ''
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Apr 4, 2018 16:40
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