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[Africa, Nigeria] Tackling big tobacco’s menace towards a smoke-free generation

He explained that although smoking does not directly cause any known disease, 50 per cent of smokers would die prematurely from a smoking related disease and roughly 14 years earlier. According to him, this is because smoking compromises tobacco users’ i
Lagos Guardian (ng)
added Apr 2, 2018 04:46
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[UK] Acceptance and patterns of personal vaporizer use in Australia and the United Kingdom: Results from the International Tobacco Control survey

The acceptability of vaping was greater among those who were more exposed to vaping and not just among those with some personal experience of vaping, suggesting no strong social barriers to increased use. Vaping in SF public places was less common than i
Drug and Alcohol Dependence
added Apr 5, 2018 04:10
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[Japan] Ikoma City Hall prohibits anyone from using elevators for up to 45 minutes after smoking

According to posters hung in the building, “When coming indoors after smoking outside, it is said that it takes 45 minutes for the concentration of harmful substances in a person’s breath to return to pre-smoking levels.” Posters also advise smokers, “Af
Japan Today
added Apr 4, 2018 12:30
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[Japan] Smoking banned in Hiroshima's Peace Memorial Park

Hiroshima has completely banned smoking in the city's Peace Memorial Park, which is visited by tourists from all over the world. A revised ordinance that completely bans smoking in the park came into force on Sunday. Ashtrays in 4 former smoking areas
NHK WORLD (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) (jp)
added Apr 3, 2018 15:24
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[UK] Couples desperate for a baby are told they will NOT get free IVF if they use e-cigarettes or nicotine patches

An increasing number of health authorities are adopting the policy – even though there is scant evidence that ‘vaping’ harms human fertility or unborn children. At least 16 NHS authorities in England, called clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), now refu
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Apr 1, 2018 17:53
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[Asia, Pakistan] Tobacco growers seek incentives, low tax rates

A representative of the tobacco growers on Saturday asked government to provide incentives and lower taxes on tobacco production to give relief to the farmers. “Tobacco contributes to federal exchequer in shape of sales tax and federal excise duty (FED)
The News (pk)
added Apr 1, 2018 17:44
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[Asia, Pakistan] elimination of third slab on cigarette price proposed

The official said that ministry has raised its concerns on the third slab introduced by Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) last year for specific tobacco brands which reduced their price and increased the consumption. “Pakistan is moving towards adopting ‘T
The Nation (pk)
added Apr 1, 2018 17:42
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[Ghana] Ban sale of single sticks of cigarette - NGO

The Vision for Alternative Development (VALD)...has called on the Ministry of Health (MoH) and the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) to ban the sale of single sticks of cigarette with immediate effect. It said the single sale of the cigarette had encourage
Myjoyonline.com (gh)
added Apr 1, 2018 17:40
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[Asia, Pakistan] Tobacco cultivation creates jobs for 75,000 farmers' families

Tobacco is being cultivated on about 0.25 per cent land in Pakistan and provides employment opportunities to 75,000 farmers' families in rural areas and over one million direct and indirect employments to other population. "Tobacco contributes to federal
The Nation (pk)
added Mar 31, 2018 20:55
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[UK] Death of the cigarette on the horizon as tobacco giant invests in new ‘safer’ smoking devices

The outlets are designed more like the Apple Store or a Nespresso outlet than a traditional tobacconist
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Apr 3, 2018 15:18
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