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[Africa] Lobby decries high consumption of tobacco products in Kenya

Kenya’s anti-tobacco lobby on Monday called for the enforcement of a 2007 law that bans smoking in public places amid an increase in tobacco use in the country.... Lindi told a stakeholders meeting in Nairobi that tobacco smoking remains a challenge among
News Ghana (gh)
added Sep 20, 2017 03:49
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[Canada] McMaster plans to ban all smoking on university property

An Ontario university is the latest to join the short list of Canada’s smoke-free post-secondary campuses, a move that anti-smoking advocates hope will help the country’s educational facilities catch up with their American counterparts.
National Post (ca)
added Sep 20, 2017 03:47
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[Burma/Myanmar] High taxes, competition choke cheroot-makers

Myanmar's traditional mini cigar, the cheroot, is near extinction as manufacturers struggle with high taxes, high production costs and stiff competition from imported and local cigarettes.
Myanmar Times (mm)
added Sep 20, 2017 03:38
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[Canada] McMaster University to ban all smoking on campus

Hamilton’s McMaster University is the latest to join the short list of Canada’s smoke-free post-secondary campuses, a move that anti-smoking advocates hope will help the country’s educational facilities catch up with their American counterparts. McMaste
Canadian Press
added Sep 20, 2017 03:37
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[UK] Obese patients and smokers are being REFUSED NHS operations until they go a six-month boot camp to try and lose weight

The scheme will be rolled out next month in the East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group, a health trust in East Yorkshire serving 313,400 patients Managers say patients will get more benefit from operations if they are healthier
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 20, 2017 03:36
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[UK] 'For better life you need to have weed, vodka and drugs': Syrian 'bucket bomb' suspect posted about 'smoking weed every day' and shared pictures of his 'westernised' lifestyle on social media

'For better life you need to have weed, vodka and drugs.' Other pictures show him dining with friends with cigarettes on the table and smoking shisha in a bar.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 20, 2017 03:35
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[UK] Single mother, 44, who was engaged to a 17-year-old accused of 'bribing teenagers with cigarettes before claiming their Centrelink payments'

Leisa Atkinson was engaged to Andrew, 17, and his mother Suzy claims the single mother used his disability pension, however Ms Atkinson denies the accusations. Ms Atkinson met Andrew when he was 17-years-old according to mother Suzy and his sister, Ale
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 20, 2017 03:35
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[UK] Ask the pharmacist: Are nicotine patches, gum or an inhaler the best way to quit smoking?

All types of nicotine replacement therapy - whether patches, gum, inhalers, strips that dissolve in the mouth or lozenges - do the same thing: supply nicotine to the body to reduce the craving for a cigarette. There's little to separate them in terms of
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 20, 2017 03:33
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[UK] UNDER THE MICROSCOPE: Actress Rula Lenska, 69, answers our weekly health quiz

. I’m on and off with smoking; I do well and then some emotional hiccup happens, I’ll have one and it’s hard to give it up for a month or so.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 20, 2017 03:33
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[California] Loma Linda University researchers awarded $1.4 million NIH grant to study tobacco control in Asia

a $1.4 million grant from the NIH to develop new research methods for enhancing the effectiveness of tobacco-control programs in Cambodia, Laos and Mongolia.
Loma Linda University Health
added Sep 19, 2017 19:35
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