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[UK] Ninewells closes fresh-air garden to all after smokers flout rules

The fresh air garden at Ninewells Hospital has been closed after ‘regular’ complaints about smokers lighting up. NHS Tayside has taken the decision to temporarily close the space after concerns were raised about smokers around entrances, footpaths and s
Evening Telegraph (uk)
added Feb 13, 2018 17:54
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] A neighbor’s smoke is toxic—especially to children

Bottom line, unless your complex is completely smoke-free, you and your family could be in danger. Secondhand smoke has over 7,000 chemicals—70 of which are cancer causing— and even brief exposure to it is toxic. You do so much to protect your family.
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Feb 13, 2018 17:47
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[Asia, China] Zhanjiang cracks down on smuggling

A total of 208 smuggling cases were handled by Zhanjiang Customs in 2017, seizing 510 million yuan ($80.7 million) worth of contraband goods which evaded around 120 million yuan worth of taxes. This step up in anti-smuggling is due to the national "Swor
China Daily (cn)
added Feb 16, 2018 22:01
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[Canada] Anti-tobacco groups call for MPs to clamp down on vaping advertising rules

Two anti-tobacco groups say they’ll consider dropping their support for the Liberal government’s bill that revises Canada’s tobacco laws unless MPs amend it to restrict the types of advertising available for e-cigarette products so the rules are closer t
iPolitics (ca)
added Feb 16, 2018 17:23
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[Russia, UK] The McMafia map of the world: How the real world of organised crime is a global enterprise

While the UK might seem safer than, say, Mexico or Afghanistan, it plays a key role in organised crime...“We are a market for people dealing in untaxed cigarettes... “Russia is involved in extortion and protection rackets in Russia itself. "But it is als
The Mirror (uk)
added Feb 16, 2018 17:21
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[Ireland] Revenue seize €44k and 46,000 cigarettes at Dublin Airport

Irish Independent (ie)
added Feb 13, 2018 17:05
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[UK] New data shows people in Bexley are successfully giving up smoking

From April to September last year 537 people in Bexley signed up with the NHS Stop Smoking Service and set themselves a date to quit. At follow up meetings four weeks later 296 people said they had given up, according to data from NHS England. That's 55
This is Local London (uk)
added Feb 13, 2018 17:03
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[UK] VIDEO: WATCH: Roadshow under way to highlight ‘dangerous’ illegal tobacco trade

Portsmouth News (uk)
added Feb 13, 2018 16:54
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[Canada] Legal Weed Is a Canadian Landlord's Nightmare

With Prime Minister Justin Trudeau set to legalize recreational weed in July, apartment owners are concerned about safety and potential damage to their buildings if tenants grow plants and smoke up in their units. Landlords are lobbying provincial govern
Bloomberg News
added Feb 12, 2018 20:54
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[UK] E-cigarettes Associated With Depressed Smoking Cessation: A Cross-sectional Study of 28 European Union Countries

These results suggest that e-cigarettes are associated with inhibiting rather than assisting in smoking cessation. On the population level, the net effect of the entry of e-cigarettes into the European Union (and Great Britain) is associated with depress
American Journal of Preventive Medicine
added Feb 12, 2018 20:50
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