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[Italy] Cancer-hit smoker loses suit

The family of a smoker who died of lung cancer on Thursday lost a damages suit against big tobacco and the Italian tobacco monopoly. The supreme Court of Cassation said smoking was "an act of free will" and ordered the family to pay costs of 20,000 e
ANSA (it)
added May 11, 2018 19:28
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Turkey, a new Party to the Protocol:

The Convention Secretariat is proud to count Turkey as a new Party to the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products (the Protocol). Turkey being the 36 Party (including the European Union (EU)) [1] to ratify the Protocol, five Parties are n
World Health Organization (WHO)
added May 11, 2018 03:02
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[Georgia (Country)] Georgia introduces tough new tobacco law

Georgia introduced the first part of the country’s new comprehensive tobacco control law on Tuesday, 1 May 2018. The new law, which was passed by the Parliament of Georgia last year, was warmly welcomed by the Convention Secretariat. Andrew Black, the Tea
World Health Organization (WHO)
added May 11, 2018 03:02
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Can China Really Stop 350 Million Smokers?

National Health and Family Planning Commission announced last week that China – the world’ largest producer and consumer of tobacco and home to nearly a third of the world’s smokers – was planning to ban smoking in public places nationwide by year’s end.
NBC News
added May 11, 2018 03:02
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Peru hikes taxes on sodas, alcohol, cigarettes and dirty cars

the tax on cigarettes would rise to 0.27 sol ($0.08) from 0.18 sol each
Reuters
added May 11, 2018 03:02
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Puff … puff … pass…Shisha culture takes Zim by storm

Now it has entered popular culture with young people taking it up as a show of sophistication, and the aromatic smoke is now common at many of Zimbabwe’s trendier clubs and bars. Now, establishments like Bulawayo’s Backroom Shisha Lounge and Vintage Shi
Zimbabwe Daily
added May 11, 2018 02:56
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[Asia, China] Allowing indoor smoking areas is pragmatic tobacco control measure

HANGZHOU, capital of East China's Zhejiang province, has given a green light to setting up indoor smoking areas in public places in a draft of its newly revised smoking control regulation. Beijing News comments: China has about 350 million smokers, 30 p
China Daily (cn)
added May 11, 2018 02:51
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[UK] Huddersfield players visit Platinum Lace strip club while Aaron Mooy enjoys celebratory cigarette after securing Premier League survival

Midfielder Aaron Mooy and defender Chris Lowe were also snapped smoking
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 11, 2018 02:27
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[Singapore] Video of girl in school uniform smoking under void deck goes viral

A video of a girl in school uniform smoking while sitting at a bench at a void deck has been going viral online, with nearly 50,000 views since it was uploaded to Facebook this morning. In the video captured by an unknown individual sitting close by her
The Independent SIngapore (sg)
added May 11, 2018 02:11
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[Africa, Kenya] Stamps can curb illicit trade, tax evasion

The measures Kenya has taken, especially in tobacco control, are in line with Article 15 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) as it relates to the elimination of illicit trade and the implementation of national laws to support enforc
Daily Nation (ke)
added May 11, 2018 01:58
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