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[Canada] Group looks to ban smoking in public, around children w/Photo

An Edmonton-based advocacy group with a focus on Western Canada is pushing for stronger controls when it comes to smoking cannabis and tobacco in public and around children. On Tuesday, Les Hagen, executive director for Action on Smoking and Health, sai
Lethbridge (ALB) Herald (ca)
added Aug 10, 2018 19:46
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[UK-Scotland] New Health Secretary Jeane Freeman to lead by example after kicking a 42-year smoking habit

Jeane Freeman hopes to lead by example in her new job as Health Secretary – and she’s off to a good start after kicking a 42-year smoking habit. As she sat down with the Daily Record to discuss her plans to tackle waiting times and other pressing proble
Daily Record and Sunday Mail (uk)
added Aug 10, 2018 19:45
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[India] Johns Hopkins to hold S Asia Tobacco Control Leadership Program in Nov in Indonesia

The five-day India Tobacco Control Leadership Program, helmed by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH), today ended with organisers hoping that its participants would emerge as "ambassadors of change" in combating the tobacco menace.
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Aug 10, 2018 18:43
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[Europe] 185,000 e-cig notifications

By July 2018, under the requirements of the revised EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), manufacturers and importers had notified their intention to place more than 185,000 electronic cigarettes and refill containers on the market. This figure was given
Tobacco Reporter
added Aug 10, 2018 18:06
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[Australia] CHAPMAN: Are e-cigarettes really the seatbelts and condoms of tobacco-caused disease prevention?

Dr Joe Kosterich...repeated the factoid that e-cigarettes reduce harm by 95%, said there was “absolutely no evidence” of e-cigarettes being gateways to later uptake of smoking in teenagers and boldly claimed that “dual use [smoking as well as vaping) is
Simon Chapman AO (blog)
added Aug 10, 2018 17:33
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Factbox: China tariffs on revised list of $16 billion U.S. goods

China said on Wednesday that it is slapping additional tariffs of 25 percent on $16 billion worth of U.S. imports...Liquefied propane used in the filling or refilling of cigarette or similar lighters...Liquid or liquefied gas fuels in containers or cans
Reuters
added Aug 10, 2018 17:19
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[Australia] Millennials are worse drivers than baby boomers, with young drivers more likely to use their phones, smoke and even have SEX while driving

bad habits include wearing thongs, texting while driving, facebooking, smoking, sleeping and even driving on the wrong side of the road
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 10, 2018 16:53
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Malawi tobacco revenue rises 35 percent

The industry regulator Tobacco Control Commission (TCC) said the increase stemmed in part from an influx of leaf imports from neighbouring Zambia and Mozambique, which Malawi sold on.
Reuters
added Aug 10, 2018 16:35
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[South Africa] New tobacco bill will put thousands out of work, say industry groups

Informal township traders, farmers and unionised workers have joined the industry pushback against the government’s proposed new tobacco laws...bill seeks to tighten the marketing and sale of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and new-generation pro
BusinessLive (za)
added Aug 10, 2018 16:27
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Bill banning snuff and chewing tobacco reaches Russia’s State Duma

The Rostov Region’s lawmakers have submitted to the lower house of Russian parliament a bill banning the sale of snuff and chewing tobacco, according to the State Duma database. Current legislation bans wholesale and retail distribution only of naswar an
Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI) (ru)
added Aug 10, 2018 15:22
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