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[Ireland] Casual smokers ‘dangerously unaware’ of the health risks

People who smoke only a few cigarettes a week are more at risk of developing cardiovascular disease, lung cancer, fertility problems and other health problems compared with non-smokers, a report suggests. A group of doctors said occasional smoking, whic
Times Of London (uk)
added Aug 9, 2018 15:21
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[UK] Campaign launched as hospital is set to become a smoke-free zone

A hospital trust set to become smoke free early next year is launching an awareness campaign offering support and advice to staff and patients. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has been raising awareness to patients and staff about the sup
Hartlepool Mail (uk)
added Aug 9, 2018 15:20
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[Canada] CANADIAN STUDENT TOBACCO, ALCOHOL AND DRUGS SURVEY

The Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey (CSTADS), formerly the Youth Smoking Survey (YSS), is a biennial survey administered to students in grades 7-12 across Canada. CSTADS is implemented with the cooperation, support and funding of Healt
University of Waterloo (ca)
added Aug 8, 2018 20:16
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[UK] How counterfeit cigarettes containing pesticides and arsenic make it to our streets

Almost 45 billion fake cigarettes, which can contain arsenic, pesticides and rat poison, are smoked in the UK each year. Oliver Bennett speaks to the man smoking out the smugglers
The Independent (uk)
added Aug 8, 2018 20:03
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[Canada] Council chooses 9-metre buffer over full public ban in new smoking bylaw

In a 5-2 vote, councillors ushered an amended Smoking in Public Places Bylaw through its second and third readings Tuesday afternoon, bringing in new rules around where smokers can light up cigarettes and eventually cannabis in the city. While councillor
paNOW (ca)
added Aug 8, 2018 19:56
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[South Africa] AUDIO: New Tobacco Bill poses potential safety risk for female smokers

seeks to ban the display of all tobacco products.... Imagine at night and ladies will have to go outside to smoke 10 metres away with the spate of rape currently happening in the country. — Fanny Mokoena, Chairperson of the Gauteng Liquor Forum
702 Talk Radio (za)
added Aug 8, 2018 19:55
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Smoking-linked losses in Japan estimated at over 2 trillion yen

Financial losses linked to smoking are estimated to have amounted to 2.05 trillion yen ($18.4 billion) in Japan in fiscal 2015, the health ministry said Wednesday, with the majority of spending going toward medical expenses.
Kyodo News Service (jp)
added Aug 8, 2018 19:16
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[China] Tariffs on Chinese goods could batter the U.S. vaping industry

Proposed tariffs on U.S. imports from China of electronic cigarettes, known as vaping products, could not come at a worse time for the industry....U.S. vape manufacturers, who depended on China for 91 percent of imported vaping products in 2016, find them
Reuters
added Aug 8, 2018 19:11
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[Australia] E-cigarettes, smoking and health / A Literature Review Update (PDF) (394pp)

regular use of e-cigarettes is likely to have adverse health consequences. There is a lack of clarity about the magnitude of adverse health effects...the effectiveness of this method compared with other smoking cessation methods is not known.
CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) (au)
added Aug 8, 2018 19:07
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Alliance One and France Tabac Enter Into an Agreement To Expand European Flue-Cured Virginia Tobacco Footprint

Together, the two organizations will provide customers with the high-quality flue-cured Virginia shisha style tobacco that the European region is recognized for producing.
PR Newswire
added Aug 8, 2018 16:07
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