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[Asia] China's fight against lung cancer

November is International Lung Cancer Awareness Month...18 regions in China, including provinces, cities and municipalities, have made regulations to prohibit smoking in indoor public and working areas, in the hopes that creating more smoke-free environme
Ecns.cn (cn)
added Nov 17, 2017 23:10
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[Korea - South] Will new research calm controversies over heat-not-burn cigarettes?Philip Morris Korea to disclose raw data for latest study by next June

Amid controversies over the danger of electronic cigarettes, Philip Morris Korea has released its new research data, claiming its product IQOS contain 90 percent fewer harmful chemicals in its steam than conventional cigarettes.
Korea Biomedical Review(KBR) (kr)
added Nov 17, 2017 23:07
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Exposed! Nigerian Children: Prime Targets Of ‘Big Tobacco’ Farming, Smoking For Blood Money

From child labour on Nigerian tobacco fields to luring of kids as replacement smokers, ‘Dotun Akintomide examines how Big Tobacco companies had kept children at the centre of a blueprint that has helped sustained the multi-billion dollar controversial in
The New Diplomat Newspaper (ng)
added Nov 17, 2017 23:04
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[Australia] MENDELSOHN: ALP's blanket ban on vapers in smoke-free spaces could do more harm than good

The proposal by NSW Labor to introduce a blanket ban on personal vaporisers, also known as e-cigarettes, in smoke-free areas is not justified on health grounds and could do more harm than good.
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Nov 17, 2017 22:43
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The Mugabe Economy in Charts Highlights Challenges for Zimbabwe

In 2000, Mugabe’s government authorized the often-violent seizure of about 4,500 mostly white-owned commercial farms to redistribute to blacks in a land-reform program that human-rights groups slammed. Exports of tobacco, the nation’s biggest foreign-cur
Bloomberg News
added Nov 17, 2017 21:50
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Would-be Zimbabwe investors beware: post-Mugabe era may be no better

Zimbabwe’s bourse - originally founded in Bulawayo in 1896 - features 65 listed stocks, many of them local subsidiaries of international companies, such as British American Tobacco . However, logistics at both ends of the investment process make putting
Reuters
added Nov 17, 2017 21:47
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[France] "French Elvis" Johnny Hallyday hospitalised - media

, had a brush with death in 2009 and is currently being treated for cancer.... Hard partying, drugs, alcohol and dark tobacco played a part in carving out the husky voice and an increasingly craggy face
Reuters
added Nov 17, 2017 21:45
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[South Africa] More British American Tobacco shares might be sold by Reinet

The group’s investment in BAT remains its single largest investment position, with the firm holding 68.1million shares in BAT, representing some 2.97percent of BAT’s issued share capital. The company said the decrease in its net asset value of 604millio
Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added Nov 17, 2017 21:37
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[Africa] Key Images From Robert Mugabe’s 37 Years Ruling Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean tobacco farmers protest at the low prices being offered for their crop at an auction in Harare on the first day of marketing season in March 2015. Exports of tobacco, the nation’s biggest foreign-currency earner among agricultural products, co
Bloomberg News
added Nov 17, 2017 21:30
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E-cigarettes: Is Australia out of step with other countries?

But many Australian public health experts oppose the use of e-cigarettes, arguing there isn't enough evidence to show they're safe. They point to Australia's low smoking rates, and say we should continue what we're doing to lower them further. In their
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Nov 17, 2017 21:15
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