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[Europe] Shift prevention/treatment imbalance in health budgets, EU says

Among the recommendations, the Commission suggested increasing the primary care system to... stop people smoking. It cited ageing populations, obesity, alcohol and tobacco-related disease and budgetary restraints as some of the main pressures on nationa
Reuters
added Nov 29, 2017 00:23
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[UK] What is JUUL? All about the new e-cigarette vaping trend

Can I buy JUUL in the UK? At the moment, JUUL only ships around the US, but websites like eBay or DHgate have JUUL starter-kits and JUULpods available to purchase and can deliver to the UK.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 29, 2017 00:01
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[UK] Terminally-ill cancer patient, 62, who was lifelong smoker died when she blew herself up by lighting cigarette while using oxygen tank

Reid, 62, was receiving treatment for her terminal lung cancer at St Margaret's Hospice in Yeovil...'He said she had blown herself up in the smoking room.... remembered wheeling Miss Reid into the room...had no knowledge of the risk of smoking and naked f
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 28, 2017 23:12
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[Australia] No ifs, no butts: Poll reveals huge support for push to increase the smoking age from 18 to 21

The majority of Queenslanders support raising the age limit on cigarettes from 18 to 21, a study shows. More than 75 per cent of people elected to increase the buying age in a Galaxy poll that is being used in the Eliminate Cancer Initiative's push to l
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 28, 2017 23:10
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[Europe] EU mandatory register for lobbyists, a baby step towards full transparency

Olteanu says that though the framework does not forbid all interaction between tobacco and lawmakers, NGOs often use it to intimidate lawmakers into refusing any meeting with the tobacco industry. People smoke, and it is a heavily regulated area. The ind
EurActiv
added Nov 28, 2017 22:34
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[China] VIDEO: Shocking footage shows a Chinese toddler boy smoking 'like a pro' after being taught by a family member

Disturbing footage circulating on the Chinese internet shows the toddler taking puffs and playing with the cigarette while a male family member praised him in front of onlookers. The male family member claimed the boy had learned smoking from him befo
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 28, 2017 22:30
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Nicotine content in cigarettes sold in Kenya, Africa market higher than in Western countries

More worrying is the new trend where youngsters are smoking shisha, which is 10 times more harmful as compared to cigarettes. The nicotine found in cigarettes in African countries is 25 per cent more concentrated than the ones sold in Western countries,
The Standard (ke)
added Nov 28, 2017 21:46
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Did independent and convenience (small) retailers comply with standardised tobacco packaging in the UK?

Given the value of such research in gauging the effectiveness of retailer-related tobacco policy,6 we examined independent and convenience (small) retailer compliance with standardised packaging legislation in the UK. Small retailers are an important grou
Tobacco Control
added Nov 28, 2017 21:39
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Border guards find drone with smuggled smokes on Finland-Russia frontier

Finnish border guards say they found a drone with cigarettes attached in the eastern town of Lappeenranta. Customs suspect the cigarettes came from Russia.
YLE24 (fi)
added Nov 28, 2017 21:39
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[Russia] Big catch. Former son-in-law of Minister and former Duma deputy among Klyuchevskie gangsters

"Both were prominent Trans-Baikal United Russia party members...engaged in robberies on a federal highway: they threatened bus drivers transporting Camel cigarettes and extorted their money, which got Guskov into jail", Vechorka wrote citing its sources.
Crime Russia (hk)
added Nov 28, 2017 21:34
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