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[Asia-pacific, Guam, Micronesia] Ban on vaping proposed

A new bill introduced by Speaker Benjamin Cruz wants to expand the ban on smoking in public places to also prohibit the use of electronic smoking devices in the same locations. "Vaping is a choice. Breathing isn't," said Cruz, who introduced Bill 198-34
postguam.com (gu)
added Oct 11, 2017 20:02
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[Asia, Thailand] Smoking ban planned at 20 popular beaches

Smoking will soon be banned on 20 popular tourist beaches found to be constantly littered with huge numbers of discarded cigarette butts, according to the chief of marine and coastal resources. The move comes ahead of an international conference on sea
Bangkok Post (th)
added Oct 11, 2017 19:57
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Call for education to back anti-smoking laws

A multi-pronged approach combining laws and education to tackle tobacco use here is necessary, given that the proportion of smokers has hit a plateau over the past decade, said health experts. The latest step last week by the Ministry of Health, in prop
Straits Times (sg)
added Oct 11, 2017 19:52
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[Asia, California] Loma Linda NIH Grants

received 1.4-million dollars last month for researchers of its School of Public Health. The funds will go toward developing research methods for enhancing the effectiveness of tobacco control programs in East Asia.
Adventist News Network (Seventh Day Adventist Church)
added Oct 11, 2017 19:51
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[Asia, Pakistan] AHMED: Up in smoke

It is common knowledge that Pakistan’s compliance of the FCTC is weak but what the government has done this year is disastrous. Instead of bringing sales down by imposing heavy taxes, it has done the opposite – brought taxes down and helped boost the sal
The News (pk)
added Oct 11, 2017 19:48
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] LETTER: Use science to inform public policy in matter of e-cigarettes, heat-not-burn devices

Seng said that “emerging tobacco products such as e-cigarettes and heat-not-burn cigarettes… are no less harmful than cigarettes”. There are now credible, rigorous, published, peer-reviewed scientific studies that indicate that heat-not-burn devices (HNB
TODAYonline (sg)
added Oct 11, 2017 15:43
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[UK] NICE to back use of e-cigarettes in new smoking cessation guidance

NICE is planning to back use of e-cigarettes in an update of guidelines on smoking cessation, according to new draft guidance. In the guidance, published last month, NICE said: ‘Some smokers have found them helpful to quit smoking cigarettes and there i
Pulse (uk)
added Oct 11, 2017 15:42
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[Thailand] SMOKING BAN: HUA HIN SAYS 2,000 BAHT FINE WOULD BE REASONABLE AS "BEACH POLICE" AT THE READY

A representative of the Hua Hin authority has indicated that he thinks a 2,000 baht fine would be reasonable for smokers caught puffing on the resorts beaches next month. The statement - reported by Thai Rath - came after alarm was caused Tuesday when e
National News Bureau of Thailand (NNT) (th)
added Oct 11, 2017 15:35
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[France] MUSIC|Review: A Starry ‘Don Carlos’ Brings Verdi, in French, to Paris

We first see Eboli — the princess who falls for Carlos...as the leader of a court of androgynous ladies-in-waiting in fencing uniforms, before she shifts to slinky femme-fatale gowns and an omnipresent cigarette.
New York Times
added Oct 11, 2017 15:33
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[Guam] Speaker Cruz introduces bill to ban electronic smoking devices from all establishments

The bill would include all electronic smoking devices in Guam’s smoke-free laws. This includes the so called vape devices which have been growing in popularity over the last few years. The Natasha Protection Act currently prohibits smoking in workplaces,
Pacific News Center (PNC) (gu)
added Oct 11, 2017 15:30
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