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[Europe] Study finds rising illicit cigarette trade on social media

Social media and delivery services have become new outlets for organised crime activities when it comes to illicit cigarette trade, according to a new study that has raised eyebrows among EU policymakers. The study published on Wednesday (17 October) wa
EurActiv
added Oct 19, 2018 11:33
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[Asia, China] Beijing smokers offered free clinical help to kick the habit

Beijing's health authorities have launched a new program to help smokers quit the habit... will see 300 people receive free cessation treatments at Beijing Chaoyang Hospital, Beijing Hospital, Fuxing Hospital and Peking University People's Hospital. It
China Daily (cn)
added Oct 19, 2018 11:31
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[Australia] World-first Tobacco-Free Verification stamp launches for investment funds

Australians will now be able to easily identify whether their investment funds are involved in the tobacco industry, thanks to the launch of the ‘Verified Tobacco-Free’ certification stamp. The world first stamp, expected to roll out in 2019, has grown
RateCity (au)
added Oct 19, 2018 11:26
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[Canada] Pot Nation: Canadian provinces' legal cannabis store regulations

grocery chain Loblaws is among companies that have received licenses and selling cannabis in 10 existing tobacco stores; 22 stores open on Oct. 17; online sales at shopcannabisnl.com.
Reuters
added Oct 19, 2018 11:11
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Canada's indigenous people fight for rights with new cash crop: cannabis

Facing higher levels of poverty and unemployment than the general population, many indigenous people see the marijuana trade as a valuable source of income.
Reuters
added Oct 19, 2018 11:08
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Consumer groups laud moves to curb smoking

It’s a big thumbs up from consumer groups to the government’s decision to raise cigarette prices and ban smoking at all open-air restaurants. Fomca senior vice-president Datuk Korisatan Karuppiah said these initiatives were “long overdue”. “This is the
The Star (my)
added Oct 19, 2018 03:46
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[Asia, Korea - South] Smoking rate for S. Korean men down in 2017

The smoking rate has steadily fallen from 47.8 percent in 2008 to 40.6 percent in 2015, except for 2009 and 2016. The smoking rate temporarily moved up to 40.7 percent in 2016 following a huge drop a year earlier due to an increase in tobacco prices. In
Yonhap News Agency (kr)
added Oct 19, 2018 03:44
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[Canada] DIONNE: Smoking on campus?

Before it is permitted to smoke marijuana wherever it is permitted to smoke tobacco, further research on the effects of exposure to secondhand marijuana smoke is needed.
Excalibur (York University) (ca)
added Oct 19, 2018 03:29
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'Stop using smokers as a cash cow': Huge push for Australia to join the UK and legalise vaping – but it means the government will miss out on billions

One Nation Senator Peter Georgiou has backed the legalisation of electronic cigarettes, saying the high cost of tobacco was 'price gouging'. 'We seem more concerned about slugging smokers as much as we can to fatten up the government coffers,' he said i
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 19, 2018 02:31
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Call to overturn ban on e-cigarettes in Thailand

The Ends Cigarette Smoke Thailand group, or ECST, has filed a request to the director of Law and Litigation Department in the Office of the Ombudsman Thailand, asking for the ban on e-cigarettes to be reconsidered. The devices were banned on December
Asia Times
added Oct 19, 2018 02:17
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