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[South Africa] Did Big Tobacco buy Twitter?

There's more to the data — and social media — backing the latest tobacco-funded ad campaign. The tobacco industry is paying social media celebrities in what could be a ploy to undermine new government efforts to curb tobacco use in the country.
Bhekisisa (za)
added Sep 20, 2018 11:38
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[Asia, India] ITC Hotels acquires Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa

New Indian Express (in)
added Sep 19, 2018 20:25
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Egyptian tobacco firm Eastern announces 5:1 share split

Eastern Co will conduct a 5:1 share split on September 27, Egypt’s top cigarette maker said on Wednesday. The nominal value of each share will be 1 Egyptian pound ($0.0560) instead of five, it said. $1 = 17.8600 Egyptian pounds Reporting by Ehab Farouk;
Reuters
added Sep 19, 2018 20:24
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Air pollution could be responsible for 60,000 cases of dementia in the UK, with people exposed to dirty air 40% more likely to develop the disease

The disease is thought to be largely caused by genetics, with smoking, obesity and lack of exercise increasing the risk. But the study suggests air pollution also plays a major role. More than 40,000 people in the UK are thought to die early every year
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 19, 2018 20:24
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Black Mirror is almost a reality: China says it's on track to launch its dystopian scorecard system that ranks citizens on every aspect of their behaviour by 2020

Fraud, tax evasion and smoking in non-smoking areas can drop your ranking
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 19, 2018 20:24
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Tobacco threatens youth: Ministers

Senior government officials opened an international conference on tobacco control on the resort island of Bali on Thursday with the message that Indonesia must reduce its tobacco consumption to protect its younger generations.
Jakarta Post (id)
added Sep 19, 2018 20:24
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High rates of smoking in people with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa

research conducted in 25 sub-Saharan African countries and published in Nicotine and Tobacco Research. After taking into account other factors associated with tobacco use, people living with HIV were approximately 12% more likely to smoke cigarettes and o
aidsmap (uk)
added Sep 19, 2018 20:23
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[Asia, India] On Abhishek Bachchan's Smoking Scene In Manmarziyaan, Director Says "We Were Guided By Sikhs"

Addressing the Sikh community's outburst regarding a scene in which Abhishek Bachchan's character removes his turban to smoke a cigarette, the director said that they were guided by over 150 people on the sets of the film, all of whom were Sikhs. He also
New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV) (in)
added Sep 19, 2018 20:20
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[South Africa] Illegal cigarettes in SA sell for less than the tax payable on a single pack

Over the past three years, we have seen a rapid and significant growth in the availability of cigarette brands selling below the tax owed to Sars. Tax alone on a packet of 20 is R17.85, yet cigarettes are sold all over the country for as little as R5 a p
BusinessLive (za)
added Sep 19, 2018 20:15
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[Africa, South Africa, USA] Why more Americans are kicking the smoking habit

The decline in smoking rates in the USA didn't happen overnight – it took time for anti-smoking campaigns and policies to unfold. 0
Health 24 (za)
added Sep 19, 2018 19:58
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