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[Australia] Vaping inquiry: Coalition agrees to study health effects of e-cigarettes

The health minister Greg Hunt has agreed to an independent inquiry into the health impacts of nicotine e-cigarettes after a concerted push in the Coalition party room over several months to legalise vaping. Several MPs raised the issue in Tuesday’s part
The Guardian (uk)
added Sep 18, 2018 21:18
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[Canada, USA] Canadian marijuana investors could face lifetime bans from entering U.S.

While pot smokers and cannabis-industry workers have previously faced the prospect of lifetime travel bans, it may be news to investors that the risk extends to them as well. Marijuana-related stocks fell in after-hours trading after Politico published
MarketWatch (Wall St. Journal)
added Sep 18, 2018 21:17
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[Europe, Finland, Sweden] Finns accused of smuggling tonnes of Swedish snus across the border

Eight people are now suspected of having smuggled more than 12 tonnes of snus from Sweden to neighbouring Finland between 2016 and 2018, the Finnish customs authority said on Monday. The main suspect is a Finnish man in his 50s who lives just across the
The Local Europe (se)
added Sep 18, 2018 21:12
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[Asia] WHO calls Pakistan to introduce uniform tobacco taxation structure

(WHO) has called upon the government of Pakistan to simplify tobacco taxation through a uniform tax structure; increase tobacco taxation to 70% of the retail price; and immediately withdraw the third tier of taxation introduced by the previous government
The News (pk)
added Sep 18, 2018 21:11
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[UK] Council warned market smoke ban ‘unlawful’

BARNSLEY Council has been warned by lawyers its plan to ban the sale of smoking goods from its prestigious new market complex is ‘legally defective’ and ‘unlawful’ and stands accused of interfering with ancient rights.
Barnsley Chronicle (uk)
added Sep 18, 2018 21:09
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[UK] Sheffield council targets shisha users in health campaign

A council has launched a health campaign aimed at shisha users, likening smoking it for an hour to smoking 100 cigarettes. Since June, Sheffield City Council has prosecuted a number of bars across the city, issuing £15,000 in fines for breaking a ban on
BBC Online
added Sep 18, 2018 21:08
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VIDEO: Europe Leads the World in Boozing, Tobacco Use ... And Living Long

Bloomberg News
added Sep 18, 2018 03:50
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[UK] Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri struggling to give up smoking

The 59-year-old Sarri says "unfortunately at the moment I am not able to stop." The Italian's father has been urging him to give up cigarettes for 20 years but it's proving difficult.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 18, 2018 03:13
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Dangers of second-hand smoke ($$)

Dr Madeleine Chew, a general practitioner at MW Medical, told The Sunday Times that second-hand smoke can be dangerous for infants. It can trigger a host of diseases and harmful conditions including asthma attacks, ear infections, bronchitis, pneumonia,
Straits Times (sg)
added Sep 17, 2018 19:35
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[Australia] Old habits die hard? Defiant Kyle Sandilands smokes a cigarette during lunch with John Ibrahim and Simon Main in Kings Cross... as he's spotted for the first time since revealing his mystery health condition

The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 17, 2018 18:35
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