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[India] 'Every year after Diwali respiratory diseases double': Sharp rise in lung cancer among Delhi's non-smokers

Leading pulmonologists blame the worrisome trend on poor air quality and claim there is a tectonic shift in patient profile as the number of non-smokers contracting the deadly disease has gone up to 40 per cent from about 10 per cent 15 years ago.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 13, 2017 06:31
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[Japan, UK] New ‘healthier’ way to smoke tobacco set to explode in popularity, experts claim - and it's not e-cigarettes

Study suggests heat-not-burn devices will overtake sales of e-cigarettes This is after their surge in popularity in Japan, the first country to sell them The first smokeless product became available in the UK last year and have entered the FDA-approval
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 13, 2017 06:27
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[France, Spain] 1.7 tonnes illegal tobacco stopped at Spanish border

Over one and a half tonnes of contraband tobacco worth almost €423,000 in resale value has been stopped at the French-Spanish border. The 1.7 tonne haul - in a heavy goods vehicle registered in Germany - was intercepted at a customs checkpoint on the A9
The Connexion (fr)
added Oct 13, 2017 05:39
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[Australia] Organised crime 'windfall' as illegal tobacco consumption rises and taxes fall

Tax revenue from tobacco fell more than $200 million below official estimates despite an increase in the amount of tobacco being smoked and a recent 12.5 per cent rise in excise tax, analysis of federal government research reveals. Retailers, cigarette
Australian Financial Review (au)
added Oct 13, 2017 05:38
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Honduras takes on Australia over tobacco plain packaging

The WTO said on Friday that Honduras, one of four countries that say they oppose Australia's legislation on commercial grounds, had requested the formation of a dispute settlement panel to settle the issue. It is the second time that Honduras has made su
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Oct 13, 2017 01:24
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[Netherlands] Can crows be trained to collect cigarette butts?

could we employ these brainy birds to help keep our streets clean? That's the idea behind a project from Dutch startup Crowded Cities, which is looking to train crows to scoop up the butts in exchange for treats.
New Atlas
added Oct 13, 2017 01:23
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[Japan] Heat-Not-Burn Tobacco May Soon Light Up U.S. Market

aren't yet available in the U.S., but they may be soon, and their recent explosive growth in Japan suggests that they will also catch fire here / Japan is, at present, the only country where heat-not-burn cigarettes are widely available. The battery-power
MedPage Today
added Oct 13, 2017 01:17
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[Guam, Micronesia] Bill would let voters decide on tobacco tax increase

Guam legislative Speaker Benjamin Cruz, D-Tumon, is proposing that Guam residents vote on an increase in the tobacco tax to curb Guam's smoking rates. According to news files, the implementation of the current $3 per-pack sin tax on cigarettes did not m
Pacific Daily News (gu)
added Oct 13, 2017 01:12
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[Japan] Tobacco Companies Snuff Smoke, But Health Benefits Still Hazy

The few studies of the device thus far agree, but with a caveat: Heating and inhaling tobacco in this manner still produces harmful chemicals. It might not harm you as much as a cigarette would, but it’s still detrimental to your health. Philip Morris ha
Discover Magazine
added Oct 12, 2017 22:52
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[Japan, Korea - South] The Tax Benefits of Big Tobacco's New Technology May Soon Flame Out

But in some places, that advantage may be going away. Japan and South Korea -- two critical markets for emerging tobacco technologies -- are considering raising the taxes on Philip Morris International Inc.’s heat-not-burn products, according to Exane B
Bloomberg News
added Oct 12, 2017 22:47
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