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[Samoa] Health tackles illicit tobacco products

The Ministry of Health emphasises, however, that Samoa has a primary legal responsibility for ensuring the public is protected from the harmful constituents of tobacco products through the elimination of illicit trade of tobacco products. The ultimate
Samoa Observer (ws)
added Oct 20, 2017 13:15
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[Canada] Sharp Hill fire near Airdrie, Alta., caused by smoker, high winds

A fire southeast of Airdrie that swept through the Sharp Hill community Tuesday afternoon was caused by the "improper disposal of smoking material" and made worse by strong winds, fire officials said Thursday. The origin of the blaze was a grassy area n
CBC News (ca)
added Oct 20, 2017 13:14
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[UK] DESIGN VAPE PENS This British Startup Wants to Make Vaping Look Less Dorky

While there are quite a few vape pens on the market today, most of them do a pretty poor job of recreating a “cigarette-like experience.”...AYR resembles a pack of cigarettes with a single cigarette inside, loaded with the equivalent of one cigarette’s wo
Fortune Magazine
added Oct 19, 2017 23:58
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[Australia] Shane Warne risks a fine as he smokes a cigarette and then throws it on the ground before driving off in his flash Mercedes in Melbourne

He was once paid $200,000 to give up cigarettes. But Shane Warne's smoking habit is still sparking, the former cricketer spotted puffing on a cancer stick in Melbourne on Wednesday. The 48-year-old threw his cigarette on the ground when he was finished
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 19, 2017 21:37
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[UK] Will Shane ever stub it out? From getting busted smoking in Barbados after signing a $200,000 deal with Nicorette to quit to bending the rules on I'm A Celeb for his 50-a-day habit… why Warnie STILL can’t give it up

The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 19, 2017 21:30
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Geographic expansion of glo™ continues with launch in Russia

Kent Neostiks™ are manufactured at BAT’s factory in Saint Petersburg. glo deviceBritish American Tobacco is to begin selling its innovative Tobacco Heating Product glo™ in Russia. glo™ heats tobacco at 240°C and the vapour formed during the heating proce
British American Tobacco (BAT)
added Oct 19, 2017 21:04
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[Asia-pacific, Thailand] Smoking ban on popular Thai beaches

“These beaches are among the most beautiful in Southeast Asia, and the aim is to keep them that way.“People who do smoke need not worry, as they will still be accommodated. The new smoking ban on Thai beaches is aimed at maintaining a clean and safe envir
The Nation (th)
added Oct 19, 2017 20:49
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[Uruguay] Governments endorse UN-backed plan to tackle cancer, diabetes and other deadly diseases

endorsed the Montevideo Roadmap 2018-2030 on NCDs as a Sustainable Development Priority at the opening of the three-day global conference..." trailblazers, like Uruguay, that have ratified the protocol to eliminate the illicit trade in tobacco products,”
UN News Service
added Oct 19, 2017 20:46
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CROWLEY: Canada's 'abstinence only' approach to smoking tobacco isn't helping

Unrealistic “abstinence only” policies have been signal failures in reducing drug use or teenage sex. Why would we think it is a good idea where tobacco is concerned? We have the opportunity essentially to eliminate the cigarette through technological c
Toronto (Ont) Sun (ca)
added Oct 19, 2017 20:43
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[Canada] Ontario should raise age to buy cigarettes to 21, tax them higher: report

Ontario should raise taxes on cigarettes, ban anyone under 21 from buying them and impose a levy on tobacco companies, a government-commissioned report is recommending. The report suggests ways to reduce the percentage of Ontarians who smoke from 17 per
Canadian Press
added Oct 19, 2017 20:40
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