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[Africa] Mailu bans shisha smoking in Kenya, cites health risks

The government has banned smoking of shisha. Health CS Cleopa Mailu, in a gazette notice yesterday, said they had banned the importation, manufacture, advertising and sale of shisha in this country. Anyone found contravening the new rules will be liable
Nairobi Star (ke)
added Dec 29, 2017 21:27
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[Africa, Kenya] Shisha traders move to court to challenge Gov’t ban on commodity

The High Court has on Friday rejected a petition to lift the government ban on Shisha dashing the hopes of scores of Shisha lovers and businessmen who now claim the ban will cost them millions of shillings and cost jobs. The High Court however gave the
MEDIAMAX NETWORK LTD. (ke)
added Dec 29, 2017 21:27
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[Africa, Kenya] Court declines to suspend ban on shisha

Fifteen people, among them smokers, distributors, promoters and manufacturers filed an urgent application at the High Court to protest against the ban. They said the decision by the CS to ban the importation, sale, advertising and even promotion of shis
Nairobi Star (ke)
added Dec 29, 2017 21:26
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[Africa, Kenya] Judge declines to lift ban imposed on use of shisha

The use of shisha remains illegal after a judge yesterday declined to temporarily lift the ban imposed by Health Cabinet Secretary Cleopa Mailu. Justice John Mativo instead directed 15 applicants, who had sought orders to lift the ban, to file the main
Daily Nation (ke)
added Dec 29, 2017 21:25
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[Africa, Kenya] Mailu ban on shisha not only illegal but hypocritical, dictatorial: Mutunga

Former Chief Justice Willy Mutunga has questioned the legality of the recent government ban on the importation, sale and use of shisha in the country....Mailu may have overstepped his mandate in announcing the ban which has received mixed reaction from Ke
Capital FM Kenya (ke)
added Dec 29, 2017 21:25
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[Russia, UK] Former shop owner named as ringleader of gang flooding streets with potentially deadly knock-off cigarettes

Ahmedi was described as the “Mr Big” of a plot which saw thousands of fake cigarettes under brands including Mayfair and Richmond...every one of them tested failed basic safety tests... the notorious Jin Ling, made in Russia which has been blamed for the
Grimsby Telegraph (uk)
added Dec 29, 2017 21:11
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60 cigarettes & glass of wine a day: Norway’s oldest man, 107, shares his secrets for long life

I was a big smoker until I reached my forties, but I still have to have a glass of wine every day
RT TV / TV Novosti (ru)
added Dec 29, 2017 21:09
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[Papua New Guinea] Second-Hand Cigarettes Are Dangerous To Health

Papua New Guinea Does Not Have Any Policies Against Tobacco Use In Public Spaces, Meaning People Can Smoke Everywhere.
[Papua New Guinea] Post-Courier
added Dec 28, 2017 22:59
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[Africa] Kenya to ban shisha over health risks

Health CS Cleopa Mailu told The Star on Thursday that discussions on the ban, with various government departments, were ongoing. "We are contemplating banning shisha ... we will definitely do that," he said by phone. "We are in discussions with the Att
Nairobi Star (ke)
added Dec 28, 2017 22:59
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[Canada] No smoking on TDMH property as of Jan. 1

As of Jan. 1, 2018, Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital (TDMH) will become a completely smoke-free campus, in accordance with the Smoke-Free Ontario Act. Smoking will be prohibited in hospital buildings, exterior grounds, parking lots and inside vehic
Tillsonburg (Ont) News (ca)
added Dec 28, 2017 22:58
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