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[Africa, South Africa] Kids exposed to second hand smoke more likely to land up in ICU, says Dr

Second hand tobacco smoke directly increases the risk of many respiratory illnesses and infections in children, explains Dr Salome Abbott. Children exposed to secondhand smoke are more likely to get pneumonia, bronchitis, and other severe long-term prob
Cape Talk: THE John Maytham SHOW (za)
added May 11, 2018 21:58
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[Europe] Tobacco products account for 42 pct of Romania’s food, beverages and tobacco exports

The total value of raw and processed tobacco exports in 2017 was EUR 730.5 million, four times the amount of exports of various food products. British American Tobacco, the largest player on the tobacco market in Romania, exports about 60% of volumes man
Business Review (ro)
added May 11, 2018 21:55
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[New Zealand] Exposure to second-hand smoke doubles rates of asthma and wheezing in infants

In a New Zealand first, University of Otago, Christchurch, researchers have analysed nicotine levels in infants’ hair to get a true measure of the impact of passive smoking on respiratory problems. The researchers found 15-month-olds with high levels of
University of Otago (nz)
added May 11, 2018 20:28
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Bill S-5 Will Open the Floodgates for Illegal Tobacco in Canada

the National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco (NCACT) warned the Federal Government and the public that the passing of Bill S-5, An act to amend the Tobacco Act, has missed the mark in terms of protecting Canadians from the harms of tobacco. NCACT and
Canada Newswire (CNW) (ca)
added May 11, 2018 20:23
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[Italy] Cancer-hit smoker loses suit

The family of a smoker who died of lung cancer on Thursday lost a damages suit against big tobacco and the Italian tobacco monopoly. The supreme Court of Cassation said smoking was "an act of free will" and ordered the family to pay costs of 20,000 e
ANSA (it)
added May 11, 2018 19:28
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Turkey, a new Party to the Protocol:

The Convention Secretariat is proud to count Turkey as a new Party to the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products (the Protocol). Turkey being the 36 Party (including the European Union (EU)) [1] to ratify the Protocol, five Parties are n
World Health Organization (WHO)
added May 11, 2018 03:02
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[Georgia (Country)] Georgia introduces tough new tobacco law

Georgia introduced the first part of the country’s new comprehensive tobacco control law on Tuesday, 1 May 2018. The new law, which was passed by the Parliament of Georgia last year, was warmly welcomed by the Convention Secretariat. Andrew Black, the Tea
World Health Organization (WHO)
added May 11, 2018 03:02
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Can China Really Stop 350 Million Smokers?

National Health and Family Planning Commission announced last week that China – the world’ largest producer and consumer of tobacco and home to nearly a third of the world’s smokers – was planning to ban smoking in public places nationwide by year’s end.
NBC News
added May 11, 2018 03:02
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Peru hikes taxes on sodas, alcohol, cigarettes and dirty cars

the tax on cigarettes would rise to 0.27 sol ($0.08) from 0.18 sol each
Reuters
added May 11, 2018 03:02
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Puff … puff … pass…Shisha culture takes Zim by storm

Now it has entered popular culture with young people taking it up as a show of sophistication, and the aromatic smoke is now common at many of Zimbabwe’s trendier clubs and bars. Now, establishments like Bulawayo’s Backroom Shisha Lounge and Vintage Shi
Zimbabwe Daily
added May 11, 2018 02:56
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