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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Over 30% of lung cancer patients were exposed to secondhand smoke at workplace: survey

Over 30 percent of lung cancer patients in Japan who have jobs had been exposed to passive smoking at their workplaces, underscoring the need for legal action to reduce the risk at offices and public places, according to a patient support group. The Japa
Japan Times (jp)
added Oct 19, 2017 15:31
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[UK] Make space for the vapes

Vaping is the future: that’s the message being received loud and clear from retailers, suppliers and statisticians alike....“In the UK market, e-liquids are the future due to traditional tobacco getting more expensive and less appealing,” says Steve Moore
Convenience Store (uk)
added Oct 19, 2017 10:40
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Indonesia to raise tobacco excise by 10.04 pct on average in 2018

Indonesia will raise excise rates on tobacco products next year by an average of 10.04 percent, a slightly smaller increase compared with this year, coordinating minister of economics Darmin Nasution said on Thursday. This year, the government has taxed
Reuters
added Oct 19, 2017 10:40
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[UK] 'No if's or butts' for Guernsey smokers

Guernsey Police and the St Peter Port Parish Constables have relaunched a campaign designed to rid the town's pavements and roads of cigarette butts. People seen smoking will now be given pouches to properly dispose of their cigarette ends.
ITV Network Limited (uk)
added Oct 19, 2017 10:35
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[UK] Thousands of dodgy cigarettes found in Huddersfield shops raid

It’s equivalent to almost 90,000 illicit cigarettes and 11.2kg of rolling tobacco. Officers from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), police, British Gas, the Home Office, the Environment Agency and local councils carried out the raids, which were among 65 don
icHuddersfield / The Huddersfield Daily Examiner (uk)
added Oct 19, 2017 10:34
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[UK] Middlesbrough smoking lounge fined... for pipe smoking

A SHISHA lounge owner has been fined more than £2,600 for breaching smoking laws in a popular town centre venue. Staff at the lounge were seen preparing, lighting and serving customers lit shisha pipes in enclosed areas of the establishment during an una
Northern Echo (Darlington, UK)
added Oct 19, 2017 10:32
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[Canada] Vaping practices implemented

School District 22 implemented district-wide practices for handling vaping and e-cigarettes Monday. “Recent research from the University of Waterloo indicates that youth who vape are more likely to smoke cigarettes than those who don’t vape,” said Truma
Vernon (BC) Morning Star (ca)
added Oct 19, 2017 10:20
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Chinese immigrant men smokers’ sources of cigarettes in Canada: A qualitative study [FREE FULL TEXT] (PDF)

Chinese Canadian immigrant men used various means to obtain cheap cigarettes. Future research studies could explore more detailed features of access to expose gaps in policy and improve tobacco regulatory frameworks.
Tobacco Induced Diseases (de)
added Oct 19, 2017 10:20
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[Africa, Kenya] KRA targets e-cigarettes, sheesha in new excise duty plan

Manufacturers and importers of tobacco products in Kenya will be required to affix excise duty stamps on their products as the government rolls out a system to broaden tax compliance. The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) expects all tobacco manufacturers a
Citizen Digital (ke)
added Oct 19, 2017 10:20
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BIG TOBACCO TINY TARGETS: TOBACCO INDUSTRY TARGETS SCHOOLS IN AFRICA (PDF)

The results show that international and local tobacco companies, such as British American Tobacco (BAT) and Philip Morris International (PMI), carry out intensive marketing strategies around schools that encourage tobacco use among children in countries
ATCA (African Tobacco Control Alliance) (tg)
added Oct 19, 2017 00:53
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