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[Asia, Hong Kong] Smokers in clouds over new lighting up

Philip Morris claims that without combustion, fire, ash or smoke the levels of harmful chemicals produced are 90-95 percent lower than traditional cigarettes. The Legislative Council will discuss a regulatory framework for e-cigarettes in April, and wh
Hong Kong Standard (hk)
added Feb 24, 2018 00:01
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[UK] VIDEO: Nutt: E-cigs 'greatest health advance' since vaccines

Getting all smokers to switch to electronic cigarettes would be the "greatest health advance since vaccinations," Professor David Nutt claims. The former government drugs advisor said any side effects of using e-cigarettes would not be as harmful as smo
BBC Online
added Feb 24, 2018 00:01
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[Netherlands] Dutch prosecutors say won't open criminal case against big tobacco firms

Reuters
added Feb 24, 2018 00:01
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[UK] 'With every pack your health is at risk!' Zayn Malik is SLAMMED by devoted fans for smoking in new selfie... yet girlfriend Gigi Hadid merely appears appreciative of sizzling shirtless look

Zayn Malik has come under fire for smoking in the latest smouldering selfie shared with his 27.1million devoted Instagram followers on Friday. The 25-year-old One Direction star, who has been candid about smoking tobacco and marijuana in the past, poste
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 24, 2018 00:01
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[Australia] Ben Fordham fires up over vaping laws in NSW

Ben Fordham has had a fiery exchange with NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard on the merits of e-cigarettes in reducing smoking related deaths. Australia should follow the lead of other countries, and make it more accessible for smokers to access e-cigaret
Radio 2GB (Pyrmont) (au)
added Feb 24, 2018 00:00
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[Netherlands] No further investigation into the Tobacco Industry

The Dutch Public Prosecution Service (hereafter: DPPS) has concluded that it is not possible to bring a successful prosecution against the tobacco industry under the current legal and regulatory frameworks. For this reason, the DPPS will not continue to
Openbaar Ministerie (nl)
added Feb 23, 2018 19:32
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[Netherlands] Big Tobacco Dodges Trial as Prosecutor Rejects Murder Case

“A successful prosecution of the tobacco manufacturers -- one resulting in a conviction -- is not possible within the current regulations and parameters,” the authority in a statement. Dutch criminal-law attorney Benedicte Ficq in 2016 filed charges with
Bloomberg News
added Feb 23, 2018 19:16
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[Indonesia] Father who put a cigarette in his nine-month-old son’s mouth and told his wife to take a photo before posting it to social media is facing up to six months behind bars

A callous father who posted a disturbing picture of his nine-month-old son smoking on social media is facing jail. The 36-year-old man, named as Muzammil, is said to have put a cigarette in the child's mouth. He then asked his 18-year-old wife to take
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 23, 2018 19:02
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[UK] MALONE: ‘Stop me before I kill again’: why Philip Morris International needs governments’ help to quit smoking, and why governments need more pressure to do so [FREE FULL TEXT]

Philip Morris’s advertisement — a virtual plea to ‘stop me before I kill again’ — ought to be taken seriously. There is no reason why a plan to phase out cigarette sales cannot be developed and pursued now. In some countries like the UK, such a plan may i
Tobacco Control
added Feb 23, 2018 18:45
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Armenia's anti-smoking campaign unveils its new advert

A new advert warning of the dangers of smoking for passive smokers was unveiled today by Armenia's health authorities aimed to serve as the official poster of the government anti-smoking campaign.. The move comes ahead of the upcoming parliamentary deb
Panorama.am (am)
added Feb 23, 2018 17:38
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