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Nonsmoking employees get 6 extra days off at Japanese company

A Japanese company is giving its nonsmoking employees an extra six days off a year after workers complained about colleagues’ smoke breaks. At least 30 out of 120 employees at Piala Inc,. a marketing company in Japan, are taking time off under the poli
Atlanta (GA) Journal-Constitution
added Nov 10, 2018 19:33
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[Ireland] De BRIT: ‘Lighting up in someone’s house now feels totally wrong, like driving without a seatbelt’

There’s also our world-famous culture of hospitality to consider. A zero-tolerance approach doesn’t sit well with a hundred thousand fáiltes. The usual rule is that a guest’s comfort is priority (which is why Irish homes are heated to near boiling when g
Irish Times (ie)
added Nov 10, 2018 19:10
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[UK] £1.24m worth of fake tobacco products seized in Nottinghamshire this year

Trading Standards officers from Nottinghamshire County Council has seized over £1.24m worth of illicit tobacco products so far this year, which is a 24-fold increase on the same period last year. A total of 81 inspections of shops, homes, vehicles and s
West Bridgford Wire (uk)
added Nov 9, 2018 19:00
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[UK] Claims about health in e-cigarette ads / Advertising guidance 08 Nov 2018

Following an extensive consulation, the Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP and BCAP) have amended the ad rules so that health claims are no longer banned from ads for e-cigarettes. This document sets out that decision, and should be read alongside th
Advertising Standards Authority (uk)
added Nov 9, 2018 17:09
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[Australia] The tobacco industry plays price games to make it even tougher to quit smoking

It is therefore unsurprising that the tobacco industry has a well-documented history of undermining regulations that seek to control the use and sale of tobacco for the benefit of public health. For instance, the largest tobacco companies have continued t
The Conversation (au)
added Nov 9, 2018 17:07
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[UK] Wheelchair-bound man, 56, catches fire and dies after being left alone in a smoking area in a nursing home

The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 9, 2018 03:44
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[France, UK] David Hockney, 81, swaps Los Angeles for the 'smoker-friendly' French countryside to paint the 'stunning' spring (with cigarette in hand)

'I have to say that I still smoke. There may be a connection.’ He says France is ‘a lot more smoker-friendly than England. The smoking ban is really mean-spirited.’
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 9, 2018 03:40
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[UK] Smoking, Diabetes May Be Especially Risky for Women's Hearts

Looking at data on 472,000 Britons ages 40 to 69, researchers found that all three of these heart disease risk factors increased the odds of heart attack for both sexes. But the rise in risk went even higher for women than men. For example, while male
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Nov 9, 2018 03:25
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[Korea - South] Hanmi rolls out new generic drug to beat Pfizer’s anti-nicotine therapy

After failing to outrival Pfizer in the anti-smoking treatment market with a generic drug, Hanmi Pharmaceutical has released another copy to win over Pfizer’s original treatment Champix. The local drug company said it has started selling "Nocotine," a s
Korea Biomedical Review(KBR) (kr)
added Nov 9, 2018 03:20
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[Australia] No butts – it’s time to help people with mental health conditions quit smoking

Some health professionals may have put smoking in the “too hard basket” for certain patients with complex or urgent health needs. But there is good evidence people with mental illnesses want to quit smoking, that they are capable of quitting, and that sm
The Conversation (au)
added Nov 9, 2018 03:19
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