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[UK] Efforts to beat cancer hamstrung by cuts to local anti-smoking services

spending to cut smoking has fallen by a third since councils first took over responsibility... two thirds of the 152 local authorities in England reduced their spending on smoking cessation this year.
The Independent (uk)
added Dec 5, 2017 13:08
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[UK] Tobacco titans Japan Tobacco International and Imperial Brands scupper rescue of Palmer & Harvey ($$)

Two of the world’s biggest tobacco companies have killed off hopes of a rescue deal for the collapsed wholesaler Palmer & Harvey. Japan Tobacco International and Imperial Brands were the biggest customers of the 92-year-old business, which collapsed las
Times Of London (uk)
added Dec 5, 2017 12:59
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[UK] The impact of public smoking bans on well-being externalities: evidence from a policy experiment

public smoking bans appear to have a statistically significant short-term positive impact on the well-being of married individuals, especially among women with dependent children. These effects appear to be robust to alternative specifications and placebo
Lancaster Universty (uk)
added Dec 5, 2017 12:57
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AustralianSuper is moving out of tobacco

Board has decided that investing in tobacco is inconsistent with our purpose of helping members achieve their best possible retirement outcomes.... We believe tobacco warrants special consideration due to its particular characteristics and the damage it c
AustralianSuper (au)
added Dec 5, 2017 12:52
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco exports rake in $827m

Zimbabwe has earned $827,4 million from 166,6 million kilogrammes of tobacco exported mainly to South Africa and China since the beginning of 2017. Statistics from the Tobacco Industry Marketing Board’s latest weekly bulletin show that China accounted for
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Dec 5, 2017 04:28
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[Zimbabwe] Over 100K farmers register to grow tobacco in the 2017/18 season

Previously a preserve for commercial farmers tobacco is fast becoming an attractive source of livelihood for many of Zimbabwe’s small scale and communal farmers.
The Source (zw)
added Dec 5, 2017 04:23
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[Asia, Korea - South] Smoking rate to drop this year as tobacco sales fall due to price hikes: official

South Korea's smoking rate will likely drop this year, as sales of cigarettes have fallen due to a big increase in the price of tobacco in 2015, an official source said Tuesday. Citing the need to discourage smoking, the government increased taxes on ci
Yonhap News Agency (kr)
added Dec 5, 2017 03:54
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[Africa, Kenya, USA] Tobacco firms ordered to revise warnings on packs

Early this year, Kenyan courts adopted similar measures after a case challenging new laws governing the manufacture, sale and advertising of tobacco products was dismissed, allowing the rules to take effect immediately. A Court of Appeal declined to gra
Daily Nation (ke)
added Dec 5, 2017 03:45
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[Thailand] PATTAYA ANNOUNCES NEW PUBLIC ENEMY NUMBER ONE - SMOKERS AND THEIR DEADLY CIGARETTES!

The Pattaya mayor has announced all out war on smokers. Heavy penalties will await those who break the law come February as the local authority rolled out their campaign to stop beach smoking. But it is not just the beach that is on mayor Anana C
National News Bureau of Thailand (NNT) (th)
added Dec 5, 2017 03:28
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[UK-Scotland] How the UK smoking ban increased wellbeing / Married women with children benefited the most

looked at people's own assessments of their psychological well-being both before and after the introduction of the bans in Scotland and England using a quasi-experimental design. The researchers analysed data from the British Household Panel Survey to es
EurekAlert
added Dec 5, 2017 03:23
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