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From 'chop chop' tobacco to black market smokes for just $10: The cigarette 'hacks' Australia's smoker are using to avoid paying the world's highest prices

Cigarette prices are approaching $40 a packet in Australia, but the country's smokers are using finding clever ways to buy cheap tobacco instead of giving up. From using 'chop chop' tobacco to buying black market cigarettes sold under the counter, more
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 6, 2018 00:14
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[Canada] Health Unit recognizes six tobacco-free champions for 2018

The six winners of the 2018 Tobacco-Free Champion awards have contributed on two important fronts – helping people quit smoking and increasing the number of smoke-free condos and apartment options available in the region.
BarrieToday.com (ca)
added Jun 5, 2018 23:09
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[New York] Australia Has The Most Expensive Cigarettes In The World

Australia is definitely leading the charge at forcing smokers to pay more, with a packet of 20 Marlboro cigs costing around £14.80, with New Zealand close in second at £13.10. That's over five pounds more expensive than in the UK and close to £10 more th
LADbible (uk)
added Jun 5, 2018 23:04
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[UK] NHS STAFF MAKE PLEDGE ON WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY

Senior staff at Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust (NTW), a provider of mental health and disability services have made a public commitment to reduce smoking rates among both their patients and staff. NTW Chair, Ken Jarrold, Chief Exe
North East Connected (uk)
added Jun 5, 2018 16:13
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'Sin tax' looms on tobacco and alcohol in Nigeria as fears grow of a public health crisis

Nigeria’s government defied private-sector opposition to impose a new “sin tax” on Monday amid fears that growing tobacco and alcohol consumption could threaten a public health crisis. Ignoring a last-minute legal challenge, the country’s finance minist
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Jun 5, 2018 16:12
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[UK] Lung cancer risk ‘drops dramatically within five years of quitting smoking’

However, even 25 years after quitting, their lung cancer risk remained over threefold higher compared to people who had never smoked. Author Hilary Tindle, professor of medicine at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, said: “The fact that lung
Health Insurance Daily (uk)
added Jun 5, 2018 16:11
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[UK] Suffolk County Council invests in another tobacco firm despite promoting stop smoking messages

A Suffolk council which came under fire after investing millions from the pension fund in tobacco firms despite promoting stop smoking messages has bought stocks in another cigarette company, it has emerged.
Coastal Scene (uk)
added Jun 5, 2018 16:10
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Canada's Tobacco Strategy

This new strategy notes that tobacco use is not equally spread across the population. It is often linked to other health and social inequities. Along with our partners we will reach out to groups of Canadians with higher rates of tobacco use. These incl
Canada.ca (ca)
added Jun 5, 2018 16:06
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Overview of Canada’s Tobacco Strategy

we also recognize that more needs to be done. Canada’s Tobacco Strategy represents a shift towards a more comprehensive and integrated approach to addressing tobacco use. The Strategy will feature broad, population-based approaches needed to achieve the
Canada.ca (ca)
added Jun 5, 2018 16:05
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[Asia] China tobacco regulator argues for indoor space for smokers

The regulator of China’s tobacco industry, which oversees state monopoly China National Tobacco Corp, said on Monday that designated indoor smoking areas should be introduced to deter smokers as enforcing bans in all public spaces was too difficult.
Reuters
added Jun 4, 2018 21:53
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