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[Canada] Ban pot in apartments: Health unit

The local health unit is throwing its support behind the City of Ottawa’s public health agency... Yves Décoste is the tobacco program coordinator at the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit, said they throw their full support behind this ban
Brockville (Ont) Recorder and Times (ca)
added Mar 13, 2018 04:31
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[South Africa] Winners Announced for 2018 Bloomberg Philanthropies Awards for Global Tobacco Control

The winners were: Monitoring tobacco use and implementation of prevention policies Vietnam; Ministry of Health... Protecting the public from the dangers of tobacco through smoke-free laws El Salvador; Fondo Solidario para la Salud (FOSALUD) de El Salv
World Conference on Tobacco OR Health (WCTOH)
added Mar 13, 2018 04:12
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Netherlands Cancer Institute files a report against tobacco manufacturers

NKI asks the Public Prosecution Service to take steps against the tobacco manufacturers. The NKI believes that it is 'banging its head against a brick wall' and this has to stop. Figures show that no less than 30% of the NKI patients die as a result of sm
Netherlands Cancer Institute (nl)
added Mar 13, 2018 04:12
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UPDATE 1-Nigeria increases excise duties on tobacco and alcohol

In addition to a 20 percent tax on tobacco, the government will add an extra fixed tax per cigarette.
Reuters
added Mar 13, 2018 04:11
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[Asia, India] Beware, smoking can affect your skin and worsen psoriasis

While quitting smoking doesn’t cure psoriasis, smoking aggravates the symptoms and may make the disease significantly worse, say experts.
Hindustan Times (in)
added Mar 13, 2018 04:10
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[Africa, Indonesia, Nigeria, Philippines, South Africa] In Poor Countries, Antismoking Activists Face Threats and Violence

his home in Lagos, Nigeria, was attacked by gunmen following threats over his antismoking activities...Two men fined for smoking sued...One said later in a television interview that he was among about 50 men recruited by tobacco industry lawyers to try t
New York Times
added Mar 12, 2018 19:12
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[Asia-pacific] Indonesian smoker demands IDR1 trillion in damages from cigarette companies with threat of lawsuit

Rohayani, is now demanding that two of the country’s largest cigarette companies compensate him to the tune of IDR1 trillion (USD 72.6 million)... “We filed a summons to Djarum and Gudang Garam as business actors producing and distributing cigarettes con
Coconuts Media (hk)
added Mar 12, 2018 15:32
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[Russia] Greece Suspends Soccer League Following Pitch Invasion

a soccer team owner walked onto field while armed with a gun....Savvidis, who took over PAOK in 2012, is a Russian-Greek businessman born in Georgia during the Soviet era who made his money with the privatization of a cigarette factory in southern Russia
U.S. News & World Report
added Mar 12, 2018 15:13
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[UK] Britain ON ALERT: ‘Russia plans to poison 7 MORE spies’… using E-CIGARETTES

Former KGB major Boris Karpichkov ... he reveals he has been warned to watch for terrifying weapons disguised as e-cigarettes but which conceal deadly nerve gas.
Daily Star (uk)
added Mar 12, 2018 14:55
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[New Zealand] Study of smoking among doctors and nurses shows very low smoking prevalence and Smokefree 2025 goal can be achieved

A new study on smoking trends among doctors and nurses in New Zealand finds smoking has declined steadily within these healthcare professions...New Zealand's Smokefree 2025 goal can be achieved among health care workers – doctors are already there, and g
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Mar 12, 2018 14:52
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