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[Asia] Thailand’s Public Health Ministry Insists E-Cigarettes are Hazardous to Your Health

The Public Health Ministry’s Disease Control Department has insisted that electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, are hazardous to health and should not be used as a means to quit smoking, said Dr Assadang Ruay-archin, deputy director-general of the depar
Chiang Rai Times
added Dec 20, 2017 22:26
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[Italy] Major initiative seeks to combat U.S. soldiers’ weight problems and injuries

In one checkout aisle, customers see nothing but cigarettes... Out of a force of 3,150 soldiers stationed in Italy, 11.4 percent are obese, 23.2 percent use tobacco and 8.4 percent suffer from a sleep disorder. What’s even more worrisome? These numbers a
Washington Post
added Dec 20, 2017 22:03
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[Africa] Why Rwanda banned smoking of shisha

Munyemanzi said there should have been a prior warning from the Ministry of Health giving them a grace period to finish old stock... “Being a vaporised liquid makes it more dangerous than tobacco. Tobacco has nicotine and shisha is made of different subs
The New Times (rw)
added Dec 20, 2017 20:09
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UK's most googled health issue of 2017 revealed

"What is cancer?" is the UK's most googled health question in 2017...Things that make cancer more likely include smoking, being overweight or obese, drinking...Experts estimate more than four in 10 cancer cases could be prevented largely through lifestyl
BBC Online
added Dec 20, 2017 19:56
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[UK] VIDEO: More than 1,000 illegal cigarettes recovered by sniffer dog in Carlisle Businesses in area of city targeted by officers following tip-off

The huge haul following the operation in Botchergate signifies a sizable hit to the county's illegal tobacco trade. The operational team, made up of police and trading standards officers, targeted four shops and takeaways on the busy Carlisle street aft
News & Star (uk)
added Dec 20, 2017 19:46
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[Canada] What we heard through the online public consultation

This report provides an overview of what we heard... In 2016 and 2017, a three-step consultation approach took place to hear from Canadians on proposed measures that would help reach Canada's target for tobacco use reduction. The consultation combined ta
Canada.ca (ca)
added Dec 20, 2017 19:44
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[UK] Prisoner loses Supreme Court bid to enforce a smoking ban in jails despite complaints that exposure to 'second-hand' smoke made his health worse

That means that thousands of Government buildings could now not be covered / Supreme Court President Lady Hale announced that appeal was being dismissed 'with considerable reluctance'
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Dec 20, 2017 19:18
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[Africa] MAHON: Five Wishes for Morocco in the New Year 2018

3. A (more) smoke-free Morocco? Ymkin. 2018 is arriving and the research is clear on the effects of second-hand smoke. Smoking is part of the street café culture here just as it was a major part of the nightclub and bar scene in the US for decades. Smoke
Morocco World News (ma)
added Dec 20, 2017 19:12
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[Africa, Rwanda, Tanzania] KULWA: EAC bloc ought to ban shisha smoking en-masse

As a Public Health Specialist, several researches and publications documented would make one concur with Rwanda’s Ministry of Health that importation, advertisement and smoking of shisha within its territory has painful health hazards, and it is like one
TSN Daily News (tz)
added Dec 20, 2017 19:03
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[Canada] SENATOR BETTY UNGER: Marijuana legislation will not achieve its objectives and should be defeated

The negative health impacts of legalization don’t stop there. You have the problems of second-hand smoke, exposure to children, impaired driving, and the fact that smoking marijuana is far more harmful to your health than smoking cigarettes. All of these
Hill Times (ca)
added Dec 20, 2017 18:54
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