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[Australia] Nicotine in sports: high use but little evidence of effects on performance

However, our research published today shows that the use of nicotine among athletes is high and increasing. In some sports, up to half the team uses nicotine in various forms, mostly as smokeless chewing tobacco or nicotine patches and gum. This led the
The Conversation (au)
added Aug 8, 2017 20:44
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[India] Awareness on tobacco and drugs at central jail, Dmu

An awareness programme on tobacco and drugs for inmates of central jail Dimapur was held on Tuesday wherein National Tobacco Control Programme (NTCP), district nodal officer, Dr. C Tetseo, gave a power point presentation on the harmful effects of tobacco
Nagaland Post (in)
added Aug 8, 2017 20:43
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[Asia, Iran, Mid-east] Tobacco Production Meets 20% of Domestic Demand

A round 20% of Iran’s demand for tobacco are domestically produced, the head of Tobacco Planning and Supervision Center said. “Plans have been made to increase land under tobacco cultivation by 500% to achieve self-sufficiency,” Ali Asghar Ramzi was als
Financial Tribune
added Aug 8, 2017 20:42
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[Australia] Tobacco tax fueling black market crime

The illicit tobacco trade has received far less attention from police and security agencies when compared to terrorism, drug and weapons trafficking and people smuggling…Attracted by the huge revenue streams and lesser penalties applied to those caught t
MacroBusiness (au)
added Aug 8, 2017 20:36
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[Australia] Govt turbocharging illegal tobacco: Lib MP

A Liberal backbencher fears his government may be giving a "leg-up" to organised criminals by continuing to bump up taxes on tobacco. Outspoken MP Craig Kelly told parliament on Tuesday the retail price of a packet of cigarettes is headed toward $40 in A
News Interactive Network/News Limited/News.com (au)
added Aug 8, 2017 20:35
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[Australia, Uae: Dubai] Ibrahim Brothers Arrested In Dubai, Homes Raided In Sydney

Australian Federal Police and NSW police reportedly raided 26 homes on Tuesday, as well as more than a dozen other homes in a separate investigations understood to be centred on the alleged importation of 50 million illegal cigarettes and the drug ice.
Huffington Post (blog)
added Aug 8, 2017 20:35
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[UK] David Cameron smoking: Another U-turn?

Have a few drinks and, before you know it, you're puffing away again. Now it seems ex-Prime Minister David Cameron - who has previously spoken of his battle to give up nicotine - is also no stranger to this predicament. In a snap from the weekend's Wilde
BBC Online
added Aug 8, 2017 20:01
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[UK] If I had cancer like Ronnie, I wouldn't have chemo either: DR MARTIN SCURR on why the side effects of the treatment can destroy any quality of life in the extra days gained by it

For while modern forms of chemotherapy have advanced considerably, the side-effects the treatment may cause can be more than merely unpleasant: chemotherapy can be gruelling and, in some instances, destroy any quality of life in those final extra days ga
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 8, 2017 20:01
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[Canada] POLICE OF TOBACCO: A SMOKER ON FOUR PINCHED

In just seven months, the police of the tobacco of the ministry of Health has handed over 403 tickets to smokers who have grilled a cigarette within nine metres of the door of a building, learned about The Newspaper. From 26 November 2016, being the date
Siver (ON) Times (ca)
added Aug 8, 2017 20:01
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[UK] Alf Garnett was right - smoking is your patriotic duty: RICHARD LITTLEJOHN asks why the anti-everything brigade can't bear the thought of people enjoying themselves even when it puts their health at risk

they've come up with the concept of 'passive vaping' which is going to wipe mankind off the face of the earth... a great fan of Alf Garnett, the grotesque creation of the genius Johnny Speight, from TV's classic comedy Till Death Us Do Part. Alf is, of c
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 8, 2017 15:35
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