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Russian Heath Ministry to ban vaping and hookah smoking

"The general idea of the bill, which is being developed in the ministry, is that the use of vaping should be regulated the same way as the use of conventional cigarettes. Today, a great deal of adolescents use both hookahs and vaping devices, and all this
Pravda Online
added Aug 9, 2017 23:59
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[Asia-pacific] Economist warns of healthcare crisis in Malaysia’s future

He added that the problem of smoking needed to be tackled as well, not only for primary smokers but also for those who breathe in secondary or “second-hand” smoke. He said the issue needed to be addressed through taxation. “Our tax on cigarettes is still
FreeMalaysiaToday.com (my)
added Aug 9, 2017 15:15
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Smoking at home faces crackdown

Smokers in collective residences will face a crackdown from early next year after the parliament approved a tough anti-smoking bill to fight secondhand smoke. The bill, drawn up by Rep. Choi Myung-gil of the opposition People's Party of Korea, won appro
Korea Times (kr)
added Aug 9, 2017 15:13
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[Philippines] Former health chiefs back raise in cigarette tax

Petitions were signed to urge senators and the government through President Rodrigo Duterte to include cigarette tax in the deliberations on the comprehensive tax reform package.
PNA (Philippine News Agency) (ph)
added Aug 9, 2017 15:11
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[Canada, Finland, New Zealand, UK] The Global War on Smoking Is Really Heating Up

Gottlieb suggested mandating drastic cuts in nicotine levels, public-health experts in New Zealand last week published an action plan recommending such reductions within five years. Canada and Finland say they’re looking into regulating amounts of the dru
Bloomberg News
added Aug 9, 2017 14:41
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[UK] New ChatHealth SMS initiative for children and young people in Dorset Access support quickly when you need it

New personal training company can help you get fit and lean ChatHealth will provide advice and guidance on everything from relationships, anxiety, depression and body image to stress, alcohol, self-harm and smoking.
Somerset Live (uk)
added Aug 9, 2017 14:25
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[UK] Train users caught putting their feet on seats or vaping could face prosecution

Train company London Midland has launched a new campaign to stamp out anti-social behaviour and it could see passengers facing prosecution for breaking new railway by-laws.
Birmingham Mail (uk)
added Aug 9, 2017 14:18
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[France] French e-cigarette alert after battery explosions

The French fraud office has called on electronic cigarette ‘vape’ users to be extra careful after two new cases of exploding batteries were reported. The two latest explosions happened when the vapes were in their user’s pockets, according to the DGCCRF
The Connexion (fr)
added Aug 9, 2017 14:17
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Imee Marcos: Tobacco funds probe all about 2019 plans

MANILA, Philippines — Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos on Wednesday admitted that she thinks that the House of Representatives inquiry into her alleged misuse of P66.5 million in tobacco funds is all about politics.
Philippine Star (ph)
added Aug 9, 2017 14:09
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[Australia] Used Cigarettes Are Bad for the Environment, But Here’s an Innovative Solution

Mohajerani found that cigarette butts could safely be an ingredient in asphalt. The good news is that this asphalt holds up even under the strain of heavy vehicle traffic. ...Even better, cigarette asphalt conducts less heat than the typical pavement, mea
Care2.com
added Aug 9, 2017 14:02
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