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[Asia, India] 53% people fail to quit smoking despite knowing ill effects, finds study

“The data show what we have anecdotally known for decades-- that many smokers have the desire to quit, but not the means to match it,” Derek Yach, president of the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World, said. It is clear that smokers are sacrificing their ph
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Jun 1, 2018 14:32
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[Georgia (Country)] Tbilisi Comes Up For Air

Smoking is culturally embedded in Georgia, so the city chokes under a haze of tobacco smoke. “Georgians have a very welcome attitude towards smoking,” said Beka Gabadadze, a social worker, who took part in a campaign pressuring the government to impose a
CityLab (The Atlantic)
added Jun 1, 2018 14:26
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World No Tobacco Day: Despite bans, smoking still a burden for Turkey

Turkey is among the leading countries in the world that have an effective ban on smoking, but health care expenditure for diseases linked to smoking still trouble the country For a country with an entrenched habit of smoking across all generations, Turke
Daily Sabah (tr)
added Jun 1, 2018 13:41
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[UK] E-cigarette timebomb: Vaping is highly addictive and could cause a major health crisis in decades to come, warn lung experts

E-cigarettes could spark a major health crisis in decades to come... The panel of lung experts – from the Forum of International Respiratory Societies – wants flavourings banned as part of tougher restrictions on vaping products. They also want parks
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 1, 2018 13:28
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[UK] True cost of smoking revealed in advance of World No Tobacco Day

New data published for World No Tobacco Day 31st May, by Action on Smoking Health shows that smoking costs communities in England £12.6 billion a year [1]. The figures show the additional pressure that smoking is putting on the NHS and social care service
ASH London (uk)
added Jun 1, 2018 13:25
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[New Zealand] End Smoking campaigners welcome Snus into NZ

End Smoking New Zealand is pleased to see Swedish snus will soon be available in New Zealand, something it has been lobbying for, for more than a decade.
Scoop (nz)
added Jun 1, 2018 13:18
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[UK] Smokers flouting ban at Nuneaton's hospital

It was back in January 2016 when the George Eliot Hospital went totally smoke free, but chiefs say people are still ignoring the ban. Main reception and the entrances to Cheveral and the Maternity building are the hotspot areas for smokers lighting up.
Coventry Evening Telegraph (uk)
added Jun 1, 2018 13:13
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[UK] Royal United Hospital in Bath to ban smoking - but vaping will still be allowed

It is currently advertised as a smoke-free site but there are designated shelters for lighting up that will be removed to end the ‘conflicting messages'. Vaping will be allowed but anyone wanting to smoke will have to leave the site - a move expected t
Somerset Live (uk)
added Jun 1, 2018 13:12
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[UK] Shock report finds smoking costs

Smoking is costing Sunderland more than £70million a year, new figures estimate today. Data published in time for World No Tobacco Day by Action on Smoking Health calculates that smoking costs the North East a massive £613.8million a year, with our city l
Sunderland Echo (uk)
added Jun 1, 2018 13:10
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Plain Packaging on Tobacco Backfires Within First Year in the UK

In the largest public opinion poll of its kind since plain packaging was introduced, research found that UK citizens are concerned their government has imported a failed policy from Australia1 without fully evaluating the potential negative consequences2
Japan Tobacco International (JTI) (jp)
added Jun 1, 2018 05:47
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