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[Asia, China] Smoking violators to get 180-day train travel ban

Starting in May, passengers who smoke on high-speed trains or in smoke-free zones of other trains will be prevented from train travel for 180 days, according to a newly released document. The document was jointly issued by the National Development and R
China Daily (cn)
added Mar 20, 2018 19:41
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[Asia, Mid-east] UAE smoking poll: only one in four have changed their habit since introduction of 'sin tax'

Of the 600 participants of an Apester poll conducted by The National, 75 per cent said the 100 per cent ‘sin tax’ on tobacco products had not led them to quit.. medwakh’s increasing popularity. The super-strength pipe-smoked tobacco was smoked by 57 per
The National Newspaper (ae)
added Mar 20, 2018 19:40
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[Asia, Mid-east] Doctors call for 'minimum pricing' plan for tobacco after introduction of UAE's sin tax

Doctors have urged the government to look at bringing in 'minimum pricing' for tobacco to lift the prices of the cheapest cigarettes on the shelves. The move would put an end to low quality brands being sold for as little as Dh3. Tobacco producers clai
The National Newspaper (ae)
added Mar 18, 2018 01:23
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[Asia, India] PGI collects 1,750-kg tobacco items from patients, wards

While the Health Department has failed to curb the use of tobacco in Chandigarh in hospitals, now, the PGI has taken a lead. In past three years, the PGI has recovered 1,750-kg of tobacco products from patients and their attendants, who were attempting
Chandigarh Tribune (in)
added Mar 18, 2018 01:22
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[Asia, India] Smokers with a persistent cough are urged to get tested for TB

“Cough” shows that tobacco consumption and exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke increases the risk of TB and of dying from the disease. A key barrier totimely diagnosis and treatment among smokers is the assumption that a cough is related to their smoking
The Health Site (in)
added Mar 16, 2018 17:58
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[Asia, China] Chinese craftsman's dedication to snuff bottle painting

In the late 17th century, European merchants and envoys introduced the aromatic tobacco mixture to China known as snuff. Before entering China, snuff was typically stored in boxes. Chinese craftsmen created airtight bottles to protect against the local c
China Daily (cn)
added Mar 15, 2018 22:57
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[Asia] Meet 89-year-old Shen, China's longest-serving lawmaker

To prove that women and men should be equally treated, Shen organized a manuring contest. Women won as many men paused to smoke. As a result, Shen and other women won equal pay.
China Daily (cn)
added Mar 15, 2018 14:12
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[Asia, China] Anti-smoking advocate seeks help

He has singled out a particular group that could help him in the anti-smoking campaign. "Government employees in China have higher rates of smoking than the national average," said Wang, a member of the CPPCC National Committee. "They serve as role mode
Ecns.cn (cn)
added Mar 14, 2018 15:58
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[Asia, Mid-east] UAE's 'Sin tax' driving smokers towards cheaper brands, though many say they have at least cut down

Tax hike is changing consumer habits in the UAE, as authorities vow to crack down on black market cigarettes
The National Newspaper (ae)
added Mar 13, 2018 15:23
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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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