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[Asia, China] Shanghai expands public smoking ban

Shanghai widened its ban on public smoking Wednesday as China's biggest city steps up efforts to stub out the massive health threat despite conflicts of interest with the state-owned tobacco industry. Nearly a quarter of adults in the commercial hub of
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Mar 1, 2017 15:50
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[Asia, Korea - South] Sales of nicotine treatment pill spike in S. Korea

spiked by more than eightfold in South Korea over the past two years...The annual sales of Champix...reached 42 billion won (US$37.02 million) at the end of 2016, compared with 5 billion won recorded in 2014, according to the company and industry sources.
Yonhap News Agency (kr)
added Mar 1, 2017 06:22
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[Asia, China] SCHWARTLANDER: Tobacco lobby holding back smoking ban

Xi's vision for China's future is clear. The country's leadership should pass comprehensive legislation against tobacco to ensure all Chinese citizens, not just those in the wealthiest cities, can breathe smoke-free air indoors.
China Daily (cn)
added Mar 1, 2017 06:19
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[Asia] Rights over leaves, flowers give Indian tribal groups more reason to stay put

Women labourers make bidis (shredded tobacco hand-rolled in tendu leaves) in Baliyamuni village, about 190 km (118 miles) south from the northeastern city of Siliguri
Reuters
added Mar 1, 2017 05:45
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[Asia] Israel to Expand Ban on Smoking in Public, Outlaw All Cigarette Ads

the Health Ministry intends to impose a total ban on cigarette advertising, to require illustrated warnings on cigarette packaging, and broaden a ban on smoking in public places. The plans were spelled out Wednesday by Itamar Grotto, deputy director gene
Ha'aretz Newspaper/Magazine
added Mar 1, 2017 04:20
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[Asia, Mid-east] Lebanon’s tobacco industry is booming thanks to Syrian war

At Lebanon’s main tobacco factory, located southeast of the capital, Beirut, employees work round-the-clock but can barely cover the high demand for locally-made cigarettes. “We are lucky that there are Syrians in Lebanon,” said George Hobaika, a senior
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Mar 1, 2017 04:19
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[Asia, Jordan, Mid-east] 19 cafes closed in crackdown on selling argileh to minors

as the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) continues strict measures to inspect facilities serving argileh, an informed source said Saturday. Serving argileh (water pipe) to minors is illegal under the Public Health Law.
Jordan Times (jo)
added Mar 1, 2017 04:19
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[Asia, Egypt, Israel] 2 tons of tobacco smuggled in pots

Israeli customs officials at the Nitzana crossing foiled an attempt to smuggle two tons of tobacco over the border, worth a total of 200,000 NIS and for which taxes would have been 1,000,000 NIS. The tobacco was hidden in pots imported by the Palestinia
Arutz Sheva (IsraelNationalNews.com)
added Mar 1, 2017 04:18
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[Asia, India] Residents welcome govt decision to impose ban on sale of tobacco

They also say imposing a ban is not enough, implementation is also important. NK Gosian, principal, Malwa College, said, “It is great that the government has banned the sale of tobacco. The implementation of the ban is a major task for the district admin
Chandigarh Tribune (in)
added Feb 27, 2017 12:08
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[Asia] A neglected opportunity for China’s tobacco control? Shift in smoking behavior during and after wives’ pregnancy

Pregnancy offers an opportunity to decrease smoking amongst Chinese males. Intervention programs involving expectant fathers may be effective to further reduce prevalence of smoking among men in China.
BioMed Central (uk)
added Feb 27, 2017 10:20
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