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[Asia, Pakistan] Parliamentarians turn down law calling for ban on sheesha

Members of a parliamentary committee on Wednesday turned down a bill seeking a ban on sheesha and other injurious substances. The Islamabad Prohibition of Sheesha Smoking Bill, 2016, which was introduced by Senator Mohammad Azam Khan Swati, was taken up
DAWN Group of Newspapers (pk)
added Nov 21, 2016 03:36
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[Africa, Asia, India, Uganda] Tobacco industry frustrating control – watchdog

An anti-tobacco misuse watchdog under the umbrella of Tobacco Control Forum has accused the tobacco industry of conniving with some government officials to frustrate tobacco control efforts. This was at a press briefing at Uganda National Health Consume
The New Vision (ug)
added Nov 21, 2016 03:35
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[Asia, India] Reducing tobacco consumption, and giving growers an alternative crop

"Alternate crop farming cannot be immediately implemented. First of all, India aims to reduce the consumption of tobacco by 30 per cent and when this happens, the alternate crop farming for tobacco growers will be immediately implemented. This will be su
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Nov 21, 2016 03:33
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[Asia, Kuwait, Mid-east] Mother loses children's custody for smoking shisha

A mother in Kuwait has lost the custody of her children after she was accused of spending hours smoking shisha outside her home. The Family Court said that evidence shows that the mother devoted a lot of her time to smoking shisha, a fact that affected he
Gulf News (ae)
added Nov 20, 2016 16:54
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[Asia, Europe, India] On the trail of tracking and tracing

An EU-wide tracking and tracing system is due to be introduced by May 2019 for cigarettes and roll-your-own tobacco products, and by 2024 for all other tobacco products. This was the message given by ambassador Tomasz Kozłowski, head of the EU delegatio
Tobacco Reporter
added Nov 20, 2016 16:52
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, India, Philippines] Vapers say smokers deserve alternatives

Consumers fought back at a conference nearby. “On behalf of millions of us who now vape instead of smoke, and in support of the one billion smokers who deserve access to safer alternatives to cigarettes, we adopt today The Delhi Declaration, calling on t
Manila Standard (ph)
added Nov 19, 2016 18:53
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[Asia, India] Complain if government fails to implement ban: High Court

The high court on Tuesday said the Mumbai-based Cancer Patients Aid Association can approach the authorities for proper implementation of the October 26 government order banning chewable tobacco. The association had in September, 2015, filed a PIL seeking
Times of India
added Nov 19, 2016 18:26
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[Asia, Mid-east, Uae] Don’t get dragged down: Smoking related to increased anxiety levels

it is more imperative than ever to raise awareness on just how much damage the habit inflicts on one’s health and well-being. The belief that smoking relieves stress is an illusion, confirms Dr Zaid Zoumot, staff physician at the Respiratory and Critical
The National Newspaper (ae)
added Nov 19, 2016 18:11
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[Asia, China] No butts about it: the noose tightens on smoking

“We are delighted with the adoption of this new law,” said Dr Bernhard Schwartländer, World Health Organization representative in China. “Shanghai will be protecting non-smokers from the deadly harm of second-hand smoke.” Under the new regulation, hotel
Shanghai Daily (cn)
added Nov 18, 2016 22:02
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[Asia] Turkey’s Free Press Withers as Erdogan Jails 120 Journalists

A prominent columnist wrote recently about how President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey hates cigarettes so much that he confiscates packs from his followers... urged his readers to protest the president’s anti-democratic ways by lighting a cigarette and
New York Times
added Nov 17, 2016 23:41
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