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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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[Asia, Nepal] NEOPANE: Death breath / Govt should adopt measures to fight the most common non-communicable disease in the country - Dr. Arpana Neopane

November 16 is observed internationally as the World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Day... As clinicians, we talk to our patients and their family about the five measures to prevent COPD and to keep their lungs healthy. First and foremost, s
Kathmandu Post (np)
added Nov 16, 2016 18:36
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[Asia, Taiwan] Health groups warn of chronic pulmonary illness from smoking

On the eve of the 14th Annual World COPD Day, the health administration held an event with the Taiwan Society of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and the anti-smoking John Tung Foundation, to raise public awareness about COPD — a term covering long-t
Taipei Times (tw)
added Nov 15, 2016 23:45
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[Asia, India] Internal dissent at CoP meeting

‘However, parties failed to agree measures to fight growing interference from the tobacco industry. That interference appeared to be on display in the proceedings of CoP7 itself, which were repeatedly stalled by parties that attempted to water down previ
Tobacco Reporter
added Nov 15, 2016 22:28
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[Asia, India] No place for farmers at CoP meetings

A delegation of tobacco growers from six countries, including the US, traveled to Greater Noida, India,... Vera da Costa e Silva, reportedly said they didn’t belong there. “I have seen the tobacco farmers, and they always try to manipulate,” she was quo
Tobacco Reporter
added Nov 15, 2016 21:51
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[Asia, Iraq, Mid-east] In eastern Mosul, civilians clamor for food, cigarettes

A long line grew outside a shop selling cigarettes, where people argued and bought dozens of packs each now that the extremists and their smoking bans were gone. "Before, it was prohibited, cigarettes are prohibited," said one resident, Hani Hamed, laugh
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 15, 2016 21:12
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[Asia, India] Will ENDS justify the means?

The global anti-tobacco conference’s move to allow member nations to prohibit or restrict sale of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems provokes an outcry from harm reduction experts. The global anti-tobacco conference winded down on Saturday toeing a ha
The Hindu Online (in)
added Nov 15, 2016 20:39
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[Asia, India] E-cigarette prohibition will be a huge mistake: Experts

"Much of the campaign against e-cigarettes has been driven by emotion and ideology, not evidence," said Riccardo Polosa, Director of the Institute for Internal and Emergency Medicine at University of Catania in Italy. Several studies have, in fact, shown
Times of India
added Nov 15, 2016 20:35
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[Asia] Record 40% of Japanese sleep less than six hours a day

The survey also highlighted the risk of exposure to secondhand smoke in restaurants and workplaces — which remains high despite the government’s aim of meeting global standards ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Japan Times (jp)
added Nov 15, 2016 17:08
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[Asia, India] FCTC COP7: Parties outline a path toward saving more lives

Parties to the global tobacco control treaty now possess the outline of a path toward faster implementation at country level of the lifesaving measures in the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control*, despite mixed results from six days of negotiations.
Framework Convention Alliance (ch)
added Nov 15, 2016 00:27
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