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[Asia] Poster girl of India’s anti-tobacco campaign Sunita Tomar dies at 28

she wrote: “Recently Dilip Gandhi chairman of a Parliamentary panel wrote to the Health Ministry asking for the notification on bigger tobacco pack warnings to be kept in abeyance. I was shocked that people in such high posts can be so irresponsible. Bigg
Indian Express
added Apr 1, 2015 10:58
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[Singapore] Malaysians yearn for a Malay version of Mr Lee Kuan Yew

Dr Mahathir - Malaysia's longest-serving prime minister - noted in his blog...the two rarely agreed. Except, perhaps, on their shared disgust for smoking. Dr Mahathir banned smoking at Cabinet meetings and gave his children hell if he caught them smoking.
Straits Times (sg)
added Apr 1, 2015 10:15
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[Wisconsin] Walters: E-cig popularity lights up Capitol

It’s a three-sided debate: Republican Rep. Joel Kleefisch wants to tell local governments they can’t ban e-cigarettes. Democratic Rep. Debra Kolste wants to add e-cigarettes to the statewide indoor smoking ban. And others ask whether Wisconsin should foll
Beloit (WI) Daily News
added Mar 31, 2015 14:19
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[Asia] No Indian Study Links Cigarettes With Cancer, Says BJP Chief of Parliamentary Committee

The head of that panel, BJP law-maker Dilip Kumar Gandhi, told NDTV today that India has little independent evidence to link cigarettes and cancer. "Does this (smoking) cause cancer or does not? What are the impacts? We have never done our own survey," h
New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV) (in)
added Mar 31, 2015 12:31
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[Africa, South Africa] DREYER: Tobacco rules will smother small business

But the case that will damage my business beyond measure is the regulation proposed by the minister of health that will limit the space in which a specialist tobacconist may display all tobacco and tobacco-related products to 4m². Imagine trying to fit
Business Day (za)
added Mar 30, 2015 21:39
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[Illinois] Tobacco-Free Kids Action Fund Endorses Rahm Emanuel for Re-Election as Chicago / Mayor Emanuel has been a "real trailblazer" in fighting tobacco

In recognition of his strong leadership in fighting tobacco use and reducing Chicago's youth smoking rate to record lows, the Tobacco-Free Kids Action Fund is proud to endorse Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel for re-election to a second term. The election is sc
PR Newswire
added Mar 30, 2015 21:13
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[UK] Call for east Runcorn MP to explain 'coincidence' of donation and absence from plain packaging vote

East Runcorn MP Graham Evans has defended his absence from a key vote on plain cigarette packaging after his Labour rival called on him to explain the ‘coincidence’ of a £5,000 donation he received from a body with a link to the Tobacco Manufacturers Asso
Liverpool Daily Post & Echo (uk)
added Mar 30, 2015 14:29
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[UK] Have your say on proposals to tackle tobacco harm

The council is now looking at a new model for addressing tobacco control services with a joint focus on preventing people from starting to smoke, and on helping existing smokers to quit. The proposed new 
services will aim to prevent people, particularl
Eastwood Advertiser (uk)
added Mar 30, 2015 14:22
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[UK] New laws could restrict the sale of e-cigarettes in Guernsey

Guernsey's Health Department wants to put rules in place for selling electronic cigarettes. It's asking the States to agree new regulations as part of the Tobacco Control Strategy.
Press Association (uk)
added Mar 30, 2015 14:20
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[Africa, Kenya] Why MPs Should Pass Tobacco Regulations

Joshua Kyallo, Director of Africa for Campaign For Tobacco-Free Kids, says a tobacco epidemic is looming. He spoke to John Muchangi...the work in Africa, from TFK perspective, is primarily prevention; preventing an epidemic before it hits the continent.
Nairobi Star (ke)
added Mar 30, 2015 12:21
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