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[Africa, Botswana] Molao encourages smokers to quit

The Assistant Minister of Tertiary Education, Research, Science and Technology...said that smoking tobacco substances in public spaces, a common practice in modern society, is very harmful to human beings’ health as it affects both smokers and non-smok
Mmegi (bw)
added Jun 7, 2017 15:03
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[Asia, India] Call to bar airport tobacco sales

The Union health ministry has directed civil aviation authorities to ban the sale of tobacco from shops near "smoking rooms" in airports, a new move to implement provisions in the country's tobacco control laws. A senior health official has written to th
The Telegraph (Calcutta) (in)
added Jun 7, 2017 02:06
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[Michigan] Interest groups foot county's legal bill in fight over raising tobacco age

Outside interest groups will foot the bill for Genesee County to hire a private attorney to defend hiking the county's tobacco-buying age to 21. In a meeting in late May, Genesee County Commissioners voted to retain Washington D.C.-based law firm Gupta W
Michigan Live
added Jun 7, 2017 01:44
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[California] DENNEY: Knowing what works

Suing someone who makes fun of the idiocy of putting ashtrays in a smokefree area....When CEAC and the City of Berkeley want to get serious...health advocates who have radically changed the world despite tremendous odds and Big Tobacco stand ready to help
Berkeley (CA) Daily Planet
added Jun 7, 2017 01:41
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McCAUGHEY: Dems' Smokescreens on E-Cigarettes Blocks Safer Alternatives

Hypocrisy has reached new heights, even by Washington, D.C. standards... Sens. Al Franken, D-Minn., Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Patty Murray, D-Wash., and other Democrats are demanding new FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb crack down on e-cigarettes without
NewsMax
added Jun 6, 2017 20:03
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Indoor smoking ban shelved as LDP and health ministry reach impasse, sources say

the ministry and the LDP still cannot agree on what kinds of eating and drinking establishments should be designated as exceptions to an indoor smoking ban. The current Diet session is set to end on June 18, after which an extraordinary Diet session is e
Japan Times (jp)
added Jun 6, 2017 19:23
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[Kansas] South Hutch City Council embraces teens’ proposal to ban smoking in parks

“You had me at ‘no smoking,’ ” Meadows told Destanee Brigman-Reed and Abbey Pemberton of Reno County Communities That Care. And the council as a whole was similarly warm to the idea Monday evening. Dave Pitman said smoking and drinking in parks are thi
Hutchinson (KS) News
added Jun 6, 2017 16:14
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Surakarta bans smoking at City Hall, strives to become child-friendly city

The Surakarta City Hall, Central Java, has been declared a cigarette smoke free area as of June 1. In addition to citing health reasons, the Surakarta administration said the smoke-free zone was also implemented as part of its plan to make Surakarta a ch
Jakarta Post (id)
added Jun 6, 2017 16:11
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[Asia, Burma/Myanmar] Myanmar's Yangon to ban smoking in public areas

With the help of Public Health Foundation which is a non-profit organization aiming for universal health care in the country, the government is exerting efforts to implement a project of establishing 20 smoke-free zones in 20 years in the former capital.
Xinhua Newswire
added Jun 6, 2017 16:11
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[UK-Wales] WALES IS LEADING THE WORLD WITH ITS NEW PUBLIC HEALTH LAW

Wales is about to become the first country to put health first in all public decisions. A new act plans to make it a healthier place, where physical and mental well-being are maximised and where choices and behaviours that benefit future health are under
The Independent (uk)
added Jun 6, 2017 15:53
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