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[Canada] Toronto medical officer calls for e-cigarette ban

Toronto's medical officer of health wants the city to ban the use of e-cigarettes anywhere smoking is prohibited if the province doesn't enact its own legislation to restrict their use by next year. Dr. David McKeown would like to see the province prohib
CBC News (ca)
added Aug 22, 2014 12:53
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Tobacco in Iran

Cigarettes maintains growth potential due to low unit prices and the rising number of smokers The number of smokers in Iran continued to grow during 2013 despite widespread advertising in the mass media highlighting the negative health effects of smoking
Euromonitor International
added Nov 11, 2014 18:25
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[China] Officials in Hebei vow to quit smoking to help fight air pollution

Chinafile reports that officials from Cangzhou City in Hebei province vowed to quit smoking in a (stupid, theatrical, useless) attempt to help combat the awful air conditions in the region. To prove the seriousness of the situation, a party official th
Shanghaiist (blog)
added Aug 14, 2013 02:20
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[Asia-pacific, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Philippines, Vietnam] Cigarette price level and variation in five Southeast Asian countries

To maximise the effectiveness of tobacco tax policies, countries should adopt specific excise tax structures to decrease cigarette price variation, which would minimise opportunities for smokers to ‘trade down’ to a cheaper brand to avoid a tax-driven pri
Tobacco Control
added Mar 7, 2014 02:51
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[Canada] E-cigarette use slapped with growing provincial regulation

In Canada, however, there are no e-cigarettes with nicotine that are legally approved for sale. Electronic cigarettes that do not contain nicotine are legal and readily available, in many places to minors as well, as long as they make no health claim.
CBC News (ca)
added Jan 6, 2015 15:01
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[Canada] Science Reporting Caution: Be careful what you claim from a study

Sunday Edition featured an essay by host Michael Enright about a new study that questions the link between second-hand smoke and lung cancer ... Campaign for Justice on Tobacco Fraud, asked for a review. They felt the essay and its retraction were inaccur
CBC Ombudsman (ca)
added May 16, 2014 17:05
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Kosovo adopts strong and comprehensive tobacco control law

Kosovo has adopted a comprehensive tobacco control law in line with the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC). The measures include: 100% smoke-free indoor public places, workplaces, and public transportation, as well as specified outdo
World Health Organization (WHO)
added May 9, 2013 13:39
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[Africa] Rwanda ranked least EAC country on death attributable to tobacco

Kigali: Research findings from the 2012 study indicate that, 7.5% of the Rwandan population are tobacco consumers a fact that ranks Rwanda the least tobacco consumer compared to other EAC countries ... The proportion of death attributable to tobacco vari
Rwanda News Agency (rw)
added Mar 29, 2013 14:39
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[Florida] GUS: RJ Reynolds takes another hit. Updated with add'l info on the 9/15 diary about RJR.

So much for the decades of shoulder shrugging, "I din't no nuttin" persona put on by Big tobacco. They were not only keeping up on current research, they were investing millions of dollars not only into whether or not cigarettes were addictive and le
Daily Kos (blog)
added Sep 28, 2015 19:46
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[Canada] White Rock residents' claim of discrimination of second-hand smoke dismissed

A B.C. Human Rights Tribunal decision has dismissed ... claimed the smoke at their subsidized White Rock residence had worsened their existing physical or mental disabilities ...Crescent Housing Society ... failed to reasonably accommodate their disabili
Vancouver (BC) Sun (ca)
added Jun 8, 2014 14:17
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