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Finland is set to become the first country to eradicate smokers

the updated legislation now mentions 2030 as the new goal. To make Finland smoke free the government is coming down hard on smokers. Starting this year, housing associations can now apply for a municipal permit for a smoking ban on balconies and yards bel
Business Insider
added Jan 19, 2017 17:52
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[Asia-pacific, Vietnam] Campaign launched against secondhand smoke

Việt Nam Women’s Union, in coordination with Việt Nam Tobacco Control Fund (Ministry of Health), officially launched a communication campaign on the harmful effects of secondhand smoke at a ceremony yesterday in Hà Nội. The campaign, titled "Protect your
Viet Nam News (vn)
added Dec 7, 2016 02:29
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KOVAL: hud final rule on smoke-free housing will protect millions from the dangers of secondhand smoke

While we believe e-cigarettes should be included in clean air policies concerning public places, we are pleased that the new rule does not limit the use of these products in individual homes as these products provide smokers with an alternative to smoking
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Dec 1, 2016 20:42
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[Canada] Pot-smoking neighbour complaint is about courtesy: Ethically Speaking

you shouldn’t have to endure purple haze drifting across your front lawn, any more than you should put up with a neighbour’s tobacco smoke, McDonald’s wrappers or beer bottles. Pot smokers need to understand that we are entering a sensitive new phase in
Toronto (Ont) Star (ca)
added Aug 9, 2016 02:36
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[Asia, China] Breathe! Fed-up student invents ingenious equipment to help him escape secondhand smoke from roommates

The student from China became fed up with his roommates smoking / He created a contraption that would bring in air from outside / The pictures have caused mass debate over smoking around others
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 30, 2016 16:25
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Thirdhand smoke? Oh, brother.

While the public has long been aware of the dangers of smoking and passive exposure to secondhand smoke, researchers at San Diego State University are raising a call for vigilance regarding the perils posed by thirdhand smoke, or residues left on surface
San Diego (CA) Reader
added Jan 2, 2016 01:35
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[Asia, Mid-east, Saudi Arabia, USA] Smoking costs more than $300 billion

Will the new cigarette price hike smoke out Saudi’s nicotine addiction problem?... Ahmed Albualli, chairman of the supervisory board at the Anti-Smoking Society (Naqaa), said in a statement to local media that raising the prices of cigarettes is somethin
Albany Daily Star (California Turkish Times)
added Nov 16, 2015 02:00
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[Canada] Smoker-Rights Battle Heads To B.C. Supreme Court

a bitter battle between a Langley strata council and Paul Aradi, a man who says he should have the right to smoke in his own condo, is headed to B.C. Supreme Court. The strata filed a petition against the 70-year-old army veteran this week. They want a
CBC News (ca)
added Sep 9, 2015 23:26
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Repeated exposure of children to secondhand smoke is child abuse, Goldstein argues

Goldstein argues his point in an essay published in the Point/Counterpoint feature in the March/April 2015 issue of Annals of Family Medicine. “Purposeful and recurrent exposure of children to secondhand smoke by a parent is as abusive as many other comm
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health
added Mar 10, 2015 13:31
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Smoke-Free Multifamily Housing / New! HUD's Action Plan to Create Smoke-free Multifamily Housing

The purpose of this Action Guide is to encourage PHAs and owners/agents of subsidized or market rate multifamily housing to adopt smoke-free policies. The guide also includes insights from some of the early implementers, referred to as smoke-free pioneer
US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
added Jan 25, 2015 00:36
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