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[Australia] Ban smoking for under-21s: Andrew Forrest

Western Australian mining billionaire Andrew Forrest is preparing to launch legal action against tobacco firms as part of a campaign to raise the legal smoking age from 18 to 21. Mr Forrest will seek billions in compensation for the damage caused by smo
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Oct 2, 2017 13:56
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[New York] Who's the girl? Jonah Hill holds hands with mystery woman as he smokes cigarette during romantic stroll

The Wolf On Wall Street actor teamed his look with black leather shoes, as he puffed away on his cigarette.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 1, 2017 19:10
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[Australia, Canada] Mining billionaire Andrew Forrest plotting 'assault' on the tobacco industry

Suing big tobacco for the costs of smoking-related illnesses is on the radar of an organisation set up by billionaire iron ore magnate and philanthropist Andrew "Twiggy" Forrest. The $75-million Eliminate Cancer Initiative (ECI), funded by Mr Forrest an
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Sep 30, 2017 16:45
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[Asia, India] ‘Second hand smoke a major problem’

Tobacco control efforts in India have been handicapped by the industry’s influence on the political set-up, but the latest survey showing a decline in tobacco users has buoyed activists. In an interview to ARCHANA PHULL in Shimla, Dr Rana spoke of his c
The Statesman (in)
added Sep 30, 2017 01:16
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Production of a Lifetime: Whitney Houston and Clive Davis

But the combination of cocaine and years of heavy cigarette smoking had taken their toll. With her fortune diminishing...She told him that she had finally quit smoking and would be ready to record again that summer. She also said she was swimming daily.
New York Times
added Sep 30, 2017 19:45
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[Canada] Billionaire Andrew Forrest to Fund Anti-Smoking Suits, Australian Says

The Australian billionaire, through his Minderoo Foundation, is seeking legal advice on whether it is feasible to take action similar to a landmark Canadian case that saw a judge order three tobacco companies to pay A$15.6 billion ($12.2 billion) in damag
Bloomberg News
added Sep 30, 2017 16:42
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[Canada] ONE OF AUSTRALIA’S RICHEST CITIZENS IS PREPARING TO TAKE ON BIG TOBACCO

on behalf of smokers as part of an unprecedented “assault” on the industry. Philanthropist and iron ore magnate Andrew Forrest...is privately seeking legal advice from some of Australia’s most expensive QCs. It’s understood the court action would be bas
Daily Telegraph/Sunday Telegraph (au)
added Sep 30, 2017 01:22
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[Australia] Did Sophie Monk get him on the smokes? The Bachelorette's Jarrod Woodgate carries a packet of cigarettes during stroll after he said 'he would never date a smoker' in magazine interview

the red headed reality star said he would never date a smoker. 'My ideal partner needs to be fit, healthy and a family girl,' he told the publication. Meanwhile Sophie has been very open about her unhealthy habit.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 1, 2017 19:24
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[UK] Devastated Corrie stars continue filming as fans pay tribute to actress Liz Dawn - who played Vera Duckworth for 34 years - after she dies aged 77 following long battle with emphysema

In recent years she had been battling the debilitating lung condition emphysema after years of smoking and left Corrie in 2008.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 1, 2017 01:08
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FDA halts monkey research denounced by Jane Goodall as ‘shameful’

has suspended experiments on the effects of nicotine in squirrel monkeys, research aimed at better understanding one of the most pernicious of addictions. Two weeks ago, British primatologist Jane Goodall wrote to FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, urging
Washington Post
added Sep 28, 2017 17:48
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