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[Georgia] Health advocates seek stronger ordinance

Healthy Augusta steering committee member the Rev. Jeff Flowers is sending out a letter this week to fellow clergy urging them to speak out this Sunday or the following Sunday about the dangers of smoking and secondhand smoke and the need for stronger pr
Augusta (GA) Chronicle
added Apr 16, 2014 03:59

[Africa] KACHINA: Of Chakwera remarks and realities of Malawi tobacco industry

he will make sure that farmers are able to decide the prices of their produce at the Auction Floors and not what currently happen where the farmers wait for the buyer to say at how much he would want to buy the green gold and they start heckling over the
NyasaTimes.Com (mw)
added Mar 24, 2014 10:22

[Asia, Malaysia] Ipoh's smoke-free gurdwara gets WHO recognition

Gurdwara Sahib Greentown has been awarded the Blue Ribbon of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in recognition of it being a smoke-free religious premises. It is the first gurdwara (Sikh place of worship) in the country to be accorded the honour.
The Star (my)
added Mar 17, 2014 00:18

[Ireland] Ash Wednesday sparks demand for e-cigarettes as thousands of Irish smokers switch to 'vaping'

THOUSANDS of smokers are expected to try kick the habit today, and new figures show that many of them will be ditching the fags in favour of e-cigarettes. Already more than 50,000 Irish people are using the new electronic devices with usage soaring in t
Sunday World (ie)
added Mar 5, 2014 17:50

[Saudi Arabia] LETTER: Ban the import of tobacco!

I am writing with regard to "Smoking statistics in KSA" (Mar. 4). As a Muslim, I am disgusted that smoking, which is "haram" keeps on rising in Arab Muslim countries. It is most disgusting that women are smoking. Women who smoke affect their unborn child
Saudi Gazette Online (sa)
added Mar 5, 2014 17:07

Baptists, culture agree about smoking: Stop it

50th anniversary of the Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking, tobacco stands out as one of the few moral issues on which both Baptists and the culture generally agree... The Southern Baptist Convention passed its first anti-tobacco resolution in 1933
Associated Baptist Press
added Jan 12, 2014 04:13

[Asia, Israel] ARCHIVE: Kashrut authority approves cigarettes for Passover

For the first time, the Badatz Beit Yosef kosher certification belonging to Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef has lent its highly esteemed stamp to a range of cigarette brands from the Israeli Dubek tobacco products manufacturer, certifying that t
Jerusalem Post
added Dec 14, 2013 14:14

[Africa] Senegal on the frontline of the battle with Big Tobacco

2007 Global Youth Tobacco Survey estimated that up to 20 percent of Senegalese boys and 10 percent of girls aged 13 to 15 used tobacco products ... A spokesperson for Philip Morris, which controls over 40 percent of the tobacco market in Senegal and owns
Integrated Regional Information Network (IRIN) [UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs]
added Nov 20, 2013 06:34

YANKLOWITZ: False Advertising, Jewish Morality and the Tobacco Industry

As religious Jews, one pertinent question about advertising and its relationship to deception and promoting harmful decisions and habits is, what is halacha’s view of this? In "The Impact of Jewish Values on Marketing and Business Practices," Hershey
The Jewish Press
added Sep 29, 2013 21:03

Moody Bible Institute Lifts Ban on Alcohol and Tobacco for Employees

In a reversal of a 127-year-old policy, the Moody Bible Institute has lifted the ban on alcohol and tobacco consumption by its faculty and staff, including those who work in its radio and publishing arms, an estimated 600 people in all. "Moody's leaders
Christian Post
added Sep 21, 2013 22:21
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