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[Afghanistan, Asia] Kunduz Residents Live in Fear of Taliban’s Return

As a sign of their confidence, the Taliban recently issued an edict that they said applied to all of Kunduz Province and was a direct throwback to their harsh rule...They also insisted on an end to the use of tobacco, drugs and alcohol, and a ban on “vulg
New York Times
added Feb 7, 2016 16:09
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[Georgia] 'Preachers of Atlanta' Pastor Gives Condoms, Cigarettes to Those in Need

for the two stars of Oxygen’s “Preachers of Atlanta,” it’s evidence of a way to reach folks who may be put off by church. “20 cigarettes, 20 people smoking them… they all came to church,” Pastor Le’Andria Johnson told theGrio regarding her attempt to brea
Electronic Urban Report (EUR)
added Feb 3, 2016 22:37
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[Asia, India] Gurgaon Police aim to make city tobacco-free by banning sales within 100 metres of schools and religious places

With the latest amendment in the Juvenile Justice Act under Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA), Gurgaon police have launched a pilot project, in collaboration with an NGO and a private hospital, to make the city tobacco-free.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 2, 2016 01:05
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[Syria, USA] AP FACT CHECK: Claims from the Republican debate

"Why should we be letting people smoke their cigars in their comfortable chairs in Raqqa?" THE FACTS: Carson is not likely to find IS fighters lounging with cigars in Raqqa, their de facto capital in Syria. The group has imposed a strict smoking ban throu
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jan 15, 2016 22:55
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[Asia-pacific] Malaysia struggles with decision on vaping boom

Malaysia faces two additional problems. One is that amid pressure from Muslim leaders and some health activists, bans on e-cigarettes have already been announced in several of the country's 13 states...second problem is that the rapid growth of vaping has
Nikkei Inc. (jp)
added Jan 14, 2016 12:49
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Ban on vape sale an apt move

the decision made by many state governments not to allow the sale of vape products has been seen as a very apt and relevant move. This is because the health risks and effects of vaping using the e-cigarettes, especially among the young people, know no rel
Rakyat Post (my)
added Jan 11, 2016 16:59
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Cigarettes not banned because of Malay MPs smoking in Parliament? Group asks

Frustrated with the ban on vaping in several states, a business group has challenged the authorities to similarly prohibit cigarettes. Pertubuhan Ikatan Usahawan Kecil dan Sederhana Malaysia (Ikhlas) president Mohd Ridzuan Abdullah noted that a fatwa was
Malay Mail (my)
added Jan 8, 2016 21:31
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Friday sermon warns against evils of vaping

In a text that was prepared by Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais) to be read at mosques throughout the state, the sermon said vaping brought more harm than good to the society. The sermon said vaping never helped smokers to kick the habit, but
The Star (my)
added Jan 8, 2016 15:09
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[Asia-pacific] 'Un-Islamic' e-cigarette habit catches like fire in Malaysia

“Vaping” is soaring in popularity in Malaysia, the largest e-cigarette market in the Asia-Pacific region, but authorities are threatening to ban the habit for health reasons - a move that has sparked anger from growing legions of aficionados. Backing a
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Jan 2, 2016 16:16
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'Un-Islamic' vaping catches fire in Malaysia amid govt backlash

"Vaping" is soaring in popularity in Malaysia, the largest e-cigarette market in the Asia-Pacific region, but authorities are threatening to ban the habit for health reasons -- a move that has sparked anger from growing legions of aficionados. Backing a
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Dec 30, 2015 17:23
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