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[Asia] Fugitive Guru Arrested After Standoff With Indian Police

He preaches with special vigor against the use of alcohol or tobacco. Those who smoke tobacco, he said in one videotaped sermon, “will be reborn as a dog in the next 70 lives.”
New York Times
added Nov 19, 2014 12:24
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[Iraq, Syria] Islamic State commanders liable for mass war crimes: U.N.

Their report, based on over 300 interviews with witnesses and victims, called on world powers to bring the commanders before the International Criminal Court...ordered lashings and amputations for offences such as smoking cigarettes or theft
Reuters
added Nov 14, 2014 17:05
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[Iraq] The ISIS war on cigarettes

Those caught selling cigarettes in Mosul, an ISIS-controlled city in northern Iraq, are subject to 80 lashes, more than two weeks behind bars and the equivalent of a $580 fine. Anyone caught trying to import cigarettes faces 80 lashes, four months in ja
New York Post
added Nov 11, 2014 10:47
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[Saudi Arabia] Saudis ban smoking, hookahs, tobacco in Islam’s holiest cities

Saudi Arabia has permanently forbidden the use of tobacco products in Islam's holiest cities, resulting in significant changes for many Muslims. The ban famously includes cigarettes and the Middle Eastern hookah (also known as shisha or water pipe). For
Washington Times
added Oct 21, 2014 13:44
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[China, Mid-east] Richard Smith: A tobacco company CEO writes to his marketing department

We must associate smoking with strength, glamour, ambition, progress, achievement, and above all freedom. What about: “Only the free can smoke” or “Work hard, smoke hard”? You will do better. And what might be our means? Television advertising is both exp
BMJ Group blogs
added Oct 12, 2014 11:54
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Shareholders Challenge Major Hollywood Studios to Account for 1,000,000 Smoking Deaths

faith-based shareholders, who are part of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) and the shareholder advocacy organization As You Sow, filed shareholder resolutions with The Walt Disney Company and Viacom (parent of Paramount) asking t
As You Sow
added Oct 1, 2014 06:51
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Shareholders Challenge Major Hollywood Studios to Account for 1,000,000 Smoking Deaths

faith-based shareholders, who are part of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) and the shareholder advocacy organization As You Sow, filed shareholder resolutions with The Walt Disney Company and Viacom (parent of Paramount) asking the
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Oct 1, 2014 06:47
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Advocacy Groups Challenge Studios Over Smoking in Youth-Rated Movies

Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility and the faith-based advocacy organization As You Sow have decided to step up the pressure by filing shareholder resolutions with the parent companies of the six major movie studios. “We think we’ve given the m
New York Times
added Sep 30, 2014 13:53
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[Iraq, Mid-east] Isis Suffers its First Defeat as Cigarette Smokers of Kirkuk Defy Islamic State Ban

The Islamic State (also known as Isis) has made a spectacular U-turn on its Sharia laws in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk, stubbing out its draconian cigarette ban in an attempt to boost popularity among the local population of hardcore smokers. A resident of
IBTimes (uk)
added Sep 23, 2014 14:21
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[Turkey] Hitting a high the Ottoman way with tobacco

The nargile (known as the water pipe, hookah, hubbly bubbly, shisha and by other names) is said to have originated in the Persian Empire and then came to the Ottomans during the reign of Yavuz Sultan Selim (r. 1512-1520). The Persians are supposed to hav
Hurriyet (tr)
added Sep 19, 2014 20:36
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