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[Cuba, Spain] The Converted Jews Who Played Their Part in Europe's Love of Tobacco

When the expulsion of the Jews was announced, De Torres converted to Christianity in order to save himself; he thus became a converso...De Torres tried smoking the tobacco and apparently became the first European to smoke a cigarette. He and his fellow s
Ha'aretz Newspaper/Magazine
added Mar 18, 2018 01:20
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[Florida] MENDELSOHN: Taking a stand against hookah smoking on Passover, or anytime

Even the Jewish organizations on campus are jumping on the bandwagon, planning events with catchy slogans like a "Purim in Persia with 69 flavors" and "Hookah in the Sukkah" to entice students to participate in their programs. And now that Passover is aro
Ft. Lauderdale (FL) Sun-Sentinel
added Mar 13, 2018 04:26

[Saudi Arabia, UK] DORSEY: Smoking And Drinking: Churchill Sets An Example Today’s Western Leaders Can Learn From – Analysis

Enjoying tobacco and alcohol is certain not to have featured in Ms. May’s talks this week with Prince Mohammed. Human Yemen did. In contrast to Mr. Churchill, who, perhaps insensitively and arrogantly, refused to compromise on his principles a
Eurasia Review (blog)
added Mar 9, 2018 20:24

Bulgaria’s Deputy PM Simeonov calls Russian Patriarch “cigarette billionaire” and “second-class KGB cop”

Deputy Prime Minister Valery Simeonov, known as loose cannon, attacked the Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, calling him a “cigarette bishop” and a “second-class cop”. Simeonov is leader of the “National Front for Salvation of Bulgaria” (NFSB), (bg)
added Mar 7, 2018 15:33

[Asia-pacific] ARCHIVE: China punishes Xinjiang official for refusing to smoke near Muslim elders

Authorities in China’s Xinjiang region have punished a local official for declining to smoke in front of Muslim elders, seeing that as a sign he was insufficiently committed to the region’s fight against religious extremism, according to a government rep
South China Morning Post
added Feb 3, 2018 23:17

Two Muslims asylum seekers win High Court case as judge rules that allowing smoking and forcing them to pray by toilets at UK immigration detention centre breached their human rights

Mr Rahman had also complained about the smoky atmosphere caused when detainees lit cigarettes in cells... The judge concluded that legislation barred smoking in immigration removal centre cells. He said regulations would have to be amended for smoking to
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 2, 2018 17:08

Iran is losing its jihad on tobacco

Iran's anti-smoking efforts reflect the wider difficulties faced by the government: Tobacco use is a deeply ingrained habit, and appeals to Islamic values, which had an impact on other social issues years ago, have failed to win over the population. Whet
Chicago Tribune
added Jan 30, 2018 02:25

[UK] Parents are outraged after school bosses removed wall from girls' toilet block exposing cubicles to CCTV in crackdown on smokers, bullies and truants

Parents of children at the mixed St Mary's Catholic College in Wallasey, Merseyside, have criticised the redesign, with many concerned about their daughters' privacy. The wall of one of the school's female toilet blocks has been removed to make the toil
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jan 22, 2018 05:44

[Australia] 'No wonder we Aboriginal people can't get ahead': Indigenous politician says paying respect to elders and smoking ceremonies are 'bulls*** rituals'

'All the "Welcome to Country", all the "Smoking Ceremonies" and all the made up bulls*** rituals about "pay our respects to elders past and present" is just one big lie. 'Shame shame shame.'
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jan 20, 2018 15:58

[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] I-Medik against re-introduction of 'kiddie packs'

(I-Medik), an alliance of Muslim health practitioners, does not want 'kiddie pack' cigarettes (pack of 10 sticks) to be re-introduced in the market. Its Vape and Tobacco Control Unit head Dr Ahmad Farid Nazmi in a statement here today said that the propo
Sun Daily (my)
added Jan 20, 2018 01:30
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