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[Asia, Asia-pacific, New York] Antismoking Coalition Gives Big Tobacco a Fight in Indonesia

Over the last decade, it has become a last Eden for tobacco companies facing declining smoking rates at home.... Yet that push has been met by an increasingly potent coalition of mayors, health officials and antismoking groups that has scored some impor
New York Times
added Apr 30, 2016 20:46
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Trinity Health and Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Partner to Reduce Tobacco Use with Focus on Raising Tobacco Age to 21

Hawaii and at least 140 cities and counties have enacted such laws. California's similar legislation, passed in March, was supported by both Trinity Health and the Campaign... Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Apr 28, 2016 21:27
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[Asia, Mid-east] PHOTOS: ISIS Publicly Flogs 3 ‘Cigarette Smugglers’ in Zuba City, Iraq

ISIS militants publicly whips three men charged with smuggling cigarettes, which are considered "haram," or forbidden, by ISIS. The men who caught the alleged smugglers are ISIS religious police, known as "Hisbah." Hisbah is short for “Rijaal al-hisbah”
Heavy
added Mar 27, 2016 21:10
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[Asia, Mid-east, Syria] 'I wanted a smoke' Moaning ISIS defector quits terror group over strict smoking ban

AN ISIS defector who travelled through London to Syria has moaned about the struggles he faced with the terror group’s smoking ban....“There’s no smoking. I found it hard for everyone there.”
Daily Star (uk)
added Mar 19, 2016 18:42
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Malaysian Authorities Have Been Raiding Vape Shops

Health officials are busting down the doors of shops and raiding shelves. Dealers are hawking goods out of the trunks of cars in parking lots. Religious bodies are declaring a moral scourge. What is this plight that has descended on the southeast Asian na
Vice.com
added Mar 17, 2016 13:15
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[Asia, India] Liquor, Cigarettes Offered to This God 'From Africa' in Karwar

The annual jatra of Khapri temple in Karwar city attracts thousands of devotees. Apart from flowers and fruits, the devotees also offer liquor and cigarettes to Lord Khapri. They also sacrifice goats and chicken during the jatra.
New Indian Express (in)
added Mar 14, 2016 00:56
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[New York] Spare Times for March 4-10

Museum at Eldridge Street: ‘After Hours: Beyond the Facade Art and Architecture Tour’ Why does a 19th-century Torah ark have hands carved in the sign of the Vulcan salute? And why does the reader’s lectern have a secret compartment for snuff and chewing t
New York Times
added Mar 4, 2016 04:09
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How the Russian Orthodox Church is backing Vladimir Putin's new world order

After the fall of the Soviet Union the Church received special privileges, including the right to import alcohol and tobacco free of duty. It made massive amounts of money as a result through a string of companies
Christian Today (uk)
added Mar 4, 2016 01:39
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Ethiopian capital implements ban on public smoking

The move will make the capital Addis Ababa the second Ethiopian city to enforce the law after north Ethiopia’s Mekelle city, which put the law into effect in January last year. The law which came to effect nearly two years after approved in parliament i
Sudan Tribune (fr)
added Feb 18, 2016 22:56
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[Africa] Zimbabwe: Suspected Zanu-PF Youths Kidnap, Assault Vapostori Worshipers, Force Them to Sniff Tobacco

Ten suspected Zanu PF youths were on Sunday arrested after they kidnapped and assaulted vapostori worshipers who were conducting their night prayers at a mountain near Murahwa Hill Nature Reserve, saying the place was "sacred". The youths had been campin
All-Africa.com
added Feb 13, 2016 22:04
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