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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

[Australia] Holy smokes! Criminals eager to beat the smoking ban in prison are using the BIBLE to roll up cigarettes with smuggled tobacco

Victorian prisoners have been caught smoking smuggled tobacco using papers from the Bible, despite an implemented smoking ban Used for their likeness to the branded rolling paper, Tally-Ho, the thin papers reportedly burn well as inmates struggle to quit
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 21, 2015 17:39

[Asia, Asia-pacific, Malaysia] E-Cigarette Haram, National Fatwa Council Rules

has ruled that smoking e-cigarettes are forbidden in Islam (haram), said its chairman, Profesor Emeritus Tan Sri Dr. Abd. Shukor Husin. He said the e-cigarettes are dangerous, wasteful and harmful to health, Utusan Malaysia reported.
Malaysian Digest (my)
added Aug 18, 2015 04:55

[Morocco] Moroccan Cleric Says Work in Tobacco Manufacturing Prohibited in Islam

Muslim scholar Dr. Ahmad Raisouni has issued a Fatwa prohibiting work in tobacco manufacturing companies. The fatwa was issued in response to a Moroccan citizen from Tangier‘s inquiry into whether he could accept a job offer with an Emirati tobacco compan
Morocco World News (ma)
added Dec 5, 2014 17:11

[Africa, Kenya] We don't smoke, we're Kisiis

only 7.9 per cent of the population in Nyanza smokes, compared to 30 percent of men in central Kenya. In Kisii villages, the number of smokers is countable....religious denominations in Kisii County is the Seventh Day Adventist that follows a very conser
The Standard (ke)
added Aug 17, 2014 06:48

[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

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

[Asia, India] A Conversation With: Journalist Naveen Soorinje

some tabloids — why, even big dailies — mangle the issue. If the Bajrang Dal [a Hindu fundamentalist group] has slapped a girl who was smoking, the headline will say “Smoking girl slapped.” It’s a combination of right-wing ideology and power driving the p
New York Times Blogs
added Jun 17, 2013 13:09

[Canada] Smoking ban exemption for First Nations

The Penticton council has amended the smoking regulation bylaw in progress to include an exemption for the traditional First Nations cultural use of tobacco in aboriginal ceremonies. ... On March 4, the council gave the first three readings to the bylaw
First Perspective (ca)
added Apr 19, 2013 13:51

[UK] Witnesham: Clergyman calls for cigarettes to be renamed cancerettes

Rev Charles Mugleston, from Witnesham, has launched the petition on the 10 Downing Street website – and could have the issue debated in parliament if he gets 100,000 signatories within the next year.
Coastal Scene (uk)
added Feb 25, 2013 21:50
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