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[Florida] Miami archbishop deems Pope Francis’ ‘emotional’ trip to Cuba a success

Wenski pulled four cigars ... handed them out to Auxiliary Bishop Peter Baldacchino of Miami, Auxiliary Bishop Octavio Cisneros of Brooklyn and Bishop Joe Vásquez of Austin... So what do four bishops having a smoke after spending a few days with the pope
Miami (FL) Herald
added Sep 26, 2015 21:16
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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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[Russia] A Revolutionary Attack on Tobacco: Bolshevik Antismoking Campaigns in the 1920s

Although Lenin and the Bolsheviks brought the first communist government to the world, they were not the first to attempt antitobacco legislation in Russia. Indeed, Russia had the distinction of having maintained the longest ban in the world against the w
American Journal of Public Health
added Oct 13, 2017 06:34
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Up in smoke: ISIS in Iraq burn cigarettes, shisha tobacco

Militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have burnt huge amounts of cigarettes and mu'assel (shisha tobacco mix) in Mosul saying the items are religiously prohibited, photos published on an ISIS Twitter account showed.
Al Arabiya News Channel (ae)
added Jul 16, 2014 19:07
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[Mid-east, Uae] The long read: smoking kills so why is Big Tobacco’s toxic business thriving in the Middle East?

Thirty-five years ago this month, worried executives at British Ame­rican Tobacco flew the company’s commercial partners in the Arab world to London for an urgent conference to discuss “Smoking and Health in the Middle East”.
The National Newspaper (ae)
added Jul 31, 2015 13:11
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[Africa] Senegal on the frontline of the battle with Big Tobacco

2007 Global Youth Tobacco Survey estimated that up to 20 percent of Senegalese boys and 10 percent of girls aged 13 to 15 used tobacco products ... A spokesperson for Philip Morris, which controls over 40 percent of the tobacco market in Senegal and owns
Integrated Regional Information Network (IRIN) [UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs]
added Nov 20, 2013 06:34
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Egypt Lawsuit Seeking to Close Eastern Tobacco Delayed to Feb. 3

The lawsuit, filed in March 2012, seeks the withdrawal of Eastern Co. (EAST)’s license to operate and the closure of its plants on grounds the production of cigarettes and the tobacco used in water pipes runs counter to the principles of Islamic law, as s
Bloomberg News
added Jan 8, 2013 12:40
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Somalia’s Al-Shabaab Bans Smoking Cigarettes, Chewing Khat

Bloomberg News
added May 9, 2011 00:00
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[Asia, Saudi Arabia] Selling tobacco in Makkah despite ban

These illegal residents in Makkah eke out a living selling cigarettes near the Jamarat Complex in Mina. Sale of tobacco is strictly banned in most parts of the holy city. -- Okaz photo
Saudi Gazette Online (sa)
added May 12, 2013 17:13
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[Vatican City] Cardinals allowed cigarettes and wine

The cardinals locked inside the Sistine Chapel for deep meditation and reflection until they choose a new pope can break off for a smoke or enjoy a glass of wine, the Vatican spokesman says. ... 'I think the cardinals are allowed to smoke where they th
Big Pond News
added Mar 14, 2013 08:12
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