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[West Virginia] Pastor wants tobacco ban lifted in prisons

Lifting the tobacco ban in West Virginia's correctional facilities would save the state "hundreds of thousands of dollars" and prevent officers from selling contraband to inmates, a pastor told a legislative panel Monday.
Beckley (WV) Register Herald
added Jun 26, 2012 03:32
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[Asia, Mid-east, UK] How tobacco firms tried to undermine Muslim countries' smoking ban

Attempts to tackle sales threat by framing criticism of smoking as fundamentalist fanaticism are outlined in cache of documents from 1970s...“‘You couldn’t make it up’...we had tobacco industry lawyers actually developing theological arguments."
The Guardian (uk)
added Apr 20, 2015 09:51
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NEWPORT: Smoking and Drinking in America Today

Gallup’s annual Consumption poll, conducted in July of each year, provides fascinating updates on Americans' smoking and drinking habits...We have been presenting the results on Gallup.com in recent days, and will be presenting more results going forwar
Gallup Organization
added Jul 28, 2014 21:17
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[Asia, Mid-east] Tobacco and entertainment industries target Ramadan audience: WHO

(WHO) is greatly concerned at the level at which tobacco use, in all its forms, has been aggressively promoted during the airing of drama series screened across the Eastern Mediterranean Region ... Viewers were regularly exposed to scenes in which celebri
Ahlul Bayt News Agency (ir)
added Aug 21, 2013 10:26
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[UK] PHILIPS: Viewing pornography is far more damaging than smoking a cigarette

Although I don’t recommend it, it is the case that some people manage to smoke, seemingly without ill effects. My mother, nearly 90, smokes 20 a day and doesn’t even have a smoker’s cough. Pornography is on an entirely different level of moral gravity. Ci
The Catholic Herald (uk)
added May 27, 2013 17:17
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[Nebraska] Judge denies order in Native inmates' lawsuit against prison officials

In 1972, Native American inmates filed a federal lawsuit that resulted in a 1974 agreement under which prison officials agreed to allow the inmates access to medicine men and ceremonial tobacco and to hold religious ceremonies, among other things.
Lincoln (NE) Journal Star
added Sep 23, 2012 18:52
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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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[Vatican City] No more Holy Smokes - Vatican bans sale of cigarettes

“The motive is very simple: the Holy See cannot be cooperating with a practice that is clearly harming the health of people,” spokesman Greg Burke said in a statement. He cited World World Health Organization (WHO) statistics that smoking causes more th
Reuters
added Nov 9, 2017 20:29
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[Asia, Thailand] Cigarette buying age raised to 20

A toughened tobacco control law takes effect Tuesday, raising the legal age to buy cigarettes to 20 and barring tobacco firms from indirect advertisements via corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities.
Bangkok Post (th)
added Jul 4, 2017 00:29
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[Massachusetts] Debate over smoking breaks out at woman’s funeral

In Quincy, Mass., Carol Tan Wong died of lung cancer. During his eulogy for his mother, Adrian Wong said “she was not a smoker. Not exposed to secondhand smoke. Never worked with chemicals. She was simply unlucky.” That’s when David Small, who was not i
Minnesota Public Radio (MPR)
added Mar 29, 2017 19:20
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