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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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Tunisian smoker jailed for not fasting during Ramadan

A leading rights group has condemned the imprisonment of a man in Tunisia for smoking a cigarette in public during the dawn-to-dusk Muslim fast. A court in north-western Bizerte town sentenced the man to one month in jail for "public indecency". The ruli
BBC Online
added Jun 14, 2017 22:53
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US prison chaplain in Texas sentenced to year for smugglingf

Authorities say a Southeast Texas prison chaplain who smuggled tobacco and cigarettes to federal inmates must serve a year and a day behind bars. Eric S. Patrick of Nederland was sentenced Tuesday by a federal judge in Beaumont. The 43-year-old Patrick i
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 14, 2017 21:04
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[Africa] Tunisia: man facing jail for smoking during Ramadan

International human rights law and the Tunisian constitution both guarantee the right to freedom of conscience and the freedom of religion. Article 18 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which protects the right to freedom of tho
Amnesty International UK (uk)
added Jun 14, 2017 22:52
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[Africa] Rights group slams 'absurd' Ramadan penalty in Tunisia

Amnesty International on Tuesday dismissed as "absurd" the jailing... Prosecuting people on a charge of "public indecency" for smoking or eating in public during Ramadan "is a clear violation of individual freedoms in Tunisia", Amnesty said in a statement
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Jun 13, 2017 20:54
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[Africa] Tunisian sentenced to jail for smoking during Ramadan

A Tunisian court Monday sentenced to one month in prison a man who smoked a cigarette in public during the Muslim dawn-to-dusk holy fasting month of Ramadan, a spokesman said. The man was seen smoking outside the Bizerte courthouse by a judiciary offic
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Jun 13, 2017 02:36
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[Africa] Tunisians demand the right to eat and drink during Ramadan as they protest against non-fasters being arrested

A protester in Tunis openly smokes a cigarette and holds a placard reading in French 'Why does it bother you if you fast and I eat?' during Ramadan on Sunday
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 12, 2017 21:45
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Retiree: I used to buy a carton of ciggies weekly

Goh added that he also turned towards spiritual help and the Penang Adventist Hospital’s stop smoking programme ‘Breathe Free’ to quit smoking. “Support from my family also helped me kick the habit. “I believe the most important factor to quit smoking
The Star (my)
added Jun 8, 2017 03:17
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Fervent Prayers Delay Storm for Hours in Russia

Church members had planned a health expo...people were invited to reflect on the smoking habit by a big poster wall displaying pictures of celebrities who smoke. Children were then invited to throw darts at a target cigarette in the poster wall, as their
Adventist Review
added Jun 5, 2017 20:29
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[Asia, India] SHUKLA: Food, nay tobacco, for thought

unless we bring the affected community centre stage, alongside specialists and experts, we can happily (or rather sadly) keep on observing World No Tobacco Day forever.
Citizen News Service (CNS) (in)
added Jun 7, 2017 01:45
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