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[Portugal] VIDEO: Epiphany event includes kids smoking

The Epiphany celebrations in the Portuguese village of Vale de Salgueiro feature a tradition that each year causes an outcry among outsiders: Parents encouraging their children, some as young as 5, to smoke cigarettes. Locals say the practice has been pa
AP - Associated Press
added Jan 8, 2018 15:00
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American Indians in Minnesota reclaiming traditional tobacco

Minnesota’s nearly 60,000 American Indians have the highest cancer and cancer mortality rates in the state, according to health data. As a result, the 11 sovereign tribes are implementing more rules about commercial tobacco and encouraging the use of tra
Minneapolis (MN) Star Tribune
added Jan 18, 2018 17:50
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[Asia, Mid-east, Saudi Arabia] Madinah Hosts Anti-Smoking Event To Preserve City's Cleanliness

Al-Yamani stressed the importance of making Madinah smoke-free, especially around the Prophet’s Mosque. He recalled some of the actions of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) to preserve the city’s cleanliness, palm trees and birds.
Arab News (sa)
added Dec 22, 2017 01:45
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[Africa, Vatican City] WASWANI: Will Vatican cigarette sale ban trigger war on tobacco use in Kenya?

Pope Francis’ voice and action of banning cigarrete (smoking) at the Vatican is a timely move that will boost the war on Tobacco consumption...In a country like Kenya where Christians often break biblical rules at will, it is likely that the Pope’s ban wi
The Standard (ke)
added Nov 13, 2017 05:46
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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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[Italy, Vatican City] White Smoke From the Vatican? Not From Cigarettes

Selling discounted tobacco to employees and pensioners, without the increasingly stringent taxes imposed in surrounding Italy, has long been a source of revenue for the tiny Vatican City State. Many people in Rome have bought cigarettes through acquainta
New York Times
added Nov 9, 2017 19:59
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[Vatican City] Holy Smoke! Vatican to stop selling cigarettes in its shops

Pope Francis is saying "Just Say No" to cigarettes. The Vatican announced Thursday that it would no longer sell cigarettes to employees in its duty free shop and supermarket — giving up an estimated 10 million euros ($11 million) a year in profit.
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 9, 2017 19:57
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[Belgium] Health as a broader church

Speaking ahead of the event, Claire Fox said it could sometimes feel as though a new secular religious fervor had taken hold in terms of an obsessive public health agenda. “Behavior modification may have changed its form but guilt-inducing campaigns aga
Tobacco Reporter
added Nov 18, 2017 03:06
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[UK] Prison chaplain ditches old Bibles with thin pages because inmates keep smoking them

Tobacco ban led to numerous inmates suddenly converting to Christianity. Push for smoke-free prisons already being blamed for rise in violence and self-harm in some jails.
IBTimes (uk)
added Nov 3, 2017 00:06
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[UK] Smoking ban is blamed for huge rise in violence in prisons as black-market tobacco sells for £150 an ounce and inmates use BIBLES to roll illicit cigarettes

Prisoners are turning to Christianity in jail after discovering that pages from the Bible are suitable for rolling cigarettes, it has been claimed. Inmates are said to have found the texture is perfect for rolling cigarettes made of tobacco or mixtures
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 3, 2017 00:03
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