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Ethiopian capital implements ban on public smoking

The move will make the capital Addis Ababa the second Ethiopian city to enforce the law after north Ethiopia’s Mekelle city, which put the law into effect in January last year. The law which came to effect nearly two years after approved in parliament i
Sudan Tribune (fr)
added Feb 18, 2016 22:56

[Africa] Zimbabwe: Suspected Zanu-PF Youths Kidnap, Assault Vapostori Worshipers, Force Them to Sniff Tobacco

Ten suspected Zanu PF youths were on Sunday arrested after they kidnapped and assaulted vapostori worshipers who were conducting their night prayers at a mountain near Murahwa Hill Nature Reserve, saying the place was "sacred". The youths had been campin
added Feb 13, 2016 22:04

Cora Jakes Coleman Questions If God Told Le'Andria Johnson to Pass Out Cigarettes, Condoms

Would God really tell Grammy Award winning gospel singer and pastor Le'Andria Johnson to minister to prostitutes by giving them cigarettes and condoms?... After catching wind of the Oxygen show "Preachers Of Atlanta," Coleman admits that her spirit was t
Christian Post
added Feb 11, 2016 19:36

[Afghanistan, Asia] Kunduz Residents Live in Fear of Taliban’s Return

As a sign of their confidence, the Taliban recently issued an edict that they said applied to all of Kunduz Province and was a direct throwback to their harsh rule...They also insisted on an end to the use of tobacco, drugs and alcohol, and a ban on “vulg
New York Times
added Feb 7, 2016 16:09

[Georgia] 'Preachers of Atlanta' Pastor Gives Condoms, Cigarettes to Those in Need

for the two stars of Oxygen’s “Preachers of Atlanta,” it’s evidence of a way to reach folks who may be put off by church. “20 cigarettes, 20 people smoking them… they all came to church,” Pastor Le’Andria Johnson told theGrio regarding her attempt to brea
Electronic Urban Report (EUR)
added Feb 3, 2016 22:37

[Asia, India] Gurgaon Police aim to make city tobacco-free by banning sales within 100 metres of schools and religious places

With the latest amendment in the Juvenile Justice Act under Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA), Gurgaon police have launched a pilot project, in collaboration with an NGO and a private hospital, to make the city tobacco-free.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 2, 2016 01:05

[Syria, USA] AP FACT CHECK: Claims from the Republican debate

"Why should we be letting people smoke their cigars in their comfortable chairs in Raqqa?" THE FACTS: Carson is not likely to find IS fighters lounging with cigars in Raqqa, their de facto capital in Syria. The group has imposed a strict smoking ban throu
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jan 15, 2016 22:55

[Asia-pacific] Malaysia struggles with decision on vaping boom

Malaysia faces two additional problems. One is that amid pressure from Muslim leaders and some health activists, bans on e-cigarettes have already been announced in several of the country's 13 states...second problem is that the rapid growth of vaping has
Nikkei Inc. (jp)
added Jan 14, 2016 12:49

[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Ban on vape sale an apt move

the decision made by many state governments not to allow the sale of vape products has been seen as a very apt and relevant move. This is because the health risks and effects of vaping using the e-cigarettes, especially among the young people, know no rel
Rakyat Post (my)
added Jan 11, 2016 16:59

[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Cigarettes not banned because of Malay MPs smoking in Parliament? Group asks

Frustrated with the ban on vaping in several states, a business group has challenged the authorities to similarly prohibit cigarettes. Pertubuhan Ikatan Usahawan Kecil dan Sederhana Malaysia (Ikhlas) president Mohd Ridzuan Abdullah noted that a fatwa was
Malay Mail (my)
added Jan 8, 2016 21:31
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