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[Africa, Zimbabwe] ULAMA: Smoking – A social poison

laying down a principle, the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) had stated that “Your body has a right on you.” It is alarming to note that by abusing their bodies, through wilful smoking, over 3 million people worldwide die from smoking-related causes
Zimbabwe Daily
added Aug 11, 2017 15:55
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[Asia, Sri Lanka] DHAMMIKA: Smoking and the five precepts

The Five Precepts consist of the bare minimum of Buddhist moral behaviour...the fifth Precept must exclude smoking. But, this answer needs to be looked at more carefully because it is both right and wrong. It is right that tobacco did not exist in ancien
The Island (lk)
added Jul 16, 2017 20:15
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[Asia-pacific, Thailand] Stricter anti-tobacco laws go into effect

Key measures in this law include a ban on selling tobacco products to people aged under 20... There is also a ban on all forms of tobacco advertising and marketing, and on tobacco businesses conducting corporate social responsibility activities. Sponso
The Nation (th)
added Jul 5, 2017 19:04
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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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[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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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] 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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