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[UK, UK-Wales] Most smokers 'want ban in cars'

Research carried out by Flexed shows 89% of smokers support a complete ban and 96% of non-smokers believe smoking in cars should be outlawed.
BT (British Telecommunications) (uk)
added Jul 22, 2014 06:56
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[Burma/Myanmar] THIT: Passive smoke: an enemy to nonsmokers

In Myanmar, laws exist to protect the population from the effects of secondhand smoke but fines are weak and the laws have not been enforced. However, there is evidence that awareness of the issue is growing and senior officials within the Ministry of H
Myanmar Times (mm)
added Jul 21, 2014 13:49
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[Louisiana] Smoke-free New Orleans?

Local bars are being encouraged to tell patrons to put their butts out this week. The Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living is promoting "Smoke-Free Week" in New Orleans through Friday.
WWL 870 AM / 105.3 FM (New Orleans, LA)
added Jul 21, 2014 13:48
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Speaker of Moscow legislature says Russia’s anti-tobacco law is too harsh

“The law’s goal is not to catch and punish smokers but to demonstrate that smoking is a bad habit,” Vladimir Platonov ...“but I don’t see how a smoker can tolerate refraining from smoking in a long-distance train bound, say, for Vladivostok.”
ITAR-TASS (ru)
added Jul 21, 2014 12:33
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Texas Sheriffs Mull Selling E-Cigarettes to Inmates

As a way to allow some inmates to get their nicotine fix and sheriffs to shore up tight budgets, county jails across the country have begun selling electronic cigarettes. Though the trend has largely bypassed Texas, jail officials say that could change a
New York Times
added Jul 20, 2014 09:55
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Study Suggests Tough Smoking Laws Might Lower Suicide Risk

Smoking may increase a person's risk for suicide, but high cigarette taxes and smoking restrictions in public places lower that risk, a new study suggests. Previous research has found that smokers are more likely to take their own lives than nonsmokers.
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jul 19, 2014 04:45
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Many U.S. Smokers Say Higher Cigarette Taxes Are Unjust

Independent research on the effectiveness of tax increases for reducing smoking rates is mixed.... While a majority of smokers think higher taxes on cigarettes are unjustly discriminatory, a solid majority of smokers say increased restrictions on smoking
Gallup Organization
added Jul 19, 2014 04:37
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[Pennsylvania] Why companies control smokers ($$)

a local hospital will no longer hire people who test positive for nicotine addiction, aka, smokers. The reason for this, a hospital spokesperson said, is to trim employee insurance costs, “improve” the health profile of its staff, and keep the guiding spi
Bucks County (PA) Courier Times
added Jul 18, 2014 18:30
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[Africa, Nigeria] No Plan To Ban Tobacco Smoking – Reps

House of Representatives yesterday stated that it had no plans to ban tobacco smoking in the country. Instead, the House clarified that a proposed legislation it was presently considering sought to “regulate” tobacco production, packaging and promotional
Leadership (ng)
added Jul 18, 2014 18:27
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Nicotine nation: The story of Russia's addiction to the cigarette

RBTH takes a trip back in time to uncover the history of smoking in Russia and the changing attitudes to the habit - which often depended on whether the country’s ruler was a smoker or not.
Russia Beyond The Headlines (Rossiyskaya gazeta) (ru)
added Jul 18, 2014 18:23
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