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[India] Karnataka cracks down after Suvarna sting reveals ineffective tobacco ban

Despite a ban, chewable tobacco is available freely across the state. A Suvarna News sting revealed even the product manufacturing was inferior and dangerous. The Karnataka government has called for a crackdown. Ineffective as the ban is, the situation i
Asianet News Online (in)
added Oct 27, 2016 21:52

[Asia, India] All forms of chewing tobacco banned

BENGALURU, October 27, 2016 The State government on Wednesday banned the sale of flavoured chewing tobacco that is being sold in sachets as an alternative to the now banned gutka. After the State banned manufacture, storage, distribution and sale of ghut
The Hindu Online (in)
added Oct 27, 2016 21:48
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[California] GALLIAN, et. al.: The case for tougher smoking laws in Sonoma

Council has heard extensive requests from citizens and public health organizations about the need to extend protections... Vote yes on Measure W to amend Chapter 7.24 to expand secondhand smoke and related protections to all public places, multi-family re
Sonoma Valley (CA) Sun
added Oct 27, 2016 19:44
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[Florida] Gainesville debates banning smoking in parks

presented the most recent draft of the ordinance, which would ban smoking from city parks, on Thursday, said Steve Phillips, the director of the Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs department. The city has considered curtailing smoking in p
The Independent Florida Alligator (University of Florida)
added Oct 27, 2016 19:23

[Asia, Mid-east] Iraqi villagers celebrate freedom from Islamic State, but still haunted by terror

"If you are caught smoking you get whipped with a water hose 50 times in public," said Othman Mahmoud, as his friend handed around a pack of cigarettes with a smile.
added Oct 27, 2016 19:08

New Business Pulse focuses on helping businesses improve employee health by reducing tobacco use

(CDC) Foundation today releases Business Pulse: Tobacco Use to help businesses improve employee health... "Tobacco use undermines the health and productivity of American workers," said CDC Director Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H. "We encourage businesses to pu
PR Newswire
added Oct 27, 2016 01:26

Why Smoking Bans Could Help The Environment

Local and global environments are affected by cigarette smoke. One study found that just three cigarettes produce 10 times more air pollution than a diesel engine. In fact, worldwide, cigarette smokers are responsible for as much as 2.8 million tons of c
The Global Dispatch
added Oct 26, 2016 14:03

[Asia, China] A smoke inside the airport? Not any more

SHANGHAI’S two airports will ban smoking inside terminal buildings from this Sunday. Shanghai Airport Authority said yesterday all indoor smoking rooms will be closed. The authority has set up outdoor smoking areas and smokers will be guided to these de
Shanghai Daily (cn)
added Oct 26, 2016 13:30
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[Malta] [WATCH] Ban on smoking in cars carrying minors will include electronic cigarettes

Motorists will have to suppress their urge to smoke any kind of tobacco – including electronic cigarettes – until they arrive to their destination, if they want to avoid a €50 fine. In a press conference, Health Minister Chris Fearne also announced that
Malta Today (mt)
added Oct 26, 2016 13:29

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] BJMP to ban smoking in all jails

the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) has said it will soon implement the “no smoking” policy in all district and city jails nationwide. BJMP Chief Director Serafin Barreto Jr. said smoking will no longer be permitted in all jails run by the
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Oct 26, 2016 13:28
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