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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Anti-tobacco group chides Olympic minister over smoking areas for Tokyo 2020

The Japan Society for Tobacco Control released a statement on Aug. 10 demanding Shunichi Suzuki, the minister for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, retract a statement about allowing designated smoking areas rather than making the games smoke-free.
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added Aug 11, 2017 14:14
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[Australia] Nicotine in sports: high use but little evidence of effects on performance

However, our research published today shows that the use of nicotine among athletes is high and increasing. In some sports, up to half the team uses nicotine in various forms, mostly as smokeless chewing tobacco or nicotine patches and gum. This led the
The Conversation (au)
added Aug 8, 2017 20:44
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[Spain, UK] Boxing star Kell Brook is quizzed by police for 'causing drunken havoc' on easyJet Liverpool to Barcelona flight

He was even smoking in the toilets, according to passengers on the flight
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 7, 2017 17:52
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[UK] Parents smoking at youth football matches prompts campaign urging them to stub out on the sidelines

Smoke Free Sidelines highlights how children copy adult behaviour. The campaign has not been prompted by a noticeable rise in people smoking at youth football pitches, but is part of a wider drive to improve health in the county.
Eastern Daily Press (EDP) (uk)
added Jul 13, 2017 18:07
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Tom McEvoy Reflects on Early Days of the World Series of Poker Main Event

I’ve known three people I could name who never smoked and who died from being around second-hand smoke... How bad was the smoking at the World Series of Poker?...“The WSOP would be so bad with the smoking that players were getting bronchitis and coughing
PokerNews.com
added Jul 12, 2017 21:39
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Sarah Silverman A Match For ‘Battle Of The Sexes’

is set to play Gladys Heldman. She was the founder of World Tennis magazine; she supported Billie Jean King and other female players who formed the Virginia Slims Tour in the early 1970s that was the precursor of today’s WTA Tour. She is a member of the I
Deadline Hollywood
added Jul 11, 2017 18:44
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ARCHIVE: Billie Jean King Elected To Philip Morris Board

US Women's Soccer Team has taken an active role in persuading young women, and young men, from taking up smoking. They appear in tobacco control advertisements, and speak to youngsters...King is not passing on a similar message to young tennis players.
CleanLungs.com (Citizens for Clean Air in Apartments (CCAA))
added Jul 11, 2017 18:27
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ARCHIVE: Statement: Recent Appointment of Billie Jean King to the Philip Morris Companies, Inc. Board of Directors

the world’s largest seller of tobacco products to women and children...six years after the introduction of Virginia Slims and other women-oriented brands, the rate of smoking initiation of 12-year-old girls had increased by 110 percent.
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Jul 11, 2017 18:20
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ARCHIVE: PUCIN: Billie Jean Is Blowing Smoke at Her Responsibility to Youth

pioneer of women's professional tennis and an outspoken proponent of equality for women's sports, has joined the board of directors of Philip Morris International, a tobacco company that provided the first big, brassy sponsor of women's pro tennis, Virgin
Los Angeles Times
added Jul 11, 2017 18:14
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[New York] ARCHIVE: HERBERT: In America; 'If I Had Known'

Sackman was 17...this afternoon at Madison Square Garden we have the finals of the Virginia Slims tennis championships, and the continuing irony of exceptionally vital and very young women being used to promote cigarettes, a product that destroys life.
New York Times
added Jul 11, 2017 18:11
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