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New Supreme Court of Canada appointee Suzanne Côté has national profile, known for taking on big cases

woman to the Supreme Court of Canada directly from a career in private practice. She has often represented large corporations in court — above, Imperial Tobacco in 2012
Financial Post (ca)
added Nov 28, 2014 04:02
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[Asia] China mulls smoking scene ban on screen

China's National Health and Family Planning Commission has proposed in a draft a fine up to 30,000 yuan for showing smoking scenes in TV programs and films. According to the draft, all cigarette brands and cigarette advertisements are to be banned from a (cn)
added Nov 28, 2014 03:56

[Asia, China] Media workers support smoking ban on screen

Renowned producer Yu Shengli, known for the hit television dramas Da Zhai Men and Legend of Bruce Lee, firmly supported the decision. "Banning smoking on screen is a necessary step towards a modern society. It is putting emphasis on our environment, on (cn)
added Nov 28, 2014 03:47
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[Asia, China] Bill Gates has cameo in anti-smoking video

a Chinese anti-smoking music video, which is part of a social media campaign launched by the foundation against passive smoking. Feng Zhe, a gold medalist on the parallel bars in the 2012 Olympic Games, released his song Say No to Forced Smoking on Wedne (cn)
added Nov 28, 2014 03:45

[UK] E-cigarettes ‘don’t lead to tobacco habit’ ($$)

E-cigarettes are used almost entirely by smokers trying to quit, according to figures which show no evidence that the devices act as a “gateway” to tobacco. The first report by the Office for National Statistics on e-cigarettes found that almost two mill
Times Of London (uk)
added Nov 27, 2014 13:20

Current Cigarette Smoking Among Adults — United States, 2005–2013

These disparities underscore the importance of enhancing the implementation and reach of proven strategies to prevent and reduce tobacco use among these groups, as well as expanding questions on surveillance tools to better capture data on subpopulations
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
added Nov 26, 2014 15:49

[UK] Adult smoking habits in Great Britain: 2013

Trends in smoking prevalence and cigarette consumption 1974-2013.
added Nov 26, 2014 11:28

Smoke signals from China are bad for Big Tobacco ($$)

Cold water has been poured on attempts by multinational tobacco companies to force their way into the lucrative Chinese market after the country was reported to be considering a big crackdown on smoking. Draft legislation that would end tobacco advertisi
Times Of London (uk)
added Nov 26, 2014 11:27

Latest Report

The 2013 SALSUS reports provide information on: prevalence of smoking, drinking and drug use; frequency of substance misuse; sources and availability of cigarettes, alcohol and drugs and pupils' attitudes to substance misuse. It also provides information
Scottish Health Statistics / ISD Scotland
added Nov 26, 2014 11:25

[UK-Scotland] Scots teenagers stub out the smoking habit

A study found 2% of 13 year-olds were regular smokers in 2013, down from 3% in 2010. The number of 15-year-old smokers has dropped to 9% from 13%. More than four-fifths of 13 year-olds (87%) and two-thirds of all 15-year-olds (66%) said they had never s
Evening Times (uk)
added Nov 26, 2014 11:24
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