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[Kansas] Judge bars Topeka city government from enforcing ordinance raising smoking age

Shawnee County District Judge Franklin Theis issued a permanent injunction Thursday barring Topeka’s city government from enforcing an ordinance its governing body approved in December banning the sale of tobacco products to adults ages 18 to 20.
Topeka (KS) Capital-Journal
added Mar 23, 2018 15:30
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[Netherlands, UK] Netflix dramas can’t kick smoking habit

Television services that deliver programmes over the internet from outside the UK are not regulated by Ofcom. Netflix is licensed by the Dutch Media Authority because its European base is in Amsterdam. Anti-smoking charities demanded that British author
Times Of London (uk)
added Mar 23, 2018 15:09
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[Asia, China] State Council reform to tackle role of big tobacco in policy-making

A proposed reform to China’s most important tobacco control group is expected to significantly reduce the influence of “big tobacco”...the mechanism in place to implement [FCTC] would be overhauled, taking power from the hands of the tobacco industry and
CGTN America (China Global Television Network)
added Mar 22, 2018 18:01
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Austrian lawmakers vote to hinder smoking ban in restaurants and bars

lower house of parliament voted on Thursday to scrap an impending ban on smoking in bars and restaurants, backing the coalition government despite opposition from health campaigners and opposition parties. FILE PHOTO: An ash tray with cigarette butts is
Reuters
added Mar 22, 2018 17:43
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[Asia] Tobacco Use Among Women – An Increasing Concern in India

According to studies, India now has 12.1 million women smokers and only lags behind the United States in this segment. While an average male smokes 6.1 cigarettes a day, a woman smokes an average of 7 cigarettes per day! And this is only the tip of the
The Quint (in)
added Mar 22, 2018 16:02
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[Asia, India] Health ministry launches national campaign to warn against dangers of second-hand smoke exposure

The Union health ministry has launched national tobacco control mass media campaign to warn people about the deadly harms of exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke (SHS). It is the first national tobacco control mass media campaign to promote the quitline
Pharmabiz.com (in)
added Mar 22, 2018 15:42
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United States Tribal Territories (Indian Reservations) Tobacco/E-Cigarette Products Report 2018 - A Unique Opportunity for the Vaping Trade? - ResearchAndMarkets.com

The purpose of this report is to examine the issue of tobacco product sales in tribal (also known as Indian or pueblo) territories in the US, and to examine the potential opportunities for the nicotine-alternatives sector.
Business Wire
added Mar 22, 2018 15:41
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Russia Vape Survey 2018 - More Use E-cigs Just Because They Like It - ResearchAndMarkets.com

The survey was conducted with the help of industry players, e-cigarette forums and online vaper groups. No financial incentive was offered for completion of the survey, but respondents and collaborating media were provided with an executive summary of th
Business Wire
added Mar 22, 2018 15:40
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[New Zealand] Big tobacco firms clash in NZ

Philip Morris (New Zealand) is suing British American Tobacco (New Zealand), alleging its larger rival is breaching competition law by locking retailers into contracts designed to preserve its dominance in a $2.5 billion market.
Scoop (nz)
added Mar 22, 2018 15:34
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[Australia] Measles among smokers linked to COPD risk

Childhood measles has been linked to an increased risk of developing chronic lung disease, but only in adults with asthma and a history of smoking. An Australian study of more than 8000 Tasmanians found childhood measles infection - a highly contagious
AP - Associated Press
added Mar 22, 2018 15:19
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