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Labor shortage, problem in Macau;Visa restrictions in HK hurting Macau

Meanwhile, gaming operator Melco Crown Entertainment has been accused of violating the mass floor full smoking ban in two of its casinos—City of Dreams and Altira Macau. “In the first two weeks, we were very satisfied with the new ban’s implementation,
CalvinAyre .com
added Oct 31, 2014 20:10
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[UK] Car dealer caught in Bradford with 46,000 'black market' cigarettes

A CAR dealer caught with two suitcases full of 46,000 illicit cigarettes as he was driving through Bradford has been given a community order. Tudor Strisca, 26, was sentenced by Bradford and Keighley magistrates after he admitted possessing the cigare
Bradford Telegraph and Argus (uk)
added Oct 31, 2014 20:07
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[UK] Southampton cement mixer tobacco gang jailed

A gang who ran an illegal tobacco factory where a cement mixer was used to combine the product with schnapps and vinegar have been jailed. Chinese nationals Tian Yang and Shu Lan Lin set up the operation at a house in Southampton in which husband and wi
BBC Online
added Oct 31, 2014 20:05
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[UK] Countywide warning after Forest of Dean smoker died when her mattress caught fire

A COUNTYWIDE warning has been issued by a coroner today after a reclusive, bedridden Forest of Dean smoker died when her air mattress caught fire and the electric pump fanned the flames. Pauline Goscombe, 75, of Bridge Walk, Ruardean Hill, Drybrook, had
Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard (uk)
added Oct 31, 2014 20:04
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[UK] Stockton Council asks: Don't smoke in children's playgrounds

Voluntary scheme sees children ask adults not to smoke in front of them - but councillor says outright ban in parks would be a step too far
Middlesboro Evening Gazette (uk)
added Oct 31, 2014 20:03
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[UK] Smokers puff potential life insurance savings away - Over a third of smokers (37%) admit that they have tried and failed to quit smoking

Confused.com can reveal that nearly three quarters (72%) of smokers have tried to give up smoking – yet only two-thirds (38%) have successfully quit the habit... The research from the leading price-comparison website reveals that the average smoker smoke
Confused.com (uk)
added Oct 31, 2014 20:00
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[UK] Teenagers who hate their hometown are turning to smoking and drinking 'to cope'

It found that a fifth of young people start smoking and drinking due to dissatisfaction with the place they live, despite and overall downward trend for these behaviours in the UK and the US. The study revealed young people said they felt unhappy with th
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 31, 2014 19:55
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[New Zealand] Dr Joshua Freeman: Trade deal needs urgent check up

In practice, the threat of action can have a handcuffing effect....In New Zealand, action on plain packaging of cigarettes has already been delayed; we're waiting because a tobacco company is suing Australia.
New Zealand Herald
added Oct 31, 2014 19:52
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[Asia, Singapore] 'Smoking out' illegal cigarette dealers

In the first nine months of this year, 37 people were caught storing contraband cigarettes in their HDB flats and selling these duty-unpaid cigarettes to neighbourhood residents. Singapore Customs said in a statement yesterday that it has since stepped u
AsiaOne (sg)
added Oct 31, 2014 19:43
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A Writer Whose Pen Never Rests, Even Facing Death

Clive James has just published a book of writing on poetry...Once a three-fisted drinker and smoker, Mr. James, 75, was found to have leukemia in 2010, with the added complications of emphysema and kidney failure.
New York Times
added Oct 31, 2014 19:33
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