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The plan for a total ban on indoor smoking might be going up in smoke

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 04:28

A proposed plan by the authorities to ban smoking in all indoor public areas, such as bars and restaurants, may now go up in smoke. The Health Promotion Administration said at the start of the year that it wanted to introduce the measure to protect non-smokers from second-hand smoke.

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Smokers' Rights Advocates Resist Tobacco Regulation in Indonesia

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 00:25

Workers hand roll Kretek, or clove cigarettes, widely popular in the country at a factory in Kudus, Central Java province, Indonesia, March 17, 2016 in this photo taken by Antara Foto. If you smoke in Indonesia - and chances are high that you do, as the country is on track to have the world's highest smoking rate within the next decade - you're likely a fan of kreteks, the clove cigarettes that are omnipresent in the island nation.

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Teen smoking banned

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 20:06

A sign is put up at the entrance to Wat Samian Naree in Bangkok to designate a space for smokers as the latest amendment to the tobacco control law goes into effect. A toughened tobacco control law takes effect Tuesday, raising the legal age to buy cigarettes to 20 and barring tobacco firms from indirect advertisements via corporate social responsibility activities.

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Virginia-Beach 10 mins ago 1:30 p.m.Discarded smoking materials to blame for townhouse fire

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 15:51

Firefighters were called to the 100 block of Tower Drive in Parliament Village shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday. Arriving crews found smoke and flames coming from the building.

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POLL: The smoking ban ten years on: Do you agree with the law?

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 11:22

Health campaigners are celebrating the 10th anniversary of smoke-free legislation in England, saying it has had one of the biggest impacts on public health over the last decade. Laws banning smoking in virtually all enclosed public places in England - including offices, warehouses, factories, pubs, restaurants, railway stations, working vehicles and leisure centres - came into effect on July 1 2007, following Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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President addresses off-campus smoking

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 11:22

"We'll just have to live with it. We have discussed it," Selectman David Unger declared at the June 21 meeting between municipal and Maine Maritime Academy officials in reference to the primary agenda item: the academy's tobacco-free campus policy.

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Top Trends in Cigarettes in Cuba Market 2017-Design Competition...

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 09:00

"Cigarettes in Cuba, 2017" is an analytical report by that provides extensive and highly detailed current and future market trends in Cuba. Cuba is the largest island in the Caribbean and one of the larger markets for cigarettes in the region.

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Smoking laws hailed a major success in reducing number of smokers and smoking related deaths

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 04:32

THE NUMBER of people in Worcestershire who smoke has dropped significantly in the past five years and the number smoking related deaths in the county is now 13 per cent lower than the national average. The latest figures published by Public Health England on the eve of the 10th anniversary of the Smokefree legislation, which banned people from lighting up inside bars, clubs, restaurants and other enclosed public places and the workplace, show a dramatic decline in smoking rates across the West Midlands as a whole.

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Quit smoking, get free diapers

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 04:32

In addition to better health for them and their babies, moms-to-be who successfully quit smoking will receive up to 12 months of free diapers after their baby is born. The incentive is part of the Baby & Me Tobacco Free program that helps pregnant women quit smoking and maintain smoking cessation through the postpartum period and beyond.

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Government urged to stub out tobacco 'combi-packs' aimed at young

Sun, 07/02/2017 - 22:30

Long-time anti-smoking campaigner Professor Luke Clancy said the Government must deal with the entire issue of roll-ups if it is ever to achieve its stated aim of a "smoker-free Ireland by 2025". Stock picture Health Minister Simon Harris has been urged to ban so-called "combi-packs" of roll-your-own tobacco and cigarette papers.

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Out of sight, out of mind? Tougher rules for tobacco sales land in N.L.

Sun, 07/02/2017 - 18:09

New legislation restricting the sale of flavoured tobacco, shisha and e-cigarettes in now in effect in this province, prompting cheers from one local advocate group. "This is just another step to help improve the health of the people of our province," said Kevin Coady of the Newfoundland and Labrador Alliance for Control of Tobacco.

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Kids' campaign aims to keep tobacco out of parks

Sun, 07/02/2017 - 13:53

Children in East Dunbartonshire have created artwork in a bid to persuade smokers to keeptheir fumes away from where they play. Every play park in Milton of Campsie, Lennoxtown and Torrance has been designated as "smoke free" in the latest attempt by the East Dunbartonshire Tobacco Alliance to stamp out the habit.

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San Francisco bans flavored tobacco sales

Sun, 07/02/2017 - 09:23

On Tuesday, June 20, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to pass legislation that will make San Francisco the first municipality to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes. The law goes into effect April 1, 2018.

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Tokyo votes in high-stakes city election

Sun, 07/02/2017 - 05:06

In this Thursday, June 29, 2017 photo, Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike waves to a crowd during her "Tomin First" party's campaign rally for Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly election in Tokyo.

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Turning Point Brands (TPB) and British American Tobacco PLC (NYSE:BTI) Financial Analysis

Sun, 07/02/2017 - 01:10

Turning Point Brands and British American Tobacco PLC are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, earnings, profitabiliy, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership. This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Turning Point Brands and British American Tobacco PLC, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

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Vaping on the rise but no clear proof it's safe, experts say

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 21:02

The debate continues whether the use of electronic cigarettes, known as vaping, is a safer alternative to smoking tobacco or a viable option for those who are trying to kick the tobacco habit. The debate continues whether the use of electronic cigarettes, known as vaping, is a safer alternative to smoking tobacco or a viable option for those who are trying to kick the tobacco habit.

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Number of smokers at record low 10 years on from landmark ban

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 16:44

Saturday marks a decade since the law was introduced in England, making it illegal for anyone to smoke inside enclosed public spaces Saturday marks a decade since the law was introduced in England , making it illegal for anyone to smoke inside enclosed public spaces including bars, clubs, restaurants and workplaces. According to Public Health England , the law's success has been "phenomenal" with the UK now boasting the second lowest smoking rate in Europe.

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Somerset and the rest of the region lead the way in giving up smoking

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 12:29

THE smoking ban in public places in England has helped cut smoking rates as more people have been encouraged to kick the habit in the last decade. Today marks the 10th anniversary of what is viewed by many as the most important public health reform in generations - the ending of smoking in enclosed public places in England.

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Louisiana expands ban on smoking at K-12 schools

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 12:28

Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed the expansion legislation by Republican Rep. Frank Hoffmann of West Monroe, a bill that won final passage in the recently-ended legislative session. The changes took effect immediately.

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Today is ten years since the smoking ban came in

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 10:15

But ten years on most have adapted and one in Leeds recently announced it was banning smoking outside as well. The Myrtle Tavern in Meanwood has outlawed smoking in its beer garden to make it more family friendly for the summer.

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