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Australia: Randwick Council Approves Smoking Ban on Beaches

During its last meeting,  Randwick Council  approved proposal by councillor Kathy Neilson to make beaches smoke-free. Last time similar law was proposed six years ago, in 2008, but it was not supported...
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Taiwan: No Smoking at Bus Stops in Taipei

Health officials in Taipei city told that now smoking is prohibited on all bus stops along all 13 city’s bus-only lanes. Those who will violate the anti-smoking policy will be subjected to a maximum...
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Turkey Extends Smoking Ban

Turkish Minister of Health Mehmet Muezzinoglu told this week that Turkey wants to extend existing smoking ban to some outdoor public places. Today in the country smoking is not allowed in indoor public...
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Philippines: New Initiative from Anti-Smoking Activists

In Philippines activists are worried that people who buy cigarettes by stick do not see anti-smoking warnings as they are placed on packs and they do not buy packs. A group of anti-smoking activists asked...
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Ukraine: Total Tobacco Advertising Ban is Needed

In the Ukraine the Smoke Free Project urges government to totally ban all cigarette pack displays from points of sales. The idea resulted from monitoring project performed by the Regional Advocacy Center...
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Smoking Rates Dropped in the UK Since 1940s

Since 1940s smoking rates in the UK have significantly dropped and are now at the lowest level. Data shows that smoking rates declined among over-18s from 19.8% in 2012 to 18.7% in 2013.  In England...
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Thailand: High Smoking Rates Among Taxi Drivers

  A study by human rights association in Thailand revealed that almost 90 percent of people with low-income have low quality of life, show tendency to smoke cigaretets and have debts. According to...
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Korea to Increase Cigarette Prices by 80%

In 2015 smokers in South Korea will have to pay two times more for a pack of cigarettes which costs today 2,500 won on average. The government told that it wants to increase cigarette prices by 80% by...
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Nigeria Moves Forward Tobacco Control

Last week, on Wednesday, Senate in Nigeria passed the first reading of a bill to control tobacco use in the country. The bill is entitled ”An act to provide for the regulation and control of production,...
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Is Anti-Tobacco Law Observed in Russia?

A report presented by Consumers International shows that most restaurants and cafes in Russia do comply with the new anti-smoking law adopted in summer. Consumers International is an international organization...
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