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Are Tobacco Companies Targeting Youth?

Tomorrow, on November 20, USA launches 39th edition of annual Great American Smokeout to encourage people to lead a healthy lifestyle without smoking in order to prevent development of smoking related...
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Thailand: Anti-Smoking Campaign on Koh Tao Island

In order to improve the image of Koh Tao Island, Thailand, and attract more tourists, agencies propose to make it smoke-free. The Koh Samui municipality, the Thai Health Promotion Foundation along with...
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Bulgaria Proposed a 90% Tax on Cigarettes

In a recent interview, Bulgarian Minister of Finance Vladislav Goranov said that starting from January 1, 2018, members of European Union states will have to impose a 90% excise duty on tobacco products....
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South Korea: More Smokers Want to Quit

South Korea plans to increase cigarette prices starting from January 2015 and these days more and more smokers are seeking government help to quit smoking. Ministry of Health and Welfare reveals that...
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No Smoking in Apartments in San Diego County

Authorities in San Diego County, California, decided to promote a proposed by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to encourage owners of  apartment buildings to prohibit use of cigarettes...
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A Night Market in Taipei Became Smoke-Free

Starting from November 1,  Ningxia Night Market in Taipei, Taiwan, became first night market in the city which prohibited smoking. A number of volunteers organized a kind of flash mob at the entrance...
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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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