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New Quit Smoking App Launched in Switzerland

The Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) in Switzerland launched a new  personalised application for smartphones which will help smokers quit their habit by communication with a person who supports...
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UK: Should Smoking be Banned at Outdoor Areas?

Dame Sally Davies, top medical officer in England, told that use of tobacco should be banned at kid’s playgrounds and parks. She welcomes anti-smoking measures aimed at reduction of active smoking...
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UK: No More Smoking in Cars in Presence of Kids

In the UK starting from October 1, 2015, comes into effect legislation which bans smoking in cars where young people under 18 are present. The new anti-smoking law aims to protect yonger generations from...
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Smokers in Paris Get Free Pocket Ashtrays

Paris, the capital of France, wants to fight cigarette butts on the streets by providing ashtrays to smokers. Thus there will be distributed 15,000 pocket ashtrays to Parisioans and tourists as a measure...
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Norway: No Smoking on Balconies

Bærum, an suburb of Oslo, developed a new condominium project which would prohibit tobacco use on balconies and in the garden terraces of apartments on the first floor of housing buildings. Developers...
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Ghana Increases Prices on Cigarettes

Parliament in Ghana passed legislation which increases price on tobacco products in order to reduce use of tobacco products in the country. With this step the officials want to reduce the number of smoking-related...
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24% Smokers in Egypt

Egyptian Health Ministry Undersecretary for Preventive Affairs Amr Kandil told that 24% of people in Egypt are tobacco users. Kandil told that bad news is that 12% of all smokers are young people under...
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Plain Cigarette Packs Discussed on Conference in France

Last week ministers from ten countries came to the anti-smoking conference in Paris, France, to discuss the possibility to introduce plain packs for cigarettes. The measure aims to reduce smoking rates...
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Economic Crisis in Russia Affected Tobacco Market

Past year the economical situation in Russia became quite difficult. The main reason for that are sanctions imposed by Europe and the USA, and drop in oil prices. This resulted in economic problems such...
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Tobacco Use in Zimbabwe

In 2014, Zimbabwe got $773 million from sales of cigarettes which were mainly consumed by smokers in China. The country itself tries to reduce tobacco consumption at home because today thousands Zimbabweans...
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