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Australia: Tourism Industry Supports Smoking Restrictions

Tourism operators in Australia support the suggestion of State Government to  establish smoke-free areas on the Sunshine Coast. According to the plan proposed by Health Minister Lawrence Springborg,...
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Grampians Has Highest Smoking Rate in Australia

In Australia highest smoking rate is reported in Grampians in Victoria region with 28% of adult people smoking a cigarette at least once a day. National Health Performance authority reported that the...
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South Africa’s History of Tobacco Control

1990 – South Africa adopts tobacco control policy in order to reduce tobacco consumption in the country. 1992 – Taxes constitute 30% of tobacco product prices. 1993 – Minister of Health, Dr. Nkosazana...
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Tobacco Prevention Programs Work in Alaska

Recently Alaska reported that this year state’s high school smoking rate dropped to just 10.6%. Since 2007 it generally dropped by 40%. It means that well-funded, sustained tobacco prevention programs...
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UC Campuses To Become Tobacco-Free From January 2014

The University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) puts efforts to become totally smoke-free. Thus all universities in the 10-campus UC system will be officially designated as non-smoking from January...
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Ouachita Parish Bans Tobacco in Bars and Bingo Halls

The Ouachita Parish Police Jury approved a smoke-free regulation that bans smoking in bingo halls and bars. The Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living gave all necessary data to the Police Jury and...
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Plan for Tobacco-Free Ireland Published

James Reilly, the Minister for Health of Ireland published a plan which lowers the prevalence of smoking in the country to less than 5% of the population by 2025.  The Tobacco Free plan recommends adapting...
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China has Highest Rates of Smoking

It was discovered that in China there are world’s highest rates of smoking with almost 320 million smokers that is more than the US population. These numbers may make officials work actively on implementing...
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