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Syracuse Council to Ban Smoking in the Downtown

Council members of Syracuse city, New York, want to establish smoke-free zones on several blocks of downtown. There was introduced no law banning outdoor smoking, therefore Councilors Bob Dougherty and...
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Philippines: Tobacco Production Increased by 11.8% in 2013

In Philippines production of tobacco increased by 11.8% to 53,750 metric tons in 2013 as prices rose and financing for farmers increased.  According to Bureau of Agricultural Statistics (BAS), 52.5%...
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Canada: Smoking Ban in Effect in Niagara

Cities and towns in Niagara voted to ban smoking in a parkы and playgrounds.  Smokers would need to stay nine metres away from these areas otherwise they will pay a fine that is $250. Bus shelters are...
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New Zealand to Introduce Plain Cigarettes Packs

Tariana Turia, the Associate Minister for Health in New Zealand that the Bill introducing Plain Packaging for cigarettes is being widely discussed in their country. Tobacco companies should understand...
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Smokers Face High Prices on Cigarettes

Today cigarette smokers in many countries in the world face high prices on cigarettes due to tax increases imposed by governments as a measure to fight smoking. In these conditions tobacco companies experience...
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Medics in the UK Call for Car Smoking Ban

Almost 700 health experts and doctors in the UK call authorities to prohibit smoking in cars with children. They wrote a letter to the British Medical Journal, where they said that secondhand smoke was...
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Smoking Most Prevalent in Rural Areas in China

Tobacco use in China is unequally distributed among urban and rural people. It was found that rural people smoke more than urban. Experts say that the main reason for that is that people from rural areas...
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Stoptober 2012 in England: 350,000 Attempts to Quit Smoking

Drug and Alcohol Dependence published a research which revealed that in Stoptober 2012 in England participated 350,000 people wanting to quit. Stoptober is the project implemented by Public Health England....
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