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Smokers denied cancer drugs

Smokers denied cancer drugs

| February 18, 2016

Howls of protest have greeted new regulations in Turkey that have withdrawn state funding for drugs for lung-cancer sufferers who are smokers or ex-smokers.

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Addis Ababa to enforce smoke ban

Addis Ababa to enforce smoke ban

| February 18, 2016

Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, is to enforce a tobacco smoking ban that was voted into law in 2014. The country already has one of the lowest incidences of tobacco smoking.

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Relief over e-cigarettes ruling

Relief over e-cigarettes ruling

| February 18, 2016

The future of electronic cigarettes in Sweden is a little more secure following a court ruling that saves them from being subjected to regulatory oversight as pharmaceutical products.

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More tests needed on quit method

More tests needed on quit method

| February 18, 2016

A quit-smoking expert in Taiwan says that more tests should be conducted in respect of a system of ear acupuncture therapy. But is it needed, anyway? Taiwan’s current quit program is said to have a nearly-30 percent success rate.

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Punch Rare Corojo returns

Punch Rare Corojo returns

| February 17, 2016

General Cigar’s Punch Rare Corojo has begun making its annual return to retail in the U.S. The seasonal collection this year includes a new, limited edition frontmark, while one of its original sizes will be retired.

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Carrots and sticks can lower risk

Carrots and sticks can lower risk

| February 17, 2016

Public health researchers have suggested that tobacco manufacturers should be encouraged – with carrot and stick – to speed up development of lower risk products.

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