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Launch of report on outdoor tobacco smoking bans

Launch of report on outdoor tobacco smoking bans

| October 20, 2015

The UK’s Manifesto Club and Forest (Freedom Organisation for the Right to Enjoy Tobacco) are due to launch tomorrow a new report, Smoked out: The hyper-regulation of smoking in outdoor public places. Dolan Cummings, the author of the report, will speak at the event; as will the director of the Manifesto Club, Josie Appleton, and […]

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Billboards with cigarette ads to be dismantled in Indonesia

Billboards with cigarette ads to be dismantled in Indonesia

| October 19, 2015

Billboards that advertise cigarettes and are displayed around schools in North Jakarta, Indonesia, will be dismantled in the near future, according to a story in the daily Tempo. Mustafa Kemal, head of North Jakarta Education Sub-Department Regional I, stated that the existence of such billboards is unethical and could potentially influence students to smoke. “If […]

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Graphic warnings on cigarette packs due in the Philippines

Graphic warnings on cigarette packs due in the Philippines

| October 19, 2015

Health groups in the Philippines have reminded the government and the public that graphic images and warning texts should be printed on the labels of all tobacco products by Nov. 5, in compliance with the Graphic Health Warnings (GHW) Law, according to a story in the Philippine Daily Inquirer. Sections 6 and 15 of the […]

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Smoking among women set to rise in South Korea

Smoking among women set to rise in South Korea

| October 19, 2015

Although the smoking prevalence among South Korean woman is low compared to the smoking rates among women of other developed nations, there are fears that the Korean rate is going to increase, according to a story in The Korea Herald citing the results of a government study. About 10 percent of South Korean women in […]

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Italy to ban smoking in cars with pregnant women

Italy to ban smoking in cars with pregnant women

| October 19, 2015

Italy’s cabinet last week approved the introduction of a ban on tobacco smoking in cars in the presence of children or pregnant women, according to an ANSA story. Other measures to be introduced include a ban on smoking in the vicinity of paediatric hospitals and clinics, and of gynaecology, paediatric, obstetric and neonatal wards. And […]

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Ireland’s cigarette prices increased again

Ireland’s cigarette prices increased again

| October 19, 2015

The price of cigarettes in Ireland is being increased by 50c, bringing the cost of a 20-piece pack to €10.50, according to a story in The Journal. Cigarette duties have been increased in each of the past four budgets. The cigarette duty hike was the only tax increase in October’s budget. The Irish Cancer Society […]

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