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Lahore to ban smoking

February 17th, 2012 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 17 (IANS) A smoking ban will be imposed at government offices and public places in Pakistan's Lahore city.The District Committee for Tobacco Control (DCTC) has prepared a strategy ... Read more...

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Indonesian resort island of Bali bans smoking in all public places

November 29th, 2011 - 2:48 am ICT by BNO News
BALI, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- The provincial legislature on the Indonesian resort island of Bali has passed a new law which will soon ban smoking in all public places, the Jakarta Globe ... Read more...

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ITC subsidiary faces double whammy in Nepal

August 21st, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 21 (IANS) After being forced to shut down its state-of-the-art garments factory built in eastern Nepal due to workers' militancy and vandalism, ITC's subsidiary in Nepal now faces ... Read more...

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Smokers in cars with kids may be penalised in Wales

July 16th, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 16 (IANS) Wales may become the first European province where people accompanying children in cars could be penalised for putting their health at risk by smoking.The plan, being ... Read more...

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China’s smoking ban likely to go up in smoke

May 3rd, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, May 3 (ANI): China's pledge to ban smoking indoors seems to have failed to ignite action against cigarettes.According to Jiang Yuan, deputy director of the National Office of Tobacco Control, no ... Read more...

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China puts into place new smoking ban

May 2nd, 2011 - 10:32 pm ICT by BNO News
BEIJING, CHINA (BNO NEWS) -- China on Monday put into place a new smoking ban that will apply to all public indoor spaces including restaurants and bars, the state-run Xinhua news agency ... Read more...

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Study pushes for smoke-free car laws to protect infants

May 2nd, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 1 (ANI): A new study has highlighted the socially unacceptable practice of subjecting children to any tobacco smoke exposure in cars."An infant strapped into a car seat is involuntarily and ... Read more...

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China’s indoor smoking ban to start May 1

April 30th, 2011 - 4:49 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 30 (IANS) A smoking ban in all indoor public places, including hotels, restaurants and theaters, in China will take effect from May 1, the health ministry said.Smoking is ... Read more...

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Man held for smoking in Shanghai Metro station

April 8th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, April 8 (IANS) A man was detained for smoking at a Metro station in Shanghai.Chen was found smoking near a ventilation shaft in Hongkou Football Stadium Station March 23, ... Read more...

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More than one pub closing every day in the UK

March 28th, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar. 28 (ANI): One bar or pub closed every day in Britain in 2010, and according to a study, the number of restaurants, bars, pubs and nightclubs giving up their alcohol ... Read more...

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Restaurant may be fined $197,000 for violating smoking ban

February 9th, 2011 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Malaga (Spain), Feb 9 (IANS/EFE) Authorities Tuesday proposed imposing a fine of 145,000 euros ($197,200) on a restaurant for refusing to comply with the law that bans smoking in non-open-air public establishments ... Read more...

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New York City Council bans smoking in parks, beaches, Times Square

February 3rd, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Feb 3(ANI): The New York City Council has approved to extend the city's smoking ban to municipal parks and beaches.The ban was approved by a vote of 36-12, and will ... Read more...

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‘Cigarettes will be stubbed out by 2050′

January 9th, 2011 - 7:33 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 9 (IANS) Cigarette smoking may be completely disappeared by 2050, experts believe.A combination of rising prices and the ban on lighting up in public places could finally kill off the ... Read more...

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Beijing to go smoke-free by 2015

December 26th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 26 (IANS) Authorities are trying hard to make Beijing's all indoor public places, workplaces and public transport smoke-free by 2015.Hospitals, schools, theatres, museums, business halls, stadiums, offices of enterprises and ... Read more...

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Smoking ban leads to major decrease in maternal smoking, pre-term births

November 11th, 2010 - 4:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): A new study revealed that strong smoke-free policies can improve foetal outcomes by significantly reducing the prevalence of maternal smoking.Researchers from the University of Colorado School of ... Read more...

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Public Smoking All Set To Be Banned In Spain

October 21st, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
October 21, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): most of the countries of The European Union have been very strict about their stance on public smoking. However things are a bit ... Read more...

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Brit smokers may lose jobs as they are “too much trouble” to employ

September 29th, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 29 (ANI): Campaigners for people's right to smoke have warned that smokers may soon be filtered out of the workplace because employing them is "too much trouble".Forest, a lobby group, ... Read more...

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New York to implement the smoking ban in parks and beaches

September 16th, 2010 - 1:40 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sep 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) New York City authorities have announced that they would extend its smoking ban on some places outdoors.The city's mayor - Michael Bloomberg announced on Wednesday that the city ... Read more...

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Greece imposes smoking ban in enclosed public spaces

September 1st, 2010 - 11:25 pm ICT by BNO News
ATHENS, GREECE (BNO NEWS) – Greece imposed on Wednesday a new law banning smoking in enclosed public spaces, after previous attempts to impose partial bans failed.According to the Kathimerini newspaper the ban ... Read more...

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Smoking in Middletown, New York could land you in jail

August 13th, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 13 (ANI): New York's Middletown City Council has passed an anti-smoking rule, which can land people in jail for up to 15 days, if they are caught smoking in city ... Read more...

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Smokers to be banned from executive jobs in Iran

July 20th, 2010 - 9:03 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, July 20 (DPA) Smokers are to be banned from entering high-ranking executive jobs in the Iranian government, the news agency ILNA reported Monday. According to new regulations approved by the cabinet, relevant ... Read more...

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Macao mulls ban on smoking in casinos

June 8th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Macao, June 8 (IANS) The government of Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) has proposed a comprehensive tobacco ban in all local casinos in three years, as it was drafting an anti-tobacco bill, ... Read more...

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US, Canada, Ireland are havens for non-smokers

May 31st, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 31 (IANS) With the World No Tobacco Day being observed Monday, cheap airfare comparison site Skyscanner uncovers the best countries to visit to escape the smoke and countries where smokers ... Read more...

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Smoking ban works, says study

April 14th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 14 (ANI): A study has found that in countries and states that have introduced policies that restrict smoking in public, people are being exposed less to second-hand smoke.And a reduction ... Read more...

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Paraguay bans smoking in all ‘closed public spaces’

April 11th, 2010 - 9:46 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Asuncion, Apr 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Paraguay has banned smoking in all ‘closed public spaces’, so now the inhabitants of Paraguay can no longer indulge in smoking in the restricted public spaces. ... Read more...

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Brit prisoner says seven days’ smoking ban a breach of ‘human rights’

March 23rd, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Surrey, Mar 23(ANI): A British prisoner addicted to tobacco is seeking damages under the European human rights convention after he was banned from smoking for swearing at a Surrey prison officer.Jack Richard ... Read more...

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Lily Allen smokes during gig

March 8th, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 8 (ANI): Lily Allen smoked a cigarette onstage, even though she was suffering from a chest infection.Disregarding the smoking ban, the 'Smile' hitmaker lit up at the MEN Arena in ... Read more...

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Swiss bar owner beats smoking ban by cutting holes in wall!

February 17th, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17 (ANI): A Swiss bar owner has come up with a unique idea to beat the ban on smoking - he has made a series of holes in the wall ... Read more...

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Spain’s smoking ban set to extend to bars, restaurants

December 30th, 2009 - 3:19 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Dec 30 (IANS/EFE) The Spanish government is planning to extend its smoking ban at workplaces to bars, cafes, restaurants and other enclosed public spaces by amending the anti-tobacco law next year, ... Read more...

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Lily Allen faces probe over smoking at Liverpool concert

December 15th, 2009 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 15 (ANI): Lily Allen has been placed at the centre of a probe over claims she defied a smoking ban during her performance in Liverpool.The British singer was reportedly seen ... Read more...

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Michigan Smoking Ban Passed, But To Partial Effect

December 11th, 2009 - 8:43 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Michigan, Dec. 11, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Michigan Legislature passed the indoor smoking ban on Thursday. The legislation will come to effect from May 2010. It will be effective in workplaces, ... Read more...

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Kids exposed to passive smoking have higher nicotine levels

December 6th, 2009 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 6 (IANS) Children exposed to second hand smoke at home have higher levels of nicotine in their bodies, new research shows. The research, published in 'Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention', a ... Read more...

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Smoking ban leads to drop in heart attacks, finds US study

November 15th, 2009 - 11:15 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): Smoking ban has resulted in a 27 percent decrease in heart attacks in the city of Starkville in United States, reveals a new study.Researchers, led by Robert McMillen ... Read more...

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Over 60 percent Indian restaurants flout no-smoking law: study

October 29th, 2009 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) Over 60 percent of bars-cum-restaurants across the country have been found to be openly flouting the ban on smoking in public places, a year after the law ... Read more...

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Only 50pct UK smokers enjoy smoking

July 29th, 2009 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 29 (ANI): A survey carried out by Cancer Research UK has revealed that only 50 per cent of people who smoke do so because they enjoy it.The surveyors said ... Read more...

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