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Brazil bans smoking in public spaces

December 16th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janeiro, Dec 16 (IANS) Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has signed a law banning smoking in public spaces.Smoking in all enclosed public spaces is forbidden in the new law, ... Read more...

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US Govt ‘to regulate e-cigarettes as tobacco’

April 26th, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 26 (ANI): The U.S. Food & Drug Administration's Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) has announced its plans to regulate electronic cigarettes as tobacco products.The announcement came after the U.S. Court ... Read more...

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‘Surgeon General’ Voices That Just One Cigarette Can Harm The Body By Engendering Deadly Ailments

December 10th, 2010 - 10:55 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
December 10, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Even short contact with tobacco smoke engenders instantaneous bodily damage thereby bloodying cells and setting alight tissues in fashions that can set in motion grave ... Read more...

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No smoking: Gory pictures pull in, shock trade fair visitors

November 18th, 2010 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhulika Sonkar New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Positioned in a secluded corner of Hall No. 1 of Pragati Maidan here, gory pictures of mutilated lips, disfigured mouths and lungs are forcing many ... Read more...

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2-year-old Indonesian boy’s addiction to ciggies sparks outrage

May 28th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
New York, May 28 (ANI): Two-year-old Sumatran boy Ardi Rizal's two-pack-a-day cigarette habit has sparked outrage, prompting an American anti-smoking group to call upon the Indonesian government to take urgent action."It's ... Read more...

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Kelly Clarkson furious over her image on Indonesian cigarette billboards

April 22nd, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI
New York, April 22 (ANI): American singer Kelly Clarkson is furious over her image being juxtaposed on billboards with an Indonesian brand of cigarette.The American Idol winner was livid when she saw ... Read more...

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Washington State approves cigarette tax increase

April 14th, 2010 - 1:47 am ICT by BNO News
OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON (BNO NEWS) – Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids announced Tuesday that Governor Christine Gregoire and the Washington Legislature approved an increase in the state cigarette tax.The significant tax jump from $2.025 ... Read more...

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Anti-smoking groups laud Obama’s efforts to kick the butt

March 2nd, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 2 (ANI): Anti-smoking groups have praised US President Barack Obama for his efforts to quit the habit - though he continues to light the puff.Matthew Myers, president of the ... Read more...

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US Senate approves sweeping tobacco legislation

June 12th, 2009 - 4:55 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 12 (DPA) The US Senate Thursday approved sweeping new controls on tobacco products, including a ban on the labelling of "light" cigarettes and increasing the size of health warning ... Read more...

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Tobacco health warnings will be strictly implemented: Delhi government

May 29th, 2009 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Delhi Health Minister Kiran Walia Friday said that tobacco health warnings will be strictly implemented in the state. "Packaging industries will also be warned to follow the guidelines ... Read more...

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Smoking costs America $101 bn annually in health care

March 10th, 2009 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 10 (IANS) Though use of tobacco is declining in the US compared to developing countries, the habit still costs the country more than $101 billion in health care. "Annual healthcare costs, ... Read more...

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Alicia Keys apologises for tobacco ads

July 29th, 2008 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 29 (ANI): Pop singer Alicia Keys has apologised to her fans in Indonesia after posters of her upcoming gig featured a logo for the A Mild cigarette brand.The ... Read more...

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