"What we're trying to do is provide the solid data, together with the satellites, that will tell us how the atmosphere is changing"
Head of Ozone Group, Deutscher Wetterdienst
"This study shows how governments in Europe ... are fuelling dangerous climate change and air pollution with taxpayers’ money.""
Overseas Development Institute
"Threatening to indiscriminately slaughter hundreds of thousands of civilians to protect ourselves is a stupid idea."
Executive Director, ICAN
"“This is a Christian country... If you go to Turkey or Saudi Arabia and start to discredit Islam, the reaction will be the same”"
Student who fled to Austria from Chechnya
"Thousands of seeds of a single species can be kept alive for tens or hundreds of years""
Maria Manuela Sim-Sim
Curator, Seed Bank A. L. Belo Correia
"He has independence at his core. It is not something that he has improvised"
Friend of Carles Puigdemont
"There will be no cheating. The process is set in a way that you can't cheat. Even at the precinct, the walls of the precinct or the doors of the polling places we will have the results posted."
"“My family are talking about Catalan independence in a WhatsApp group and it’s like hmmmm, I’m going to shut up,”"
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A chain-smoking pensioner in Germany has been ordered by a judge to move out of his flat because his neighbours could not stand the smell.
Russia has introduced a “No smoking” ban in bars, restaurants hotels and trains.
As of June 1 cigarettes will also no longer be allowed to be
Laws have been introduced in New York and Chicago making it illegal to use an electronic cigarette in indoor public places, such as restaurants and
Britain’s parliament has voted in favour of banning smoking in cars carrying children.
The UK government said a ban would be introduced before the
Chinese party officials who smoke in public should be “criticised and educated about their evil influence”, it has been claimed.
The call is part
New York city council has voted to ban the use of electronic-cigarettes indoors.
Restaurants, bars and other private establishments have four
European Union diplomats approved new anti-tobacco legislation on Wednesday placing new restrictions on how products are made and sold.
Main elements of deal on EU tobacco controls
Graphic picture and text warnings will have to cover 65 percent of the front and back of
Bulgaria’s ban on smoking in public places is to stay.
The parliament voted on Thursday to reject two bills that would have eased the ban.
The anti-smoking mayor of New York now has a law to raise the minimum age required to buy cigarettes in the city to the highest in the country: 21
Euro MPs have rejected calls to class electronic cigarettes as medicine. It means that they can continue to be sold over the counter.
Russia is taking steps to kick its smoking habit – with new tobacco legislation that came into force on Saturday, June 1
It is now illegal for
Their use has boomed in the USA, where smokers of electronic cigarettes doubled in 2011, but now the French are going to ban them in all public
Just one day after World No Tobacco Day, a ban in Russia will mean no smoking in certain public areas.
From June 1, no one will be allowed to
World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is observed around the world every year on May 31. It aims to encourage a 24-hour period of abstinence from all forms of
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law that will ban smoking in most public places and restrict cigarette sales in the world’s
The European Commission has acknowledged the difficulty of combating drug trafficking in the EU.
It says the complexity and constant innovation by
The EU’s health chief wants bigger warnings on cigarette packets and bans on flavours such as menthol.
Commissioner Tonio Borg unveiled proposals
Following the introduction of brandless cigarette packaging in Australia, the EU is proposing its own tough new rules to help cut
At tobacconists in Sydney, Australia, the rows of cigarette packets look more disturbing than ever.
The much larger health warnings and pictures
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