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Philippines: Duterte set to ban smoking in public

A nationwide ban on smoking in public places is set to be signed by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte this month.

A nationwide ban on smoking in public places is set to be signed by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte this month.

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UK body back e-cigarettes

A UK government agency says e-cigarettes should be made available on prescription

A UK government agency says e-cigarettes should be made available on prescription

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Has Barack Obama taken up smoking again?

Is the pressure starting to tell on the US president? Barack Obama informed the world that he had given up smoking in 2011 after 30 years. But a

Is the pressure starting to tell on the US president? Barack Obama informed the world that he had given up smoking in 2011 after 30 years. But a

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Beijing bans smoking in all public indoor spaces

Smoking has been banned in all indoor public spaces in Beijing. The toughest crackdown to date aims to stem a looming health crisis. But the move

Smoking has been banned in all indoor public spaces in Beijing. The toughest crackdown to date aims to stem a looming health crisis. But the move

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China introduces smoking ban in Beijing

A smoking ban in Beijing comes into force today in the Chinese capital’s, restaurants, offices and on public transport . Health activists have

A smoking ban in Beijing comes into force today in the Chinese capital’s, restaurants, offices and on public transport . Health activists have

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Ten questions to consider on World No Tobacco Day 2015

To mark World No Tobacco Day on Sunday, May 31, we have brought together ten key questions to consider: What is the tobacco death

To mark World No Tobacco Day on Sunday, May 31, we have brought together ten key questions to consider: What is the tobacco death

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Denmark bans smoking on station platforms

Waiting for the train on your daily commute is never the most pleasant of experiences and it just got harder for smokers in Denmark, where the

Waiting for the train on your daily commute is never the most pleasant of experiences and it just got harder for smokers in Denmark, where the

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Russia brings in smoking ban in bid to cut adult smoking rate

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

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

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Chicago and New York ban vaping in indoor public paces

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

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

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UK: MPs vote in favour of smoking ban in cars carrying children

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

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

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Up in smoke: New York bans e-cigarettes

New York city council has voted to ban the use of electronic-cigarettes indoors. Restaurants, bars and other private establishments have four

New York city council has voted to ban the use of electronic-cigarettes indoors. Restaurants, bars and other private establishments have four

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EU diplomats approve new anti-tobacco legislation

European Union diplomats approved new anti-tobacco legislation on Wednesday placing new restrictions on how products are made and sold. Graphic

European Union diplomats approved new anti-tobacco legislation on Wednesday placing new restrictions on how products are made and sold. Graphic

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EU strikes deal on tough new anti-tobacco rules

Main elements of deal on EU tobacco controls Health warning Graphic picture and text warnings will have to cover 65 percent of the front and back of

Main elements of deal on EU tobacco controls Health warning Graphic picture and text warnings will have to cover 65 percent of the front and back of

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New York cigarette buyers under age 21 to be outlawed

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

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

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Euro MPs water down proposed tobacco laws

Euro MPs have rejected calls to class electronic cigarettes as medicine. It means that they can continue to be sold over the counter. The

Euro MPs have rejected calls to class electronic cigarettes as medicine. It means that they can continue to be sold over the counter. The

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Russia starts stubbing out smoking in public places

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

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

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France to ban electronic cigarettes in public

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

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

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Russia bans smoking in a variety of public places from June 1

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

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

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The lowdown on smoking on World No Tobacco Day

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

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

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Putin signs law to curb smoking in Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law that will ban smoking in most public places and restrict cigarette sales in the world’s

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law that will ban smoking in most public places and restrict cigarette sales in the world’s

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EU struggles to fight online drug trafficking

The European Commission has acknowledged the difficulty of combating drug trafficking in the EU. It says the complexity and constant innovation by

The European Commission has acknowledged the difficulty of combating drug trafficking in the EU. It says the complexity and constant innovation by

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EU seeks bigger health warnings for cigarettes

The EU’s health chief wants bigger warnings on cigarette packets and bans on flavours such as menthol. Commissioner Tonio Borg unveiled proposals

The EU’s health chief wants bigger warnings on cigarette packets and bans on flavours such as menthol. Commissioner Tonio Borg unveiled proposals

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EU plans larger anti-smoking warnings on cigarette packs

Following the introduction of brandless cigarette packaging in Australia, the EU is proposing its own tough new rules to help cut

Following the introduction of brandless cigarette packaging in Australia, the EU is proposing its own tough new rules to help cut

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Australia removes branding from cigarette packets

At tobacconists in Sydney, Australia, the rows of cigarette packets look more disturbing than ever. The much larger health warnings and pictures

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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Bulgarians rally for the right to light up

Restaurant and hotel owners in the Bulgarian capital have been protesting against a smoking ban in closed public spaces. The demonstrators want the

Restaurant and hotel owners in the Bulgarian capital have been protesting against a smoking ban in closed public spaces. The demonstrators want the

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Russia considers ban on smoking in public places

Advocates for a ban on smoking in public places took to the streets on the day to show support, as Russia’s parliament considered the proposal. If

Advocates for a ban on smoking in public places took to the streets on the day to show support, as Russia’s parliament considered the proposal. If