News tagged with smoking laws

Smoking ban in cars with children difficult to enforce

More than 500 health care professionals have signed an open letter to MPs urging their support for a ban on smoking in vehicles with children in. The ban forms part of the Children and Families Bill, whic ...

Feb 10, 2014
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Majority of Americans now favor legalizing marijuana

(HealthDay)—A majority of Americans (52 percent) now favor legalizing marijuana, and 72 percent feel that the government efforts to enforce marijuana laws are not worth their cost, according to research ...

Apr 09, 2013
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Putin signs law banning smoking in public places

President Vladimir Putin has signed a law banning smoking in public places in Russia from June, a cornerstone of the government's bid to improve public health in the nicotine-addicted country, the Kremlin said Monday.

Feb 25, 2013
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Hearings to start in Uruguay anti-smoking suit

Uruguay faces its first hearings in the French capital this week in a lawsuit filed by US tobacco giant Philip Morris International against its anti-smoking laws, an official said Monday.

Feb 04, 2013
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Smoking still takes a heavy toll in US, CDC finds

(HealthDay)—Even though proven anti-smoking strategies exist, more than 440,000 Americans still die each year from cigarette smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke, federal health officials said Friday.

Jan 25, 2013
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S.Africa looks to toughen anti-smoking laws

Health authorities are working at tightening South Africa's anti-smoking laws, proposing a total ban on indoor smoking and even making it illegal to puff away in open spaces such as beaches.

Jun 24, 2012
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