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India considers ban on e-cigarettes, single smokes

India is considering a ban on electronic cigarettes over the risks to public health that they may cause, a senior Health Ministry official told Reuters. The World Health Organization (WHO) in August called for stiff regulation of

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WHO urges stiff regulation on e-cigarettes

The World Health Organization (WHO) stepped up its war on "Big Tobacco" on Tuesday, calling for stiff regulation of electronic cigarettes as well as bans on indoor use, advertising and sales to minors. In a long-awaited

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Dubai launches drive to ban smoking in public places

Dubai Municipality has launched a campaign to prohibit and control the use of tobacco in public place for the public interest, said a report. The municipality has called on all members of the community and concerned par tines to c

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Bid to ease sheesha clamp in Bahrain

All of Bahrain's hotels will be legally allowed to serve sheesha year-round from next month if rules relating to the traditional tobacco pipe are relaxed, a report said. By law sheesha is only allowed to be served at hotels in

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Smoking bans cut premature births, asthma

Smoking bank in public places has helped to cut premature births by 10 per cent, according to new research from the United States and Europe. A study in The Lancet medical journal found that while the impact of anti-smoking laws v

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QUIT NOW: Passive smoking hurts kids' arteries

Exposure to second-hand smoke in childhood causes irreversible damage to children's arteries - increasing their risk of heart attacks or strokes when they grow up, according to a large international study published on Wednesday.

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High tobacco tax 'can prevent 200 million deaths'

Trebling tobacco tax globally would cut smoking by a third and prevent 200 million premature deaths this century from lung cancer and other diseases, researchers said. In a review in the New England Journal of Medicine, scientists

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Bahrain mulls new rules to ease sheesha clamp

Hotels across Bahrain could soon be allowed to serve sheesha throughout the year in a bid to boost business, a report said. By law they are only allowed to serve the popular tobacco pipe during Ramadan, although authorities have f

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UAE in major anti-smoking push

The UAE is definitely moving forward with a number of innovative measures to create and foster a smoke-free environment, said an expert ahead of World No Tobacco Day on May 31. Local doctors are urging a continued push towards 100

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Shisha makes stealthy comeback in Sudan

For Sudanese businessman Mohamed Ali the tedium of the evening hours is finally over - his favourite shisha cafe in the capital Khartoum has reopened after a two-year break. "I come here every day. I love to be here and smoke wat

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