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Hyundai cars to ditch cigarette lighter socket

Hyundai Motor said Thursday it would stop putting cigarette lighter sockets in cars made for the domestic market in favour of a USB power point.

Hyundai cars to ditch cigarette lighter socket
China's e-cigarette inventor fights for financial rewards
China's e-cigarette inventor fights for financial rewards

The Chinese inventor who dreamed up the electronic cigarette in a nicotine-induced vision says that despite its global popularity, copycat versions and legal disputes mean he has battled to cash in on his creation.

China's e-cigarette inventor fights for financial rewards
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Obama says he quit cigarettes for fear of wife

US President Barack Obama said Monday that he stopped smoking out of fear of his wife, in an unwitting admission captured by a loose microphone.

Obama says he quit cigarettes for fear of wife
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Smoking to be banned in English prisons: report

Smoking is set to be prohibited in all prisons in England and Wales over fears of that staff may bring compensation claims.

Smoking to be banned in English prisons: report
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Hard-hitting ads get credit in US push against smoking

Hard-hitting ads featuring first-person stories from former smokers prompted more than 200,000 Americans to immediately give up tobacco.

Hard-hitting ads get credit in US push against smoking
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Smoking warning works just on front of cigarette pack

Big anti-smoking messages on the front of cigarette packets may help deter youngsters tempted by tobacco but have little effect when they are on the back of the pack.

Smoking warning works just on front of cigarette pack
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Nearly six million die from smoking every year: WHO

Despite public health campaigns, smoking remains the leading avoidable cause of death worldwide, killing almost six million people a year, mostly in low- and middle-income countries.

Nearly six million die from smoking every year: WHO
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Frightening images won't help cut smoking: opinion

Some experts believe that the law requiring frightening images to be printed on cigarette packs in Kazakhstan will not reduce the number of smokers.

Frightening images won't help cut smoking: opinion
Hiring a smoker costs US firms $6,000 a head
Hiring a smoker costs US firms $6,000 a head

An employee who smokes costs his or her employer nearly $6,000 (4,500 euros) more per year than a non-smoker.

Hiring a smoker costs US firms $6,000 a head
Russia's ambitious smoking ban goes into effect
Russia's ambitious smoking ban goes into effect

Russia's ambitious smoking ban, which aims to cut the number of smokers in half and improve public health, went into effect Saturday amid doubts that its measures can be fully enforced.

Russia's ambitious smoking ban goes into effect
Women more at risk than men of smoking, drinking: study
Women more at risk than men of smoking, drinking: study

Women who smoke and drink heavily are at a higher risk of early death than men who do the same.

Women more at risk than men of smoking, drinking: study
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Kazakhstan bans smoking shisha in public places

Kazakhstan Healthcare Ministry introduced a ban on smoking shisha in public places, including night clubs, restaurants, cinemas and any indoor public entertainment facilities on March 14, 2013.

Kazakhstan bans smoking shisha in public places
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Kazakhstan smokes 9 cigarettes a day per capita

Kazakhstan anti-smoking coalition supports draft law banning tobacco sales within 500m from educational, healthcare and sport facilities.

Kazakhstan smokes 9 cigarettes a day per capita
Extra pounds don't cancel benefits of quitting smoking
Extra pounds don't cancel benefits of quitting smoking

Quitting smoking sharply reduces the risk of heart disease -- even if kicking the habit comes along with a few extra pounds.

Extra pounds don't cancel benefits of quitting smoking
Putin signs law banning smoking in public places
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.

Putin signs law banning smoking in public places
Smoking out tobacco: The rise of the e-cig
Smoking out tobacco: The rise of the e-cig

The camera zooms in on a stubble-bearded hunk dragging on a cigarette and blowing out a thick cloud of smoke with what seems to be great satisfaction.

Smoking out tobacco: The rise of the e-cig
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Tobacco excise to double in Kazakhstan by 2014

Starting from 2014 the excise on tobacco will make 3,000 tenge ($20) per 1,000 cigarettes or 60 tenge ($0.4) per a pack.

Tobacco excise to double in Kazakhstan by 2014
After tobacco, Turkey bans hookah in public places
After tobacco, Turkey bans hookah in public places

After banning smoking in public places, the Turkish government has gone one step further by clamping down on an ancient tradition -- the hookah, or water pipe.

After tobacco, Turkey bans hookah in public places
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Women smokers face greater health risks than in past: study

Women smokers are at a greater risk than at any time in recent decades from lung cancer and other ailments linked to their tobacco use.

Women smokers face greater health risks than in past: study
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Philippine leader ignores call to quit smoking

Philippine President Benigno Aquino will not quit smoking despite the country's top medical body publicly appealing for him to lead by example and kick the habit.

Philippine leader ignores call to quit smoking