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China Household Rules for Smoking

08/2019

Second-hand smoke in the home, even those with children present, is a major public health issue in China. Households with children were more likely to limit smoking to certain areas of the home but not ban it altogether. See the results from a study in Beijing, Shanghai, and Shenzen.

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Cigarette Gift Giving Practices in China: A Descriptive Analysis

08/2018

The practice of gifting cigarettes is deeply rooted in Chinese culture and found throughout China regardless of economic or smoking status.1 The gifting of cigarettes, particularly premium brands, is considered both a sign of respect and a status symbol and is particularly common during holidays and other special occasions. The tobacco industry exploits these gift giving holidays, e.g., Spring and Fall Festival, by promoting their brands using festival values, such as, warmth, friendship, and celebration.2 These practices have contributed to the normalization of smoking in China and have be

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Assessing Compliance with Turkey's Smoke-free Legislation

12/2017

In February 2015, the Turkish Ministry of Health released a circular, proposing a ban on the use of tobacco and tobacco products within at least five meters of the entrance to public buildings. We, therefore, assessed the compliance level of outdoor areas of venues in this study. The study was conducted between December 2016 and January 2017 in Ankara, Istanbul and Izmir. Researchers observed 44 hospitals and 75 narghile venues for a total of 543 indoor locations and 6673 people observed.

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Electronic Cigarettes and Tobacco Products At the Point of Sale in Two Russian Cities Fact Sheet

05/2017

In 2014, the Russian Federation (Russia) implemented comprehensive tobacco control legislation which includes bans on advertising, promotion and retail display of tobacco products. E-cigarettes are not currently regulated in Russia, leaving the country potentially vulnerable to the unregulated availability and marketing of these products.

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Limiting Exposure to Secondhand Smoke in Low- and Middle-income Countries through the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

01/2013

This fact sheet presents how the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) can be used to influence policy and protect individuals with respiratory conditions from secondhand smoke.

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