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World No Tobacco Day 2013 Calls for Tobacco Ad Ban

Countries highlight progress and challenges in fight against tobacco

Editor
May 31, 2013

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Tobacco control advocates around the world today are marking World No Tobacco Day, organized by the World Health Organization to focus attention on the devastating global toll of tobacco use and the need for nations to take strong action to save lives.

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posted May 31, 2013

Leprechauns Love Smoke-Free Pubs

Ireland’s national smoke-free law started global trend for better health

Editor
Mar 17, 2011

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If you’re having a pint for St. Patrick's Day — and sipping in a smoke-free bar — be sure to tip your hat to Ireland, too.

In March 2004, the Republic of Ireland became the first country in the world to implement a comprehensive, nationwide smoke-free law for all workplaces, including restaurants and pubs. At first, there was widespread disbelief that it could happen in a nation where smoking and drinking were so much a part of local culture. Television crews from around the world turned up in Dublin to record what was heralded as a stunning — if uncertain — change.

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posted March 17, 2011

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