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[Africa, Kenya] Hunger fears over tobacco

OVER reliance on tobacco farming in Migori county might create food shortage, a local NGO has said ... tobacco cultivation is to blame for widespread school dropout rates and child labour...more farmers will take up tobacco farming because of the current
Nairobi Star (ke)
added Aug 22, 2014 09:29

[Uae: Dubai] Smoke-free Dubai - the big debate

But that view isn’t shared by most non-smoking health-conscious Dubaians, who are finding it enduringly difficult to socialise in the city. ‘I don’t go to clubs because of the smoke,’ says British resident Mo Hussain. ‘There’s nowhere in my area that I k
Arabian Business
added Aug 22, 2014 07:22

[New Zealand] Modelling the implications of regular increases in tobacco taxation in the tobacco endgame

Regular increases in tobacco taxation could play an important role in helping to achieve tobacco endgames. However, this modelling in New Zealand suggests that a wider range of tobacco endgame strategies will be needed to achieve a smoke-free goal of less
Tobacco Control
added Aug 22, 2014 07:19

[UK] Smokers in Manchester 'least successful' at kicking habit - Manchester Evening News

But only 3,764 people later reported to NHS anti-smoking chiefs that they had actually been successful. It means that less than one in five people gave up cigarettes - the lowest rate in the country.
Manchester Evening News (uk)
added Aug 22, 2014 07:17

[Botswana, Zimbabwe] Zim illegal immigrants charged with smuggling cigarettes

The state alleges further that the three men were found in possession of 749 cartons of Sivelles cigarettes, which were acquired outside Botswana without any declaration certificate. The men pleaded guilty to the charges.
Mmegi (bw)
added Aug 22, 2014 07:14

[UK] Reduced-nicotine cigarettes 'do not lead to increased smoking intensity'

new study, published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, state that previous research has found that smokers aim to "achieve a desired nicotine dose and will adjust their smoking behavior to maintain this dose across products."
Medical News TODAY(UK)
added Aug 22, 2014 07:13
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[Europe, UK] EU tobacco directive faces lawsuit

The UK’s leading electronic cigarette manufacturer, Totally Wicked, has launched a legal challenge to the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) on the grounds that Article 20 of the Directive breaches EU law...the directive will be a disproportionate impe
added Aug 22, 2014 07:11

CONLEY: E-cigarettes are not a 'gateway,' they help smokers quit

, e-cigarette vapor is far more comparable to the FDA-approved Nicotrol Nicotine Inhaler, which contains only trace levels of toxicants and chemicals. More to the point, e-cigarettes help smokers quit smoking. They are the opposite of a “gateway” to smok
Hillsboro (OR) Tribune
added Aug 22, 2014 07:09

[Africa, Nigeria, UK] British America Tobacco urges anti-tobacco NGOs to fund alternative smoking products

“In recent times, stakeholders have asked NGOs involved in tobacco control to get more involved in consumer education and funding of research of alternative and healthier products for consumers, who insist on smoking as these areas are critically needed
Premium Times (ng)
added Aug 22, 2014 07:01

[Nigeria] Boko Haram 'executes' 2 for smoking cigarettes

Boko Haram assault on Buni Yadi in Yobe state ... the insurgents ultimately taking over the main government building. They have reportedly raised their flag above the building and have carried out summary executions, including of two people who were caug
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Aug 22, 2014 06:58
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