Sort by: Date added | Date Published | Most Viewed

Headlines — All

4 Views

[Zimbabwe] WHO ‘rethinking’ naming Robert Mugabe as goodwill ambassador

Decision will be re-evaluated after appointment of Zimbabwean despot provokes global anger
The Guardian (uk)
added Oct 22, 2017 23:53
4 Views

[Nevada] Democratic Committee Will Ban Funds From Donors That ‘Conflict’

The Democratic National Committee voted to ban donations from certain corporate political action committees -- including those tied to tobacco companies, gun makers and payday lenders -- that “conflict” with the party’s platform. DNC members approved the
Bloomberg News
added Oct 22, 2017 23:45
2 Views

[Africa, Zimbabwe] WHO poised to row-back on Mugabe appointment after outrage

Tedros, who has returned to Geneva, said in a tweet on Saturday evening that he was “rethinking the approach in light of WHO values” and that a statement was forthcoming. Several former and current WHO staff said privately they were appalled at the “poor
Reuters
added Oct 22, 2017 23:43
11 Views

[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Curbing growth in cigarette sales

The Cabinet’s decision on Thursday to increase next year’s excise on cigarettes by an average 10 percent is a badly needed annual fiscal measure to curb the growth of tobacco sales in Indonesia, the only country in Asia that has not yet ratified the Unit
Jakarta Post (id)
added Oct 22, 2017 22:27
7 Views

[Japan] Big Tobacco’s new cigarette is sleek, smokeless — but is it any better for you?

This isn’t the first time tobacco companies have trumpeted the arrival of a healthier cigarette. In the 1950s, they marketed filtered cigarettes as much safer, but that proved an exaggeration. In the 1970s, they came out with “light” and “low-tar” cigar
Washington Post
added Oct 22, 2017 22:02
8 Views

[Missouri, Montana] WAN: Cigarette taxes are the best way to cut smoking, scaring Big Tobacco

they swarmed the halls of the state capitol, wined and dined Republican leaders, launched a sophisticated call-in campaign, and coached witnesses for hearings. The tobacco companies poured more than $200,000 into Montana, a state with barely 1 million res
Washington Post
added Oct 22, 2017 21:40
5 Views

[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Under-21s will be banned from selling cigarettes with amended Act

Shop assistants below 21 years old will be banned from selling cigarettes if amendments to the Tobacco (Control of Advertisement and Sale) Act (TCASA) are passed. Parliamentary Secretary for Home Affairs and Health Amrin Amin said that retailers have vo
Straits Times (sg)
added Oct 22, 2017 21:33
3 Views

[UK] LAWSON: Face it, doctor, smoking props up the NHS ($$)

NHS clinical commissioning groups in Hertfordshire declared they would ban smokers from referrals for non-urgent surgery...I have no other interest to declare beyond the fact that my maternal family was, in the last quarter of the 19th century, Britain’s
Times Of London (uk)
added Oct 22, 2017 21:30
2 Views

[Africa, Nigeria] NGO lauds FG’s bid to increase tax on tobacco

The Youth Action on Tobacco Control and Health (YATCH), an NGO, has lauded the Federal Government’s plan to increase tobacco tax. Mr Seye Omiyefa, the Executive Director of the NGO, made the commendation in an interview with newsmen on Sunday in Lagos. A
Vanguard (ng)
added Oct 22, 2017 21:29
2 Views

[Australia] Plan for blanket ban on smoking in Ringwood Town Square

Less than three months after new laws banned smoking in outdoor dining areas, the council has asked the community whether the restrictions should be expanded. It is running an online survey and public consultation sessions, and is gauging the views of b
Melbourne (Vic) Herald Sun (au)
added Oct 22, 2017 21:28
Sign up for daily headlines All Headlines Featured Headlines U.S. Headlines International Headlines