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[Hawaii] Smokers may soon be paying more for cigarettes — a lot more

The House Health and Human Services Committee passed Senate Bill 2843 with amendments on Tuesday to significantly increase the state tobacco licensing fee. The amended bill would bump up the annual fee for tobacco wholesalers and dealers from $2.50 to $
KGMB 9 (Honolulu, HI)
added Mar 23, 2018 14:59

United States Tribal Territories (Indian Reservations) Tobacco/E-Cigarette Products Report 2018 - A Unique Opportunity for the Vaping Trade? -

The purpose of this report is to examine the issue of tobacco product sales in tribal (also known as Indian or pueblo) territories in the US, and to examine the potential opportunities for the nicotine-alternatives sector.
Business Wire
added Mar 22, 2018 15:41

Russia Vape Survey 2018 - More Use E-cigs Just Because They Like It -

The survey was conducted with the help of industry players, e-cigarette forums and online vaper groups. No financial incentive was offered for completion of the survey, but respondents and collaborating media were provided with an executive summary of th
Business Wire
added Mar 22, 2018 15:40
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[UK] NHS sites to go smoke-free in 2019

In nine months’ time staff, patients and visitors (including contractors and suppliers) will no longer be able to smoke anywhere on NHS sites, including the grounds and gardens or in vehicles and car parks. Some NHS providers may become smoke free before
Midsomer Norton, Radstock & District Journal (uk)
added Mar 22, 2018 15:25
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[UK] Northumbria NHS signs smokefree pact

Berwick Advertiser (uk)
added Mar 22, 2018 15:23

[New Zealand] Uncertainty in the race for Smoke-free 2025…

NZ Smokeless Tobacco Co is appalled by the lack of solutions from the Government to fast track outcomes to achieve this uncertain goal. Miles Illemann, Co-Founder of NZSTC, said, “our organisation has approached both health ministers regarding National
Scoop (nz)
added Mar 22, 2018 14:05

Smoke gets in your eyes! Paris Jackson, 19, puffs cigarette outside LA vegan restaurant ...despite California's smoking age being 21

19-year-old Paris Jackson was snapped Tuesday night enjoying a rebellious cigarette on Los Angeles' Melrose Avenue. The only daughter of Michael Jackson was standing on the sidewalk and chatting with pals outside the vegan restaurant Crossroads Kitchen.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Mar 22, 2018 13:59

[Africa] ERA/FoEN to Labour Ministry: Distance Nigeria from Ugandan position on ILO partnerships with tobacco industry

and other delegates attending the meeting of the governing body of the International Labour Organisation, ILO, to support calls for ILO to cut ties with Big Tobacco. ERA/FoEN said Nigeria has to declare its stand unequivocally in view of the Ugandan posit
Vanguard (ng)
added Mar 21, 2018 23:40

Changes in smoking cessation assistance in the European Union between 2012 and 2017: pharmacotherapy versus counselling versus e-cigarettes [FREE FULL TEXT]

These findings highlight the need for approaches that ensure that smokers get support to quit smoking across the EU. The question of whether the availability of e-cigarettes will displace other methods, and the impact of such a displacement, should be clo
Tobacco Control
added Mar 21, 2018 23:29

[Michigan] Kalamazoo man sues after e-cig explodes

A Kalamazoo man is suing R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company because he claims an e-cigarette burned him. Ronald Sumner says that on July 1, 2016, an e-cigarette exploded, bursting into flames when he inhaled. The lawsuit says Sumner had third-degree chemical
WOOD TV8 (Grand Rapids, MI)
added Mar 21, 2018 23:25
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