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[Massachusetts] Bedford raises tobacco purchasing age to 21 in 2018

The Bedford Board of Health has updated its rules and regulations for 2018, with the new regulations banning flavored tobacco products, as well as raising the minimum legal sales age of tobacco products and e-cigarettes to 21. Restricting the sale of to
Wicked Local (MA)
added Dec 16, 2017 20:10
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[New Jersey] One Percent of NJ Tobacco Tax Revenue Will Go to Anti-Smoking Initiatives

Christie on Friday approved legislation to divert one percent of all tax revenue from sales of cigarettes and other tobacco products to the State Department of Health to fund programs to combat use. That appropriation will generate between $6 and $7 mill
New York Observer
added Dec 16, 2017 20:03
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Zimbabwe Government Meets Evicted White Farmers Who Left Country

While agriculture has partially recovered in Zimbabwe, it’s been at a cost. The country recently produced a record tobacco crop, although the quality of the harvest has suffered.
Bloomberg News
added Dec 16, 2017 17:43
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[New Zealand] Smokefree 2025 At Risk: Government Urged to Listen to Māori

The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ could be putting the Smokefree 2025 goal at risk ...Hāpai Te Hauora has supported the Ministry of Health and previous ministers’ compassionate and progressive stance on e-cigarettes which championed a realistic and
Scoop (nz)
added Dec 16, 2017 17:25
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Global tobacco protocol short of 7 countries to become international treaty in 2018

The Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade on Tobacco is the first protocol under the [FCTC], and was adopted in November 2012 by parties to the convention. The protocol is seen as a tool to help curb tobacco consumption, whose low price rates — particularl
Devex
added Dec 16, 2017 17:05
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North Carolina shows slight improvement in anti-tobacco funding

A small legislative funding commitment toward tobacco-prevention initiatives was the catalyst for a small improvement in North Carolina’s ranking in an annual report. North Carolina improved from 47th to 43rd among the states in terms of how much it fund
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Dec 16, 2017 17:00
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[North Carolina] British American Tobacco projects fiscal 2017 to end with revenue growth

BAT completed July 25 its $54.5 billion purchase of the 57.8 percent of Reynolds it did not already hold. Legacy Reynolds shareholders own 19 percent of BAT. The London manufacturer said in July 2016 that instead of issuing quarterly interim management
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Dec 16, 2017 15:43
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[Tennessee] Say goodbye to smoking on Memphis UT Health Science campus Jan. 1

The policy is sweeping, covering 55 acres of the medical district campus, including sidewalks and parking lots adjacent to university buildings. Also prohibited is smoking, as well as e-cigarettes, in personal vehicles...bans advertising, selling and off
Memphis (TN) Commercial Appeal
added Dec 16, 2017 15:36
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Perceptions of financial incentives for smoking cessation: a survey of smokers in a country with an endgame goal

Even amongst those who would benefit from schemes designed to reward smokers for quitting, support for such schemes is muted, despite evidence of their effectiveness...suggests much of the opposition was underpinned by information gaps, which could be add
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Dec 16, 2017 15:22
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Sales Trends in Price-Discounted Cigarettes, Large Cigars, Little Cigars, and Cigarillos—United States, 2011–2016

These findings highlight the use of price discounts by tobacco manufacturers to reduce the cost of cigarettes, large cigars, little cigars, and cigarillos to consumers. These sales patterns underscore the importance of sustained efforts to implement evid
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Dec 16, 2017 15:18
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