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Egyptian tobacco firm Eastern announces 5:1 share split

Eastern Co will conduct a 5:1 share split on September 27, Egypt’s top cigarette maker said on Wednesday. The nominal value of each share will be 1 Egyptian pound ($0.0560) instead of five, it said. $1 = 17.8600 Egyptian pounds Reporting by Ehab Farouk;
Reuters
added Sep 19, 2018 20:24
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Air pollution could be responsible for 60,000 cases of dementia in the UK, with people exposed to dirty air 40% more likely to develop the disease

The disease is thought to be largely caused by genetics, with smoking, obesity and lack of exercise increasing the risk. But the study suggests air pollution also plays a major role. More than 40,000 people in the UK are thought to die early every year
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 19, 2018 20:24
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Black Mirror is almost a reality: China says it's on track to launch its dystopian scorecard system that ranks citizens on every aspect of their behaviour by 2020

Fraud, tax evasion and smoking in non-smoking areas can drop your ranking
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 19, 2018 20:24
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[Asia, India] On Abhishek Bachchan's Smoking Scene In Manmarziyaan, Director Says "We Were Guided By Sikhs"

Addressing the Sikh community's outburst regarding a scene in which Abhishek Bachchan's character removes his turban to smoke a cigarette, the director said that they were guided by over 150 people on the sets of the film, all of whom were Sikhs. He also
New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV) (in)
added Sep 19, 2018 20:20
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[New York] Neil deGrasse Tyson says smoking weed in space is not a good idea

“The problem is, in space, now, many things will kill you,” Tyson says. “So, if you do anything to alter your understanding of what is reality, that’s not in the interest of your health. So, if you want to get high in space, you can like lock yourself in
New York Post
added Sep 19, 2018 20:14
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[Pennsylvania] EDITORIAL: Snuff out exceptions to smoking law

state law allows about 1,700 such places to continue to expose nonsmoking patrons and thousands of workers to airborne toxins and carcinogens. State Rep. Dan Frankell, an Allegheny County Democrat who has rounded up a great deal of bipartisan support, wa
Wilkes Barre (PA) Citizen's Voice
added Sep 19, 2018 20:06
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[North Carolina] Florence: Wading the miles in Fayetteville for love and cigarettes

Patrick Wolvin waded out in search of cigarettes. "My wife's sitting on the porch with a shotgun right now," he said. "Have you ever seen a woman who smokes when she's out of cigarettes?" Compared to that, Hurricane Florence and its aftermath never sto
Asheville (NC) Citizen-Times
added Sep 19, 2018 20:04
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SULLUM: New restrictions on e-cigarettes will deter adult smokers from switching

The percentage of teenagers who vape often enough to become addicted to nicotine is much smaller. In the 2015 NYTS, for example, just 2.5 percent of high school students (16 percent of current users) reported vaping on 20 or more days in the previous mon
Chicago Sun-Times
added Sep 19, 2018 20:01
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ARAGÓN / SMITH: Big Tobacco is marketing vapes to our kids, so our city took them on and won — it’s the FDA’s turn now

"Big tobacco sees vaping as their future," these are the words of Patrick Reynolds, an anti-tobacco activist and executive director of Foundation for Smokefree America. He is the grandson of R.J. Reynolds, the man behind a namesake tobacco company largel
The Hill
added Sep 19, 2018 19:58
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[Africa, South Africa, USA] Why more Americans are kicking the smoking habit

The decline in smoking rates in the USA didn't happen overnight – it took time for anti-smoking campaigns and policies to unfold. 0
Health 24 (za)
added Sep 19, 2018 19:58
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