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U.S. Smoking Rate Falls, But 38 Million Still Light Up

Cigarette smoking rates among Americans 18 and older fell from nearly 21 percent in 2005 to 15.5 percent in 2016. Among those who have ever smoked cigarettes, the percentage who have quit rose from just under 51 percent to 59 percent during that time. T
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jan 19, 2018 10:10
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CDC Reports Nearly 38 Million U.S. Adults Still Smoke – Bold Action Needed to Accelerate Progress and Address Smoking Disparities

This report shows why the fight against tobacco – the nation’s No. 1 cause of preventable death – must remain a national priority and why proven strategies to reduce tobacco use must be fully implemented to reach all Americans, particularly vulnerable gro
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Jan 19, 2018 10:09
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[Arkansas] Council to talk tobacco, liquor and panhandling today at 6 pm

The Russellville City Council will convene at 6 p.m. today inside City Hall and discuss amending Ordinance 1847 that prohibits any tobacco products up to 50 feet away from city buildings to include electronic cigarettes.
Russellville (AR) Courier
added Jan 19, 2018 09:46
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NEW JERSEY LEGISLATURE WILL TAKE UP PARK AND BEACH SMOKING BAN FOR THIRD TIME

but this year, it has a chance of being approved without falling victim to a gubernatorial veto. Eight members of the Assembly have co-sponsored A1703, which was introduced at the start of the new session and has since been referred to the Assembly Touri
HalfWheel
added Jan 19, 2018 09:21
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[Canada] Get ready to butt-out: BC Ferries goes smoke-free Monday

“[We announced it earlier] so that we could get our customers, as well as our employees, used to the new policy,” explains Deborah Marshall with BC Ferries. “We wanted to provide plenty of advanced notice for customers.”
News1130 Radio (ca)
added Jan 19, 2018 09:20
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Smoke-free duty free? Philip Morris International says its campaign to stop selling cigarettes will include duty free

When asked about how the campaign might be reflected in the duty free industry, a PMI spokesperson told The Moodie Davitt Report: “This UK initiative demonstrates the global commitment of our company to have cigarettes replaced by smoke-free alternatives
Moodie Davitt Report (uk)
added Jan 19, 2018 09:19
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[Canada] No crackdown, just education as BC Ferries enacts smoking ban

On Monday BC Ferries will officially become a smoke-free environment, banning all smoking substances including tobacco and e-cigarettes to all terminals, vessels, and the interior of any vehicles parked on their property.
Ladysmith (BC) Chronicle (ca)
added Jan 19, 2018 09:14
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Germany E-Cigarette Market 2017-2023: Market is Projected to Reach Over $852 Million by 2023

With one of the largest population in the European countries, Germany's smoking population is second to U.K. Leading e-cigarette brands from U.S., China, and Europe have realized the potential of this budding industry and have penetrated the market to le
PR Newswire
added Jan 19, 2018 09:07
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Snus tobacco on the rise as Norway smoking halved in a decade

The share of Norwegians who smoke on a daily basis has halved in the last decade and was last year exceeded for the first time by the use of snus, a wet snuff tobacco product, Statistics Norway said on Thursday. Among the adult population, 11 percent wer
Reuters
added Jan 19, 2018 09:07
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BUZZ -Imperial shares fizzle after Japan Tobacco CEO dampens deal chatter

** Imperial Brands shares down 2.6 percent on Thursday, touching their lowest level since August 2015 ** Shares down 4.5 percent in two days, after chief executive of larger rival Japan Tobacco signaled on Wednesday interest in acquisitions other than I
Reuters
added Jan 19, 2018 09:07
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