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[Australia, Indonesia] LIMENTA: The Thinker: Battle Big Tobacco

Weak enforcement and legislative control will only benefit large tobacco companies. Meanwhile, the costs of smoking to society are immeasurable. The fact that cigarettes often are the second-largest item of household expenditure after food for the poorest
Jakarta Globe (id)
added Apr 21, 2014 16:16

Study Says Legal Marijuana Encourages Teens to Smoke—Suncoast Rehab Center Details Legalization’s Influence on Teen Perception

While proponents of recreational marijuana have continuously lobbied for its legalization, Suncoast Rehab Center pushes for its ban after a recently published study found that pot’s legalization would likely increase its use among teens.
PR Web
added Apr 21, 2014 16:12

[Bulgaria] Tobacco Growers to Stage Mass Protest This Week

They are demanding that newly imposed quotas on government subsidies depending on tobacco sorts be scrapped, as they believe the latest rules favour a certain group of growers, as CROSS news agency reports. (bg)
added Apr 21, 2014 16:11

[New York] Brooklyn man stabs his friend to death after arguing over cigarettes, dumps his body in storage container: cops

Cops arrested Joshua Simser, 24, who allegedly had a spat with Raphael Sanchez, over smoking Saturday inside his home on E. 54th St. in Flatlands. Simser is charged with murder. He stabbed Sanchez several times before tying him up
New York Daily News
added Apr 21, 2014 16:08

[Asia, Korea - South] Nine out of 10 Seoulites suffer from passive smoking: poll

According to the survey of 1,000 Seoul residents taken by the municipal government in January, 88.6 percent of the respondents said that they were exposed to passive smoking about once a day. Seoulites cited streets and pubs as the places where they are
Yonhap News Agency (kr)
added Apr 21, 2014 16:06

[UK] EDITORIAL: Follow the science over e-cigarettes ($$)

Regulators should not take narrow-minded decisions to occupy an invented moral high ground. Instead, they should follow the science. This provides overwhelming evidence that electronic cigarettes are a benefit.
Financial Times (uk)
added Apr 21, 2014 15:50

[India] 'End the unholy alliance between political parties and the tobacco lobby'

Dr. Pankaj Chaturvedi has made several requests to The Chief Election Commissioner, Mr Sampath to prohibit political parties from accepting donations to Political Parties. He wrote two letters to them one before 2012 elections and another before 2014 ele
Free Press Journal (in)
added Apr 21, 2014 11:42

[Ohio] Smoking grandma would rather move than quit

Beulah – her friends call her Billie – is 89 years old, and she is still smoking. ... She will take her Doral cigarettes and her ashtrays with her. And her little dog, too. Occupants of the AHEPA 127 apartments are low-income seniors who pay reduced rent
Cincinnati (OH) Enquirer
added Apr 21, 2014 11:29

[Europe, USA] Tobacco giants muscle in on e-cigarette market

The big tobacco companies have launched an assault on the emerging so-called “e-cigarette” market as their sales figures for traditional leaf products go up in smoke, at least in mature western markets.
added Apr 21, 2014 11:24

[UK] Denis Kilcommons: The demand for electric cigarettes increases

Whilst at the bar the other night, newly converted Matthew grinned as he smoked, and said: “Before long, we’ll be having e-lager as well as e-cigs.” Which is a thought in this world of technical progress. Perhaps in 20 years time, a bar assistant will
icHuddersfield / The Huddersfield Daily Examiner (uk)
added Apr 21, 2014 11:19
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