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[Georgia] Council delays first reading of smoking ban ordinance another 60 days

Overwhelmed with the task of crafting an ordinance that would ban smoking throughout the city, Columbus Council decided Tuesday to research the topic for another 60 days. The decision came after a lengthy discussion about aspects of the proposed ordinan
Columbus (GA) Ledger-Enquirer
added Mar 29, 2017 15:01
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[Asia, India] Study links oral clefts to maternal passive smoking

Use of tobacco - one of the leading causes of preventable death - - can affect pregnant women even if they aren't active users. Scientists say women exposed to secondhand smoking during pregnancy are more likely to give birth to children with cleft lip o
Times of India
added Mar 29, 2017 15:01
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[Asia, Thailand] New 'Tobacco Authority' could ease cigarette restrictions

The bill permits companies or public companies producing tobacco to be registered. The transnational tobacco giants could buy into them or manipulate their policies through proxy shareholders, he said. The companies would also be able to produce a wide r
Bangkok Post (th)
added Mar 29, 2017 10:59
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VIDEO: Government legalises e-cigarettes in effort to make New Zealand smokefree by 2025

Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner has announced the sale of nicotine e-cigarettes and e-liquid will be made legal and will likely come into force late next year. "Scientific evidence on the safety of e-cigarettes is still developing but there's a g
Independent Newspapers Ltd. / STUFF (nz)
added Mar 29, 2017 10:55
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[Ireland] Cigarettes will be sold in plain packaging with graphic health warnings from September

The order, which applies to all tobacco products from September 30, will outlaw the eye-catching traditional cigarette packet. The commencement order has been signed by Minister for Health, Simon Harris and Health Promotion Minister Marcella Corcoran Ken
Irish Independent (ie)
added Mar 29, 2017 10:53
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Japan Tobacco’s Challenges Build Case for a Return to Dealmaking

The Tokyo-based company’s domestic market is shrinking as hundreds of thousands of smokers switch to Philip Morris’s cigarette alternative iQOS. The introduction of plain packaging in the U.K. and record cigarette tax hikes in Russia are weighing on grow
Bloomberg News
added Mar 29, 2017 10:44
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Smoking fines at multi-story carpark and void deck spark mixed reactions among netizens

Pictures of electronic notice of smoking offences circulating online are causing a stir among netizens. Road.sg Facebook page posted a picture of the notice and wrote that smoking in any multi-story car park (MSCP) would attract a $200 fine.
The Online Citizen (TOC) (sg)
added Mar 29, 2017 10:20
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[New York] Rotating Recipes at Chefs Club Counter in NoLIta

SUGAR EAST Abraham Merchant has turned Merchants NY Cigar Bar, which he closed last year, into this homage to Havana...Grandfathered from the cigar bar is a smoking permit.
New York Times
added Mar 29, 2017 10:00
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Montana Senate panel advances big tobacco-tax increase

A big increase in Montana’s tobacco tax – which could total as much as $70 million a year – won approval Tuesday from a Senate committee in the Montana Legislature. The 9-3 vote by the Senate Taxation Committee sends the measure to the Senate floor and
KRTV (Great Falls, MT)
added Mar 29, 2017 20:43
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McELRATH: From Bad To Worse: Big Tobacco is On Its Way to Cornering the E-Cigarette Industry

The fact is that neither they, nor medical science knows anything for certain about the long term effects of vaping. And, if history is any indication, even if e-cigarette use does prove to be as deadly as tobacco, the companies profiting from sales of th
Ring Of Fire Network
added Mar 29, 2017 20:42
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