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[New York] Vape, e-cigarette shops in the city are nearing their license deadline

The New York State Vapor Association... is trying to help minimize impact on city stores...City Council passed legislation last August that requires all vape retailers to apply for a license by Wednesday. Only retailers who were selling e-cigarettes as o
amNew York
added Apr 26, 2018 17:34
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[Jamaica] Dangerous Cheap Smokes - Counterfeit Cigarettes Even More Harmful

With counterfeit cigarettes being sold for approximately half the price of legal ones, some smokers could believe they are getting a bargain, but if you thought regular cigarettes were unhealthy, wait until you hear what is inside their counterfeit count
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Apr 25, 2018 18:08
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[New York] Nassau GOP backs boost in age to buy tobacco

Majority Republicans on the Nassau County Legislature have proposed a bill to raise the age to purchase tobacco products to 21 from 18 — a year after blocking an attempt by Democrats to update the local law.
(Long Island, NY) Newsday
added Apr 23, 2018 17:55
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[Asia, India] How safe is e-cigarettes?

Dr. Rakesh Mahajan Gupta, Deputy Director of the Department of Health and Family Welfare Punjab, India, says that there is ample scientific evidence available about the harms of nicotine and that is the reason it is unapproved under the Drugs Act except
Asian Tribune
added Apr 23, 2018 17:18
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GAMBLE BACKFIRES: Tobacco company’s $4.5 billion fail

in recent years, the industry has been able to push through price increases to make up for falling volumes - boosting profits and stock prices. That has enabled big investments aimed at developing smoking alternatives, like e-cigarette devices and other g
Toowoomba Newspapers Pty Ltd (au)
added Apr 23, 2018 13:54
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HEFLER: Austria: government chooses tobacco industry interests over citizens’ health

Faced with a clear choice between popular opinion, scientific evidence and the health and wellbeing of its citizens on the one hand, and craven political expediency and subservience to the tobacco industry on the other, the Austrian government chose the
Tobacco Control Journal blogs
added Apr 23, 2018 02:01
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[China, South Africa] Ensuring a transparent, inclusive, civilian and scientific-oriented World Tobacco Control Conference – statement from Taiwanese delegates

On the last day of the World Conference, we asked the conference secretariat for an explanation and justification of the revocation of Taiwanese delegates’ conference registration.... For what reason(s) were the delegates excluded? 3. Why was this WCTOH
Tobacco Control Journal blogs
added Apr 23, 2018 01:58
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[UK] Minister accuses tobacco firm of illegally targeting British customers with vaping adverts

Philip Morris...has been sending posters to newsagents in Britain advertising its new tobacco heaters... The posters supplied by the company are reportedly designed to be used on the windows of newsagents. Trading standards have described the posters as
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Apr 23, 2018 01:31
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[Georgia] Editorial: Augusta Commission should strengthen city’s smoking laws

This newspaper’s support of a stronger smoking ban might surprise some, given our conservative bent. But we don’t happen to believe pollution is a conservative value... The proposed local ordinance would extend the ban to other public establishments such
Augusta (GA) Chronicle
added Apr 23, 2018 00:35
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[Vietnam] Ministry of Health proposes tobacco tax hike

The Ministry of Health (MoH) has proposed to raise the tax imposed on a pack of cigarettes to 2,000 VND (0.088 USD). Meanwhile, the draft law on Special Consumption Tax, which will come into effect in 2020, plans to put a tax of 1,000 VND (0.044 USD) on
Vietnam News Agency (VNA)
added Apr 23, 2018 00:23
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