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[Hong Kong] Poll: The people want timely tobacco alternatives

Hong Kong-based consumer advocate factasia.org is urging the government to regulate and allow the sale of alternative tobacco products, claiming consumers have the right to choose what they buy and use. The group justifies this appeal on Tuesday based o
Harbour Times (hk)
added Sep 22, 2018 15:54
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STROUD: NEW JERSEY SHOULD ELIMINATE ITS DRACONIAN VAPING TAX

Although eliminating the tax on vaping products would be ideal, the proposed tax change would help soften the burden New Jersey vape shop owners would face come October 1 if the current tax goes into effect. Rather than imposing draconian taxes on device
Heartland Institute
added Sep 22, 2018 15:53
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[UK] Tobacco display ban linked to fewer children buying cigarettes

tobacco display bans may have an important role in reducing the number of child smokers. But it also revealed more worrying findings, suggesting that more than two in three child smokers had not been refused cigarettes when they last attempted to buy the
Press Association (uk)
added Sep 22, 2018 15:03
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[UK] Thousands of British women are dying too young because they 'try to drink, eat and smoke like men', with many developing diabetes, heart disease and cancer

Cancer Research UK said lung cancer rates are still peaking among women, years after they fell for men. This is because many women in the UK took up smoking in the 1960s and 1970s – but were slower to give up when men started kicking the habit a few dec
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 22, 2018 15:00
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Philip Morris International-funded ‘Foundation for a Smoke-Free World’: analysing its claims of independence

claims that its governing documents ensure that it has an independent research agenda and stringent protections from conflicts of interest. We analysed the text of these governing documents. Their provisions have multiple loopholes, particularly regarding
Tobacco Control
added Sep 21, 2018 22:33
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[North Carolina] About 4.5 percent of adult Americans use e-cigs, and 15 percent of those never smoked traditional cigarettes, study finds

About 15 percent of those users, or 1.62 million, began smoking e-cigs without first consuming traditional cigarettes — which has been a concern of anti-tobacco advocates. Current use typically is defined in studies as consuming an e-cig product at leas
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Sep 21, 2018 22:13
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[UK] 'Don't go cold turkey' to quit smoking

Smokers looking to quit as part of the annual Stoptober campaign are being warned not to go "cold turkey". Government health officials have said smokers stand a much greater chance of succeeding giving up by using official NHS support or turning to e-ci
BBC Online
added Sep 21, 2018 21:56
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[North Carolina] Traditional cigarette prices are on rise again for Marlboro, likely for Reynolds brands

The price of traditional cigarettes is going up again, this time by 10 cents per pack for the top brands of Philip Morris USA. The increase follows Philip Morris’ recent pattern of raising prices every six months or so, which R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. a
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Sep 21, 2018 21:50
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[Florida] GWENDOLYN E. ODOM, etc., Petitioner, vs. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Respondent.

we quash the decision of the Fourth District and remand with instructions to reinstate the final judgment. We also disapprove Webb and Putney to the extent they are inconsistent with this opinion. Finally, we award Odom attorney’s fees for the appeal o
Amazon CloudFront
added Sep 21, 2018 21:50
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Florida High Court Reinstates $20M Tobacco Verdict ($$)

ruling that the state appeals court that overturned it imposed an improper cap on damages awards for adult children of smoking victims in wrongful death suits. In a 5-2 decision, the court reversed the Fourth District Court of Appeal's decision in favor
Law360
added Sep 21, 2018 21:50
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