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[West Virginia] Washington County proposal would raise tobacco age to 21

Health Department is looking for input on a proposal to increase the legal purchase age of tobacco from 18 to 21 in local communities. “What we’re looking at behind this is tobacco use rates in Washington County,” said Washington County Health Commissio
Parkersburg (WV) News &Sentinel
added Jun 20, 2018 13:45
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[New York] VIDEO: Bill unveiled to raise age for purchasing tobacco

Legislator Lashay Harris unveiled a bill to create the law Monday afternoon. She cites that 95 percent of adult smokers began smoking before they turned 21.The proposed law would apply to cigarettes, chewing tobacco and e-cigarettes. Harris says she pro
WHEC 10 NBC (Rochester, NY)
added Jun 20, 2018 13:43
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[UK] How vaping helps even hardened smokers quit

Vaping helps people stop smoking—even when they don't want to, according to new research from the University of East Anglia. A study published today shows that smokers who switch to vaping may be better able to stay smoke-free in the long term. And th
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Jun 20, 2018 13:39
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[Asia, Hong Kong] Anti-smokers turn up heat on e-cigs plan

The promise to ban all e-cigarettes and "heat-not-burn" tobacco products has been all but forgotten by the government... But instead of fulfilling the pledge, he added, the government is now suggesting to regulate them just like traditional cigarettes.
Hong Kong Standard (hk)
added Jun 20, 2018 13:36
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[Connecticut] Norwalk Recreation and Parks Department announces no smoking area during Summer Concert Series at Calf Pasture Beach

Beginning on Wednesday, June 27, there will be a special no smoking and no vaping section at Calf Pasture Beach during the annual Summer Concert Series. The Norwalk Recreation and Parks Department is implementing this policy in response to complaints it r
Stamford Plus magazine
added Jun 20, 2018 13:35
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[Russia, Spain] Puyol: Stay healthy, don't smoke

Carles Puyol urges fans to follow his example and be smoke-free
FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) (ch)
added Jun 20, 2018 13:09
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[New York] As cigarette use burns out, teens turn to vaping / Use soars at local high schools

The use of electronic cigarettes -- particularly discreet "vape pens" -- soared at local high schools this year, with several districts disciplining two to three times more students for using the electronic nicotine devices than in previous years. “It
Schenectady (NY) Daily Gazette
added Jun 20, 2018 13:09
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Tobacco: What You Don't Know Can Kill You

But many people do not know that it can also cause heart disease and stroke. That information comes from World Health Organization (WHO) officials in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO marked May 31 as World No Tobacco Day. The WHO’s 2018 campaign focuses on t
Voice of America (VOANews.com)
added Jun 20, 2018 13:09
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[UK-Scotland] Ban on smoking outside cafes could be ditched

South Ayrshire councillors will launch a bid to scrap their own controversial rule, the Post can reveal. We told last week how the three-year-old policy is being labelled a threat to small businesses. Now councillors are ready to intervene in the row.
Daily Record and Sunday Mail (uk)
added Jun 20, 2018 13:09
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Lower house passes bills on casinos and smoking controls

The Lower House also passed an antismoking bill on Tuesday, paving the way for its enactment and implementation before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. The bill to revise the Health Promotion Law bans indoor smoking at schools, hospitals and pub
Japan Times (jp)
added Jun 19, 2018 18:03
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