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[Guyana, South America/Caribbean] Tobacco bill targeting dangers of second-hand smoke -public discussion hears

Guyana’s proposed Tobacco Control legislation does not seek to ban the sale of cigarettes nor criminalise smokers but aims to protect the population from the ravages of second-hand smoke and the ensuing health costs. This was one of several messages
Stabroek News (gy)
added Jul 21, 2017 15:29

[Asia, Israel] Born after 2010? You may never be allowed to buy cigarettes

Zandberg (Meretz) proposed on Monday a bill which would prohibit those born in 2010 and later from buying cigarettes - even when they come of age... According to the bill, anyone buying tobacco would be required to show proof of identity, and those born a
Arutz Sheva (
added Jul 21, 2017 15:27

Daily chart: The last gasp

Although the number of countries adopting such measures has steadily grown, loopholes remain common. Outside Europe, taxes on cigarettes tend to be low. As a result, smoking in the rest of the world was just as affordable in 2016 as it was in 2008—and in
The Economist
added Jul 21, 2017 15:21

The death of smoking: how tobacco will be eradicated for good

The best approach, says Glantz, is to continue raising taxes, and further restrict advertising and where people can smoke in public. The next target should be cutting out smoking in movies and other media, he says, perhaps by giving any films that contai
New Scientist
added Jul 21, 2017 15:21

[Europe, UK] MULCAHY: Brexit is Britain’s chance to cut red tape on vaping and go cigarette-free by 2022

The Tobacco Control Plan is so important to smokers, vapers...contained within it a commitment to reviewing how our exit from the EU can provide an opportunity to “re-appraise” current legislation with a view towards future deregulation. There are many
City A.M. (uk)
added Jul 21, 2017 15:14
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[UK] Millions of illegal cigarettes and hand rolling tobacco seized

worth over £2.5million was seized by trading standards officers in the midlands during the past 12 months. The haul included more than 5.5 million cigarettes and 645kg of hand rolling tobacco. The loss to the tax payer was estimated at over £2million. T
Coventry Observer (uk)
added Jul 21, 2017 15:12

[Asia] China’s 2.4 Trillion Cigarette Habit Is Actually Progress

While figures from Euromonitor International showed 2.4 trillion cigarettes were smoked last year, that marks the second straight annual decline. China has been raising taxes and toughening anti-smoking laws, and Euromonitor expects the numbers to keep dr
Bloomberg News
added Jul 21, 2017 15:11

[UK-Wales] Parc Prison: Rise in violence since smoking ban

A rise in the number of violent and self harm incidents at Parc Prison could be linked to the smoking ban, a review has found. The report said the ban at the Bridgend site had been well-managed and some prisoners had since stopped smoking. But it said to
BBC Online
added Jul 21, 2017 15:06

Philip Morris’ IQOS: Korea, Czech, Greece Get ‘Hot’ Tobacco

Tobacco giant Philip Morris reported a lousy quarter, but it did make inroads in international markets where it is promoting a new smokeless electronic device that heats tobacco.
added Jul 21, 2017 05:18

[UK] RVC shares anti-smoking message with NHS

The RVC has reinforced its ongoing commitment to the concept of one health by hosting an NHS trust delegation to discuss the ill effects of smoking on the wider environment, including pets. Studies have found dogs living in homes with smokers have sign
Vet Times (uk)
added Jul 21, 2017 05:14
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