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From black market cigarette shops to websites selling cheap tobacco: How Australian smokers are getting around paying huge taxes for their smokes

Australian smokers are getting around the world's highest taxes on cigarettes by buying black market 'chop chop' or visiting a website offering heavy discounts. From September 1, tobacco excise will climb by another 12.5 per cent, taking the price of a 3
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 20, 2018 16:05
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Secondhand Smoke Exposure in Childhood and Adulthood in Relation to Adult Mortality Among Never Smokers [FREE FULL TEXT]

childhood secondhand smoke exposure, as well as adult secondhand smoke exposure, increase the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease death in adulthood. Consistent with previous studies, the results also show that adult secondhand smoke is meaningf
American Journal of Preventive Medicine
added Aug 20, 2018 16:04
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[UK] Child passive smoking 'increases chronic lung risk'

Non-smoking adults have a higher risk of dying from serious lung disease if they grew up with parents who smoked, according to US research. The researchers said childhood passive smoking was "likely to add seven deaths to every 100,000 non-smoking adult
BBC Online
added Aug 20, 2018 16:02
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[UK-Scotland] NHS Highland joins campaign to stop adults buying tobacco for under-18s

a series of videos has been produced, with the help of students at Inverness College UHI, to target the campaign to local areas in Highland via social media. ASH Scotland will be promoting the videos in the coming weeks on their Facebook and Instagram ac
This is North Scotland (Press & Journal / Evening Express) (uk)
added Aug 20, 2018 16:01
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[UK] A time to quit: supporting smoking cessation in general practice

A new report exploring GPs’ prescribing practices for quitting services and treatment... Health professionals – such as practice nurses, clinical pharmacists and GPs – play an important role in educating and motivating smokers to stop, as well as assessi
Practice Business (uk)
added Aug 20, 2018 16:00
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[Malaysia] HAMID: Let’s follow UK on e-cigarette regulations — Sarah Zailana Hamid

there is a need for an independent study of Malaysians on e-cigarettes and such devices, a monitoring of their long-term health effects, while the government allows these product to be promoted as an alternative to traditional cigarettes for people trying
Malay Mail (my)
added Aug 20, 2018 15:54
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[Missouri] Editorial: Time to clear the air on casino smoking

this whole bi-county, multi-front battle presses a bigger issue: It’s time for Missouri to quit piddling around, join the 21st century and 30-plus other states and pass a statewide indoor smoking ban without exceptions. And it should include casinos.
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added Aug 20, 2018 15:50
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South Carolina could be doing more to reduce cancer, study finds

In this year’s report, South Carolina also scored red for smoke-free laws, tobacco prevention funding... “Our cigarette tax is the sixth-lowest in the country and the tax on other tobacco products also ranks at the bottom,” she said. “While 64 cities and
Greenville (SC) News
added Aug 20, 2018 15:48
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[Georgia, New York] A New Smoking Ban in Public Housing Roils Some Residents

Many housing advocates support the ban. But they worry about how it will be enforced. Elderly, disabled and mentally ill tenants, they say, will have a harder time complying because the ban forces them to stand 25 feet away from their front door to smoke
Pew Center on the States & stateline.org
added Aug 20, 2018 15:46
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[New York] Letter: Smoking ban been good for residents

a resident of Schenectady Municipal Housing Authority contacted me desperate for relief from the second-hand smoke that was aggravating her lungs. She had developed a pulmonary illness from being on the Critical Incident Team at Ground Zero after 9/11. S
Schenectady (NY) Daily Gazette
added Aug 20, 2018 15:43
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