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[Asia] APTRA hits out at Indian regulator over tobacco rules

The Indian inbound duty-free tobacco allowance could be cut by half The Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association (APTRA) has responded to the move by the Indian government to cut the inbound duty-free tobacco allowance by half as reported yesterday on DFN
DFNI (uk)
added Jul 16, 2014 19:01

[Australia] Tobacco smoking (NDSHS 2013 key findings) (AIHW)

Among people aged 14 and older, daily smoking declined significantly between 2010 and 2013 (from 15.1% to 12.8%). Daily smoking rates have almost halved since 1991 (24.3%). Figure 1: Tobacco smoking status, people aged 14 years or older, 1991–2013 (per c
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
added Jul 16, 2014 18:54
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[Australia] Smoking rates down, fewer young people drinking alcohol and mixed results on illicit use of drugs (AIHW)

The key findings from the AIHW's 2013 National Drug Strategy Household Survey, released online today, show that fewer Australians are smoking daily-the daily smoking rate dropped significantly between 2010 and 2013, from 15.1% to 12.8% among people 14 or
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
added Jul 16, 2014 18:52
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[Australia] Smoking rate dives after plain packaging

Smoking rates over the past three years have seen one of the biggest drops ever recorded. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare conducts the definitive National Drug Strategy Household Survey, which has been keenly awaited after claims that tob
Australian Financial Review (au)
added Jul 16, 2014 18:51

[Kentucky, West Virginia] Morrisey seeks money from Ky. tobacco company

West Virginia Attorney General’s office has filed a lawsuit against a Kentucky tobacco company for not placing money in an escrow account related to 1998’s landmark Master Settlement Agreement.
West Virginia Record
added Jul 16, 2014 18:50

[North Carolina] Club bans use of tobacco at fairgrounds, parking lots

In an effort to provide a more healthy, family-friendly environment, the 2014 Davidson County Agricultural Fair will be tobacco free, said fair manager Vinnon Williams of the Lexington Kiwanis Club. This year's fair will be held from Sept. 15-20 and wi
The Dispatch (Lexington, NC)
added Jul 16, 2014 18:48

[UK] Drivers face £10,000 fine if a PASSENGER starts smoking in a car carrying children

A new law will make it illegal smoke in a car in England if it is carrying children. But new health regulations mean the driver or owner of the car will bit hit with a levy more than 10 times higher than the maximum £800 penalty for the person who lights
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 16, 2014 18:46

[Australia] Plunge in smoking attributed to plain packaging

The daily smoking rate plunged from 15.1 per cent to 12.8 per cent between 2010 and 2013, according to the largest and longest-running national survey on drug statistics. It's almost like finding a vaccine that works against lung cancer. Most people are
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Jul 16, 2014 18:43
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[UK] The dangers of THIRD hand smoke: Dangerous chemicals can lurk in house dust, curtains and armchairs - even in homes where no-one smokes

Deadly poisons can also be brought into the home on people's clothes ...Scientists say that until now, the risks of 'third hand' contamination have been uncertain. But a York University study, published in the journal Environment International, has revea
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 16, 2014 18:41

[Florida] Philip Morris, Liggett Lose Appeal In Engle Progeny Case

saying the trial court had not abused its discretion by limiting cross-examination of the plaintiff. In reaching its decision, the three-judge panel from the First District Court of Appeal also rejected several other arguments from the two tobacco compan
added Jul 16, 2014 15:40
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