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[California] Berkeley tobacco retailers cry foul over proposed buffer zone around schools and parks

proposed 1,000-foot tobacco sales buffer zone around schools and parks has provoked an outcry from store owners who say it is unfair and would put them out of business. On May 12, the City Council will consider a draft ordinance that would prohibit the
San Jose (CA) Mercury-News
added Apr 10, 2015 16:40
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[Africa] Zimbabwe tobacco industry at a crossroads

is facing an uncertain future with tobacco growers recently rioting at auction floors due to low prices being offered for the “golden leaf” amid concerns about poor quality production. Zimbabwe’s agricultural sector has over the years been regarded as
The Citizen (za)
added Apr 10, 2015 16:39
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[Africa] What next for Zimbabwe's tobacco sector?

facing an uncertain future with tobacco growers recently rioting at auction floors due to low prices being offered for the “golden leaf” amid concerns about poor quality production. Zimbabwe’s agricultural sector has over the years been regarded as the ba
EIN (European Internet Network) Professional Edition
added Apr 10, 2015 16:37
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[Asia, India] TNPFTC thrashes film industry's proposal to remove anti-smoking warning scrolls

The Tamil Nadu People's Forum for Tobacco Control (TNPFTC) has condemned the recent proposal from the Film and Television Producers Guild of India to remove anti-smoking warning scroll. It is a mandate that the warning scroll is displayed whenever a smo
merinews (in)
added Apr 10, 2015 16:34
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[Africa, Ghana] Nana Adwoa Awindor Defends Efya Over Smoking Claims

Nana Adwoa Awindor, mother of talented Ghanaian songstress Efya has debunked rumours that her daughter smokes stressing she has never seen her in the act before. The music career of Efya, born Jane Awindor, has been rocked with series of controversies a
SpyGhana.com (gh)
added Apr 10, 2015 16:32
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[Caribbean, Cuba] MILANES: The “Pleasure” of Smoking

For non-smokers, inhaling the cigarette or cigar smoke is truly disagreeable. I’ve realized that one’s day here can sometimes be rather bothersome in this regard: smokers are all around you from the moment you step onto the street. Today, for instance,
Havana Times (cu)
added Apr 10, 2015 16:32
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[Asia, India] Raj govt for tobacco 'dry day' once a month

In an endeavour to make the state tobacco-free, Rajasthan government is contemplating a 'dry day' for smokers and tobacco users every month. "The state government wants to take steps to demoralise the use of tobacco and for this, we plan a 'dry day' for
Business Standard (in)
added Apr 10, 2015 16:29
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[Australia] No rise in smuggling when cigarette branding is removed

“There have been repeated claims that the introduction of cigarette plain packaging leads to contraband, illegal cigarettes flooding the local market,” said lead researcher Macquarie University professor Matthew Peters in a statement. “What is clear from
Health-E (za)
added Apr 10, 2015 16:25
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[UK] Pipe-puffing dog is giving up smoking with his owner

Jasper, an 18-month-old King Charles Spaniel, kicks back every evening and pretends to puff away on a pipe with owner Padraic Sirr. But they have now been forced to give up the vice – after Padraic was diagnosed with diabetes.
Metro Café (uk)
added Apr 10, 2015 16:23
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[Minnesota] Investigators: Cigarette Started Fire that Displaced Dozens

The Duluth Fire Department has determined that the Easter Sunday fire that displaced dozens of people was an accident, caused by improper disposal of a cigarette. The fire in the 20-unit apartment building at 1705 East Second Street displaced 44 people.
WDIO-TV/WIRT-TV ABC 10/13 (Duluth, MN)
added Apr 10, 2015 16:20
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