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[Asia, Asia-pacific] Indonesia minister in row over free cigarettes

Indonesian anti-smoking groups have threatened to take legal action against a government minister for distributing free packets of cigarettes to members of an indigenous tribe. They say the social affairs minister's actions breached government regulatio
BBC Online
added Mar 27, 2015 15:32
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U.S. ad campaign points to dangers of dual cigarette/e-cig use

"If you only cut down the number of cigarettes you smoke by adding another tobacco product, like e-cigarettes, you still face serious health risks," the CDC said in a statement. "Smokers must quit smoking completely to fully protect their health - even a
Reuters
added Mar 27, 2015 15:31
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[Asia, India] 'Smoking' TB patient dies He succumbs to TB not burns

The 35-year-old patient, who was severely burnt when his oxygen pipe accidentally caught fire, died on Tuesday evening. The MY Hospital administration claimed that the man succumbed to TB and not burns. The exact reason will be known after the post-morte
Free Press Journal (in)
added Mar 27, 2015 15:30
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[Asia, India] 'Smoking' TB patient dies He succumbs to TB not burns

The 35-year-old patient, who was severely burnt when his oxygen pipe accidentally caught fire, died on Tuesday evening. The MY Hospital administration claimed that the man succumbed to TB and not burns. The exact reason will be known after the post-morte
Free Press Journal (in)
added Mar 27, 2015 15:30
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[Minnesota] VIDEO: Cigar tax cut draws opposition to State Capitol

A proposal to dramatically cut the tax on premium cigars in Minnesota drew anti-smoking advocates to the State Capitol Wednesday. "We are a small business with real ties to our community, and we are part of the fabric that historic Grande Avenue in St. P
KARE NBC 11 (Minneapolis, MN)
added Mar 27, 2015 15:25
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[Asia, India] Hookah bars to be banned in Mohali

a number of hookah bars serving tobacco molasses containing nicotine are operational in the district. The report states that even minors visit such bars. It is suspected that at times, other harmful substances are also mixed with tobacco molasses and se
Times of India
added Mar 27, 2015 15:06
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[Australia] Not enough evidence to say whether e-cigarettes help smokers quit: research council

There is not enough evidence to know whether electronic cigarettes help smokers quit or whether they are harmful...the National Health and Medical Research Council said while there was "some preliminary evidence" of this, there is "currently insufficient
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Mar 27, 2015 15:05
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Smith and Ramsay Brands Sponsors VapeNation.com Campaign / Avalanche Int'l's Subsidiary to Disrupt Vape Marketplace, Expand Brand and Consumer Base

offering a bottle of the very popular eLiquid, Peaches and Mango, only for the cost of shipping anywhere in the world. The promotion extends in the same offer a second bottle at a 75% discount plus the cost of delivery. VapeNation.com is the online consum
MarketWired
added Mar 27, 2015 15:03
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[Connecticut] Madison selectmen make beaches, parks tobacco free

Board of Selectmen Monday night voted to accept the proposed ordinance making all public parks and beaches tobacco-free zones. The ordinance will go into effect immediately; the board voted to leave it up to Beach and Recreation Commission to assign desi
New Haven (CT) Register
added Mar 27, 2015 15:01
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[Australia] Bans on using and selling e-cigarettes remain hazy

While health groups and electronic cigarette companies disagree over whether the “vamping” devices sold overseas should be considered an appropriate anti-smoking product, they are already becoming increasingly common across Victoria. Despite the state a
Melbourne (Vic) Herald Sun (au)
added Mar 27, 2015 15:00
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