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Austrian MPs vote to drop smoking ban

At a tumultuous session of parliament, opposition MPs accused the government of “betraying” Austrian children and “voting for death”...MPs voted to raise the minimum age for buying cigaretted from 16 to 18 and introduced stiff fines of up to €1,000 (£870
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Mar 23, 2018 15:19
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[UK] Quit smoking, lose weight and you could help the NHS in West Norfolk save vital cash says Upwell GP Dr Paul Williams

“The local NHS in collaboration with Public Health already provide services to help people lose weight and stop smoking, which are available both through the GP and often by self-referral. We plan to focus these services especially at people who are part
Fenland Citizen (uk)
added Mar 23, 2018 15:16
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[UK] EDITORIAL: Preventable Cancer / Forget the nanny state. The doctor state can and should save lives

Despite decades of rising taxes and ever-tighter sales restrictions, tobacco still accounts for 54,000 of them. This is an astonishing number but since 2011 it has fallen to about 15 per cent of cases. This means anti-smoking measures are working, and it
Times Of London (uk)
added Mar 23, 2018 15:14

[UK] Four in 10 cancer cases could be prevented by lifestyle changes

New figures from Cancer Research UK (CRUK) show that more than 2,500 cancer cases a week are avoidable, with exposure to tobacco smoke the leading factor, accounting for just over 15% of cancer cases.
The Guardian (uk)
added Mar 23, 2018 15:10

[Netherlands, UK] Netflix dramas can’t kick smoking habit

Television services that deliver programmes over the internet from outside the UK are not regulated by Ofcom. Netflix is licensed by the Dutch Media Authority because its European base is in Amsterdam. Anti-smoking charities demanded that British author
Times Of London (uk)
added Mar 23, 2018 15:09
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[Florida] Vaping could be added to state smoking ban

Florida banned smoking in workplaces more than 15 years ago, and a powerful state panel on Tuesday backed a proposal that would add vaping and electronic cigarettes to the ban. Former state Sen. Lisa Carlton, the main backer of the proposal, said Floridi
Panama City (FL) News-Herald
added Mar 23, 2018 15:05
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[California] Second-hand marijuana smoke has the SAME effect on arteries as cigarettes - but it takes longer to recover from

Marijuana smoke puts the same kind of strain on blood vessels that tobacco smoke does, research has revealed. Cannabis is now legal to use medicinally or recreationally in 29 states and two extracts from the plant have even been approved by the FDA to
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Mar 23, 2018 15:05

[West Virginia] Letter: Vaping stores support sensible regulation (Daily Mail)

I’m both a parent and a person who works in the vaping industry. I wish to let people know that we in the vaping industry do not want teens to pick up or use vaping products. Vaping is a harm reducing alternative to smoking that been a great help to my
Charleston (WV) Gazette
added Mar 23, 2018 15:05

[Greece] Bloomberg adds another Russian to Billionaires List

Bloomberg missed one thing, however: Japan Tobacco’s statement did not name the actual seller of the Russian company. Nevertheless, according to the Unified State Register of Legal Entities, it was Savvidi’s wife, who owned Agrocom Holding, Donskoy Tabak
Crime Russia (hk)
added Mar 23, 2018 15:05
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[New Zealand] National MP Jonathan Coleman quits politics to run Acurity private hospital

criticism for accepting an invite to British American Tobacco's corporate box and smoking a cigar at a U2 concert. Coleman apologised and accepted it was wrong for an associate health spokesman to be seen smoking. "I didn't even get to finish the thing
New Zealand Herald (nz)
added Mar 23, 2018 15:05
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