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[Canada] Altria rises on report company buying stake in marijuana producer; other pot stocks climb

Details of Altria's proposed investment are still being hashed out, multiple sources told Toronto-based Globe & Mail. The report also said that Altria hopes to start as a minority stakeholder in the Leamington, Ontario-based pot grower, but could become
CNBC
added Oct 12, 2018 18:12
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[UK] Rosamund Pike jokes she's now 'quite a good smoker' as she reveals the physical transformation she undertook to play journalist Marie Colvin in gritty drama A Private War

'I had to change everything - my hair, my teeth, my eyes, my walk and I had to learn to smoke...Gosh, that was hard, but now I'm quite a good smoker! It's probably a bit of a dated skill now everyone is vaping!'
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 12, 2018 18:12
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Flavoring, additive ingredients in e-cigarettes may increase inflammation and impair lung function

also found that short-term exposure to e-cigarettes was enough to cause lung inflammation similar or worse than that seen in traditional cigarette use. The research was chosen as an APSselect article for October.
News-Medical.net
added Oct 12, 2018 18:12
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[Canada] Cannabis on campus: Nova Scotia colleges and universities update rules ahead of legalization

As the Oct. 17 cannabis legalization date fast approaches, post-secondary institutions are updating their smoking rules on campus and in residences. The regulations also cover edible products, storage of cannabis, and the display of cannabis paraphernal
Global News (ca)
added Oct 12, 2018 18:12
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[Asia, China] Beijing to include illegal smoking into the citizen's credit record

Health authorities in Beijing will include illegal smoking behavior into citizens' credit record as part of the city's smoke-free Beijing campaign, reports the Beijing Youth Daily. In addition to publicly naming and shaming offenders, the Beijing Munici
China Daily (cn)
added Oct 12, 2018 18:11
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[Switzerland] MOP1 concludes after laying the foundation for global cooperation and tobacco tracking system to crack down on illicit tobacco trade

The Meeting of the Parties (MOP1) to a new global treaty to fight the tobacco illicit market closed its first session on Wednesday after taking the first steps towards the creation of a monitoring system to track and trace the movement of tobacco products
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Oct 12, 2018 18:11
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Vapers to get fair deal

UK vapers are to be given the chance of accessing life insurance at rates close to those paid by non-smokers, according to a press note put out by the UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA) and the insurance adviser Future Proof.
Tobacco Reporter
added Oct 12, 2018 18:10
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[Asia, Hong Kong] SURTEES: Policy Address hits right notes on pressing social welfare issues

The plan to totally ban e-cigarettes and other "new" tobacco-like products, such as herbal cigarettes, is a brave move, since the jury is still out on the precise health dangers from consuming such products. Some cigarette smokers have managed to quit by
China Daily (cn)
added Oct 12, 2018 18:08
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[Canada] Canadian smokers support novel policies to reduce tobacco use

Most Canadian smokers are in favor of novel policies to reduce tobacco use...70 per cent support lowering nicotine levels in cigarettes to make them less addictive and raising the legal age for buying cigarettes to 21+ years. More than half (59%) of smoke
News-Medical.net
added Oct 12, 2018 17:38
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JT's Scientific Assessment Results: The Effects of T-Vapor products on Indoor Air Quality

No significant increases were observed on the concentration of suspended particulate matter, nicotine or other constituents monitored in the non-smoking area of the restaurant. The T-Vapor products in the designated smoking room with door and common vent
Japan Tobacco International (JTI) (jp)
added Oct 12, 2018 17:21
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