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[Canada] Nunavut sees tobacco sales decline one year after new tax

Cigarette sales have declined by 2 per cent in Nunavut since a new tobacco tax was introduced last year. The government says they've also seen significant declines in the sale of loose and chewing tobacco.
CBC News (ca)
added Apr 15, 2018 16:02
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[Wyoming] E-cigarette use growing among teens ($$)

They use them in class, in the bathroom, in the hallway and the parking lot. “There probably isn’t a place we haven’t caught someone,” Thunder Basin High School Principal Dennis Holmes said. “They’re easy to hide, and students can be so clever about whe
Gillette (WY) News-Record
added Apr 15, 2018 16:00
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[Canada] NZ professor warns quit services to become vape-friendly, and FDA faces new criticism on Deeming

A leading New Zealand tobacco control expert says new research shows government-run stop smoking services face a crisis unless they fully embrace vaping as a harm reduction tool. The findings add pressure on the government to make progress with legalisin
Vaping Post (ch)
added Apr 16, 2018 21:20
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[Tennessee] Public health series takes on e-cigarettes

While they are safer than traditional tobacco-filled cigarettes, according to East Tennessee State University public health professor Dr. Hadii Mamudu, that doesn’t necessarily mean they are 100 percent safe. “The evidence on its impact on health is not
Johnson City (TN) Press
added Apr 15, 2018 17:59
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[New York] E-cigarette explodes, burns student at Erie 1 BOCES in West Seneca

A 21-year-old student remains in the Burn Treatment ICU at Erie County Medical Center after his e-cigarette caught fire Friday in the hallway of the Erie 1 BOCES Center, reported West Seneca police. The student was listed in good condition and is being
Buffalo (NY) News
added Apr 15, 2018 17:45
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[Australia] Proposal to lift the smoking age to be considered by health experts

State and territory health ministers have agreed to investigate a proposal to lift the age of buying tobacco to 21 years. The idea was put forward in an attempt to cut smoking rates. The move is being cautiously welcomed by the peak medical body, which
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Apr 15, 2018 16:13
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[North Carolina] Up in smoke: Tobacco’s decline

A quarter century after tobacco was the money crop in Robeson County, bringing in hundreds of millions a year to farmers and those who provide support services, the amount of tobacco grown here is a fraction of what it was then. But the number of Robeso
Lumberton (NC) Robesonian
added Apr 15, 2018 01:48
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[UK] YOU SNUS, YOU LOSE What is snus, what does the chewing tobacco do to you and who uses it? From Jamie Vardy to Avicii

FOOTBALL is on alert with the rise of chewing tobacco snus, as England and Leicester striker Jamie Vardy is among those who use the substance as an alternative to cigarettes. However, experts claim that snus is NOT a healthier alternative to smoking, bu
The Sun (uk)
added Apr 14, 2018 22:09
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[Kentucky] EDITORIAL; Do what it takes to deter tobacco

When it comes to taxes, enough is enough. With that said, though, there is one tax that makes sense...cigarettes need to be taxed and taxed appropriately. We hope a hefty tax on cigarettes will help people put down this deadly, horrendous habit.
Ashland (KY) Daily Independent
added Apr 14, 2018 22:06
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[UK-Wales] 'Pocket money prices': Cheap illegal tobacco a growing problem

A current affairs programmes aired on Welsh TV channel S4C ... A number of raids and investigations have taken place in Powys in recent years, and head of trading standards for Powys County Council, Clive Jones, insisted illegal tobacco has become a grow
Shropshire Star (uk)
added Apr 14, 2018 22:02
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