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[Russia] Fines for anti-tobacco law violations reach $2.2 million in 2017

Russia’s consumer rights agency Rospotrebnadzor fined violators of anti-tobacco legislation about 124 million rubles ($2.2 million) in 2017, the watchdog reported Tuesday. In total, 12,600 lawbreakers were fined including about 4,000 citizens, 3,300 sell
Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI) (ru)
added Feb 27, 2018 21:35

[Montana] Vaping ordinance sent back to Missoula City Council committee

The Missoula City Council on Monday night referred back to committee a proposal to revise Missoula's smoking ordinance, after a lengthy discussion. The council is reviewing changes to the ordinance in accordance with the state's Clean Indoor Air Act. N
KTMF ABC 23.1/FOX 23.2 (Missoula, MT) / KWYB ABC 18.1/FOX 18.2 (Butte, MT)
added Feb 27, 2018 21:34

[France, USA] THE CIGARETTE CAMPS The U.S. Army camps in the Le Havre area

CAMP CHESTERFIELD CAMP LUCKY STRIKE CAMP OLD GOLD CAMP PHILIP MORRIS...After the Allies secured the French harbor of Le Havre...the Americans began ringing the city with camps that served as staging areas for new troops arriving in the ETO
The Skylighters (225th AAA Searchlight Battalion Veterans Association)
added Feb 27, 2018 21:31

Debate 2/27: Just a number? Should Ohio raise the legal tobacco purchasing age to 21?

How much difference can three years make? According to local proponents of the “Tobacco 21” initiative, enough to make noise about. The push to raise the minimum tobacco purchasing age from 18 to 21 has been a long one. Some states, like Oregon, Hawaii
Dayton (OH) City Paper (“DCP”)
added Feb 27, 2018 21:29

[Oklahoma] Few PCPs provide patients with information regarding e-cigarettes

Primary care physicians were frequently not their patients’ main source of information when it came to e-cigarette use, according to findings recently published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. “Given the emergence of widespread
added Feb 27, 2018 21:28

Evaluating State-Level Differences in E-cigarette and Cigarette Use Among Adults in the United States Between 2012 and 2014: Findings From the National Adult Tobacco Survey

e-cigarette use was highest in Oklahoma (10.3%) and lowest in Delaware (2.7%)...Enforcing existing tobacco control measures likely interacts with e-cigarette use despite being cigarette-focused. Continuing to monitor e-cigarette use is critical to establi
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Feb 27, 2018 16:13

[New York] Cigarette kickbacks are burning small distributors

New York distributors of cigarettes and other candy store items...says the kickbacks are illegal because the state has what is called a fair trade law that sets the minimum price...rebating $1 or $2 a carton, the out-of-state distributors are breaking the
New York Post
added Feb 27, 2018 14:09

[Asia-pacific, Singapore] No doubt about harmful effects of e-cigarettes

In Singapore, smokers who wish to quit should use proven nicotine replacement therapies which have been evaluated for safety and efficacy by the Health Sciences Authority (HSA), and which are already available in Singapore. We are open to reviewing the
Straits Times (sg)
added Feb 27, 2018 04:12

[Africa, Kenya] Public smokers to be arrested in crackdown on tobacco use

Meru county has announced plans to arrest people smoking in public. Health executive Eunice Kobia yesterday said the move is part of the county's resolve to regulate tobacco use. "At least one in every five men use tobacco. It is sad that smoking is pa
Nairobi Star (ke)
added Feb 26, 2018 22:49

Exploding e-Cigarettes Are a Growing Danger to Public Health

Whatever their physiological effects, the most immediate threat of these nicotine-delivery devices comes from a battery problem called thermal runaway . . . In the absence of laws or regulations on e-cigarettes, legal liability may be the best way to ap
IEEE Spectrum
added Mar 5, 2018 21:21
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