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[Canada] VIDEO: Quebec community considers ban on public smoking

Hampstead, Quebec is expected to vote in tough smoking laws, meaning there could be fewer places to light up outside...anti-smoking advocates say it will only expose children to more secondhand smoke.
Global News (ca)
added Apr 21, 2018 20:59
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[Africa, Rwanda] Cigarette prices to return to normal next week

Prices of cigarettes in Rwanda have doubled following a shortage...due to tax stamps. In an email to The New Times, BAT Kenya’s Simukai Munjanganja...explained the shortage.
The New Times (rw)
added Apr 21, 2018 20:52
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[Colorado] VIDEO: Tossed cigarette butts increasing fire danger

Wildland fires caused by cigarette butts likely tossed from cars, also the fire that burned a line of townhomes in Colorado Springs. A resident tried to put out a cigarette in a flower pot. Instead of dirt, it was mulch material that ignited.
KOAA NBC 5/30 (Colo. Springs/Pueblo, CO)
added Apr 21, 2018 20:49
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[Canada] 'You've moved it onto the street': Winnipeg bartender pans new patio smoking ban

"Instead of the 16 people we would have on our patio, we get 16 to 20 people congregating outside the door here," said Brad Cartman, a manager and bartender at the Army, Navy and Air Force Club 60 in Osborne Village. In January, Winnipeg city council pa
CBC News (ca)
added Apr 21, 2018 20:47
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MARSHALL: Lowering nicotine in cigarettes

The “nicotine notice” is just the beginning of the FDA’s effort to regulate tobacco products and protect citizens from the harmful effects of nicotine, and the planned rollout will most certainly take time. The FDA is encouraging public comment for 90 da
Harvard Health Publications
added Apr 20, 2018 18:11
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[Canada] ‘They’re everywhere’: thousands of littered cigarette butts near Winnipeg patios

A new patio smoking ban bylaw is great news for many diners, but less than a month into the new rule, it has already lead to an abundance of trash. Littered cigarette butts are almost impossible for many Winnipeggers to miss outside of local bars and r
Global News (ca)
added Apr 20, 2018 18:07
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[Washington] Seattle Joins Growing List of Cities with Tobacco-Free Baseball – 15 of 30 MLB Stadiums Have Knocked Tobacco Out of the Park

Adding momentum to the national campaign to take tobacco out of baseball, the King County Board of Health voted unanimously today to prohibit use of smokeless tobacco products (like chew, dip and snuff) at professional sports venues, including Safeco Fiel
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Apr 20, 2018 17:54
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Are Cigarettes Finally Dead? Phillip Morris Plunges

Philip Morris International (PM) shares are in free-fall this morning after announcing Q1 earnings that were actually slightly higher than analyst estimates. Revenues were lower than expected however, and the future of the industry looks grim.
Zacks Investment Research, Inc.
added Apr 20, 2018 17:46
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The maker of Marlboros desperately wants older Japanese smokers to start vaping

According to the company’s most recent earnings report, the plan is not going swimmingly. Shipments of heated tobacco products—devices that release flavors and nicotine without combustion—have dragged since December. And shipments of cigarettes are down
Quartz
added Apr 20, 2018 17:29
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[Alaska] LETTER: Support Senate Bill 63

We have been walking the halls in Juneau this session in support of Senate Bill 63 ...As owners of local bars and restaurants in Fairbanks, we believe that our employees and our customers have the right to breathe smoke-free air. Smokers have been taking
Fairbanks (AK) Daily News-Miner
added Apr 20, 2018 17:26
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