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[New Zealand] Factors influencing the smoking status of ex-prisoners reintegrating into the community after release: a pilot study ($$)

Smoking remains the leading cause of preventable illness and death, and is hugely prevalent among people entering prison. In the most recent prisoner health survey in 2005, 67% of prisoners…
New Zealand Medical Journal
added Feb 26, 2018 19:54
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[New Zealand] Out of prison and back to smoking?

"The findings suggest that this opportunity is being missed, and that potentially there is much more that Corrections and community-based reintegration providers could be doing to support prisoners who want to quit," says Professor Edwards.
Medical Xpress (
added Feb 26, 2018 19:54
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[UK] Everything you need to know if you smoke at work - including how many cigarette breaks you're legally allowed to take

with many non-smokers saying it’s unfair to give smokers extra time out. But legally, what does the law say? The answer is no. Fag breaks aren't a legal entitlement, Mirror Online reports. However, 'rest breaks' are - and your employer can't technicall
Leicester Mercury (uk)
added Feb 26, 2018 19:54

Philippines: Health Authorities urged to endorse vaping

“Listen to the experts,” said Tom Pinlac, head of The Vapers Philippines. “It is time for the Department of Health to look into this report so they can recommend e-cigarettes and heated-tobacco products to smokers who want to quit.” President of Philipp
Vaping Post (ch)
added Feb 26, 2018 19:52
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[Asia, China] Hunan couple host smoke-free wedding

A couple in rural Hunan province held an unconventional wedding on Tuesday where smoking and giving cigarettes as gifts were prohibited... A former smoker, Li gave up the habit after attending a lecture about the harmful effects on himself and others.
China Daily (cn)
added Feb 26, 2018 04:10

These Tobacco Companies Are Investing in Cannabis

But Imperial Brand’s new direction in board membership isn’t their only suggestive move. They also changed their name from Imperial Tobacco to Imperial Brand in 2015...Alliance One International bought 80% stake in Goldleaf Pharm Inc., a pot grow facilit
High Times
added Feb 25, 2018 17:11

[Barbados, Caribbean] Expansion of smoking ban under consideration

The anti-smoking legislation prohibits smoking in public places such as structures or facilities owned or occupied by the state or a statutory boards; factories, workplaces or other structures that are fully or substantially enclosed; and hotel lobbies,
Barbados Today (bb)
added Feb 25, 2018 02:02

[Asia, India] Efforts on to bring down tobacco cultivation

In an attempt to discourage tobacco farming in the district, the Agriculture Department is helping tobacco cultivators to switch over to other crops. in a phased manner by helping them diversify to other crops for their continued livelihood support.
The Hindu Online (in)
added Feb 24, 2018 14:05

[Pennsylvania] Prison for tobacco seller who skirted IRS on bulk sales

A Stroudsburg tobacco distributor was sentenced to prison for skirting the IRS on cash payments and helping another business evade taxes, federal prosecutors said. Kamlesh Patel, 60, was sentenced Thursday to a year in prison and two years of supervised
Easton (PA) Express-Times
added Feb 24, 2018 14:05

Global Glycerin Strategic Business Report 2018: Annual Estimates and Forecasts 2015-2022 -

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Refined Glycerin in Thousand pounds by the following End-Use Applications: ... Tobacco
Business Wire
added Feb 24, 2018 14:04
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