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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Ruling LDP embraces even weaker anti-smoking bill ahead of Tokyo 2020

A heavily watered-down anti-smoking plan won preliminary approval from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party on Thursday, with newly added exceptions paving the way for continued smoking at eateries. While the health ministry once sought to introduce a to
Japan Times (jp)
added Feb 22, 2018 17:01
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[UK] BAT expects non-traditional cigarette sales to hit £1bn in 2018

British American Tobacco said it expects to double sales from vapour and other non conventional smoking products in 2018 as the owner of the Dunhill, Kent, and Lucky Strike cigarettes brands reported profits up 39 per cent last year. The group said its
Financial Times (uk)
added Feb 22, 2018 17:01
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Japan's ruling party OKs antismoking plan with many loopholes

While the ministry had sought to introduce a total indoor smoking ban in the run-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, it gave up after staunch opposition from the LDP, whose members have strong ties with tobacco and restaurant industries.
Kyodo News Service (jp)
added Feb 22, 2018 17:01
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British American Tobacco profit lifted by Reynolds

British American Tobacco said it expects to double sales from vaping and other non- conventional smoking products this year as the owner of the Dunhill, Kent, and Lucky Strike cigarettes brands lifted profits by 39 per cent last year.
Financial Times (uk)
added Feb 22, 2018 17:00
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Drought cuts BAT pay to farmers by 12% (Kenya)

payments to farmers dropped by 12 per cent (or Sh100 million) to Sh1.2 billion in the 2017 season as leaf deliveries were lower than in 2016 due to drought and floods, the company has said. The multinational, which has contracted about 5,000 tobacco fa
Asoko Insight (uk)
added Feb 22, 2018 16:58
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[Africa] Tax increases a threat to our business in Kenya, says BAT

The Nairobi Securities Exchange-listed cigarette maker which on Friday reported a 21.2 per cent drop in net profit to Sh3.3 billion said “unpredictable” tax increases are a threat to its Kenya business. “We would encourage the government to have a much
Business Daily Africa (The Nation) (ke)
added Feb 22, 2018 16:57
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[UK] Vaping at the wheel could cost you your licence: Police warn motorists e-cigarettes could be illegal under law meant to ban mobile phones

The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 22, 2018 16:54
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] LDP approves new draft of watered-down health ministry passive smoking plan

The new draft submitted by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare on Feb. 22 stipulates that existing restaurants and bars that have a seating space of 100 square meters or less fall outside of the ban on smoking indoors. While the exemption rolls bac
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added Feb 22, 2018 16:46
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[Montana] On Special Assignment Preview: New smoking proximity rule

A new rule prohibiting smoking within 20 feet of public buildings in Yellowstone County goes into effect March 1. The rule, approved by the RiverStone Board of Health in December, will also ban the use of e-cigarettes and vaping devices indoors, as well
KTVQ (Billings, MT)
added Feb 22, 2018 16:45
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[Asia, Pakistan] AUDIO: Another five districts in Punjab to replicate Islamabad smoke-free model

the Deputy Commissioner of Gujranwala himself resolved to quit smoking on Wednesday while launching the smoke-free city campaign in the district. Dr. Minhaj took pride in the Islamabad smoke-free model being replicated in Punjab as well. “I have already
The News (pk)
added Feb 22, 2018 16:44
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