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[New York] VIDEO: Bill unveiled to raise age for purchasing tobacco

Legislator Lashay Harris unveiled a bill to create the law Monday afternoon. She cites that 95 percent of adult smokers began smoking before they turned 21.The proposed law would apply to cigarettes, chewing tobacco and e-cigarettes. Harris says she pro
WHEC 10 NBC (Rochester, NY)
added Jun 20, 2018 13:43
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Massachusetts to consider changing smoking age to 21

As Massachusetts inches closer to becoming one of a handful of states where — like alcohol — you must be at least 21 years old to buy a pack of cigarettes, debate has ensued related to health, personal freedom and shared responsibility. The state Legisl
New Bedford (MA) Standard-Times
added Jun 20, 2018 13:40
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Is vaping really harmless? South Australian push for stronger regulations on e-cigarettes

When it comes to the benefits of e-cigarettes, Australian opinion is divided. Each state has its own set of regulations on the use, sale and promotion of e-cigarettes and one health expert believes the confusion reflects the fact that it's a relatively
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Jun 20, 2018 13:39
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[UK] How vaping helps even hardened smokers quit

Vaping helps people stop smoking—even when they don't want to, according to new research from the University of East Anglia. A study published today shows that smokers who switch to vaping may be better able to stay smoke-free in the long term. And th
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Jun 20, 2018 13:39
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[Canada] VIDEO: Beaconsfield to become latest Montreal suburb to crack down on smoking in public

WATCH: Beaconsfield is set to become the latest Montreal suburb to crack down on smoking in public. As Global's Dan Spector reports, the city wants to eliminate smoking from all parks and parking lots.
Global News (ca)
added Jun 20, 2018 13:38
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[Asia, Hong Kong] Anti-smokers turn up heat on e-cigs plan

The promise to ban all e-cigarettes and "heat-not-burn" tobacco products has been all but forgotten by the government... But instead of fulfilling the pledge, he added, the government is now suggesting to regulate them just like traditional cigarettes.
Hong Kong Standard (hk)
added Jun 20, 2018 13:36
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[Connecticut] Norwalk Recreation and Parks Department announces no smoking area during Summer Concert Series at Calf Pasture Beach

Beginning on Wednesday, June 27, there will be a special no smoking and no vaping section at Calf Pasture Beach during the annual Summer Concert Series. The Norwalk Recreation and Parks Department is implementing this policy in response to complaints it r
Stamford Plus magazine
added Jun 20, 2018 13:35
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[Ireland] Minister calls on smokers to kick their littering habit

According to the 2017 National Litter Pollution Report, cigarette-related litter - mainly butts - was responsible for more than 56pc of rubbish discarded on the country's streets. Packaging items like cardboard, paper, bottles and caps, glass and cans c
Irish Independent (ie)
added Jun 20, 2018 13:34
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[Russia, Spain] Puyol: Stay healthy, don't smoke

Carles Puyol urges fans to follow his example and be smoke-free
FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) (ch)
added Jun 20, 2018 13:09
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[New York] As cigarette use burns out, teens turn to vaping / Use soars at local high schools

The use of electronic cigarettes -- particularly discreet "vape pens" -- soared at local high schools this year, with several districts disciplining two to three times more students for using the electronic nicotine devices than in previous years. “It
Schenectady (NY) Daily Gazette
added Jun 20, 2018 13:09
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