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[Virginia] Smoking in a car with a young child could soon bring $100 fine

People caught smoking in a car with a child younger than 8 years old would face a $100 fine under legislation advancing in the House of Delegates. The bill’s patron is Del. Todd E. Pillion, R-Washington County, a pediatric dentist who said the harmful
Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch
added Feb 11, 2016 20:38
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[North Carolina] Virginia bill would make it $100 fine to smoke in car with kids

WTVD ABC 11 (Durham, NC)
added Feb 11, 2016 20:38
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[Asia-pacific] Only half of smoking lounge applications approved in Macau, health bureau says

Quoting a release from the Health Bureau, GGRAsia reported that only 86 out of the 155 applications, or about 55.5 percent of the total number of requests it received since 2014, were OK’d in the city state as of February 5. There are 36 registered casin
CalvinAyre.com
added Feb 11, 2016 20:37
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[Asia-pacific] Tobacco Rally Sparks Wealth Surge for Indonesia's Richest: Chart

Indonesia’s wealthiest person, Tan Siok Tjien, has added $922 million to her net worth...has a controlling stake in cigarette maker Gudang Garam, whose shares are near a record high amid a rally in Indonesian tobacco stocks. The Jakarta Composite Index i
Bloomberg News
added Feb 11, 2016 20:37
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[Virginia] VIDEO: Tonight at 11: A smugglers route for illegal cigarettes coming into Maryland

In Virginia a carton of Newport's cost about $35. In Maryland that same carton cost $68 dollars...A smuggler would buy a carton of cigarettes in Virginia, sell it on the black market in Maryland and make about $30...At the Maryland/Virginia border, you c
WMAR ABC2 (Baltimore, MD)
added Feb 11, 2016 20:37
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[Asia-pacific] Japan Tobacco buys Brazilian cigarette distributor

JT bought all of Salvador-based Fluxo Brasil Distribuidora do Produtos SA for an undisclosed amount. Fluxo has nine distribution centers and offices covering all of the country's major states. It carried JT cigarettes before the acquisition and sell
Nikkei Inc. (jp)
added Feb 11, 2016 20:37
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Judge Slams Big Tobacco's Do-Over Request

Philip Morris and other cigarette makers will soon be required to make public statements about the health effects of smoking, after a federal judge called the companies' rewrite request "ridiculous." Monday's ruling stems from a case the U.S. brought
Courthouse News
added Feb 11, 2016 20:37
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[Australia, UK, USA] Warnings after 'cheap' e-cigarette explodes in man's face 'like a firework'

Warnings about cheap, combustible batteries are abound with hundreds of people seeing their shoddy 'hoverboards' explode in recent months, causing injury and burning down some homes in Australia and the US.
Yahoo! 7News (au)
added Feb 11, 2016 20:36
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Depression, obesity and smoking all triggered by our inherited DNA

may seem like modern problems, but scientists now believe they are triggered by DNA we inherited from our Neanderthal ancestors. The heavy-browed hominids left a damaging genetic legacy when they interbred with modern humans, researchers have found.
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Feb 11, 2016 20:34
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[Asia] Saint Louis University research finds that China's smoking rates may start to decline

Younger Chinese teenage boys are less likely to start smoking than those born longer ago, according to research from Saint Louis University and Chongqing University. The trend is significant because nearly one third of the world's smokers live in China.
News-Medical.net
added Feb 11, 2016 20:32
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