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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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[UK] Police warn drivers could lose their licence and be prosecuted for vaping at the wheel

The Star / Sheffield Telegraph (uk)
added Feb 22, 2018 16:40
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[California] Board of Trustees considers smoking ban

On Feb. 22, the Board of Trustees will hear first reading of a proposed policy to ban all smoking at City College. The ban would include cigarettes, cigars, marijuana and vaping, and remove the existing designated smoking areas. If adopted, the policy w
The Guardsman (City College of San Francisco)
added Feb 22, 2018 16:38
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Lungs, marijuana and cancer

Why it is thorny to study the effects of Cannabis sativa, also called marijuana. People who smoke both marijuana and tobacco make study outcomes difficult. Which one caused what? It’s hard for researchers to set standards to measure effects of illegal ma
Portsmouth (OH) Daily Times
added Feb 22, 2018 16:37
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[Nevada] VIDEO: Smoking ban proposed for local parks

The Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation polled the public on the idea. "Upon which they asked the simple question, 'Should the parks be smoke free?'" says Reno Parks Director Andy Bass, "and the overwhelming response to those surveys was positive." So, Ren
KOLO Newschannel 8 (Reno, NV)
added Feb 22, 2018 16:35
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