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[China] Pilots of jet that plunged 25,000ft after vaping in the cockpit caused a decompression event are stripped of their flying licences

Chinese authorities have cut flag carrier Air China's 737 flights and revoked the flying licences of the cockpit crew involved in a mid-air emergency sparked by a co-pilot's vape smoke. An Air China 737 made a rapid emergency descent from 35,000ft to 10
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 20, 2018 14:31
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[Australia] Victoria could be smoke-free by 2025 under new plans to ban shops from selling cigarettes and limit smokers to only lighting up in their own homes

a plan backed by 25 of the state's most influential health groups. Supported by the Australian Medical Association and the Cancer Council, the proposals aim to introduce stricter anti-smoking laws and more education programs. Vic Health is leading the c
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 20, 2018 14:27
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[UK] Mothers who vape or wear nicotine patches during pregnancy increase their baby’s risk of cot death

Mothers who vape or wear nicotine patches during pregnancy increase their baby’s risk of cot death, a study suggests....Official NHS guidance warns pregnant women not to smoke cigarettes because it can damage their baby. Those who feel they are unable to
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 20, 2018 14:26
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[Australia] Family of father-of-three who took his life after taking drug to help him quit smoking calls for the controversial medication to be banned

Jim Leventis, 43, fell into a deep depression after discontinuing the medication / Ex-wife said the drug triggered the decline in his mental health with no warnings / Champix linked to 20 deaths by suicide in Australia in last five years, TGA said / The
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 20, 2018 14:24
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[China, North Carolina] N Carolina Gov. Cooper asks Trump to pull back on tariffs

Cooper mentioned specifically pork heading to Mexico and China and tobacco going to Turkey, China and the European Union. He says North Carolina exports of these products alone to the affected regions are $550 million annually.
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 20, 2018 14:05
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[New Jersey] Get your (cigarette) butt the hell off the beach!

Having your butt on the beach could soon cost you $250 in New Jersey -- and that's only for the first offense. Gov. Phil Murphy will sign a bill Friday that will ban smoking at all public Garden State beaches and parks, according to the governor's offi
NJ.com
added Jul 20, 2018 14:01
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[New Jersey] VIDEO: Jersey Shore Beach Smoking Ban Becoming Law But Who Will Enforce It?

The ban will be on most smoking at public beaches and parks in New Jersey. Fines would start at $250 for a first offense and go up to $1,000 for a third offense. The bill doesn't specify who would be responsible for enforcing the ban: lifeguards, police
NBC Philadelphia (NBC Local Media)
added Jul 20, 2018 14:00
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[New Jersey] VIDEO: N.J. governor to sign ban on smoking at public beaches, parks

Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy will be in Long Branch Friday morning to sign a measure that was passed by the state Legislature last month. Like previous versions of the bill that have failed, the bill doesn't specify who would be responsible for enforcing
WPVI-TV Channel 6 (Philadelphia, PA)
added Jul 20, 2018 13:59
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VIDEO: Gov. Murphy To Sign Bill Banning Smoking At New Jersey Public Beaches, Parks

Smokers will no longer be able to light up on a public beach at the Jersey Shore. Gov. Phil Murphy will sign legislation on Friday banning smoking at public beaches and parks.
KYW Newsradio-1060 KYW-TV CBS 3 (Philadelphia, PA)
added Jul 20, 2018 13:57
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Massachusetts Poised to Become Sixth State to Raise Tobacco Age to 21

With final passage by the Legislature today, Massachusetts is poised to become the sixth state to prohibit the sale of tobacco products to anyone under 21. With this bold and historic move, Massachusetts will prevent young people from starting to use toba
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Jul 20, 2018 13:53
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