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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Health Dept denies selling 'No Smoking' signboards

The Negeri Sembilan Health Department has denied selling 'Dilarang Merokok' (No Smoking) signboards at food eateries and restaurants in the state. The department has also not appointed any party, including health officers to sell the signboards to any eat
BERNAMA (Malaysian National News Agency) (my)
added Dec 14, 2018 14:34
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[New Zealand] Anti-smoking groups want more money to get into campaign

New Otago University research shows we're floundering in our quest to be smokefree by 2025, needing five times as many Maori to quit each year, and twice as many Pakeha. The Government receives around $1.8 billion a year directly from tobacco excise tax,
Radio Network (nz)
added Dec 14, 2018 14:29
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[UK] Businesses urged to be smokefree Thursday 13 December 2018 32

They focus not only on smoking indoors but also unsafe premises, and the sale of tobacco to under-18s. Smoking in pubs, cafes and restaurants is a crime and owners of the premises are liable to be fined if they permit smoking on their premises. The counci
Sheffield City Council (uk)
added Dec 14, 2018 14:09
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[Australia] Lung cancer mortality rates set to decline

Lung cancer mortality rates in Australia will continue to fall in the next quarter-century, possibly as a result of tobacco control regulations from the early 1990s, research has found.Led by Cancer Council NSW researchers, and published in the journal Lu
The New Daily (au)
added Dec 14, 2018 05:37
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[Canada] Proposed smoking ban will not affect federated colleges

U of T’s proposed smoke-free policy — which will ban most forms of smoking effective January 1 — will not apply to the three federated colleges of University of St. Michael’s College (USMC), the University of Trinity College, and Victoria University, thou
The Varsity (University of Toronto) (ca)
added Dec 14, 2018 04:51
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[Philippines] Cigarette price at P20 per stick can stop youth from smoking

Thirty-year-old Robbie told Philippine News Agency (PNA) that he started smoking when he entered high school at an all-boys school out of curiosity and peer pressure. “I started smoking since I was 13. Pero, naging regular ‘yung paninigarilyo ko nung col
Philippine Canadian Inquirer (ca)
added Dec 14, 2018 04:48
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[New Zealand] ACT lashes out over proposed smoking-at-home ban

The ACT Party has rubbished a suggestion the Government could ban smoking inside homes. Louisa Wall made the suggestion to Newshub on Wednesday, saying it could be the next step after banning smoking in cars with children. Government divided over possibl
Newshub (nz)
added Dec 14, 2018 04:41
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[Ireland] Mum, 42, eats eight used FAG BUTTS every night due to Pica eating disorder – and says she can’t stop

Karen – who smokes between 60 and 80 cigarettes a day – realised it wasn’t a one off craving but a full-blown addiction,. Ashamed of her bizarre habit, Karen, who has been blind since suffering meningitis when she was 12, kept it from her p
Irish Sun (ie)
added Dec 14, 2018 04:24
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[Croatia, Europe] AKD launches platform for tobacco product traceability

Croatian company AKD has developed an authentication and traceability system that it says meets the coding requirements of the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), which comes into effect on May 20 next year.After that date, all packs on sale in the EU
SecuringIndustry.com (uk)
added Dec 14, 2018 02:56
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[Australia] Vape laws in SA based on 'ideology rather than science', but e-cigarette debate far from settled

Is Australia missing out? E-cigarettes have been endorsed in England, Scotland and New Zealand, but public health experts in Australia say there isn't enough evidence to show vaping is safe. How do e-cigarettes work?
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Dec 14, 2018 02:37
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