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[New Zealand, USA] LETTER TO THE PM RE: TPPA (PDF)

some states will simply not put forward sensible health proposals for fear of the inevitable pressure and possible litigation that might ensue. In our view this concern is particularly relevant to measures for effective action on tobacco and alcohol.
Public Health Association of New Zealand (nz)
added Oct 6, 2013 06:35
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[Bulgaria] Socialists push for allowing smoking in bars – but not in offices

Bulgarian ruling party BSP is actively working on easing the full ban on smoking in public spaces, passed by the GERB government. The most likely scenario is that smoking will be allowed in bars, but the smoke free environment will be kept in offices.
Standart News (bg)
added Oct 3, 2013 04:31
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[Malaysia] Tobacco firm 'shocked' as M'sia hikes tax by 14%

Over the weekend, the government raised the excise duty on tobacco by 14 per cent ... "Such a move will exacerbate the already high levels of illegal cigarettes in Malaysia and dampen all efforts that have been taken thus far to address this national scou
Business Times (my)
added Oct 2, 2013 03:23
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[UK] Marathon runner to push giant ‘Stoptober’ ball through Norwich

A extreme marathon runner will be pushing a giant red ball through the streets of Norwich to spread a stop smoking message. Rory Coleman will be running a 28 mile route, including three miles while pushing a giant ‘Stoptober ball’ on Sunday, September 2
Norwich Evening News (uk)
added Sep 23, 2013 12:17
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[New Zealand] Pregnant women given vouchers if they quit smoking

Pregnant women in a South Auckland suburb now have a new incentive to stop smoking. They are being rewarded with hundreds of dollars worth of vouchers for food and baby goods if they can kick the habit.
nzoom.com (TVNZ)
added Sep 20, 2013 11:15
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[China] S Africa tops as Zimbabwe's biggest tobacco buyer

SOUTH Africa has overtaken China as the biggest buyer of the country’s golden leaf as of last week, according to latest statistics from the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB).
Zimbabwe Standard (zw)
added Aug 11, 2013 22:58
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[Bahamas] Government to regulate the importation of tobacco products

The Government is moving to regulate and control the importation and manufacture of tobacco products through the use of excise stamps and a system of mandatory registration of such products.
The Eleutheran (bs)
added Jan 24, 2013 02:25
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[Gibraltar, Spain] New tobacco rules come into force

New measures introduced by Spain to clamp down on low-level cigarette smuggling from Gibraltar came into force this week.
Gibraltar Chronicle (gi)
added Jan 3, 2013 21:23
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[Pakistan] MNAs voice concern over increasing 'sheesha' smoking trend

The members of the National Assembly on Wednesday voiced concerns over increasing trend of ‘sheesha’ smoking in the federal capital saying that the five-star hotels are also providing the same illegal facility inside their premises.
The News (pk)
added Oct 11, 2012 07:17
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The potential impact of plain packaging of cigarette products among Brazilian young women: an experimental study

Plain packaging and removal of descriptors may reduce the appeal of smoking for youth and young adults, and consequently reduce smoking susceptibility. Overall, the findings provide support for plain packaging regulations, such as those proposed in Austr
BioMed Central (uk)
added Sep 4, 2012 07:49
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