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[China, UK, Georgia] A discussion of the tobacco industry’s exploitation of “smoke-free” Olympic Games

internal documents released as a result of the 1998 Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement (.pdf). While excluded from the venue itself, the industry extended its far-reaching tentacles into the immediate areas adjacent to and surrounding the Olympic Ring. T
Stanford Law & Policy Review
added Aug 6, 2012 18:02
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Asia lights up tobacco giant's sales

Revenue from Asia is expected to nearly double as more smokers are choosing Philip Morris's premium brands.
CNN/Money
added Jul 27, 2012 11:38
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[India] Noida village bans gutkha, fine on sellers

A Noida village panchayat has passed a bizarre order to make its area tobacco-free. On Sunday, a panchayat was held in Sarfabad village wherein the elders discussed how youth in their 20s have been suffering from critical diseases.
Times of India
added Jul 22, 2012 19:48
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[Pakistan] Companies await notification for buying tobacco

National and multinational companies have refused to begin buying tobacco until the commerce ministry and Pakistan Tobacco Board notify the start of the activity.
DAWN Group of Newspapers (pk)
added Jul 21, 2012 15:11
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In China, many doctors, nurses smoke: study

Many health workers misinformed about smoking dangers
CBS MarketWatch
added Jul 20, 2012 13:55
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[UK] Derby Shisha bar fined for smoking ban breach

If they smoke outside, under shelters, the structures must be "substantially open". But on a visit to Riverside Cafe on City Road on March 7, environmental officers found nine lit shisha pipes inside an enclosed smoking shelter.
This is Derbyshire (Derby Evening Telegraph) (uk)
added Jul 20, 2012 12:11
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[Ireland] LETTER: Ban on smoking at open-air events

I attended the fantastic Bruce Springsteen concerts at the RDS . . . On Wednesday my wife and I were positioned towards the front, wedged in tight next to a man who chain-smoked throughout the show and ignored our obvious discomfort and annoyance.
Irish Times (ie)
added Jul 20, 2012 11:10
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[Uae] THOMAS: A smoke-free example that can pave the way for others

If an indoor restaurant serves shisha we have to ask seriously if such establishments should be permitted to admit children.
The National Newspaper (ae)
added Jul 20, 2012 03:38
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[Malaysia] KHEONG: MORE TO BE DONE ON SECOND-HAND SMOKE

The Ministry of Health appreciates the support from members of the public concerning the tobacco control measures including 'plain packaging' whereby, close developments is being studied from Australia's experiences.
BERNAMA (Malaysian National News Agency) (my)
added Jul 16, 2012 05:13
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[Indonesia] Tobacco farmer hold a rally against the bill

the tobacco farmers united in the National Coalition of Clove Cigarette Saviors and Tobacco Farmers Alliance (APTI) rallied outside the office of Ministry of Health on Tuesday.
zzOLD: ROL (Republika Online) (id)
added Jul 3, 2012 14:26
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