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[Asia, India] Anti-cancer activist raises alarm over young smokers

Serving hookahs in bars or restaurants with poor fire safety standards and no separate fire exits continue to be a grave safety hazard. He has pointed to its health hazards for youngsters and has asked for its ban under the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco
Asian Age (in)
added Jan 12, 2018 04:19
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[UK] Thieves steal £10,000 of illegal tobacco after working out where haul was being kept when officials posted a video boasting about their find

The video clearly shows two vehicles parked next to the container, in the distinctive red and yellow livery of Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service. That may have proved to be enough of a hint for thieves cut a 3ft by 2ft hole in the side of the container at
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jan 14, 2018 21:25
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[UK] Unwanted gifts spoil Tesco's Christmas

Lewis said the collapse of the Palmer & Harvey tobacco supplier had taken “the shine off an otherwise outstanding performance for the period as a whole”. Tesco had to rebuild its supply chain for tobacco and some other products for its smaller stores in
Reuters
added Jan 14, 2018 21:15
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[UK] THE NHS SMOKEFREE PLEDGE

In January 2018 the Smokefree Action Coalition launched the NHS Smokefree Pledge. The Pledge is designed to be a clear and visible way for NHS organisations to show their commitment to helping smokers to quit and to providing smokefree environments which
Smokefree Action (uk)
added Jan 12, 2018 13:44
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[UK] Launch of NHS smoke free pledge

Organisations across the NHS and public health gathered in Parliament on Thursday (11 January) to declare support for a smoke free NHS. NHS organisations signing the NHS Smokefree Pledge are making a commitment to help smokers in their care to quit and
Rochdale Online (uk)
added Jan 12, 2018 13:42
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[Asia, Israel] With a flick of the hand, app aims to help smokers kick the habit

Somatix, a New York-based startup founded by Israelis, says it has developed gesture analysis software that can keep track of users’ smoking habits and help them get a handle on their addiction. The software developed by the firm, which has an R&D cente
Times of Israel (is)
added Jan 12, 2018 13:33
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[UK] Patrols stepped up to stop smoking on King's Mill Hospital site

A Nottinghamshire NHS Trust is stepping up its officer patrols on a hospital site to crack down on smoking. King's Mill Hospital, in Sutton-in-Ashfield, part of the Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, is officially a smoke-free site. Ashfie
Nottingham Post (uk)
added Jan 12, 2018 13:27
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[UK] E-cigarette rules should be relaxed to encourage smokers to switch, MPs told

Riccardo Polosa, professor of internal medicine at the University of Catania, in Italy, told MPs that selling larger refill containers for e-cigarettes might persuade tobacco smokers to make the switch to vaping. “Changing the size of the bottle may imp
Pharmaceutical Journal (uk)
added Jan 12, 2018 13:16
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[Asia-pacific] Liquid E-Cigarette Industry Indonesia Subject to 57% Excise Tax

Also in Indonesia more and more people are seen using the e-cigarette, a device that tries to create the sensation of tobacco smoking. Considering the relatively recent appearance of the (modern) e-cigarette in the world, its health risks are not yet ful
Indonesia Investments (nl)
added Jan 12, 2018 04:26
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[Portugal] 5-Year-Olds Are Smoking for Jesus [Video]

The Epiphany celebrations in a Portuguese village feature a tradition that each year causes an uproar among outsiders. This celebration involves five-year-olds smoking for Jesus. The annual event called The King’s Feast” raises questions and draws extens
Guardian Liberty Voice
added Jan 12, 2018 04:20
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