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[UK] YOU SNUS, YOU LOSE What is snus, what does the chewing tobacco do to you and who uses it? From Jamie Vardy to Avicii

FOOTBALL is on alert with the rise of chewing tobacco snus, as England and Leicester striker Jamie Vardy is among those who use the substance as an alternative to cigarettes. However, experts claim that snus is NOT a healthier alternative to smoking, bu
The Sun (uk)
added Apr 14, 2018 22:09
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[UK-Wales] 'Pocket money prices': Cheap illegal tobacco a growing problem

A current affairs programmes aired on Welsh TV channel S4C ... A number of raids and investigations have taken place in Powys in recent years, and head of trading standards for Powys County Council, Clive Jones, insisted illegal tobacco has become a grow
Shropshire Star (uk)
added Apr 14, 2018 22:02
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[Canada] Mt. Washington to ban smoking on all resort property this summer

The new policy will extend to all resort property, including parking lots, ski runs, bike, hiking and Nordic trails and public spaces within the resort area boundary. The policy covers all smoking, including vaporizers and marijuana. Mount Washington sp
CBC News (ca)
added Apr 18, 2018 13:16
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[USA] Factbox: Russia's list of U.S. imports that could be banned

U.S. cigarette brands are mostly produced locally.... U.S. imports of tobacco products and hard liquor to Russia amounted to $76 million and $53 million respectively last year, the Russian Agriculture Ministry said.
Reuters
added Apr 16, 2018 21:46
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Electronic cigarette use in Greece: an analysis of a representative population sample in Attica prefecture [FREE FULL TEXT]

E-cigarette use in Greece is largely confined to current or former smokers, while current use and nicotine use by never smokers is extremely rare. The majority of current e-cigarette users were former smokers. Most participants overestimate the harmfulne
BioMed Central (uk)
added Apr 16, 2018 21:27
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E-cigarettes could be banned in public spaces in Romania

An MP representing the opposition party Save Romania Union (USR) has submitted to the Parliament a draft amendment to the law on preventing and combating the effects of tobacco products consumption, according to which both the electronic cigarettes and th
Romania Insider (ro)
added Apr 15, 2018 16:15
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[Switzerland] Tobacco more strongly linked to clogged arteries than cannabis

A University of Bern analysis of data from a 25-year study showed that smoking marijuana was only associated with clogged arteries in lifetime tobacco users. Scientists have long known that smoking tobacco is associated with atherosclerosisexternal link
swissinfo (Swiss Radio International) (ch)
added Apr 14, 2018 01:51
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[UK] European Union snus ban is lawful, claims attorney general tasked with investigating tobacco product sweeping through English football

Last month, it emerged that players in all four divisions were using the nicotine-heavy product, sparking health and integrity fears across the sport. One club was found to be fining players caught in possession £10,000 while photographers snapped evide
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Apr 14, 2018 01:12
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Ministry and 88 private health facilities offer quit-smoking programme

Since 2016, the Health Ministry has teamed up with more than 88 private health facilities, including 11 KPJ hospitals, to offer a quit-smoking programme called MQuit. Among other things, the ministry’s secretary-general, Datuk Seri Dr Chen Chaw Min, said
New Straits Times (my)
added Apr 14, 2018 00:52
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[UK] Make a packet of fags £20 and you could save millions of lives, say experts

If current tends continue, smoking will be responsible for killing around one billion people in the 21st century. But making fags even more expensive could avoid hundreds of millions of early deaths - from various cancers, heart disease and lung disease
Nottingham Post (uk)
added Apr 14, 2018 00:46
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