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[Canada] EDITORIAL: Council makes right call on smoking ban

Keremeos council made the right decision to ban all smoking in public parks.
Keremeos (BC) Review (ca)
added Oct 16, 2017 05:49
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[UK] Every extra two pounds an overweight person carries cuts their life expectancy by two months, while a packet of cigarettes a day knocks off SEVEN YEARS, reveals new study

Smoking has the greatest impact on shortening people's lives... Study author Dr Peter Joshi from the University of Edinburgh, said: 'Our study has estimated the causal effect of lifestyle choices. We found that, on average, smoking a pack a day reduces l
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 14, 2017 16:09
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The most boring place in the world to live? Russian apartment complex only allows teetotal, non-smoking vegetarians to live there

The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 14, 2017 16:09
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] DOF expects higher sin tax collection in 2018

The Department of Finance (DOF) expects revenues from the so-called “sin” products would sustain their growth pace next year as the government intensifies its programs against illicit cigarette trade.
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Oct 14, 2017 16:09
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] EDITORIAL: Passive smoking and children

A by-law aimed at protecting children from passive smoking — including in private places like their homes — has been enacted in Tokyo... will help the capital hold the 2020 Olympic Games in a tobacco-free environment — a goal set by both the International
Japan Times (jp)
added Oct 14, 2017 16:06
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[Australia] Melbourne pubs ban food outside so smokers can light up

MELBOURNE pubs and restaurants are banning food from their outdoor spaces and converting them into smoking-only zones as they grapple with recently introduced smoking laws. The legislation, which ban patrons from lighting up in outdoor dining areas, has
Melbourne (Vic) Herald Sun (au)
added Oct 14, 2017 16:02
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[Asia, China] Feature: The Chinese dream is the dream of the world

It's the hospital's Initiative Against In-Hospital Cigarette Smoking project. Since one of the risk factors leading to heart diseases is smoking, the hospital is seeking to provide not only a cure but also preventive measures...."We are not just telling t
Xinhua Newswire
added Oct 14, 2017 16:01
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[Canada] Tax hike on Ontario smokes a boon for black market

Smoke-Free Ontario Modernization report...calls for huge tax increases on smokes...“When you talk about taxation specifically, these groups are putting their head in the sand, they’re not recognizing that there is a contraband problem in the province,” sa
Toronto (Ont) Sun (ca)
added Oct 14, 2017 09:13
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[Asia, Sri Lanka, Thailand] PEIRIS: An environment friendly decision

This decision taken by the government of Thailand is not only good for the environment but ultimately good for people’s health and the economy. It is high time that Sri Lanka government also take such decision to protect people's health as well as the en
Asian Tribune
added Oct 14, 2017 07:22
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[UK] FT Health: World Bank says ‘go big, go fast’ to stub out tobacco

Now the World Bank goes further, suggesting policymakers “go big, go fast”, tax cigarettes based on quantity not price, and use “soft earmarks” that channel revenues to public health. Ultimately governments decide on taxation. But international institut
Financial Times (uk)
added Oct 17, 2017 00:33
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