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[Australia] Smoking costs Vic economy $3.7bn: report

Smokers are costing the Victorian economy about $3.7 billion a year, putting a financial strain on businesses, a new report says. The Quit Victoria report concluded businesses are bearing a $1.1 billion burden based on lost productivity due to smoking b
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Jun 19, 2018 03:13
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[Japan] Hearing loss in kids tied to smoking: study

Researchers at Kyoto University have discovered a new risk of tobacco smoke exposure which is affecting young children: hearing loss. Their new study published this month in the journal Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology examined the hearing of childr
Halifax (NS) Chronicle Herald (ca)
added Jun 19, 2018 00:05
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[Australia, UK-Scotland] WARDEN: Shaming the forelock-tuggers over e-cigarettes

In the event of e-cigarettes being made legal here perhaps we might welcome and encourage vaping as an art form. I have never smoked but will be tempted by e-cigarettes, by the artistic opportunity to create my very own cumulonimbus.
Canberra (ACT) Times (au)
added Jun 19, 2018 13:42
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[UK-Scotland] Expert stubs out pub ‘smoking room’ idea / Ventilation does not protect workers from smoke, says Ash Scotland

A poll of more than 1,000 Scots, for Forest, the pro-smoking lobby group, found that 57% thought bars and clubs, including working men’s clubs, should be allowed to provide smoking rooms. The ban on smoking in public places and tougher drink-driving law
Times Of London (uk)
added Jun 19, 2018 12:52
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[Australia] Aussies want 'vapes' legalised: poll

Most Australians want a ban on electronic cigarettes lifted, according to an Australian Retailers Association survey. Conducted by the Crosby Textor Group, the poll shows 61 per cent of 1200 adults backed a move towards legalising e-cigarettes or vapori
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Jun 19, 2018 03:20
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[Africa, China, Zimbabwe] Zim to surpass 200m kg tobacco output

China accounted for over 7,8 million kgs valued at US$50,1 million while Indonesia bought 4,6million kgs valued at US$21,4 million. With an estimated 350 million smokers, China has been annually spending over US$200 million on Zimbabwean tobacco, whi
Sunday Mail (zw)
added Jun 17, 2018 08:18
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[Russia] CIGAR YOU KIDDING? World Cup 2018: Diego Maradona smokes cigar during Argentina vs Iceland… in smoke-free tournament

DIEGO MARADONA was snapped smoking a cigar during Argentina's clash with Iceland on Saturday... during the "smoke-free" World Cup. The Argentine legend, 57, was spotted puffing on a fat cigar despite massive signs around the ground urging fans not to li
The Sun (uk)
added Jun 17, 2018 08:15
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[Australia] How satirists with spray cans defeated Big Tobacco

It’s a truth rarely acknowledged that Australia’s world-leading tobacco controls were inspired as much by satire and spray cans as any political vision. The Billboard Utilising Graffitists Against Unhealthy Promotions (BUGA-UP) erupted on the scene in S
Medical Republic (au)
added Jun 19, 2018 15:17
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[UK] Cigarette smoking hit and run driver knocks over two elderly women at a bus stop by reversing into them with a SCOOTER

A cigarette smoking hit and run driver runs over two elderly women at a bus stop The man, driving an assisted mobility scooter, then drives off of unperturbed Stunned passersby rush to help the stricken women laying sprawled on the floor Both women are
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 18, 2018 23:58
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[UK] Devon men jailed after £12m international tobacco smuggling operation used fridges and vacuum cleaners

Two men from Devon have been jailed for their role in a gang who smuggled illegal tobacco hidden inside fridges, microwaves and vacuum cleaners to evade £12m in tax. Ivybridge man Kyle Langdon, 31, was jailed for two years and Andrew Carver-Trotter, 35,
DevonLive (uk)
added Jun 19, 2018 12:50
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