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[UK] Midwives given carbon monoxide detectors in fight to reduce smoking in pregnant women

Smoking rates among pregnant mums in Wakefield are the highest in the country...“Initiatives introduced include additional educational support for midwives and providing carbon monoxide detectors for them; improved information on the harmfulness of smokin
Pontefract and Castleford Express (uk)
added May 15, 2018 14:50
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[UK] PUFF PENALTY How smoking in the open doorway of your car while you have children on board could land you a fine

According to the Government website, anyone that smokes in a car with a fully or partially enclosed roof while they have a child on board can be fined - even if the windows or sunroof are open, or the air conditioning is on. But a smoker can also be pen
The Sun (uk)
added May 15, 2018 14:49
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[Africa, Nigeria] NHF, UNAN urge FG o enforce tobacco laws

As studies show that smoking habits has risen among Nigerian youths, the Nigerian Heart Foundation, NHF, has called on the three tiers of government to enforce all laws against tobacco use and manufacturing in Nigeria. To this end, On this year’s World N
Vanguard (ng)
added May 15, 2018 05:46
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[Korea - South] E-cigarette packs will also carry pictorial warnings from December

Graphic warnings on cigarette packs will be replaced with more alarming ones with specific risk figures in December, according to the Ministry of Health and Welfare. Electronic cigarettes and heat-not-burn (HNB) products such as “IQOS,” “glo” and “lil”
Donga.com (kr)
added May 15, 2018 05:39
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[Canada] ALBERTA POST-SECONDARY INSTITUTIONS PROVIDING NATIONAL LEADERSHIP ON TOBACCO AND CANNABIS

Bow Valley College and Burman University have both implemented comprehensive policy measures to reduce tobacco use among staff and students and to prepare for cannabis legalization on their campuses. The policies were recognized in new report cards on po
ASH Canada (ca)
added May 16, 2018 21:46
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[UK] Plain tobacco packs failing, reveals new industry data

Plain cigarette packaging is failing in the UK, according to new data from the Tobacco Manufacturers’ Association (TMA), released to mark the first anniversary of its introduction. The Smoking Toolkit Study has found that on a three month rolling averag
Talking Retail (uk)
added May 15, 2018 19:56
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[Europe] Commonwealth countries should take bold action to slash number of lifestyle-related deaths

In a new report commissioned by the Commonwealth, recommendations such as establishing 100 per cent smoke-free public spaces and introducing a 20 per cent sugar tax on soft drinks are set out in a bid to cut the number deaths related to unhealthy lifesty
The Commonwealth (uk)
added May 15, 2018 14:58
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[UK-Scotland] Shops urged to ‘challenge 25’ on sales of e-cigs

Retailers in South Lanarkshire are being reminded that the sale of e-cigarettes to anyone under the age of 18 is against the law The advice comes from the council’s Consumer and Trading Standards team, 12 months on from the introduction of the Health (To
South Lanarkshire Council (uk)
added May 15, 2018 14:53
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SHACKFORD: Australia Attempts to Fight Tobacco Black Markets by Banning Large Cash Transactions

This will hurt innocent people. It may harm legal businesses. And it won't actually work. . . Australia's black market for tobacco is easily and obviously tied to its massive tax rate. Cigarettes cost $30 a pack there! Yet the government claims that onc
Reason Magazine
added May 15, 2018 05:50
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[UK] Differences in tobacco product depiction in a movie’s promotion material: the case of I, Tonya

The idea of smoking as an act of adolescent rebellion has long been exploited by the tobacco industry... I, Tonya exposes a regulatory gap in the UK. The inclusion of smoking imagery is obviously not essential.
Tobacco Control Journal blogs
added May 15, 2018 05:01
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