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Singapore: Accidental tobacco sales to minors keep health officials on constant vigil

The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) has been actively dealing with the problem of tobacco being sold to underage buyers as it is seen as an increasing problem. Cashiers at the respective shops were either new or judge the buyer based on their appearance
IBT - International Business Times
added Oct 19, 2017 18:57
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Russia builds apartment complex for vegetarians

But a meat-free diet is not the only thing required to earn a place in Veda Village. According to developers, smoking and the consumption of alcohol in the residential complex are also prohibited.
Myjoyonline.com (gh)
added Oct 19, 2017 18:55
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[Africa, Nigeria] Reps Adopt Upward Review Of Tobacco Tax

The House of Representatives on Thursday adopted an upward review of taxes on tobacco to control the products and fund healthcare services. The adoption was sequel to a motion moved at plenary by Rep. Sergius Ogun (Edo-APC) on the grave danger tobacco po
PM News (ng)
added Oct 19, 2017 18:53
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Over 30% of lung cancer patients were exposed to secondhand smoke at workplace: survey

Over 30 percent of lung cancer patients in Japan who have jobs had been exposed to passive smoking at their workplaces, underscoring the need for legal action to reduce the risk at offices and public places, according to a patient support group. The Japa
Japan Times (jp)
added Oct 19, 2017 15:31
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Indonesia to raise tobacco excise by 10.04 pct on average in 2018

Indonesia will raise excise rates on tobacco products next year by an average of 10.04 percent, a slightly smaller increase compared with this year, coordinating minister of economics Darmin Nasution said on Thursday. This year, the government has taxed
Reuters
added Oct 19, 2017 10:40
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[UK] 'No if's or butts' for Guernsey smokers

Guernsey Police and the St Peter Port Parish Constables have relaunched a campaign designed to rid the town's pavements and roads of cigarette butts. People seen smoking will now be given pouches to properly dispose of their cigarette ends.
ITV Network Limited (uk)
added Oct 19, 2017 10:35
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[Canada] Ontario should raise age to buy cigarettes to 21, tax them higher: report

Ontario should raise taxes on cigarettes, ban anyone under 21 from buying them and impose a levy on tobacco companies, a government-commissioned report is recommending. The report suggests ways to reduce the percentage of Ontarians who smoke from 17 per
Canadian Press
added Oct 19, 2017 20:40
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[UK] Make space for the vapes

Vaping is the future: that’s the message being received loud and clear from retailers, suppliers and statisticians alike....“In the UK market, e-liquids are the future due to traditional tobacco getting more expensive and less appealing,” says Steve Moore
Convenience Store (uk)
added Oct 19, 2017 10:40
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[UK] Thousands of dodgy cigarettes found in Huddersfield shops raid

It’s equivalent to almost 90,000 illicit cigarettes and 11.2kg of rolling tobacco. Officers from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), police, British Gas, the Home Office, the Environment Agency and local councils carried out the raids, which were among 65 don
icHuddersfield / The Huddersfield Daily Examiner (uk)
added Oct 19, 2017 10:34
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[UK] Middlesbrough smoking lounge fined... for pipe smoking

A SHISHA lounge owner has been fined more than £2,600 for breaching smoking laws in a popular town centre venue. Staff at the lounge were seen preparing, lighting and serving customers lit shisha pipes in enclosed areas of the establishment during an una
Northern Echo (Darlington, UK)
added Oct 19, 2017 10:32
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