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[Thailand] SMOKING BAN: HUA HIN SAYS 2,000 BAHT FINE WOULD BE REASONABLE AS "BEACH POLICE" AT THE READY

A representative of the Hua Hin authority has indicated that he thinks a 2,000 baht fine would be reasonable for smokers caught puffing on the resorts beaches next month. The statement - reported by Thai Rath - came after alarm was caused Tuesday when e
National News Bureau of Thailand (NNT) (th)
added Oct 11, 2017 15:35
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[France] MUSIC|Review: A Starry ‘Don Carlos’ Brings Verdi, in French, to Paris

We first see Eboli — the princess who falls for Carlos...as the leader of a court of androgynous ladies-in-waiting in fencing uniforms, before she shifts to slinky femme-fatale gowns and an omnipresent cigarette.
New York Times
added Oct 11, 2017 15:33
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[Guam] Speaker Cruz introduces bill to ban electronic smoking devices from all establishments

The bill would include all electronic smoking devices in Guam’s smoke-free laws. This includes the so called vape devices which have been growing in popularity over the last few years. The Natasha Protection Act currently prohibits smoking in workplaces,
Pacific News Center (PNC) (gu)
added Oct 11, 2017 15:30
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[Azerbaijan] Cigarette, alcohol prices may further drain wallets

The prices for cigarettes, with a share of 1.92 percent in country’s total import, will soar in Azerbaijan, since the government is discussing changes in excise tax rates for imported products. The news, without a doubt, will be hailed by anti-smoking
AzerNews (az)
added Oct 11, 2017 15:28
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[UK] Raids find illegal tobacco and alcohol

More than 150,000 illegal cigarettes and packets of rolling tobacco, and four bottles of vodka, were confiscated in the operations held across Sandwell. Sandwell Council's leader Steve Eling warned shop owners risk losing their license if caught out. Me
Midlands Express and Star (uk)
added Oct 11, 2017 15:14
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[UK-Scotland] Murray Royal's cigarette ban

after a successful trial aimed at stamping out the habit on hospital grounds. As of Monday, October 2, smoking was not permitted at all mental health sites under NHS Tayside’s remit. Staff at Murray Royal Hospital in Perth will now ask those who want t
Daily Record and Sunday Mail (uk)
added Oct 11, 2017 15:09
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[UK] New Tobacco Control Plan for Lancashire unveiled by county council

County Council is fighting back with new plans to stub out the habit. It will unveil an ambitious Tobacco Control Plan, which will run until 2022, at its cabinet meeting on Thursday. Lancashire has above the national average number of adults lighting up -
Lancashire Evening Post (uk)
added Oct 13, 2017 14:12
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[Australia] Organised crime 'windfall' as illegal tobacco consumption rises and taxes fall

Tax revenue from tobacco fell more than $200 million below official estimates despite an increase in the amount of tobacco being smoked and a recent 12.5 per cent rise in excise tax, analysis of federal government research reveals. Retailers, cigarette
Australian Financial Review (au)
added Oct 13, 2017 05:38
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[UK] Wellcome statement on the cancelled corporate event booking for the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World.

At the time of booking, it was not made clear to Wellcome Trust Trading Ltd, or its parent Wellcome Trust Ltd, that the event was for a meeting of the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World, which is an organisation funded by a tobacco company. We would not h
Wellcome Trust (uk)
added Oct 12, 2017 22:43
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] LETTER: Use science to inform public policy in matter of e-cigarettes, heat-not-burn devices

Seng said that “emerging tobacco products such as e-cigarettes and heat-not-burn cigarettes… are no less harmful than cigarettes”. There are now credible, rigorous, published, peer-reviewed scientific studies that indicate that heat-not-burn devices (HNB
TODAYonline (sg)
added Oct 11, 2017 15:43
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