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[Australia] Trent Zimmerman says e-cigarettes could save ‘thousands of lives’

Trent Zimmerman wants nicotine e-cigarettes to be made legally available in Australia. The North Sydney federal Liberal MP says e-cigarettes could save “thousands of lives” if long-term smokers turn to them as an alternative to tobacco. But he was one
Daily Telegraph/Sunday Telegraph (au)
added Apr 16, 2018 21:19
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[Korea - South] In daytime discos, South Korea's elderly find escape from anxiety

“What else would I do all day? My family is busy with work. I hate going to senior centers cause all they do there is smoking,” said Kim
Reuters
added Apr 16, 2018 21:15
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[Spain, UK] Love Island is accused of encouraging teenagers to smoke after attracting three times as many complaints about tobacco use than for its sex scenes

the hugely popular programme has been branded 'harmful' by Action on Smoking and Health (Ash) because many contestants are shown puffing cigarettes. The show follows a group of scantily-clad singletons search for love in a luxury Majorca villa, parading
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Apr 16, 2018 18:46
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[Asia, Mid-east] Beware, e-cigarettes are being used to smoke drugs in UAE

The danger of this trend lies in the fact that e-cigarettes are more socially acceptable than their traditional counterparts. The Dubai Police have recorded 17 instances of youngsters mixing drugs in electronic cigarettes and smoking them, a top officer
Khaleej Times (ae)
added Apr 15, 2018 18:27
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[UK] Love Island ‘seduces teenagers into smoking’

Teenagers are being encouraged to smoke by Love Island, the hugely popular ITV reality show, a public health charity has warned. The series triggered more than three times as many complaints about tobacco use as for its infamous sex scenes and was descri
Times Of London (uk)
added Apr 15, 2018 18:24
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[UK] Love Island and other shows 'encourage teenagers to smoke'

They cited a rise in smoking in Oscar-nominated films and research that showed cigarettes appeared in Love Island every five minutes on average, with the Lucky Strike brand appearing 16 times. This year, 86% of Oscar-nominated films contained someone smo
The Guardian (uk)
added Apr 15, 2018 18:22
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Anti-smoking group says tobacco farmers gained from sin tax law

New Vois Association of the Philippines (NVAP) said the P210 million worth of assistance provided to tobacco farmers is a living proof that they gained from the six-year-old sin tax law. Farmers are forced to labor through the recent Holy Week to harvest
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Apr 15, 2018 16:06
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[Canada] Nunavut sees tobacco sales decline one year after new tax

Cigarette sales have declined by 2 per cent in Nunavut since a new tobacco tax was introduced last year. The government says they've also seen significant declines in the sale of loose and chewing tobacco.
CBC News (ca)
added Apr 15, 2018 16:02
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[Canada] NZ professor warns quit services to become vape-friendly, and FDA faces new criticism on Deeming

A leading New Zealand tobacco control expert says new research shows government-run stop smoking services face a crisis unless they fully embrace vaping as a harm reduction tool. The findings add pressure on the government to make progress with legalisin
Vaping Post (ch)
added Apr 16, 2018 21:20
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[Australia] Proposal to lift the smoking age to be considered by health experts

State and territory health ministers have agreed to investigate a proposal to lift the age of buying tobacco to 21 years. The idea was put forward in an attempt to cut smoking rates. The move is being cautiously welcomed by the peak medical body, which
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Apr 15, 2018 16:13
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