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Iran is losing its jihad on tobacco

Iran's anti-smoking efforts reflect the wider difficulties faced by the government: Tobacco use is a deeply ingrained habit, and appeals to Islamic values, which had an impact on other social issues years ago, have failed to win over the population. Whet
Chicago Tribune
added Jan 30, 2018 02:25

Expert: Azerbaijan to increase tobacco production up to 70 pct

Recently, the amount of tobacco produced has witnessed a considerable increase, according to Namig Shalbuzov, expert at Center for Economic Reforms Analysis and Communication. He told Azernews that if for 2016 some 3,600 tons of tobacco were produced in
AzerNews (az)
added Jan 30, 2018 02:00

February brings a new vape ban in Singapore

Travellers to Singapore are being warned that, as of the 1st of February, vapour products will be completely banned in the country. This is the final move in an increasingly draconian anti-vaping campaign that’s already created a thriving black market.
Vaping Post (ch)
added Jan 30, 2018 02:00

[UK] Vaping may raise cancer and heart disease risk, study suggests

Nicotine in e-cigarettes may convert into DNA-damaging chemicals, mouse trial indicates, but critics say results are irrelevant to humans
The Guardian (uk)
added Jan 29, 2018 18:37

The END of smoking: Tobacco firm to STOP selling Marlboro cigarettes in the UK

“If we stopped selling them tomorrow, somebody else would sell them cigarettes,” he said. “It wouldn’t produce any benefit for those smokers. “That’s why we’re focused on trying to persuade our smokers to quit altogether or switch to alternatives which,
Daily Star (uk)
added Jan 29, 2018 18:01

[UK] FRAINE: How my ‘dead body’ ended up on millions of cigarette packets across Europe

Tom Fraine did a couple of photo shoots in Berlin in 2012 – then four years later discovered he had become the face of EU health warnings about the dangers of smoking
The Guardian (uk)
added Jan 29, 2018 18:01

[Asia] India losing productivity worth billions of dollars due to cancer

the highest productivity losses – $0.74 billion – because of the lip and oral cancers is alarming. China too recorded a loss of nearly $8 billion in productivity annually due to tobacco smoking. "The use of smokeless tobacco, often combined with betel qu
DNA India (in)
added Jan 29, 2018 17:52

[Asia, Qatar] Survey findings to strengthen HMC’s fight against smoking

“We are in the process of finalising the findings of our latest survey on smoking prevalence in Qatar. We expect to release the outcomes of the survey very soon. We have co-ordinated with some renowned organisations and the survey will help us in forming
Gulf Times (qa)
added Feb 20, 2018 00:14

Increase in Cigarette Tax Turns Controversial in Paraguay

Three months into the presidential election, the main political debate in Paraguay revolves around a bill to increase cigarette taxes and trace the product from its manufacturing to its destination in order to combat smuggling. According to local analyst
Center for Regulatory Effectiveness (CRE)
added Feb 16, 2018 17:15

[Australia] EXCLUSIVE: How bong-smoking kids as young as EIGHT are terrorising an Outback town 'under the instruction of adults' - with 35 youths arrested in three weeks

Video shared on social media shows mostly young boys smoking and fighting in the street.... Some of the videos are captioned 'Makavalli bong rips', and one child is credited with taking a hit of tobacco through the home made device
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Jan 30, 2018 14:51
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