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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Gangnam Cracks Down On Smoking; South Korea’s Beverly Hills Announce Non-Smoking Zones, Schedule

In an unusually tough anti-smoking move, Gangnam Boulevard, one of the most bustling spots in Seoul, will be designated as a no-smoking zone, the local government office of Gangnam-gu in Seoul announced recently. Officials also said that violators would
Korea Portal
added Jul 4, 2018 16:33
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[UK] Britain is winning the war on tobacco, health chief insists

The ONS data showed that 15.1% of adults smoked cigarettes, which the body estimated would equate to about 7.4 million people. Its report added: “The latest figure represents a significant reduction in the proportion of current smokers since 2016, when 1
The Guardian (uk)
added Jul 4, 2018 14:03
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Health group urges increase in tobacco tax

“Tobacco tax is a life-saving measure that can provide resources for this administration’s biggest projects, such as expanding universal health care, building infrastructure and providing free higher education,” said Mary Ann Fernandez- Mendoza, presiden
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Jul 4, 2018 13:53
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Adult smoking habits in the UK: 2017

In the UK, 15.1% of people aged 18 years and above smoked cigarettes, which equates to around 7.4 million people in the population, based on our estimate from the Annual Population Survey. Of the constituent countries, 14.9% of adults in England smoked;
Office for National Statistics (ONS) (uk)
added Jul 8, 2018 15:32
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Adult smoking habits in the UK: 2017

Cigarette smoking among adults including the proportion of people who smoke, their demographic breakdowns, changes over time, and e-cigarettes.
Office for National Statistics (ONS) (uk)
added Jul 8, 2018 15:30
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[UK] Londis recommends stores replace tobacco gantries

Londis’ recommendations to replace visible tobacco gantries with craft alcohol and vaping trends in its new and refitted stores could significantly increase sales, but could also create security risks, retailers have said. The symbol group’s brand direc
betterRetailing (uk)
added Jul 8, 2018 15:29
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[UK] Smoking in pregnancy challenge group, Review of the Challenge 2018

The Smoking in Pregnancy Challenge Group released a report on the 4th July 2018 calling for Government action to tackle smoking in pregnancy. The new report shines light on the progress towards the Government’s ambition to reduce the smoking in pregnancy
ASH London (uk)
added Jul 8, 2018 15:19
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[Australia] CHAPMAN: On-line abuse and trolling by pro-tobacco and vaping activists

This document provides a cross-section of examples of florid, vile, bizarre and sometimes wonderfully funny abuse I have received in the past eight or so years from activists opposed to tobacco control and/or aggressively promoting e-cigarettes and att
University of Sydney eScholarship Repository (au)
added Jul 5, 2018 21:55
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[Europe, UK] SNOWDON: Smoking rate rises in first year of plain packaging and TPD

Now that the British and EU governments have saved us from the perils of branded cigarette packs, packs of ten and high strength vape juice, the rate must have fallen still further, right? Wrong. As I mentioned in May, the data from the Smoking Toolkit
Velvet Glove, Iron Fist (Christopher Snowdon blog) (uk)
added Jul 5, 2018 16:58
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[Asia, China] Wuhan bans public smoking inside Party, government offices

Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province, has banned government and Party employees from smoking while performing their official duties. New rules introduced on Sunday also prohibit smoking inside Party and government office buildings, the city authorities
China Daily (cn)
added Jul 5, 2018 14:51
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