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Vietnam Seeks Ways to Snuff Out Cigarette Smoking

Amid this loose compliance and enforcement of tobacco rules, as well as an increase in overall smoking in the country, the government is looking at another policy option: taxes. The Ministry of Health has recommended tacking on a levy of 2,000 Vietnam do
Voice of America (
added Jul 25, 2018 00:29

[Asia, China] Paternal smoking increases the risk of miscarriage: research

Pregnant women whose partners are smokers may face higher risks of miscarriage, according to recent Chinese research. Conducted by the Research Institute of the National Health Commission, the research was based on data of 5.8 million non-smoking pregna
China Daily (cn)
added Aug 8, 2018 01:19

[UK-Wales] BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Why do so many people smoke in Blaenau Gwent?

BLAENAU GWENT has again topped the list of local authorities with the highest rate of smokers in the comes down to normalisation of the act and peer pressure. According to Public Health Wales, two thirds of smokers start before they are 18 years
South Wales Argus (uk)
added Jul 28, 2018 03:15

Antismoking laws in Armenia not aimed at filling government budget – expert

Antismoking laws in Armenia are not aimed at filling the government budget, but they are just disciplinary measures, David Petrosyan, director of the National Disease Control and Prophylaxis Institute, told journalists on Tuesday.
ANN/Groong [Armenian News Network]
added Jul 28, 2018 03:08

[New Zealand] Health group left disappointed at confusing advocacy

Last week the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ spoke to Māori media using the ASH Year 10 Study that shows an increase in rangatahi (youth) experimenting with vaping devices from 20% in 2014 to 28% in 2016..."there is confusion out there around vaping
Scoop (nz)
added Jul 26, 2018 12:57

[Philippines] Thousands of Philippine poor nabbed in Duterte's latest war - on loitering

Men found shirtless, and those smoking or drinking alcohol outdoors are taken to district offices, cautioned, and their names and addresses recorded.
added Jul 26, 2018 00:26

[Asia, India, Pakistan] Saba Qamar trolled for smoking, wearing ‘revealing clothes’ in leaked pics.

Pakistani actor Saba Qamar has become the target of vicious haters after some behind-the-scene images from her latest shoot leaked online where she can be seen smoking.
Hindustan Times (in)
added Jul 25, 2018 22:57

[Mid-east] Jordan Premier Refers 'Tobacco Scandal' to Security Court

Prime Minister Omar Razzaz on Monday decided to refer the case of a tobacco factory that illegally manufactures and smuggles cigarettes to the State Security Court (SSC), as it is considered an economic crime. The decisions came amid criticism of the in
Al (jo)
added Jul 25, 2018 15:10

[Antigua, Caribbean] ABLP colleagues clash over Tobacco Bill restriction

Member of parliament for St. Mary’s North Molwyn Joseph, who is also the minister of health, received some push back from members of his own party concerning restrictions on cigarette smokers found in the Tobacco Control Bill 2017 presented to parliament
Antigua Daily Observer (ag)
added Jul 25, 2018 00:59

Raising generation ‘A’: a case study of millennial tobacco company marketing in Indonesia [FREE FULL TEXT]

Internet and social media channels are key to Sampoerna’s marketing strategy in Indonesia. Internet-based marketing run alongside conventional advertising likely increases Indonesian youth exposure to cigarette marketing. This case study also provides ev
Tobacco Control
added Jul 25, 2018 00:56
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