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[Asia, Singapore] 'Strong public support' for proposed amendments to Tobacco Act: Amrin

The authorities have received “strong public support” for proposed amendments to the Tobacco (Control Advertisements and Sale) Act, said Parliamentary Secretary for the Ministry of Health Amrin Amin on the sidelines of a community roadshow on Saturday (Oc
Channel NewsAsia (sg)
added Oct 21, 2017 23:19
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[Russia] Australian boxing icon Kostya Tszyu enjoys a quiet new life in Moscow

puffs on a water-pipe under a no-smoking sign, admitting shisha tobacco is his one vice. “I didn’t smoke all my life, I barely drank, and now, allow me one vice, I can have a little vice,’’ he said.
Daily Telegraph/Sunday Telegraph (au)
added Oct 21, 2017 23:17
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[UK, Uruguay] And now, a headline you NEVER thought you'd read: Despot Robert Mugabe is appointed a 'GOODWILL ambassador' by the World Health Organisation - after life expectancy in Zimbabwe plummets under him

The appointment additionally drew condemnation from 24 international health organisations including Cancer Research UK, the World Heart Federation and Action Against Smoking. They said they were ‘shocked and deeply concerned’ by the decision, citing Muga
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 21, 2017 23:13
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[Uruguay, Zimbabwe] Critics urge WHO to reverse choice of Mugabe as goodwill envoy

Britain said Mugabe’s appointment was “surprising and disappointing” and added that it risked overshadowing the WHO’s global work. The United States, which has imposed sanctions on Mugabe for alleged human rights violations, said it was “disappointed.”
Reuters
added Oct 21, 2017 22:58
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[UK-Scotland] Passive smoking: How tobacco use could be harming your pet

Researchers at Glasgow University have spent three years looking into the affects of cigarette smoke on dogs and say the results so far are concerning. Early signs in the pilot study suggest not only could dogs living with smokers die younger but dogs l
STV (uk)
added Oct 21, 2017 22:39
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[Canada] Bylaw’s top boss says hookah ban having little impact

There have been 70 charges laid under the city’s newly-minted ban on hookah and shisha cafés, the city’s community and protective services committee heard on Oct. 19. Hookah pipes have been illegal in workplaces and enclosed patios since last December.
Ottawa (ON) Community News (ca)
added Oct 21, 2017 22:39
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[Africa, Nigeria] Tobacco firms evolving new strategies to attract younger generation – Report

Tobacco companies in Nigeria have evolved a new strategy of deliberately targeting the younger generation by situating their products near primary and secondary schools, a new report by the Nigerian Tobacco Control Research Group has shown.
Premium Times (ng)
added Oct 21, 2017 20:07
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[Africa, Uruguay, Zimbabwe] WHO chief 'rethinking' after Mugabe honour outrage

The head of the World Health Organization said Saturday that he was "rethinking" his decision to name Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe a goodwill ambassador, as global outrage over the move mounted. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director general of t
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Oct 21, 2017 20:04
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[Uruguay, Zimbabwe] Appointment of President Robert Mugabe as WHO Goodwill Ambassador for NCDs in Africa / Statement of 23 International Public Health Organizations

Given these systematic abuses and his approach to NCDs and tobacco control in the past, NCD civil society present in Montevideo believe that President Mugabe’s appointment as WHO Goodwill Ambassador for NCDs cannot be justified.
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Oct 21, 2017 19:58
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[Poland] Polish police raid illegal cigarette factory

Officers detained 14 people aged 26 to 63, including 10 foreigners in a raid on the site in the Otwock region, southwest of Warsaw. Some of those in the factory tried to hide in the production hall but were found by police.
Radio Poland (pl)
added Oct 21, 2017 19:51
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