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[UK-Scotland] Do ‘environmental bads’ such as alcohol, fast food, tobacco, and gambling outlets cluster and co-locate in more deprived areas in Glasgow City, Scotland?

• For all outlets combined, cluster numbers increased with increasing deprivation. • Poorer areas showed more alcohol, fast food, tobacco, and gambling outlet clusters. • Our evidence suggested co-location of various types of outlets in similar areas. • C
Science Direct
added May 10, 2018 17:19
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[UK] The £2bn fire-sale of a cigarette empire: Imperial Brands set to sell-off chunks of the company as it looks to focus on global vaping craze

Chief executive Alison Cooper said it was too early to say which parts of the business would be sold, but admitted vaping was now a big focus. The 52-year-old said: ‘When you have got a dynamic like this happening – the opportunity for consumers to swit
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 10, 2018 17:17
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[UK] Smoking cessation services should be 'co-located' in gyms

A report from the Royal Society for Public Health has suggested that stop smoking services could be located in fitness facilities. The report, co-authored with fitness charity UKactive, surveyed more than 800 gym and leisure centre users as part of a wi
Nursing in practice (uk)
added May 10, 2018 17:16
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco firm rolls out $10m scheme

Indigenous tobacco contracting company, Ethical Leaf Tobacco is set to roll out a $10 million facility during the 2018-19 season to boost production of the golden leaf. The company, which has recorded phenomenal growth in just over a year of existence,
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added May 9, 2018 21:25
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] RBZ releases $450k daily for tobacco farmers

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) says it is disbursing $450 000 daily to banks with branches at tobacco auction floors to ensure farmers access cash. This comes following an outcry from farmers who are reportedly failing to access the prescribed $300
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added May 9, 2018 21:24
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[Australia] WTO Official Expects Appeal to Landmark Tobacco Logo Case

expects countries will file an appeal in the landmark trade dispute over Australia’s tobacco plain-packaging rules. The WTO expects an appeal soon, Ujal Singh Bhatia, the chairman of the WTO appellate body, said in a speech published Tuesday on the body
Bloomberg News
added May 9, 2018 18:19
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[Canada, USA] What is juuling? The vaping trend that has some U.S. teens hooked

For the most part, the vape’s “coolness” factor comes from its look: they are sleek, colourful and even have a trendy Instagram page. They also don’t look like traditional e-cigarettes, and Time says that some mistake them for USB flash drives. But the
Global News (ca)
added May 9, 2018 18:11
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[Australia] 'No conviction! Thank God!' Tziporah Malkah is spotted wearing a moon boot as she puffs on a cigarette and drinks from tall glass at the pub while celebrating court outcome

The former model and TV star, 44, appeared in good spirits as she was spotted smoking an unhealthy cigarette and drinking from a tall glass at a nearby pub.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 9, 2018 15:33
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[Asia, Mid-east] VAT on tobacco in Saudi Arabia persuades many smokers to quit, but some hang on

Many Saudis say the increase in tobacco prices which doubled after the introduction of the value-added tax (VAT) in June last year, has helped them to quit this bad habit. Salman Al-Imam, a Sudanese driver living in Saudi Arabia, gave up 10 months ago. “
Arab News (sa)
added May 9, 2018 15:22
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Thank you for SMOKING: How Scott Morrison's Budget surplus is propped up by Australia's outrageous $40-a-pack cigarettes - and $50 beer cartons and $1.50-a-litre petrol

Australia's early Budget surplus will be propped up by taxes which have pushed the cost of cigarette packets close to $40. The surprise surplus Treasurer Scott Morrison announced on Tuesday owes a lot to the nation's 2.5 million smokers who have paid fo
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 9, 2018 15:19
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