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[UK] Call for larger tax rises to 'make smoking unaffordable'

THE cost of tobacco is still affordable to many millions of smokers in the UK despite rising prices, a study suggests. Researchers are calling for larger tax rises to make the country's nine million smokers realise their habit is unaffordable. They have
This is Lancashire (uk)
added Aug 6, 2018 22:31
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[UK] Vape, don’t smoke, warn Brigade after fire at flat

Fire investigators believe a bed ignited when smoking materials, such as a cigarette or match, were carelessly disposed of. A London Fire Brigade spokesman said: “We would rather people didn’t smoke at all but if they do, vaping is a safer option.
Islington Tribune (uk)
added Aug 6, 2018 22:29
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[Australia] E-cigs increase smoking take-up risk

WA has seen highly sig­nif­i­cant falls in smok­ing rates in all age groups, but es­pe­cially in ado­les­cents, with rates for 12 to 17-year-olds fall­ing from around 21 per cent in 1984 to less than 5 per cent now. This is one of the most im­por­tant p
West Australian (au)
added Aug 6, 2018 21:07
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Japan Tobacco to Acquire Bangladesh Company for $1.5 Billion

The Japanese company is acquiring the tobacco business of Akij Group, the second-largest cigarette maker in Bangladesh with about 20 percent share of the market, Japan Tobacco said in a statement Monday. “With this investment, we continue to accelerate
Bloomberg News
added Aug 6, 2018 19:38
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[India] E-smokers Under Fire

In India, the preferred method to buy e-cigarette merchandise, from the juices and the batteries to the vape itself, is through online distributors. Most of them ship these products from foreign shores, especially China, which is widely believed to be th
Open - The Magazine (in)
added Aug 6, 2018 18:36
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[Europe, Sweden] #GFN Michael Russell Award 2018 – Dr Lars Ramström

Ramström has undertaken meticulous analysis of the epidemiology of snus use in Sweden, and its impact on reducing smoking related mortality. He started publishing and working in tobacco control in the 1960s. In 1998 he was given the World Health Organizat
Global Forum on Nicotine
added Aug 6, 2018 18:25
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[UK] Vaping could be a “gateway” to smoking for teenagers, study shows share

Children who try vaping because it is “cool” could inadvertently become hooked on nicotine and take up smoking, a new study has warned. E-cigarettes enable smokers to use nicotine without many of the health effects of smoking regular tobacco products,
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Aug 6, 2018 18:18
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Japan Tobacco buying Bangladesh Akij's tobacco business for $1.5 billion

is buying the tobacco business of Bangladesh’s Akij Group for around $1.5 billion, its second major purchase in five months...in March to buy Russia’s Donskoy Tabak for about 90 billion rubles ($1.42 billion).
Reuters
added Aug 6, 2018 18:17
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[UK] Has Malia Obama inherited her dad's weakness for nicotine? Barack's daughter vapes as she strolls along the River Thames with British boyfriend after a night at the London theatre

The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 6, 2018 15:22
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[UK] Jeremy Clarkson, 58, celebrates his one-year anniversary of quitting smoking... and insists he 'doesn't miss' the 43-year habit

The Grand Tour host, who smoked nearly 630,000 cigarettes in his life, kicked the habit last summer after a bout of near-fatal pneumonia kept him from cigarettes while he was in the hospital. The 58-year-old celebrated the milestone on Friday by tweetin
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 6, 2018 15:19
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