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[UK-Northern Ireland] New bespoke ashtray ballot boxes uses butts to vote

Ballot bins where you vote with a cigarette butt on topical issues could soon be installed in the Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Council area. The ‘bespoke’ bins will have two areas to put out a cigarette and vote on relevant local issues with a windo
Derry Now (uk)
added Oct 10, 2017 20:35
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[Australia] McMILLAN: Have your say on smoke-free places

WE'RE urging Queenslanders to speak out and have their say about smoke-free places across the state to help shape the future of tobacco control in Queensland.
Ipswich Queensland Times (au)
added Oct 10, 2017 20:33
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[Asia, India] Passive smoking hidden risk factor of heart disease

Speaking about this, Dr TS Kler, Chairman, Pushpawati Singhania Heart Institute, New Delhi said, "Passive smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke is a 'hidden' risk factor for heart disease and needs more awareness and attention. Breathing secondhand smo
Business Standard (in)
added Oct 10, 2017 20:33
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[Canada] Ban on menthol-flavoured tobacco takes a bite out of business, says Regina supplier

Menthol cigarettes are now banned in Canada and local tobacco suppliers have lost a range of products and with that, customer dollars, according to one store owner. Ashok Brahmania, manager of Twin's Smoke Shop Ltd. in Regina, said the store has lost 11
CBC News (ca)
added Oct 10, 2017 20:33
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[UK] Farewell Baroness Battleaxe! House of Lords' gloriously foul-mouthed Baroness Trumpington - who helped crack Hitler’s codes at Bletchley Park, flicked the V-sign in a Parliamentary debate and worked as a Land Girl - is to retire aged 95

In 2012 the chain-smoking peer appeared on the BBC's flagship satirical show Have I Got News For You - becoming the show's oldest ever guest - and revealed that she enjoys a cigar after sex.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 10, 2017 20:21
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[France, UK] England cricket star Ben Stokes is pictured at teammate's wedding smoking and with bandaged hand after his alleged nightclub bust-up

Under fire England cricketer Ben Stokes has been pictured smoking a cigarette with his hand in a bandage at a teammate's wedding in France.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 10, 2017 20:20
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[UK] Who is most at risk of bowel cancer? Four people with very different lifestyles are assessed by an expert... and a stressed office worker is a more likely candidate than a reformed smoker

THE REFORMED SMOKER RISK: LOW...Even though Lee Black, 44, (pictured) is only a weekend drinker, she drinks quite a bit and should limit her intake ... EXPERT VERDICT: Lee’s risk is low but it would drop further if she gave up smoking altogether.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 10, 2017 20:19
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[UK] Foundation for a Smoke-Free World

The Foundation is led by Derek Yach, former Head of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Tobacco Free Initiative. Yach’s Previous Views on Tobacco Companies and How They Misuse Science and Undermine Health Policy In 2001, Yach and his co-author warned
TobaccoTactics.org (University of Bath Department for Health) (uk)
added Oct 10, 2017 16:08
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[Finland, Iceland, Netherlands, USA] Researchers identify gene that influences nicotine dependence

A DNA variant—located in the DNMT3B gene and commonly found in people of European and African descent—increases the likelihood of developing nicotine dependence, smoking heavily, and developing lung cancer, according to a new study led by RTI Internationa
PR Newswire
added Oct 10, 2017 15:57
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Africa/Global: Tobacco Industry Targets Africa Markets

"(BAT) and other multinational tobacco firms have threatened governments in at least eight countries in Africa demanding they axe or dilute the kind of protections that have saved millions of lives in the west, a Guardian investigation has found. ... The
AfricaFocus
added Oct 10, 2017 15:52
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