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[Mid-east] Health Ministry: 8.7 Percent of Egyptians Regularly Smoke Shisha

8.7 percent of Egyptians regularly smoke shisha, while 1.2 percent smoke electronic cigarettes, according to Maysa Hamza, Director General of the Ministry of Health’s Environment Health Department. Smoking is a major cause of non-communicable diseases,
Al (jo)
added Dec 1, 2018 16:07


Despite punishing tax hikes and plain packaging, we've failed to meet the target of lowering the daily smoking rate to 10 per cent.
Daily Telegraph/Sunday Telegraph (au)
added Nov 30, 2018 18:47

Defending strong tobacco packaging and labelling regulations in Uruguay: transnational tobacco control network versus Philip Morris International

Conclusion To replicate Uruguay’s success, other countries need to recognise that strong political support, an actively engaged local civil society and financial and technical support are important factors in overcoming tobacco industry’s legal threats t
Tobacco Control
added Nov 30, 2018 18:47

[New Zealand] ARCHIVE: Synthetic drugs being produced in liquid form for e-cigarettes, decreasing chance of detection

Synthetic drugs are being produced in liquid form and smoked through e-cigarettes and vaporisers, a new report shows. And experts say ingesting the drug as a liquid increases the chance of risk. Drug Foundation spokesman Samuel Andrews said the product
Independent Newspapers Ltd. / STUFF (nz)
added Nov 30, 2018 18:14

[China] Driver throws Cigarette butt out of window, here’s what happend next

A driver in China threw a cigarette butt out onto the road and set his own truck on fire. The incident took place in southeast China when a reckless truck driver threw a cigarette butt out of the window while driving.
Siasat Daily (in)
added Nov 30, 2018 18:09

[Asia, India] Assam Schools To Take Oath On Not To Use Betel Nut Or Tobacco

Around 45 lakh children studying in government schools across Assam will be administered an oath on Saturday not to use betel nut or tobacco.
New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV) (in)
added Nov 30, 2018 18:08

[Asia, Bangladesh] Japan Tobacco closes $1.47b acquisition of Akij venture

completed its $1.47 billion acquisition of Akij Group's tobacco business, in what was the biggest ever single foreign direct investment in Bangladesh. The announcement came more than three months after Japan Tobacco signed a deal with Akij's concern Unit
Dhaka Daily Star (bd)
added Nov 30, 2018 17:57

[Australia] Smoking rates have increased among young men despite efforts to discourage the habit - with tobacco taxes set to increase by 25% in the next two years

The overall rate of smoking among Australians only saw a very slight reduction of .6 per cent from 12.8 per cent after to 12.2 per cent between 2013 and 2016...a crucial positive to come from the campaign was a reduction in the number of youths smoking.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 30, 2018 16:19

How Menthol Is Key to the Tobacco Industry's Strategy of Recruiting and Retaining Young Smokers in Singapore

Menthol is key to the tobacco industry's strategy of recruiting and retaining young smokers in Singapore. Banning the sale of menthol tobacco products will be an important part of preventing smoking in Singapore's younger generation.
Science Direct
added Nov 30, 2018 16:06

Italy Celebrates Huge Reductions in Excise Tax on E-Liquids

With votes by Italy’s League and Five Stars (Coalition), the consumption tax on e-liquids is reduced by a significant 90% on non-nicotine-containing liquids, and 80% on the nicotine containing types.
Vaping Post (ch)
added Nov 30, 2018 15:28
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