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[Asia, Singapore] Louis Ng on Smoking (Prohibition in Certain Places) (Amendment) Bill

MP Louis Ng spoke in support of the Smoking (Prohibition in Certain Places) (Amendment) Bill in Parliament on Monday (Sep 10). However, he said he hopes more can be done to protect people from secondhand smoke in their own homes, where they spend more ti
Channel NewsAsia (sg)
added Sep 10, 2018 16:17
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Accord conclu: la Belgique instaure le paquet neutre pour les cigarettes et le tabac à rouler [Agreement reached: Belgium introduces neutral package for cigarettes and rolling tobacco]

The government has decided to impose a neutral package for cigarettes, rolling tobacco and water pipe tobacco (chicha), Health Minister Maggie De Block said Friday. The measure is part of the minister's tobacco control policy, which has set itself the
La Libre Belgique (be)
added Sep 10, 2018 03:52
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[Africa, Asia-pacific, Europe, South Africa] WILCOX: The world must unite against Big Tobacco’s 21st century colonialism

Now, as participants to the FCTC prepare for their eighth biannual summit in Geneva...The wealthy Western states need to put Big Tobacco in its place, and prove to the developing world that they can tame the cigarette industry through concerted, unified a
Africa Times
added Sep 9, 2018 20:46
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[UK] MI5 tested Churchill's beloved cigars on MICE to make sure they hadn't been poisoned by Nazi spies

The Prime Minister, famous for his smoking habit, often received cigars from well-wishers while he was fighting the war. This meant it would be 'too easy' for a cigar to be coated in cyanide or another toxic substance, security services believed.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 9, 2018 20:43
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[UK] I felt so proud of you - now all is gone': Revealed in a new book, the intensely emotional letters between a schoolboy Winston Churchill and his exasperated (and brutally candid) mother

Darling Winston, I hope you will try & not smoke. If only you know how foolish & silly you look doing it you wd give up, at least for a few years.... My Dear Mummy, I will leave off smoking at any rate for 6 mths because I think you are right.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 9, 2018 20:42
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[Korea - South, UK] Do YOU smoke? You're 20% more likely to develop dementia - but quitting the habit 'will protect you'

Fears that cigarettes lead to people being slowly robbed of memories have grown over the past decade, on the back of several trials. And the new South Korean research, based on data from thousands of people, adds to the mounting evidence.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 9, 2018 20:39
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[UK] New Suspiria poster features 'elderly German actor' thought to be actress Tilda Swinton in disguise

a new poster for Suspiria released Wednesday shows the elderly man wearing glasses and smoking a pipe with the legend at the top announcing: 'Lutz Ebersdorf is Dr. Klemperer.'
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 9, 2018 20:38
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[Australia] Sex sells cigarettes: Tobacco companies get around advertising bans by using glamorous Instagram influencers to spruik their products

Australians are spending more on cigarettes than they have in 13 years - and social media influencers could be to blame....Bureau of Statistics figures revealed that this number surged by $180 million compared to the prior financial year, and was the bigg
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 9, 2018 20:36
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[UK] England's damning pregnancy smoking map: Graphic reveals expectant mothers in Blackpool are 23 TIMES more likely to smoke than those in West London

Despite it being well-known that smoking while pregnant can give babies serious health problems, one in 10 expectant mothers in England don't ditch the cigarettes. And the rates of smoking during pregnancy vary across the country, with women in the nort
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 9, 2018 20:09
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Customers or secondhand smoke, groups have their say

Restaurant owners want a few tables allocated for customers to smoke while anti-smoking groups want even more aggressive measures in reaction to a Health Ministry’s intention to gazette all open-air restaurants as no-smoking areas from December. Smoking
The Star (my)
added Sep 9, 2018 17:47
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