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[UK] County council will help fund no-smoking zones in Craven public places

North Yorkshire County Council is seeking to extend the number of public places where smoking is outlawed. Its public health team has launched a Smokefree Places Fund, with grants available to bodies permitted to impose the ban.
Craven Herald (uk)
added Nov 8, 2017 16:20
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[UK] Draft legislation: The Tobacco Products Manufacturing Machinery (Licensing Scheme) Regulations 2017

This technical consultation seeks comments on draft regulations which set out a licensing scheme for tobacco products manufacturing machinery... The Finance (No 2) Bill 2017 contains powers to make regulations prohibiting a person from purchasing, acquir
GOV.UK
added Nov 8, 2017 16:18
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[UK] Tax Evasion and Avoidance / Westminster pension fund holds offshore investments

Other investments by the MPs’ pension fund include £5.6m in tobacco group BAT... Deborah Arnott, chief executive of ASH, the anti-tobacco group, said MPs would be “disturbed” to see that their pension fund was investing in an industry that “causes so muc
Financial Times (uk)
added Nov 8, 2017 16:16
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IOANNIDIS: Greece: Crisis, smoking and tobacco conflicts in social media [FREE FULL TEXT]

measures should be taken to eventually prohibit trade agreements between the tobacco industry and all media, including major social media. In the meanwhile, for those media that do continue to trade with the tobacco industry, the type of trade and potenti
European Journal of Clinical Investigation
added Nov 8, 2017 16:06
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[Australia] 'That poor child was breathing in at least 250 toxic chemicals': Furious mother's call to ban adults smoking in front of children after seeing 'smoke blown into a toddler's face'

A mother has called for smoking around children to be completely banned, launching a petition after witnessing three adults light up in front of a toddler. Nina Belle, 31, was driving near her local shopping centre in Sydney when she said she spotted th
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 8, 2017 15:51
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[UK] Priti Patel

2 Relationship with the Tobacco Industry 2.1 Working on the BAT Account at Weber Shandwick 2.2 Seconded to BAT's Press Office 3 Supporting Tobacco Industry Positions and Arguments 3.1 Smokefree legislation 3.2 Point of sales display ban 3.3 Plain Packagi
TobaccoTactics.org (University of Bath Department for Health) (uk)
added Nov 8, 2017 15:41
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[Germany, Puerto Rico] PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Still smoking hot! Heidi Klum, 44, lights a cigarette as she slips into two-piece to join bikini-clad crowd of Next Top Model wannabes

That's one dirty habit: Although 5ft 9 Heidi looked the picture of health and wellness in her swimwear, she nonetheless puffed on a cancer-causing cigarette as she relaxed between filming commitments
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 8, 2017 15:37
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[Asia, China] Chinese social media app scraps smoking emoji

Internet giant Tencent has removed a smoking emoji from its QQ mobile app after requests from anti-tobacco campaigners. The emoji, which displays a cigar-chomping soldier, is used by netizens to express a feeling of relaxation. However, on Monday, the e
China Daily (cn)
added Nov 7, 2017 23:23
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[UK] Priti Patel apologises over undisclosed Israeli meetings

Ms Patel apologised for not informing the Foreign Office and suggesting Boris Johnson knew in advance of the visit. Labour said the "shocking" admission warranted a Cabinet Office inquiry. Kuenssberg: A bad day at the office for Theresa May Downing Stree
BBC Online
added Nov 7, 2017 23:22
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[UK] Tobacco giant Imperial steps up vaping efforts but profits come in below expectations

The maker of Gauloises and West cigarettes had so far only developed e-cigarettes, which use nicotine liquid
The Independent (uk)
added Nov 7, 2017 23:22
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