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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Companies more willing to give their smokers a kick in the butts

Instead of letting employees light up as usual, Japanese companies are getting creative in encouraging their smokers to kick the habit, with some even introducing total bans or extra paid holidays for nonsmokers. Indeed, more companies are not only chan
Japan Times (jp)
added Apr 8, 2018 18:03
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Russia Ranks 75th in Affordability of Drugs, Alcohol and Cigarettes

Russian consumers had to fork out $375 for the basket of “vice” products, or 350 percent of weekly income. That was a $150 markdown from the previous year, according to the index. Luxembourg, the Bahamas and Switzerland topped the list of countries whe
Moscow Times (ru)
added Apr 8, 2018 18:02
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[Ghana] Pappy Kojo Flaunts Smoking Habit

It is not unlawful for adults to smoke cigarettes in Ghana, and rapper Pappy Kojo seems to want to show to everybody that he can’t do without it. The ‘Akwaba’ crooner has been displaying his cigarette-smoking habit to his followers on social media, some
Daily Guide Africa
added Apr 8, 2018 18:00
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[Asia, India] E-cigarettes to be tested for harmful chemicals

Rajasthan government has taken a step forward to ban of e-cigarettes in the state. Health minister...directed health department officials to initiate immediate testing of the presence of harmful chemicals in e-cigarettes and ordered to ban its use and s
DNA India (in)
added Apr 8, 2018 17:44
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[Asia, India] NGO: 40 percent of women lung cancer patients in Goa non-smokers w/Photo

Almost 40 per cent of women in Goa who have lung cancer do not smoke themselves, which means it is likely that they are victims of `passive smoking', an anti-tobacco NGO has said. The National Organisation for Tobacco Eradication (NOTE) said yesterday th
Mid-day.com (in)
added Apr 8, 2018 17:43
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Factors associated with smoking cessation success in Lebanon [FREE FULL TEXT]

we believe that health authorities could utilize these results when implementing upcoming smoking cessations programs. All attempts at cessation should have a goal of reducing the number of packs smoked per year to improve the chances of ceasing into the
Pharmacy Practice News
added Apr 8, 2018 17:42
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Zimbabwe tobacco farms: Child labour, abuse rife, HRW says

In a report launched in the Zimbabwean capital, Harare, on Thursday, Human Rights Watch...child workers are exposed to nicotine and toxic pesticides, and many suffer symptoms consistent with nicotine poisoning from handling tobacco leaves. Adults working
Al Jazeera
added Apr 8, 2018 16:03
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[India] DIPP Calls Meeting Of Stakeholders On FDI In Tobacco Sector

The commerce and industry ministry has convened a meeting on April 11 of all stakeholders...upon issues pertaining to foreign direct investment in the tobacco sector. Currently, FDI is prohibited in manufacturing of cigars, cigarettes and tobacco substit
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Apr 8, 2018 15:38
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[Australia] Taking the pressure off the spring: the case of rebounding smoking rates when antitobacco campaigns ceased [FREE FULL TEXT]

demonstrated that the withdrawal of mass media was associated with a disruption in achieving smoking prevalence targets. There was an absence of a downward monthly smoking prevalence trajectory during the period of no campaign. Moreover, there was a signi
Tobacco Control
added Apr 8, 2018 15:31
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] EDITORIAL: Second-hand smoke is lethal too ($$)

The preference for gradualism in dealing with the problem of smoking here must give way to a bolder approach, in the light of statistics released recently by The Tobacco Atlas... Such needless and highly preventable deaths are bad enough, but what makes i
Straits Times (sg)
added Apr 8, 2018 15:28
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