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[Asia, Mid-east] VAT on tobacco in Saudi Arabia persuades many smokers to quit, but some hang on

Many Saudis say the increase in tobacco prices which doubled after the introduction of the value-added tax (VAT) in June last year, has helped them to quit this bad habit. Salman Al-Imam, a Sudanese driver living in Saudi Arabia, gave up 10 months ago. “
Arab News (sa)
added May 9, 2018 15:22
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Thank you for SMOKING: How Scott Morrison's Budget surplus is propped up by Australia's outrageous $40-a-pack cigarettes - and $50 beer cartons and $1.50-a-litre petrol

Australia's early Budget surplus will be propped up by taxes which have pushed the cost of cigarette packets close to $40. The surprise surplus Treasurer Scott Morrison announced on Tuesday owes a lot to the nation's 2.5 million smokers who have paid fo
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 9, 2018 15:19
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[UK] Imperial Brands in £2 billion sell-off amid anger over shares dive

Imperial Brands chief executive Alison Cooper on Wednesday pledged a £2 billion sale of non-core businesses as she admitted to “frustration” at the plunge in the share price and moved to pacify angry investors. With some calling for a complete sale of t
London Evening Standard (uk)
added May 9, 2018 15:07
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[Micronesia] Survey: Third of Guam teens use e-cigarettes

A third of Guam students ages 13 to 15 reported using electronic cigarettes, according to the latest Global Youth Tobacco Survey factsheet. That number dwarfs the number of traditional cigarette smokers, who accounted for nearly 11 percent of students s
postguam.com (gu)
added May 9, 2018 15:06
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[Africa] Calls for ban on Shisha smoking in Malawi, as MP demands more intervention on drug abuse

citizens are calling on the government to follow the footsteps of other African countries and ban smoking of water-pipe tobacco, popularly known as shisha, as the number of young people taking up smoking through this route is soaring.
NyasaTimes.Com (mw)
added May 9, 2018 14:55
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[Canada] Liberal MLA Dr. David Swann demanding answers on NDP secret relationship with the Big Tobacco Lobby

Dr. Swann is demanding to know if the NDP Government is honouring its commitment... FCTC forbids meetings behind closed doors with tobacco lobbyists. Canada and its regional governments including Alberta are FCTC signatories.
Alberta Liberal Opposition (ca)
added May 9, 2018 14:54
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[UK] The number of Greater Manchester mums-to-be who smoke during pregnancy

Out of the 8,968 women in the region who gave birth in the third quarter of 2017/18, 1,106 were recorded as smokers, NHS figures show
Manchester Evening News (uk)
added May 9, 2018 14:49
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[UK] HEALTH DIRECTORATE LAUNCHES STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK FOR HEALTH PROMOTION ON ST HELENA

The overall aim of this framework is to reduce overweight/obesity and smoking in the Island community. Worldwide evidence shows that losing weight and stopping smoking are the two most important ways people can reduce their risk of the diseases that are
St. Helena Government (sh)
added May 9, 2018 14:43
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[Asia, Pakistan] Senate panel wants to squeeze salaried class, protect MPs

The ongoing struggle between those who advocate interests of cigarettes manufacturers and the ones who want to save next generations from smoking related diseases ended on Tuesday when the committee put its weight behind the manufacturers’ lobby.
Express Tribune (pk)
added May 9, 2018 14:33
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[UK] Sheffield shisha bar 'which flouted smoking laws' has licence to operate rejected

Owners of a Sheffield shisha bar have had their application for a licence rejected after owners continually flouted anti-smoking legislation. The licence on the Mint Paris Bar, in London Road, had expired and the applicant, Zobia Rafique, had applied to t
The Star / Sheffield Telegraph (uk)
added May 9, 2018 14:28
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