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[Burma/Myanmar] Campaign Pushes for Stricter Tobacco Controls in Burma

The selling of individual cigarettes can be seen everywhere from tea shops to betel nut stands and grocery stores, despite the practice being explicitly prohibited under the law. Some cigarette and cheroot packs lack health warnings or don’t meet require
The Irrawaddy Magazine (th)
added Dec 21, 2013 07:07
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[UK] City centre tree is being 'killed by secondary smoking'

“This tree is in considerably poorer condition than the others in the street, so we believe the cigarette butts could be to blame. It’s a sobering sight to see a tree near to death because of smoking. “We hope this makes people think not only about thei
Manchester Evening News (uk)
added Oct 26, 2013 12:48
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[New Jersey] EDITORIAL: Ban smoking with kids in the car in NJ: Editorial

Adults have a right to smoke in their own vehicles. But when children are present, the freedom to fill a car with smoke should take a back seat.
Newark (NJ) Star-Ledger
added Oct 26, 2013 12:46
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CDC issues casting call to real people sickened by smoking: Want to be in anti-smoking ad campaign?

“We are looking for REAL people of all backgrounds willing to share their stories about how smoking has changed their lives,” reads the statement ... The list of specific ills in itself reads like a giant caution on the side of a cigarette pack. And th
Palm Beach (FL) Post
added Oct 26, 2013 03:35
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Policymakers and SFATA Members to Discuss Electronic Cigarette Industry at Washington, D.C. "Fly-In"

Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA) and its member companies will head to Washington, D.C. for a "Day on the Hill" November 4 - 5 to meet with Congressional Representatives and senior staff legislators to discuss the rapidly growing electron
MarketWired
added Oct 24, 2013 18:06
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Study Finds No Increased Risk Of Suicide In Patients Using Smoking Cessation Drugs

showed no clear evidence of an increased risk of treated depression or suicidal behavior for patients prescribed with varenicline or bupropion compared to those taking nicotine replacement therapies.
Newsroom America
added Oct 13, 2013 20:47
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[New York] PRESS RELEASE NYS PARKS DEPT'S OUTDOOR SMOKING BAN STRUCK DOWN IN COURT. SMOKERS' RIGHTS GROUP PREVAILS IN LAWSUIT

reaches beyond the borders of New York state in that this will send a message to non-legislative bodies in jurisdictions across the country that might contemplate doing the same that they cannot violate the rule of law and to step back.
Rockland County (NY) Times
added Oct 11, 2013 18:56
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Notes from the Field: Electronic Cigarette Use Among Middle and High School Students — United States, 2011–2012

CDC and the Food and Drug Administration will continue to explore ways to increase surveillance and research on e-cigarettes. Given the rapid increase in use and youths' susceptibility to social and environmental influences to use tobacco, developing str
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
added Sep 5, 2013 15:18
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[Massachusetts] Experts: SJC’s tobacco ruling could pave way for suits

A first-in-the-nation Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court finding that tobacco companies cannot claim special protection under the law simply because their products are addictive could open the door to a slew of product liability suits, experts said. T
Boston (MA) Herald
added Jun 13, 2013 09:37
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[Algeria, UK] How cigarette smuggling fuels Africa's Islamist violence

Contrabrand tobacco is a $1bn trade in north Africa, run by extremists including Mokhtar Belmokhtar, who masterminded the attack on the Algerian gas plant. The trade is highly profitable – and very low risk
The Guardian (uk)
added Jan 26, 2013 23:55
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