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[Asia] Sri Lanka apex court orders graphic warnings on cigarette packets from 2015

Supreme Court today ordered the leading manufacturer of tobacco products in Sri Lanka, Ceylon Tobacco Company (CTC) to include pictorial health warnings covering 60 percent of the front and back panels of the cigarette packs released to the market from Ja
LankaPage.com
added Jul 12, 2014 13:50
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100,000 sign petition against smoking ban in Russia

calling Russian lawmakers to backpedal on the smoking ban. Also, restaurants and bars have found a way to partially avoid the ban that’s due to come into effect on June 1. The Association of Restaurateurs and Hoteliers of Russia that unites over 3,000 fo
RT TV / TV Novosti (ru)
added May 17, 2014 20:37
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[Virginia] Reducing tobacco use at Langley AFB

nearly 1,300 active duty U.S. Air Force airmen at Langley Air Force Base were documented as tobacco users, according to the Corporate Dental Application U.S. military Dental Data Status. In an attempt to reduce these numbers, using smoke and smokeless p
Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System (DVIDS)
added Mar 17, 2014 14:17
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[Indiana] More women are smoking cigars, but 'feminized' flavors can come with a risk

Angelina Jolie, Demi Moore, Claudia Schiffer and Heidi Klum have been known to puff on stogies. Manufacturers are marketing flavors such as honey and mocha ... Blend Cigar Bar, which opened in September on 82nd Street, was designed by a woman to appeal t
Indianapolis (IN) Star
added Jan 19, 2014 00:43
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[Virginia] This year marks the rise of e-cigarettes

General Assembly to consider sale, tax on ‘disruptive innovation’
Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch
added Dec 26, 2013 11:24
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[Africa, South Africa] SWEANOR/YACH: Looking for the next breakthrough in tobacco control and health

Are there risks as we embrace measures that fundamentally challenge the near-monopoly on nicotine maintenance currently held by the cigarette oligopoly? Certainly there are. … But these risks must be seen in relation to the risks of inaction (or counterpr
South African Medical Journal (za)
added Oct 23, 2013 15:18
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[Canada] Government tobacco lawsuit will go ahead

Judge dismisses jurisdictional argument / A Saskatchewan judge has pulled out a wrench tobacco companies tried to throw in to the provincial government's lawsuit against them.
News Talk 650 CKOM (Saskatoon, SK)
added Oct 16, 2013 15:23
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Tobacco Or Medicinal Product? Europe Divided Over E-Cigarettes

The vote has set the stage for an e-cigarette tussle in Brussels. Will the council agree that e-cigarettes should be treated like tobacco? Or will the council continue to insist that e-cigarettes should be regulated as medicinal devices?
Radio Free Europe
added Oct 13, 2013 01:21
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Waxman, Durbin, Harkin, Rockefeller & Members of Congress Call on E-Cigarette Makers to Explain Marketing Tactics Targeting Kids

twelve members of Congress today called on nine e-cigarette makers to provide additional information regarding the sale, distribution, labeling, and marketing of their products to children and teens. Currently
Representative Henry Waxman (D-CA)
added Sep 27, 2013 01:04
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Sen. Brown Urges Obama Administration to Reconsider Tobacco Proposal in Trans-Pacific Partnership That Could Undermine Public Health Efforts

Brown Urges Administration to Prioritize Public Health, Prevent Use of Controversial Provisions that Chill Anti-tobacco, Public Health Efforts in U.S. and Abroad
US Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH)
added Sep 13, 2013 01:52
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