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[UK] E-cigarettes are being adapted to smoke heroin, crack cocaine, ecstasy and cannabis which could lead to more overdoses, warn experts

A study by public health experts has revealed alarming numbers of e-cigarette users are modifying their vaping devices so they can inhale vapour from banned drugs. The research found 39 per cent of people with electronic vaping devices admit to using th
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 17, 2017 19:13
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[UK] Teenagers are causing an NHS 'ticking time bomb': Poor diets, smoking, sexually transmitted diseases and lack of exercise are all to blame, warns report

Smoking has the greatest impact on shortening people's lives, with a packet of cigarettes a day knocking off seven years, the research adds. The study also revealed every additional year an individual spends in further education extends their lifespan b
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 17, 2017 19:12
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[Australia] 'Not on my watch': Health Minister rules out legalising e-cigarettes

Health Minister Greg Hunt says he will never lift the ban on e-cigarettes despite an ongoing Senate inquiry into their use. Minister Hunt told Hack: "It's not going to be happening on my watch as far as I'm concerned."...he met with the head of the TGA
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Oct 17, 2017 18:46
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Tobacco Company Asks Florida Supreme Court To Review Tobacco Suit ($$)

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. on Oct. 2 filed a brief asking the Florida Supreme Court to review a lower appellate court’s decision that reinstated a $13.4 million verdict in a tobacco lawsuit, saying the appellate court ruling conflicts with a prior ruling
Lexis Nexis
added Oct 17, 2017 18:18
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[New York] Chamber Urges 2nd Circ. To Trim UPS Penalty In Tobacco Suit ($$)

Chamber of Commerce and others on Friday urged the Second Circuit to reverse an order from a federal judge in New York slapping UPS with $237 million in penalties for helping move untaxed cigarettes from tribal lands, arguing that the amount is unconstitu
Law360
added Oct 17, 2017 18:07
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[New York] Mayor de Blasio Signs Legislation to Better Promote Construction Site Safety, Clean Air and Government Efficiency

139-C adds non-tobacco shisha to the City’s Smoke-Free Air Act; Intro. 1075-A requires hookah bars to post signage warning of the dangers of hookah smoking; Intro. 1076-A raises the minimum age for purchasing shisha;
New York City: NYC.gov
added Oct 17, 2017 13:42
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[New Zealand] Auckland beaches, popular public spots and outdoor dining to become smokefree

Auckland Council approved a policy on Tuesday to increase the number of smokefree outdoor spaces. Beaches, al fresco dining areas and urban centres would be stamped smokefree from November, under the city's Smokefree Policy. Restaurants with footpath
Independent Newspapers Ltd. / STUFF (nz)
added Oct 17, 2017 13:37
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LETTER TO government members of the ILO Governing Body (PDF)

Dear government members of the ILO Governing Body: We, the undersigned organizations, write to express our support for the International Labour Organisation (ILO) instituting the strongest possible policies to prohibit cooperation and public-private partn
Unfairtobacco.org (Berlin Working Group on Environment and Development) (de)
added Oct 17, 2017 13:28
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The Costs of Tobacco Use in Canada, 2012 [FREE FULL TEXT]

This report is an update of the mortality and costs of tobacco use in Canada and in all provinces and territories using up-to-date reference information and data from the year 2012.
The Conference Board of Canada (ca)
added Oct 17, 2017 13:28
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The Costs of Tobacco Use in Canada, 2012.

The total costs of tobacco use were $16.2 billion, with indirect costs accounting for $9.5 billion, direct health care costs accounting for $6.5 billion, and other direct costs responsible for the remainder.
Canada.ca (ca)
added Oct 17, 2017 13:26
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