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[Asia, China, Hong Kong] Cost of a lifetime of smoking equivalent to an 800 sq ft flat, Chinese University study finds

Assuming consumption of one packet a day, Hong Kong smokers spend an average of HK$20,440 a year. Vivian Lee Wing-yan... "The money spent on cigarettes can be used on investment instead to potentially increase their assets,"..., ahead of World No Tobacco
South China Morning Post
added May 27, 2015 18:22
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[Europe, UK] Big Tobacco fights back: how the cigarette kings bought the vaping industry

Big Tobacco began to realise that, rather than just a temporary fad, e-cigarettes represented a new threat to their established markets. And that wasn't all – they might be the prototype of a product the industry had long searched for in vain: the safer
Newsweek
added May 27, 2015 17:35
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ORDER #54-Remand / Re: FTC approval of Reynolds/Lorillard transaction

With an abundance of caution, the Parties are to file Statements as to whether the FTC's action in any way affects the information and assurances given to the Court at the May 19, 2015, hearing; such Statements shall be submitted within 15 days or earlier
Tobacco On Trial
added May 27, 2015 16:59
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[Canada] Toronto Hookah Ban Proposed By Medical Officer Of Health

In recommending a ban, TPH cited a 2014 report to the city's Board of Health which pointed out that "hookah use of any substance could have negative consequences for health, especially for workers in establishments that allow hookah use."
Huffington Post (blog)
added May 27, 2015 16:47
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[Canada] Hagen: Include menthol cigarettes in flavoured-tobacco ban

Health groups and opposition parties roundly criticized the Prentice government for caving in to big tobacco companies and selling out thousands of Alberta kids to addiction, disease and premature death, says Les Hagen.
Calgary (Alb) Herald
added May 27, 2015 16:47
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Stocks to Watch in Tobacco: Altria Group Inc., Philip Morris International Inc., and Reynolds American Inc.

Buying tobacco stocks is a polarizing topic among investors. Some refuse to invest in the sector because of moral objections or the belief that declining smoking rates will kill tobacco companies. Others love them, arguing these businesses efficiently pr
Motley Fool
added May 27, 2015 16:46
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[Australia] What’s next for tobacco control? A smoke-free generation

Tasmania has smoking rates 50% higher than elsewhere in Australia.... The tobacco-free generation is a cry from the heart from people who have had enough. Those backing the amendment include many Tasmanian health professionals and advocates who are fed up
The Conversation (au)
added May 27, 2015 16:44
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[Canada] GUPTA: Exploring the pros and cons of e-cigarettes

So how do we reconcile public health concerns with the needs of our individual patients, especially as we wait for further evidence? Patients ask me about e-cigarettes almost every week in the clinic, and many of these are patients who have severe lung d
GlobalTV (ca)
added May 27, 2015 16:41
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Steam Stones Safer Than Hookah, But Only If You Smoke Them Right

addition to the synthetic smoking market is called steam stones, which can be easily procured on Amazon or eBay ...They are then heated in the heads of hookah devices...stones don't contain nicotine, although some brands do.
Inside Science (American Institute of Physics)
added May 27, 2015 16:38
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[Canada] Ontario to restrict e-cigarettes, ban flavoured tobacco and require calorie counts in restaurants

The Making Healthier Choices Act passed with the near widespread support of the three parties in a 99-1 vote. ...prohibits the sale of e-cigarettes to those under 19, makes their use in non-smoking areas illegal and forbids vendors from advertising or pr
National Post (ca)
added May 27, 2015 16:32
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