Archive for November, 2013

itm banner
Tobacco bill still in the pipeline despite Indonesia’s FCTC accession pledge

Tobacco bill still in the pipeline despite Indonesia’s FCTC accession pledge

| November 29, 2013

Indonesia’s House of Representatives plans to press ahead with discussions on a tobacco bill despite the government’s commitment to accede to the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), according to a story by The Jakarta Post. The House’s legislative body (Baleg), which has been tasked with deliberating on the bill, has insisted […]

Read More

Kerala’s hospitality sector to phase in tobacco smoking prohibition

Kerala’s hospitality sector to phase in tobacco smoking prohibition

| November 29, 2013

Hospitality-sector associations in Kerala, India, are expected soon to encourage their members to display signs indicating that tobacco smoking is not permitted on their premises and to stop people smoking within their establishments, according to a Business Standard story. According to India’s Cigarette and Other Tobacco Products Act, 2003, hotels, restaurants, coffee bars, pubs and […]

Read More

Revenue loss after restaurant tobacco smoking ban imposed in South Korea

Revenue loss after restaurant tobacco smoking ban imposed in South Korea

| November 29, 2013

Six out of 10 restaurants in South Korea suffered revenue declines after the imposition of a tobacco smoking ban in July, according to a story in The Korea Herald quoting the results of a survey published yesterday. Nearly 59.3 percent of restaurant owners who responded to the survey said their revenues had fallen as a […]

Read More

Ponder this as you stare at your log fire tonight by the light of a scented candle

Ponder this as you stare at your log fire tonight by the light of a scented candle

| November 29, 2013

It has long been clear that bans on tobacco smoking in public places would lead those so inclined to look at the potential perils of other sources of smoke. Indeed, stories of the possible dangers caused by cooking inside over open fires and outside over barbecues preceded public-places tobacco-smoking bans. Earlier this year, a Euro […]

Read More

Commission’s e-cigarette proposals under attack from EU health experts

Commission’s e-cigarette proposals under attack from EU health experts

| November 28, 2013

Health experts from across the EU are trying to galvanize opposition to the European Commission’s latest proposals for regulating electronic cigarettes, ahead of a crucial meeting in Brussels on Dec. 3. The European Parliament has already voted down a commission proposal aimed at introducing—as part of revisions to the Tobacco Products Directive—medicines regulation for e-cigarettes. […]

Read More

Australian smokers unfazed by warnings

Australian smokers unfazed by warnings

| November 28, 2013

The smoking rate in Australia has remained unchanged since the introduction of standardized packaging a year ago according to a report by London Economics, one of Europe’s leading policy and economics consultancies. “The research is one of the first comprehensive surveys of smoking prevalence since the introduction of plain packaging in Australia one year ago,” […]

Read More