Category: People

No safe smoking level

No safe smoking level

| January 26, 2018

Given that smoking just one cigarette a day carries significant health risks; the dangers posed by living every day in a polluted city must be considerable.

Read More

Grants-offer spurned

Grants-offer spurned

| January 26, 2018

It was always going to be the case that some researchers would refuse to apply for grants from the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World, however well-intentioned its aims.

Read More

Vaper group formed in Italy

Vaper group formed in Italy

| January 25, 2018

Vapers living in the generally-hostile vaping environment that is Italy now have their own association to promote their particular interests.

Read More

Taxing vapers

Taxing vapers

| January 25, 2018

Some people in Indonesia believe that the imposition of a 57 percent tax on electronic cigarettes could sound the death knell of this sector.

Read More

An unusual case

An unusual case

| January 24, 2018

A Chinese family has sued – unsuccessfully – over the death of a smoker. The case was brought not against a manufacturer, but against a man who tried to stop him smoking.

Read More

New approach suggested

New approach suggested

| January 23, 2018

Canada’s National Non-Smoking Week has provided Imperial Tobacco with an opportunity again to urge the government to embrace the principles of harm reduction.

Read More

Import limit proposed

Import limit proposed

| January 22, 2018

Azerbaijan is proposing that the limit on the number of cigarettes travelers can import into the country is reduced by two-thirds: to a single carton.

Read More

Retail limits proposed

Retail limits proposed

| January 22, 2018

Hawaii is proposing that shops selling tobacco and alternative products not be allowed open within 750 feet of schools, public parks and public housing complexes.

Read More

Few fines for smokers

Few fines for smokers

| January 22, 2018

Instead of rejoicing in the knowledge that Hungarian smokers form a largely law-abiding group, naysayers are suggesting that smokers are getting away with smoking where they shouldn’t.

Read More

Norwegians turn to snus

Norwegians turn to snus

| January 19, 2018

Tobacco smoking is going out of favor in Norway, where the incidence of smoking is now below that of snus use.

Read More

Snus challenge imminent

Snus challenge imminent

| January 18, 2018

EU policy allows the sale of cigarettes in member states but bans – except in Sweden – the sale of a less-risky, alternative product, snus. Next week that ban is due to be challenged in court.

Read More

Child-labor issue raised

Child-labor issue raised

| January 17, 2018

Manufacturers that have been buying tobacco for many years have tried but failed to prevent the use of child labor on farms. Now, a member of the European Parliament has raised the issue.

Read More

Quality issues in Malawi

Quality issues in Malawi

| January 17, 2018

With what might be a ‘short’ tobacco crop and with concern about the quality of some of the tobacco being produced; it will be interesting to watch Malawi’s grower prices evolving.

Read More

Russians hit by health bug

Russians hit by health bug

| January 17, 2018

During the past five years, Russians have reduced significantly their drinking and tobacco smoking, and they have increased their interest in sports.

Read More

‘Make’ them quit

‘Make’ them quit

| January 16, 2018

Previously, even the most gratuitous anti-smoking measures were given the veneer of ‘encouragement’; but now, in Denmark, some want to ‘make’ smokers quit.

Read More

Looking to quit

Looking to quit

| January 16, 2018

After four consecutive years of drought, some of the flue-cured tobacco growers operating in the traditional growing areas of Andhra Pradesh are ready to quit.

Read More

Lung-cancer data released

Lung-cancer data released

| January 16, 2018

A US company linked to tobacco firms and specializing in mathematical analysis of data used in regulation and litigation has been handed anonymised data on lung cancers in England.

Read More

Qatar has high smoking rate

Qatar has high smoking rate

| January 16, 2018

About 37 percent of Qatar’s population above the age of 15 is said to smoke tobacco; so the inauguration of a new tobacco-control center marks a significant development.

Read More

Fewer smokers in Beijing

Fewer smokers in Beijing

| January 15, 2018

The number of smokers in Beijing has fallen since the enforcement of a smoking ban in the city, but it is not clear whether the fall is due to the ban.

Read More

Argileh crackdown in Jordan

Argileh crackdown in Jordan

| January 15, 2018

Jordan’s approach to regulating the smoking of argileh in public appears well-balanced. Restaurants and cafés may serve either argileh or food, but not both unless they set up separate areas.

Read More