Category: Regulation

Arresting smokers

Arresting smokers

| February 27, 2018

Are these the second most terrifying words ever uttered? Smokers should not fear coming forward; we will help them to change.

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Imperial Tobacco gagged

Imperial Tobacco gagged

| February 26, 2018

Banned from taking part in the official debate on changes to a number of tobacco and other acts, Imperial Tobacco Canada has called a press conference for today.

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Ghanaians battling NCDs

Ghanaians battling NCDs

| February 26, 2018

It is often said that one session of smoking shisha is the equivalent of smoking a hundred or more cigarettes, but it is rarely spelt out what is meant by ‘equivalent’.

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Nepal to enforce ban

Nepal to enforce ban

| February 26, 2018

Although smokers are generally law-abiding, there is a need to enforce tobacco-smoking bans. Imagine what would happen if nobody was ever fined for speeding.

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Smoking deadly but lawful

Smoking deadly but lawful

| February 23, 2018

Smokers knowingly expose themselves to health risks, the Dutch Public Prosecution Service has said in rejecting calls for an investigation into allegations of tobacco-company murders.

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Favoring combustibles

Favoring combustibles

| February 21, 2018

When it comes to electronic cigarettes, Western Australia seems to be headed somewhere beyond the black stump.

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Debating smoking bans

Debating smoking bans

| February 21, 2018

Public places tobacco smoking bans in Japan have been and are still the subject of fierce debate, unlike in many other countries where such bans are simply imposed by the majority on a minority.

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Zimbabwe moving on

Zimbabwe moving on

| February 20, 2018

Boosting the tobacco sector is one of the goals of new and proposed policies aimed at attracting business and investment to Zimbabwe, while encouraging exports.

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Austria undecided

Austria undecided

| February 20, 2018

Austria seems to have a balanced, market-oriented approach to public-places smoking. There are separate venues and areas-within-venues for both smokers and non-smokers.

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Canada in dialogue

Canada in dialogue

| February 20, 2018

Tobacco harm reduction will be discussed at a free-to-attend dialogue in Vancouver, a city that is no stranger to the concept of harm reduction.

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FDA seeking feedback

FDA seeking feedback

| February 19, 2018

Feedback is being sought for the US Food and Drug Administration’s Nicotine Steering Committee as it tries to help develop and implement nicotine policy and regulation.

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Zimbabwe disease alert

Zimbabwe disease alert

| February 15, 2018

A resurgence of a viral disease in Zimbabwe’s tobacco is being blamed on growers, but those who claim to be overseeing production must surely shoulder some of the blame.

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Increasing tobacco control

Increasing tobacco control

| February 15, 2018

Sierra Leone is one of 15 low- and middle-income countries that are due to benefit from the UK-funded FCTC 2030 project, which seeks to reduce tobacco consumption.

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Dutch reinforce ban

Dutch reinforce ban

| February 14, 2018

The mindset of Dutch anti-smokers is probably best defined by the requirement that a separate smoking area in a café should be less-attractively decorated than the rest of the café.

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Czechs rethink ban

Czechs rethink ban

| February 14, 2018

Less than a year after the Czech Republic introduced a ban on tobacco smoking in enclosed public places, a number of politicians have indicated that they would prefer smoking restrictions.

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Considering plain packs

Considering plain packs

| February 12, 2018

In declaring that the state should protect its citizens against tobacco as it does against crimes such as theft, the President of Turkey seems to have ignored the fact that tobacco use is legal.

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Vaping controls sought

Vaping controls sought

| February 12, 2018

It is ironic that anti-smoking groups in Myanmar are calling for controls on electronic cigarettes, one product that could help people to stop smoking.

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Gambling on smoking

Gambling on smoking

| February 9, 2018

Tourists visiting Macau, many of them probably unaware of local customs, are bearing the brunt of fines being handed out for smoking infractions.

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Tracking an export ban

Tracking an export ban

| February 8, 2018

A question has been raised about the possible de facto ban on the export of cigarettes from the EU to countries that won’t accept track-and-trace coding on tobacco packaging.

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E-cig review welcomed

E-cig review welcomed

| February 7, 2018

A question has been asked as to why the vaping industry is banned from advertising research by Public Health England that says more smokers should be made aware of the benefits of switching to vaping.

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