The World Bank has come up with an answer of sorts to criticism that Davos attendees were shy about taxing the rich: at least ensure that impoverished smokers pay up big time.
It would be interesting to know if the authorities in Thailand considered whether it was ethical to encourage people to use their cameras to intrude on the privacy of strangers.
Although Turkey’s smoking incidence has risen as the country has brought in waves of anti-tobacco initiatives; the authorities are reacting by offering, not reflection, but more of the same.
Saudi Arabia is this year taking part in the World Health Organization’s Global Adult Tobacco Survey.
Once the vaping genie is out of the bottle, it is hard to stuff it back in, even in the unlikely event that you want to; so, at this point, it’s probably best to rely on regulation rather than bans.
A recent study has indicated that electronic cigarettes can be effective tools for quitting smoking, even in the EU where e-liquid nicotine concentrations are limited.