In the interests of safety, rather than banning vaping after an incident on an Air China flight, it would have been better to increase pilot training about which switch causes what to happen.
Something is out of proportion when a woman is sent to jail because she couldn’t or wouldn’t pay a fine for smoking where she should not have done.
From the start of next month, smokers in Belgium will be able to avail themselves of more generous quit-smoking treatments.
Heat-not-burn cigarettes are gaining market share in South Korea, indicating that smokers know what’s better for them.
A recent warning in Papua New Guinea about the dangers of tobacco smoking was unusual in not overtly suggesting ways in which these dangers, once embraced, could be avoided.
Unfortunately, attacking the messenger rather than the message is a tactic that has been turned into an art form by politicians – those we should be able to look to for guidance.
Philip Morris International’s Davos-launched report seems thought-provoking – it has ‘consumers’ wanting their governments to do better at solving major public health issues.
A campaign to break the links between the finance and ethically-questionable industries would have merit, but it is not clear why the tobacco industry should be singled out.
The EU Commission has been asked whether it can act to ensure that the same standards of cancer prevention and treatment are in operation across all member states.
It’s something of a vicious circle. Zimbabwe needs foreign currency so that it can indulge in those economic activities that earn foreign currency.