With the World Health Organization recently expressing grave concern about air pollution, it is becoming obvious that the problem goes way beyond tobacco smoke.
It is difficult to understand why some people are so opposed to smokers choosing to use vaping to quit smoking that they would be careless with the truth about vaping.
Tobacco-products tracking-and-tracing should be seen for what it is: a leap in the dark. In that sense it is very much related to standardized packaging.
With a seemingly huge increase in tobacco use in Iran, it is unsurprising that control policies are being put forward. These, however, should be tailored to the country’s circumstances.
It is only sensible that, when regulations don’t work according to plan, they are reviewed and revised.
Electronic cigarettes should be subject to regulation, but it is dangerous to base that regulation on misconceptions about these devices, whose use is hugely less risky than is smoking.
It seems difficult to get those in authority to say that vaping e-liquids without nicotine is legal in no-smoking zones, though they will say that such activity is not banned.
Papua New Guinea’s health minister is keen to see a tobacco-business licensing scheme implemented as quickly as possible.
Some smokers in Kenya are using banned shishas reasonably safe in the knowledge that the ban isn’t really a ban.
The direction of travel in other countries tends to indicate that China will eventually bring in tobacco-smoking bans throughout its rail network.