In the Philippines, a share of the excise taxes collected annually on the sale of tobacco products is supposed to go towards helping tobacco growers, but …
Pressure is being ramped up in the EU in relation to electronic-cigarettes by those proposing that standards should be tightened and advertising rules relaxed.
A new smoking bill in South Africa that takes in vaping is said to be a “cut-and-paste job from Geneva” that doesn’t take account of local circumstances.
Four countries are expected to appeal against the World Trade Organization’s decision on Australia’s standardized-tobacco-packaging law – a decision that hasn’t been announced yet.
A number of voices are currently calling on the EU to impose and police Union-wide standards on vapor devices and products.
Japan Tobacco International’s vice president, reduced-risk products, has suggested a number of ways in which the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive might be improved in respect of vapor products.
It seems odd to consider as a healthy trend a ban on smoking and vaping at an airport – surely a hub of unnecessary consumption if there ever was one.
A story from South Korea says that the flavor of a smoker’s cigarette of choice is influential in her trying it for the first time. This seems odd since there are no flavour descriptors on packs.
One way to fill up your jails is to incarcerate people for minor offences, such as dropping litter, including cigarette butts.