Restricting the number of cigarette retailers could make it easier for those wanting to quit. But what about smokers who don’t want to quit, especially those with mobility issues?
As in other countries, in India there is a grudging acknowledgement that the use of ENDS is less risky than smoking cigarettes, but an obsession with not letting anybody know this.
Smugglers seem to be proving their business acumen and flexibility by bringing heat-not-burn products into China.
Some tourists are giving smoking a bad name in Macau but resorting to the discharge of firearms seems like an overreaction on behalf of the tobacco police.
Is Malaysia’s tobacco smoking ban in eateries irrational? Perhaps, if customers are still left exposed to the smoke and fumes from heating fuels and cooking oils.
Japan’s marathon struggle to bring in public-places tobacco smoking regulations seems to have entered its final stages – at least in Tokyo.
The EU Commission has confirmed that its tobacco-products tracking-and-tracing system ‘will be in place’ by May 20.
If the use of medwakh and shisha pipes is riskier than smoking cigarettes because these pipes have no filters, the question arises as to why they don’t have filters. Is this a market failure?
For the good of the financial health of Macau’s casino gamblers, it is to be hoped that they are banned from drinking while sitting at the tables – or while in a casino for that matter.
Given that tomatoes and potatoes contain nicotine, they presumably can no longer be offered at Malaysian eateries.