Singapore is set to ban just about every tobacco and nicotine product that offers a less-risky alternative to cigarettes, the sale of which will presumably receive a boost.
A Chinese family has sued – unsuccessfully – over the death of a smoker. The case was brought not against a manufacturer, but against a man who tried to stop him smoking.
Canada’s National Non-Smoking Week has provided Imperial Tobacco with an opportunity again to urge the government to embrace the principles of harm reduction.
The EU Commission has done the right thing in opposing for now the imposition of excise tax on electronic cigarettes and HNB devices, both of which seem to offer health benefits.
Azerbaijan is proposing that the limit on the number of cigarettes travelers can import into the country is reduced by two-thirds: to a single carton.
Hawaii is proposing that shops selling tobacco and alternative products not be allowed open within 750 feet of schools, public parks and public housing complexes.
Instead of rejoicing in the knowledge that Hungarian smokers form a largely law-abiding group, naysayers are suggesting that smokers are getting away with smoking where they shouldn’t.
EU policy allows the sale of cigarettes in member states but bans – except in Sweden – the sale of a less-risky, alternative product, snus. Next week that ban is due to be challenged in court.
During the past five years, Russians have reduced significantly their drinking and tobacco smoking, and they have increased their interest in sports.
A US company linked to tobacco firms and specializing in mathematical analysis of data used in regulation and litigation has been handed anonymised data on lung cancers in England.