The relevance of the results of a study of shisha smoking among Kenya’s students has probably been undermined by the banning of shisha in the country during the term of the study.
If a patio smoking ban goes ahead in Winnipeg, Canada, it is to be hoped that it isn’t introduced simply because other cities in the country have such a ban in place.
The threat of bigger graphic health warnings in South Korea is not causing too much concern among cigarette manufacturers. Smokers might feel otherwise.
The list of places where tobacco smoking is banned in Singapore is so long that it would seem to be more sensible to list those places where smoking is allowed.
Banning vaping on outdoor patios stretches the sometimes-justified cautionary principle to its logical, tyrannical conclusion.
Often, if a policy, such as an anti-tobacco policy, is seen not to have worked, the reaction is to call for more of that policy rather than a change to that policy.
A poll on cigarette-pack graphic-warnings was weighted towards non-smokers. Even so, the adults in favor of increasing the size of such warnings only just outnumbered those against.
Tobacco smoking is now banned in a number of open public places in Portugal, and vaping is now banned in enclosed public places.
Singapore considers e-cigarettes to comprise a gateway product to smoking, but in banning them it seems to be providing a gateway back into smoking for some people.
Pakistan is increasing the size of its cigarette-pack graphic warnings in two phases, one year apart.