To import unmanufactured tobacco into Indonesia, companies are going to have to demonstrate that they are buying local tobacco.
A question that has arisen during a court case in China asks whether a smoker should be prohibited from indulging her habit during the whole of a 30-hour train journey.
Following the example set by Tanzania and Rwanda, Kenya has become the third East African country to ban shisha smoking.
If the makers of heat-not-burn devices want to promote their products while distinguishing them from combustible and electronic cigarettes, they need to come up with a better category name.
Turkey, which in recent years has turned against tobacco, is closing the board responsible for tobacco regulation and is handing these duties to ministries.
India’s small-scale retailers believe that their bigger rivals are working with anti-tobacco activists to take their customers.
It seems to be the case that, contrary to general belief, smoking is not banned in thousands of government buildings in England and Wales, including courts and ‘jobcentres’.
A housing authority in the US that, in line with national policy, is banning smoking in its buildings, is said to be giving people the resources to quit, even though it is banning vaping.
Some people expect that the result of a June 2018 ballot in San Francisco on whether sales of menthol cigarettes should be banned will have repercussions far beyond that city.
To say that something should be subjected to restrictions unless it can be proved to be ‘harmless’ surely means that everything must be subjected to restrictions.