The passage into law of India’s regulations requiring 85-percent tobacco-packaging warnings was convoluted, and now these warnings have been struck down by a court.
If the EU had put as much effort into supporting lower-risk products as it has into its tobacco-products tracking-and-tracing system; the need for the latter would have melted away.
Since when has it been counterintuitive that teenagers, on seeing an official warning about a course of action, ignore that warning?
If 15 countries ban electronic cigarettes while 160 don’t, and your country is one of the 15; it stands to reason that you might want your government to look again at the reasoning behind its policy.
In fact, the lack of funding provided by US states for prevention and cessation programs indicates that the US doesn’t want to solve the smoking problem.
In seeking to provide health, safety and happiness for its citizens, the Ajman municipality is banning shisha smoking in certain open public places.
The scrapping of a plan to ban smoking in Austria’s bars, restaurants and nightclubs should open up a debate around the reasonable accommodation of smokers in public places.
Meetings between government employees in Tamil Nadu and representatives of the tobacco industry are to be more closely scrutinized in the future.
A report in The Korea Herald seems to suggest that smokers won’t be safe from the prying eyes of the ‘managing authorities’, even while in the bath.
One of the problems of trying to get to the truth of something is that it seems to be generally accepted that there are such things as ‘false facts’ – untruths that are truths.