For some time, cities in China have been imposing tobacco smoking bans in indoor public places, but lobbyists are calling for a nation-wide ban.
No-smoking boundaries are too rigid adequately to protect non-smokers from second-hand smoke. They should vary, depending on the wind speed and direction, minute to minute.
Environmentally and health-wise, it would probably make more sense to allow people to smoke freely at airports while stopping planes from taking off or landing.
The idea behind requiring bigger health warnings on cigarette packs sold in Japan is said, in part, to take into consideration visitors to the country. Hmm.
Raising the minimum legal age to 21 in respect of tobacco makes sense in Singapore in one limited respect. The voting age there is also 21.
In Spain, it is permissible to smoke a hookah in an enclosed public place if no tobacco is involved, but it is not permissible to vape an electronic cigarette.
Although it is not as easy to be a nicotine vaper in Australia as it is in some other countries, it is by no means impossible.
India is starting to look at how it might best implement a tobacco-products track-and-trace system.
It seems often to be the case that passing tobacco laws is a far easier and speedy process than is the implementation of those laws.
If a government finds it necessary to inform people that smoking will discolor their teeth, should it tell them too that drinking alcohol might make them look like Rudolph?