China is Largest Cigarettes Consumer in the World

Euromonitor International, the Global market research company, released this week its latest report on the tobacco industry worldwide. Tobacco industry is world’s most valuable rapidly moving consumer goods industry. Totalling globally US$800 More »

Alberta To Ban Menthol Cigarettes

In spite of anti-smoking policy that these days is into effect in Alberta that was introduced to protect young people from negative effects of smoking, tobacco use  is still the leading cause More »

Over 57,000 Ontario Young People Use Flavoured Tobacco Products

A recent study conducted in Canada showed that over 57,000 young people from Ontario used flavoured tobacco products in 2010-2011. This data made coalition of major Ontario health agencies call for a More »

Tobacco-Free Policy at EKU

Michael Benson, the president of Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) said recently that there was developed a tobacco-free policy that will be applied to campuses. He wants the policy to be implemented from More »

Cigarette Sales in Minnesota Dropped Due to Tax Increase

In Minnesota $1.60 per pack tax increase which came into action at July 1 resulted in cigarette sales drop. Minnesota Department of Revenue figures demonstrate that cigarette stamp sales dropped more than More »

 

Smoking in Movies and Kids

Smoking in Movies

There was made a research which found that watching on TV movies where actors do smoke is a factor which makes young people start smoking. From 2002 to 2013 there was increased number of smoke-free movies for youth (rated G,

Anti-Smoking Law in Lawrence is Ignored

Smoking

Back in 2010 in city of Lawrence, Kansas, there was introduced a law banning smoking within 10 feet of the entrance to a public building. There was added a condition to the existing smoking ordinance, leaving it up to the

Mecklenburg County Considers New Smoking Ban

Smoker

Government buildings in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, are smoke-free for years. Recently Health Director Marcus Plescia proposed to ban smoking outside all government buildings and in all county parks. The ban will include all kinds of tobacco: cigarettes, e-cigarettes and

Turkey to Regulate Use of Hookah

Hookah Smoking

The authorities in Turkey want to adopt more severe laws on the use of hookah, which is called “nargile” in the country. According to Mehmet Müezzinoğlu, the Health Minister, hookah has the same effects on body as tobacco products do.

British American Tobacco Reports Lower Profit

Cigarettes

British American Tobacco, the manufacturer of Lucky Strike cigarettes, reported during six months from January to June lower revenue and profit. The main causes of this are slight decline in volume and strong British pound. British American Tobacco ranks number

No Smoking on New Jersey Beaches

Smokers on the Beach

Jessica Adams dislikes when someone smokes cheapest cigarettes behind her on the beach. In an interview she told that tobacco smoke makes her belch. She loves to rest on the beach but often seems tobacco smoke even of smoker os

Smoke-Free Week Organized in New Orleans

No Smoking in Bars

In the course of Smoke-Free Week in New Orleans in Louisiana, the organizers told that tobacco smoke in bars arises concerns about bar workers health. The Smoke-Free week is organized with the aim to inform more people about health consequences

Gautier City Modifies Smoking Ban

Smoking in Bars

The city of Gautier, Mississippi, recently made an important change in its new smoke free ordinance, which was adopted on June 3 current year which banned smoking in bars. Smoking was permitted only in private clubs. In just one month

Nicotine-Free Hiring Policy in Toledo?

Cigarette

In case Michael Collins, the Mayor of Toledo, signs the new law, then there will be prohibited hiring of tobacco and nicotine users.  As the Mayor says, it has nothing to do with politics, it’s all about people’s health. The

Ocean City Extends Smoking Ban

Smoker

On June 26, the Council in the Ocean City, Maryland, unanimously approved a smoking ban for the boardwalk. The ordinance prohibits smoking cigarettes throughout the boardwalk and on the ramps and steps leading to it.  The initiative was welcomed by