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 »

UT Professors Study Youth Tobacco Use

Tobacco consumption remains today the leading cause of a number of preventable diseases in the USA.  This fact made two professors at University of Texas at Austin College of Education study young More »


Smoking Rates Still High in China

Smoking Woman

Recently the WHO released a report which showed that smoking rates in China are still high. The organization insists that China should implement more anti-smoking measures in order to reduce smoking rates in the country. For example, China need to

Philip Morris in the EU


This week Philip Morris will present is report on 2014 first quarter earnings. How the company’s matters stand in the EU? Last years Philip Morris operations in European Union were under pressure because of difficult regulatory environment for tobacco products

Australia Cigarettes Market Dropped by 3% in 2012


In Australia cigarette volume sales have dropped by 3% in 2012 to 19 billion sticks. This drop in volume is the result of huge impact of the anti-smoking lobby in Australia, high prices on cigarettes and smoker’s turns to Roll-Your-Own

Teen Girls Who Smoke are at Higher Risk for Heart Disease


A new research by The University of Western Australia found that teen girls who smoke cigarettes or take oral contraceptives are at higher risks for heart disease than teen boys who smoke. The results of the research were published in

Young People Still Exposured To Tobacco Marketing


Around 15 years ago, a number of states in the USA along with tobacco companies established restrictions in order to prevent teenagers and children from exposure to tobacco direct marketing. Previously, 50 years ago there was prohibited cigarettes advertising from

Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living

Smoking Man

The Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living program, supported by  Louisiana Public Health Institute and Louisiana Cancer Research Center, recently launched in Louisiana its new media campaign called “On the Move.” The campaign will use advertising on the radio, internet and

New York: Benefits of Smoking Age Increase


Starting from 2015, young smokers in New York will not be able to buy a pack of cigarettes at local convenience stores until they turn 21. The Suffolk County Legislature has voted to increase the minimum age to buy tobacco

Smoke-Free Workplace Bill Reaches Alaska


For more 10 years, anti-smoking activists in Alaska have fought to make workplaces smoke-free. They began from small acting in their small area and successfully brought for the first time smoking ban in Bethel in 1998, and then gradually to

Australia: Tobacco Sales Increased Despite Plain Packaging


New data released last week showed that in 2013 deliveries of tobacco to retailers in Australia have increased for the first time in at least 5 years, even after the introduction of plain cigarettes packaging. In December 2012 Australia became

In Nigeria People Will Be Protected from Secondhand Smoke


Secondhand smoke exposure affects negatively non-smokers causing in them a number of serious diseases. That is the reason why smoking is prohibited in public places in many countries of the world. Lagos, the capital of Nigeria, several weeks ago adopted