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 »

 

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

Coos Bay City Extended Smoking Ban

Smoking

Council of Coos Bay City, Oregon, told this week that smoking will be banned on its boardwalk.  The City Council adopted an ordinance which says that people are prohibited from smoking on or within 25 feet of the city’s wooden

Menthol Cigarettes Are Popular Among Teens

Smoking Woman

It is not a secret that long-term smoking cigarettes puts health at risk. Moreover, studies showed that secondhand and thirdhand smokes also may affect human’s health. In spite of all that information about smoking risks, many people continue to smoke

Chicago to Ban Flavored Tobacco Products

Tobacco Shop

Chicago adopted an ordinance prohibiting the sale of flavored tobacco products within 500 feet of all schools. According to data from Cigar Association of America, the ordinance comes into action on July 15, 2014. Mayor Rahm Emanuel proposed it last

Smoking Ban Canceled in Pelham

Smoking Man

Two weeks ago Pelham, New Hampshire, banned smoking in public parks but members of the city council abolished the ban. The Chairman Ed Gleason told that the major reason for law cancelling was the violation of state law which bans

College of Charleston to Become Smoke-Free

Smokers

From July 1, the College of Charleston goes tobacco-free, however, tobacco use will be permitted to public streets and sidewalks within the downtown campus.  On the college area where smoking is banned, there will be placed no-smoking signs. The ban

Cambridge Council Proposed to Raise Tobacco Buying Age

Smoking Man

Last week on the meeting all members of Cambridge City Council in Massachusetts showed their support of the proposal to ban smoking in all parks and city open spaces, motels and outdoor food areas. Also there was proposed to raise