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US: Shop Owners Smoking over Potential Tobacco Regulations2013-07-01

The movement to boost the cigarette purchase age in recent months from 18 to 21 has lit up 2,500 retailers across NYC according to the Save Our Stores Coalition which represents nearly 10,000 local tobacco retailers.[ more >> ]

Israel: Lapid Raises Cigarette Prices2013-05-13

Hours after he introduced a plan which includes budget cuts and tax increases, Finance Minister Yair Lapid signed an order calling to raise the prices of cigarettes, tobacco for cigarettes and cigars. [ more >> ]

UK: Supermarket Ban on Cigarette and Tobacco Displays Comes into Force2013-05-07

Large retailers have been banned from displaying cigarettes and other tobacco products after new legislation came into force on Sunday. Public Health Minister Michael Matheson claimed the move was the "right step" to deter young people from taking up smoking. [ more >> ]

How Hong Kong made the smoking ban a success2012-10-05

In tandem with the ban on smoking in public venues, Hong Kong instituted a number of punitive measures and posted tens of thousands of no-smoking signs in designated smoke-free venues. In addition, the government ran a series of non-profit ads on the public broadcasting service urging smokers to give up the habit, and then...[ more >> ]

Tobacco control on track for 2013 legislative agenda2012-10-04

During the Guangdong Province People's Congress and Political Consultative Conference (PCC) held earlier this year, a member of the PCC said tobacco control is weak and the number of young smokers is growing. In a recent statement the Provincial Department of Health said the province is rolling out tobacco control measures...[ more >> ]

Secondhand smoke the main source of indoor PM2.5 in Beijing: environmental NGO2012-09-24

Environmental NGO Green Beagle Environment Institute on September 19 released a research report showing heavy air pollution in Beijing public venues caused by secondhand tobacco smoke. According to the report, PM2.5 concentrations at the restaurants, bars and internet cafés inspected far exceed the norm set by the W...[ more >> ]

Public venues in Beijing heavily polluted by PM2.5 from secondhand smoke2012-09-21

Environmental NGO Green Beagle Environment Institute on September 19 released a research report showing heavy air pollution in Beijing public venues caused by secondhand tobacco smoke. According to the report, PM2.5 concentrations at the restaurants, bars and internet cafés inspected far exceed the norm set by the W...[ more >> ]

Secondhand smoke a serious indoor contaminant ? PM2.5 has reached severe level2012-09-20

Environmental NGO Green Beagle Environment Institute has released a research report on the impact of tobacco smoke on air quality inside public venues. According to the report, internet cafés and bars without a no-smoking policy are 'heavily polluted' by PM2.5 concentrations, posing a serious health risk to consumer...[ more >> ]