Tobacco wars

According to reports, Australia is gearing up for the world’s toughest laws on tobacco promotion but Health Minister Nicola Roxon denied Sunday the government’s ultimate goal was a complete ban on smoking. It is speculated that under the new laws, due to take effect next year, all logos will be removed from cigarette packets, which […]

New York extends smoking ban to outdoors

New York City has taken its smoking prohibition outdoors, adding the city’s parks and beaches to the list of places where smoking is banned as part of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s campaign to promote healthy habits. The ban, which officials hope will prevent problems caused by...

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Larry King: “I understand addiction”

Larry King has insisted that he understands addiction because of his own struggle to give up smoking. In an interview with The Huffington Post, the former news anchor and Larry King Live host confessed that while he never took drugs, he was often led to...

Hookah bar slips through legislative loophole A bill in the Legislature would prevent new smoking lounges from opening

Al Narah, Eugene’s newest hookah lounge, may have opened in the nick of time. If Oregon lawmakers pass House Bill 2726, new hookah bars would be banned from opening, but the 62 existing lounges statewide plus any established before July would be grandfathered in. “We...

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Lawmakers debate bill to change indoor smoking ban in Nevada

In Assembly Bill 571’s first hearing today, tavern owners renewed their argument that the Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act has decimated their businesses, forcing them to lay off employees and costing them millions in revenue. That law, passed by voters in 2006, forced many bars...

Government closes tobacco options

Comments from British American Tobacco Australia executive David Crow earlier this week again raised the spectre of a legal fight over the Federal Government’s plain packaging legislation. Experts have pointed out on numerous occasions that there are no clear legal avenues open to tobacco companies....

Femme Fatale: Women beware of smokin’ seductions

We’ve heard them all: Haunting both men and women for centuries now — yes, it’s been around forever — the ground was laid ever since man first learned the art of frivolous play. However, who is to blame? Is it the hunter or the hunted?...

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Passive smokers at risk

A local registered nurse in the country is calling on the Government to ban smoking on public motor vehicles. The issue of smoking in public vehicles is becoming a major concern and a health hazard to travelling passengers. The nurse who did not want to...

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