Shisha bars on the increase in Birmingham despite smoking ban

THE number of specialist “shisha bars” in Birmingham has risen five times since the ban on smoking in pubs and clubs was introduced, the city council has revealed. Health campaigners warned customers are putting their lives at risk because they assume smoking from a shisha is healthier than smoking traditional cigarettes. But a spokesman for […]

Tobacco Display End

Countdown to end of tobacco display

The large supermarkets are being reminded that they have just 100 days to go before displays of cigarettes and cigars are banned in England. Once the new law comes into force in April, all tobacco products will have to be hidden from display. Smaller shops...

7 Great Tips To Help Quit Smoking

With New Year fast approaching, even die hard smokers start to give the habit a second thought. Giving up smoking is one of the more popular resolutions for the holiday season, as we think about ways to make positive changes for the coming year. Giving...

Mana e-cigarettes

Name change for plastic Mana cigarette

An electronic cigarette is set to be rebranded after a Maori anti-smoking activist says the Mana name was unfairly targeting Maori smokers. The Mana e-Cigarette contains no tobacco or nicotine but is marketed as “incredibly similar to the real thing!” “E-Cigarettes look, feel and taste...

JTI making Pianissimo changes

Japan Tobacco Inc. is redesigning seven of its Pianissimo packages, which will be rolled-out across Japan from mid-January. Four of the variants will also undergo name changes, but there will be no changes to the flavor or aroma of any of the seven cigarettes. Pianissimo...

Quitting smoking could be best Christmas present

Smokers can give themselves and their families the best Christmas present by kicking the habit, says the Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand. In a Christmas message to smokers, Guild President, Karen Crisp, says community pharmacists are a great source of advice and support for anyone...

Plain Cigarette Packaging

JTI launches plain packaging court challenge

Japan Tobacco International yesterday launched a challenge in the High Court against Australia’s recently-enacted ‘plain packaging’ legislation, according to a PRNewswire story relayed by the TMA. The new law will require cigarettes sold in Australia to be included in packs that have been designed by...

ASH critical of cigs price rise

Anti-smoking group, ASH Ireland, has criticised the government’s decision not to raise the price of cigarettes more in Budget 2012. From today, a pack of cigarettes will increase in price by 25c, however this is not enough to encourage people to give up smoking or...

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