Link to Tobacco-manufacturing units cock a snook at SC ban order

Tobacco-manufacturing units cock a snook at SC ban order

Jaipur: Gutkha and paan masala manufacturing companies have been violating norms with impunity on plastic pouches. A state-based federation of NGOs held a random market survey to find that plastic pouches were still in use with production date marked before March 2011. Earlier, Supreme Court had ordered a ban on sale of tobacco products, like […]

Link to Morgantown Could Delay Smoking Ban for Months

Morgantown Could Delay Smoking Ban for Months

The city of Morgantown might be looking to delay their smoking ban until the entire county is on board with uniform regulations. On Tuesday night, city council was asked to encourage the opportunity for the city and county to work together on one unified set...

Link to Real life: How I cut my social smoking habit

Real life: How I cut my social smoking habit

I’d never touched a cigarette until my gap year in the UK in 1999. There was another Aussie I’d met who offered me one when we were out and I took it. To be honest, I didn’t really think much of it. I was too...

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Victoria to ban sale of bongs

While cannabis is illegal to buy or use, its primary delivery device, a bong, is widely available for sale. Ice pipes and cocaine kits are already banned from sale in Victoria. From January 1, 2012, it will be illegal to display and sell bongs, bong...

Link to Knuk-N-Futz gets first Kenton Co. smoking fine

Knuk-N-Futz gets first Kenton Co. smoking fine

TAYLOR MILL – Knuk-N-Futz has become the first place to be fined under Kenton County’s partial smoking ban for restaurants, workplaces, bingo halls and other public establishments. On Aug. 17, health inspectors issued a warning, after someone complained that Knuk-N-Futz had improper signage and that ash...

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Tobacco display ban set for spring

A ban on displaying cigarettes in shops will not begin until next spring at the earliest, the health minister has said. Edwin Poots wants to introduce regulations barring the tobacco products from view in stores and scrapping vending machines. Mr Poots said: “Despite all the...

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Smokers don’t care about your health: poll

SINGAPORE: Smokers in Singapore are not concerned about the negative health impact of smoking on others around them, according to the findings from a poll conducted by pharmaceutical company Pfizer, in conjunction with World No Tobacco Day. A total of 450 respondents, comprising smokers and...