Daily Archives: April 18, 2009

Smoking is a workplace issue

In the 1950s, shoe stores used machines called floroscopes to show that shoes fit well. These devices consisted of a wooden cabinet, a hole for a customer to put his or her newly shod foot inside, and three viewing ports, one for the salesman and one for the customer, plus one for a parent if the customer was a child.

Tobacco giants to fight threat to branding

ONE of the world’s biggest cigarette companies, British American Tobacco, has foreshadowed a High Court challenge if the Rudd Government adopts ambitious anti-smoking measures proposed by its hand-picked health taskforce.

State Senate OK’s $1 cigarette-tax increase

The Florida Senate unanimously voted Thursday to raise the state cigarette tax $1 per pack in an historic vote on a bill that two years ago couldn’t even get a hearing.

Virginia ready to trade more with Cuba

Many Virginia businesses would welcome the U.S. dropping the embargo on trade with Cuba.

Florida approves cigarette tax for cigars

The Senate pushed ahead on its plan for a $1 per pack increase in the cigarette tax Thursday, voting 39-0 for a bill entitled “Protecting Florida’s Health” that raises $1 billion.

Health Ministry Poised to Enforce Smoking Act

Following a nationwide regional consultations on the Prohibition of Smoking Act (public places) Act of 1998, the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, as a ministry assigned to implement this Act, has with immediate effect banned smoking in all public places as stipulated under the Act.