Daily Archives: July 6, 2009

The largest tobacco market is likely to be down as the taxes are increased

The Chinese government has increased cigarette consumption tax by 11 percent in order to reduce smoking rates and collect more revenue to the treasury.

Quitting tobacco is added to drug-treatment plans

A Vancouver educator is taking the lead as drug-treatment programs in Washington prepare to go tobacco-free over the next year.

Vallejo tobacco row looms

Solano County advocates have targeted Vallejo as “ground zero” to push for tobacco licensing control.

FDA faces tricky task in limiting damage inflicted by tobacco

Smoking ban in cafes risking jobs

Around 1 million people employed in the coffeehouse business in Turkey fear losing their jobs after a blanket ban on smoking in public places is implemented July 19, says the president of the Turkey coffeehouses and cafes federation. They cater to 20 million customers, he says.

Croatia’s Smoking Ban Takes Off and Takes Ashtrays Away

Stop Smoking- the staunch slogan of the Croatian Government slammed against “Stop Smoking Ban” clamor of coffee shop owners after the Croatian government implemented its strict law against smoking on indoor public places on May 6, 2009.

Hardline smoking ban just isn’t fit for purpose

Rising tobacco output flies in the face of WHO commitment

India’s tobacco production rose by 25 per cent to 314 million kg in 2008-09, making it even more difficult for the country to meet its commitment to the World Health Organization (WHO) to reduce production by 50 per cent within the next decade.

How the Tobacco Industry Shaped the New Smoking Bill

President Obama signed into law a bill last week that gives the US government broad regulatory power over cigarettes and other tobacco products. Obama said the law would curb the ability of tobacco companies to market their products to children. But several public health professionals have come out strongly against the new legislation. They argue that it was largely shaped by Philip Morris, now called Altria Group, the largest cigarette company in the country. We speak with Dr. Joel Nitzkin, chair of the Tobacco Control Task Force of the American Association of Public Health Physicians.