Daily Archives: April 29, 2010

New York Moves Towards Total E-Cigarette Ban

The New York State Assembly has voted overwhelmingly 125-0 to ban e-cigarettes [e-cigs]; a product which has already been banned in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Israel, Mexico, and New Zealand, restricted in Finland, Malaysia, and Singapore, pending restriction in the UK as a drug, and the subject of law suits by attorneys general in several states, says public interest law professor John Banzhaf, Executive Director of Action on Smoking and Health (ASH).

Doctors issue health warning over smoking in British film blockbusters

Some of Britain’s biggest recent films have come under fire from doctors who say they are more likely than Hollywood movies to include specific cigarette brands.Renee Zellweger in Bridget Jones

Australia to Ban Logos on Cigarette Packets

Australia will become the first nation to ban branding on cigarette packages and will raise tobacco taxes by 25 percent, taking on British American Tobacco Plc and Philip Morris International Inc. in a renewed effort to combat smoking.