Daily Archives: March 24, 2011

Key actions on stopping the promotion of tobacco in England

Action to stop the promotion of tobacco products has been taken over many years. While the Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Act 2002 prohibits tobacco advertising, the tobacco industry continues to find ways of promoting tobacco products, for example through packaging, point of sale displays and through entertainment media, including the internet. Given the substantial health risks caused by tobacco use, the Government is committed to preventing the promotion of tobacco products to both young people and adults.

China to ban smoking in public places

China will ban smoking at all indoor public venues from May in an effort to shield the world’s most populous nation, and its largest no smokingcigarette producer, from the harmful effects of the habit, the health ministry said.

Smoking Negatively Influences Teenagers Brains

Smoking is the main preventable cause of death and illness in the United States, which leads to more than 400,000 deaths annually. teensmokingKnowing all this, teenagers still continue to smoke. Usually smoking begins in teen years and about 80% of adult smokers by the time they were 15-16. Those teenagers who do not try to light up usually never do.