Category Archives: tobacco restrictions

Shops caught selling cigarettes to underage children

As part of a trading standards exercise by the City of Edinburgh Council, two trained volunteers tried to buy cigarettes in various locations.

A 21st Century Trade Agreement For Public Health and Jobs

You mean you haven’t heard about the new 21st century trade agreement being negotiated this week in Chicago? Might be because the federal U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) didn’t even announce the 2-week meeting on its website. Or anywhere else.

WHO urges more countries to require graphic health warnings on tobacco packaging

GENEVA | Montevideo - More than one billion people in 19 countries are now covered by laws requiring large, graphic health warnings on packages of tobacco, nearly double the number of two years ago, when only about 547 million people were covered in 16 countries, WHO reports today in its third periodic report on the global tobacco epidemic.

New York City’s New Cigarette Prohibition

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Legislative audit is critical of Virginia’s tobacco commission

RICHMOND — A tobacco commission created to dole out hundreds of millions of dollars in Virginia’s most economically depressed areas spent too much money on projects that did not generate jobs or boost salaries, according to a critical legislative audit released Monday.

Durham University accept award funding from tobacco firm

When Durham University launched an appeal to fund postgraduate scholarships for female students from Afghanistan, the last thing itDurham-University-Library must have expected was criticism. But despite the successful chancellor’s appeal raising more than £600,000, and rapidly being put to use, with two women from Kabul University already enrolled in postgraduate studies at the northern university, the initiative has put Durham at the centre of controversy.

BU doctor blasts FDA panel on menthol cigarette report

Dr. Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences at the Boston University School of Public Health, thinks a report issued by a tobacco advisory panel to the Food and Drug Administration in March is, in a word, bogus. Siegel wrote in a New England Journal of Medicine Perspectives piece published online tonight that the report was “a lost opportunity” and “a disappointing setback.”

Health board seeks restrictions for movies depicting smoking

The new animated children’s movie Rango has a lot of characters smoking.rango

Rolling back state smoking ban would be a first in U.S.

Springfield, Ill. — The Illinois House’s vote last week to exempt casinos from the 2008 Smoke Free Illinois Act could lead to a first in Smoking banthe nation’s history - the first time a state has weakened a statewide smoking ban.