Russia’s media watchdog has threatened to block Facebook in Russia if an investigation confirms social media company’s ads for smoking mixtures.
The country’s Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Communications has warned that it is ready to block the social media site if it finds evidence those smoking blends ads did indeed appear on the site. Read more
Tobacco companies face a serious threat from the legislation that will be put to the vote in Europe next month to ban the sale of cigarettes in smaller packages, as well as flavored varieties such as menthol. Read more
The Ministry of Health is once again holds to ratify the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), despite serious deviations from the tobacco industry. Read more
While some tobacco and other farmers are still measuring the extent of their losses, and trying to save what they can, following the June and July deluge, Sampson County Cooperative Extension Service estimates half of the tobacco region may be lost.
Sampson County Cooperative Extension Director Eileen Coite said that the expansion of the estimated 30-50% loss for the tobacco crop in Sampson, which is consistently ranked as the most profitable of the state. Coite said she had spoken with the Cooperative Extension Agent Wayne Batten, student field crops, and predicted that at least a third of the crop could not be saved due to drowning. Read more
Plain packaging makes smokers think their cigarettes deteriorated in quality, and this makes them less satisfied, the first study on the impact of plain packaging in Australia has found. Read more
Residents in Fort Wayne began receiving official notifications Thursday and residents will begin signing lease addendums that are due Dec. 31. Ream more »
Evanston smokers may start paying $1 extra for a pack of cigarettes if a new proposal from the Cook County board president passes.
Members of the Illinois General Assembly agreed to the proposal, which taxes cigarettes at $1.98 a pack. That amount is 98 cents more than the current tax.
State officials say Illinois hopes to earn $350 million with this proposal. Ream more »
The president of the European Respiratory Society (ERS) has urged his members to stand firm and not be “detracted” by the recent office break-ins suffered by three anti-tobacco NGOs, as well as John Dalli’s recent shock resignation mere days before the unveiling of a new anti-tobacco directive.
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People should stop smoking, not only for themselves but for all of the population around them as well. Walking to class through OU’s College Green and getting pegged in the face with a huge aroma of smoke is not something I enjoy. I also do not like walking out of a building and the doorway being flooded with smoke because people do not follow the law of smoking a certain distance away from buildings and public places. Maybe you do not mind ruining your lungs, but as a young healthy, nursing student, I would like to preserve mine. Ream more »