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February 7th, 2017 00:00

PMI, one of the major producers of cigarettes has increased shipments of tobacco products in Ukraine by over 14.7% in 2016

Philip Morris International (PMI), one of the major producers of cigarettes has increased shipments of tobacco products in Ukraine by over 14.7% in 2016, to about 22.014 billion pieces.Based on a yearly report, the calculated overall cigarette market boosted by 2.9%, to 72.7 billion pieces, mostly pushed by a reduced level of dubious tra ...

December 3rd, 2015 00:00

California to Vote for Cigarettes Tax Hike

Back in 2012 lawmakers in California, USA, rejected a proposal to impose a tax increase of $1 per cigarettes pack. However, today the state came around to the issue but this time they want to increase tax to $2 per pack.According to the Los Angeles Daily News, the state Board of Equalization said the proposed initiative would not just r ...

December 1st, 2015 00:00

Massachusetts Considering Increase of Tobacco Buying Age

Authorities in Boston are discussing the idea to increase the legal age to purchase cigarettes and other tobacco products from 18 to 21. At the same time, lawmakers in Massachusetts are considering the possibility to make such a law statewide.Almost 60 senators and representatives have signed a bill which would make it illegal to seel t ...

November 19th, 2015 00:00

USA Reports Smoking Rates Decline

Latest data by the government statistics shows that from the beginning of the year there was reported that in the USA less than 15% adult people use cigarettes.Besides this, one more report released recently reveals that 16.8% of adult people were smoking in 2014 and figures of today show a decline in smoking rates. This survey for the ...

November 10th, 2015 00:00

University of Yale Becomes Smoke-free Next Year

In 2016, the University of Yale in Connecticut would ban smoking in its campus and would join other four smoke-free universities in the state who adopted similar policy. Totally in the state of Connecticut there are 26 universities.University President Peter Salovey told he sent an e-mail to the Yale community with the information that ...

November 3rd, 2015 00:00

China Grove Town to Adopt a Smoking Ban

On its recent Tuesday meeting, the Council of China Grove Town, North Carolina, took a decision to prohibit smoking in all parks and buildings owned by the town.Last time the proposal of smoking ban was discussed in 2014 and now appeared again on the Council’s agenda, normally used for subjects with unanimous agreement. The propos ...

October 27th, 2015 00:00

Activists in Kansas Propose to Raise Tobacco Buying Age

Local activists in Kansas City want to fight smoking among teenagers by making it harder for them to buy cigarettes in regular shops. They proposed to increase tobacco buying age to 21, the same as it is for alcohol.Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City along with the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce launched a campaign calle ...

October 19th, 2015 00:00

Fort Lee Wants to Increase Tobacco Buying Age

Global Advisors on Smokefree Policy, non-profit organization acting in Fort Lee, pushed for a smoking ban in the borough’s public parks and facilities in 2014 and achieved success there. This year it wants to go further and proposed to increase tobacco buying age from 19 to 21.They believe that the initiative will meet similar suc ...

September 21st, 2015 00:00

13.9% Smokers in New York

The Community Health Survey reveals that in 2014 the smoking rate in New York City dropped to 13.9% and this is the lowest percentage ever. Experts are surprised by these numbers because smoking rates were showing a rise in the past several years.For example, 2013 data shows that the number of smokers in the New York City reached 16.1%, ...

September 17th, 2015 00:00

20% of High School Students Use Hookah

A new research reveals that nearly one in five senior high school students in the USA said that they used hookah to smoke tobacco in the past year. Moreover, more than a third of them told they smoke hookah quite often and researchers may easily call them regular hookah smokers.The author of the research is Dr. Brian A. Primack, of the ...