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June 18th, 2015 00:00

Portland Rejected Punishment for Smoking Ban Offences

In just two weeks, on July 1, in Portland city comes into effect new smoke-free ordinance banning smoking in city parks.However, you may be wondered to find out that there were abolished all punishments for breaking the ordinance! You may be asking why, if there is a law there must be a punishment for violating it.30-years-old Thomas M ...

June 16th, 2015 00:00

Montpelier to Revise Smoking Ban in Downtown

On the latest public hearing in Montpelier, Central Vermont, most people showed their opposition to the idea to prohibit use of tobacco in downtown area. Those people told that such an initiative violates their civil freedoms. As a result, City Council decided to set the initiative aside until March 2016.This meeting took place on Wedne ...

June 11th, 2015 00:00

Willamalane Park Considers New Smoke-Free Policy

Willamalane Park and Recreation District in Springfield, Oregon, is becoming smoke-free.The first reading for the proposed smoking ban is taking place today and it is conducted by Willamalane board of directors. The new policy comes into action on October 1,2015, and bans smoking at all district parks. The meeting will take place at the ...

June 9th, 2015 00:00

UEFA EURO 2016 Will be Smoke-Free

On May 31, when the world celebrated No Tobacco Day, UEFA declared that UEFA EURO 2016, that is going to be held in France, will be smoke-free. It means that smoking will not be allowed on all stadiums participating in Euro, starting from June 10 to July 10 next year.UEFA adopted Respect your Health programme and the anti-smoking measur ...

June 4th, 2015 00:00

Women in China Smoke Despite Anti-Smoking Efforts

It is a well-known fact that China is the country with highest smoking rates. Not long ago China began to fight smoking in order to reduce number of smokers. However, a research shows that despite its anti-smoking campaign efforts, number of female smokers is growing. Moreover, number of female smokers has tripled in recent years.The re ...

May 29th, 2015 00:00

Winston is the Strongest Brand by Imperial Tobacco

Imperial Tobacco company says that with its most popular brand Winston it intends to raise U.S. traditional cigarette market share from 3% to 10%. According to business deal, besides three brands from Reynolds it would get the brand Maverick from Lorillard.Federal Trade Commission will come later with its final decision about the deal. ...

May 26th, 2015 00:00

Smoking Rates Declined in the State of Georgia

According to latest CDC report regarding smoking in the USA, the state of Georgia shows a steady decline in number of smokers. Thus the state shows a drop in smoking rates from 21.2% in 2011 to 20.4% in 2012, and after that a drop to 18.8% in 2013.In Southern states the lowest smoking rate is reported in Texas with 15.9% and in Florida ...

May 19th, 2015 00:00

Public Hearings in Farmington Regarding Smoking Ban

Last week on Thursday in Farmington city, Missouri, was organized public hearing on the effects of smoking ban on local businesses. There were invited business owners to share their opinions on the propsed ban in bars in restaurants.Tim Wiles is the owner of Cuzzin’s Sports Bar and Grill who says that the major concern was the Cit ...

May 12th, 2015 00:00

Cigarette Prices in Tennessee to Increase Beginning July 1

Last week Governor of U.S. Tennessee state, Bill Haslam, signed a bill into law which increases cigarette prices starting from July 1. The total increase of 35 cents per pack is divided into three stages and should be implemented by 2017.The first stage increases prices by 15 cents per pack. This is not a tax hike, because here was rais ...

May 6th, 2015 00:00

Easton Housing Authority Banned Smoking in its Apartments

John Sharpe lives in Parker Terrace apartment for several years and during that time he could easily smoke cigarettes inside it.However, from June 1 he will have no right to do this, because Easton Housing Authority modified smoking policies in their housing buildings. Thus smoking will no longer be allowed inside the apartments and com ...