An Alabama city council has approved an ordinance prohibiting smoking in a 100-block zone around schools and health facilities.

Al.Com reports Birmingham City Council unanimously approved the rule last week. It’ll go into effect on Dec. 1.

The ordinance says the no-...

At the main entrance of the New Orleans Veterans Affairs Medical Center, a large white easel with the words “No Smoking” sits about 50 feet from a long line of benches where several veterans are perched with cigarettes.

Starting October 1, those veterans will be asked t...

Those who use flavored-tobacco products soon may not be able to purchase them in Burbank.

The City Council unanimously voted on Tuesday to approve the first reading of an ordinance banning the sale of flavored tobacco in an effort to reduce the number of teens and child...

FROM tomorrow Basingstoke hospital will become a smoke-free zone.

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust took the decision to introduce the ban after the father of a newborn complained that his son’s first breaths were tainted by second-hand smoke when leaving Ba...

We read with some amusement the article “SARS’s track plan might not work,” that appeared in the Sowetan on 10 September 2019.

The article is disconcerting on many levels. SARS is indeed poised to implement a track and trace system for tobacco products. That much is tru...

(Reuters) - More than 100 public health and anti-tobacco organizations are calling on Facebook Inc, Instagram, Twitter and Snap Inc to take “swift action” to curb advertising of tobacco products on their platforms. 

The organizations' letter to the firms cited a recent...

Canada now has the best tobacco plain packaging regulations in the world

OTTAWA - 

The Canadian Cancer Society is applauding Canada’s global leadership with the adoption of new national regulations for tobacco plain packaging. The final regulations, announced today in Ot...

What is plain packaging? 

When cigarettes boxes have plain packaging, it means that they do not have promotional, marketing and advertising features like branding and logos and only have  large pictures showing the harm of smoking, which can serve as a health warnings....

One of the proposals in the Draft Tobacco Control Bill is to introduce 100% smoke-free public places. The National Council Against Smoking supports this proposal because there is evidence that this will protect the health of non-smokers and also encourages smokers to s...

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