Jessica Miller | August 29, 2012
The roads of the capital city are not known as a place where regulations reign, and the attitude among taxi drivers to the smoking prohibition isn’t much different to the attitude toward red lights or speed limitations. “I smoke four packages per day. Wherever I want to,” declared Abdullah, who has been driving his taxi all over Beirut for 40 years during the day, driving a taxi at night. “Who is implementing the new ordinance? There is no government.”
Jessica Miller | August 28, 2012
The banning of Smoking and Protection of non-smoking law 2002 has died a natural death because of lack of ordinance and poor realization by the federal government. In some urban centres, cigarette makers are offensively violating smoke-free rules by putting up smoking brand images and heavily investing into advertising. A brand image is described as any image linked with a special brand and described before clients through different advertising new tactics.
Jessica Miller | August 24, 2012
Victoria University’s intends to ban smoking on campus has promptly predictions of stressed students dispersing on to public streets for a cig. The new propose would extend the existing prohibition on smoking tobacco inside university area to within three metres of a building and cover the whole campus. The university says a smoke-free ordinance would create a healthier learning environment, but students have questioned how the smoking ban will be enforced.
Jessica Miller | August 23, 2012
A tobacco-themed museum in Shanghai is being censured for tempting kids to light up by ignoring the smoking health risks. City authorities are now re-examining a recent resolution to award the China Tobacco Museum the title of “Patriotic Education Base” and earlier award of “Science Education Base” and “Model Unit for Shanghai Juveniles’ Moral Education,” yesterday’s Legal Evening News reported. The titles sparked discussions among most participants at a conference held in Beijing on Tuesday. Many smoking-control experts declared that their research showed the museum was leading young people to have a positive view of smoking habit.
Jessica Miller | August 22, 2012
It has been 11 years since the Russian authorities passed an ordinance banning smoking tobacco, four years since Russia endorsed the anti-smoking agreement of the World Health Organization, and two years since Vladimir Putin signed the Governmental Concept for Restriction of Tobacco Consumption. However, according to Dmitry Yanin, the head of the international Confederation of Consumer, Russia continue to be one of the heaviest smoking countries in the world. According to Yanin’s data, more than 60 per cent of Russian men and 22 per cent of women are smokers, and the 85 per cent of them began smoking cigarette before they turned 20.