Jessica Miller | February 4, 2013
Philip Morris has become the first company to declare cigarette price increases after the latest tax boosts announced by the Turkish government. Tobacco manufacturer Philip Morris revealed a few days ago a raise of one Turkish Lira in the retail prices of all their tobacco products irrespective of their prior prices. With the increases, the price of a package of cigarettes that had cost eight liras is currently nine liras, while a package that had earlier cost five liras will right now be about six liras.
Jessica Miller | May 2, 2012
A Southampton eye specialist is calling for cigs to have new health picture warnings for to mark out the risk of blindness. Even though smokers know about the bad risks of cancer and heart disease, Professor Andrew Lotery from Southampton General Hospital declared that more legislation needs to be enforced to decrease the link between cigarettes and sight loss. It comes after new recent study found that less than half of inhabitants in Southampton were informed about the smoking link but that 67 percent would certainly or would be more likely to quit smoking if testing for age-related spotty degeneration observed they had a higher risk of developing the smoking disease.
Jessica Miller | April 5, 2012
The City of Edmonton has enlarged its anti-smoking legislation to add many recreation places and playgrounds for nonsmokers. It prohibits inhabitants from lighting up their cig within 10 metres of outside place where kids can be found there. Offenders will be fined and they will pay $250. Anti-smoking researchers declared that secondhand smoking is a health concern and adult smokers who light-up in front of children are showing a very bad example.
Jessica Miller | January 16, 2012
Smoking tax free Winston cigarettes could be banned in all Rowan County parks if county commissioners adopt a requested ordinance Tuesday. The Rowan County Board of Commissioners will consider the ban on tobacco products at 6 p.m. Tuesday on the second floor of the J. Newton Cohen Sr. Rowan County Administration Building. County Manager Gary Page wrote to commissioners in a memo that the ordinance was requested by Whitey Harwood. “Mr. Harwood is an avid user of Dan Nicholas Park and feels the ban on tobacco is justified by the harm these products cause public health,” Page wrote.
Jessica Miller | September 14, 2011
Signs designating portions of city’s parks and recreation areas as tobacco-free zones could be erected as early as November if the City Council approves a proposed resolution. The city’s Recreation Commission on Tuesday heard from proponents of such a resolution, but held off taking action until another meeting can be held with city officials to discuss the proposed signs.