Jessica Miller | August 20, 2012
An absolute smoking ban doesn’t seem that unrealistic when you consider how limited the ordinances surrounding the sale and consumption of cigs have become. Smokers can no longer smoke any tobacco inside bars, restaurants, or even at work, and moves are afoot to prohibit smoking in public places. The ever-increasing price and advertising ordinances are part of the Government’s main moves to discourage young New Zealanders from starting smoking. The latest offensive in the war against smoking tobacco is the Smoke-free Environments Amendment Act, which came in to effect starting with last month.
Jessica Miller | August 8, 2012
In spite of government’s hard new efforts to stop smoking habit among inhabitants, it seems that not all are in same favor. A big example of refusal has recently come from Imperial Tobacco, which is in full strength to start its new cigarette manufacturers that has an ability of making 8000 cigs in a minute. Yes, 8000 smoking products in a minute! It is of course a very big number as per production plan. The public announcements of the new cigarettes machine came from the firm manager Mr. Mike McInnarney and Lower Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace.
Jessica Miller | April 24, 2012
Avidity very often makes the greedy ones pretext to the reflection of greed. We cannot find a better example of such a greed and rashness as the proposed law of Cavite Rep. Joseph Emilio Abaya, which would increase taxes on cigs and bevarages by more than 1,000 per cent. Supporters of the new bill are easily blinded by the billions of pesos in additional income that higher smoking products taxes will bring to the gov. They also think that contraband is not a crime, essentially a law enforcement problem that simply prevent government of implicit incomes.
Jessica Miller | April 5, 2012
Some smokers a think that the price for a pack of cigs is high now but they don’t know that the cigarettes cost can be soon much higher in Danville. This week, the city manager proposed 30 cents per package tax hick that would be included in next year’s budget. Almost every city in the state has a cig tax, but Danville’s not among them yet. The budget there has become so concise that officials are declared that this may be the only alternative to quit.
Jessica Miller | April 3, 2012
Supermarkets are beginning to hide away tobacco products before the ban on cigarette displays comes into force on Friday. The restriction means all shops over 3,000 sq ft must remove packets of cigarettes, cigars, pipe and rolling tobacco from view. It has been introduced as part of the 2009 Health Act to help cut the number of people who smoke in the UK from 20 per cent to 18.5 per cent of the population by 2015.