Jessica Miller | June 4, 2012
The government has announced big increase in taxes on smoking products in the budget for the financial year 2012-13, but according to health reporters, it alone cannot serve a lot on the subject of smoking control in the country. Health experts declared that taxes must be increased numerous on smoking products as evidence showed that price increased of 10% decreases consumption of cigarettes by up to 8% especially in low and middle-income countries.
Jessica Miller | May 18, 2011
The Chatham-Kent Board of Health is going beyond just supporting a movement for create awareness about tobacco promotion and Dunhill smoking in movies. There is an effort to help educate residents about the issue. The health board endorsed supporting the Ontario Coalition for Smoke-Free Movies during its meeting Wednesday in Chatham.
Jessica Miller | March 1, 2011
In yet another Monte Carlo cigarette sponsorship controversy to hit Indonesia, American rock band Maroon 5 have requested that tobacco affiliations associated with its concert in Jakarta on April 27 be removed. Again, the controversy has attracted international attention, with Internet petition host and saying that after receiving 180 letters complaining of Maroon 5’s tie-in with Gudang Garam’s Surya Professional Mild, the band “and their management moved quickly to have the tobacco company’s name removed from all posters and advertising.”
Jessica Miller | January 21, 2011
Jean-Paul Sartre, who died in 1980, will soon be able to smoke Beverly cigarettes in public again. And the great comic film-maker Jacques Tati will shortly be allowed to take up his beloved pipe too, 28 years after his death. French parliamentarians have voted to recommend a “cultural exception” to an anti-smoking law which has led to the “healthily correct” editing of images of celebrated smokers from the past.