Indonesia cigarettes flout graphic ad law

Jun 25, 2014

Indonesia cigarettes flout graphic ad law

Tobacco companies largely ignored an Indonesian deadline to put graphic health warnings on all cigarette packs on sale, another setback for anti-smoking efforts in a country that has the world’s highest rate of male smokers and a “wild, Wild West” of advertising. Despite having ...

Report highlights child labor on U.S. tobacco farms

May 14, 2014

Report highlights child labor on U.S. tobacco farms

You may have to be at least 18 to buy cigarettes in the U.S., but children as young as 7 are working long hours in fields harvesting nicotine- and pesticide-laced tobacco leaves under sometimes hazardous and sweltering conditions, according to a report released Wednesday ...

Are teens being enticed by sweetened cigars?

May 12, 2014

Are teens being enticed by sweetened cigars?

by Anna Edney

Flavored cigars that are popular with teens contain the same additives found in Jolly Rancher candies and Kool-Aid drink mixes, lending weight to the argument that tobacco companies take aim at youth, researchers said. Almost every flavor chemical found in tested sweets, including grape ...

E-cigarettes: fresh air or just smoke and mirrors?

| Mar 13, 2014

E-cigarettes: fresh air or just smoke and mirrors?

On the edge of the SoHo neighborhood in downtown New York, The Henley Vaporium is an intimate hipster hangout with overstuffed chairs, exposed brick, friendly counter help — but no booze. Instead, the proprietors are peddling e-cigarettes, along with bottles of liquid nicotine ready ...

LA to stamp out e-cigarette use in public places

Mar 5, 2014

LA to stamp out e-cigarette use in public places

Los Angeles is to ban e-cigarette use in public places where tobacco smoking is prohibited, including workplaces, restaurants and bars, following a vote Tuesday. The LA City Council voted by 14-0 to outlaw their use in indoor workplaces, outdoor dining areas, parks, recreational areas, ...