Posts Tagged ‘ban’

Montville bans tobacco in public parks

Montville, Conn (WTNH) – In the very near future there will be no lighting-up or even using chewing tobacco in Montville’s public parks. The director of the Uncas Health District said he’s heard from parents, who’ve told him they’ve seen people smoking on the sidelines of their kid’s game, and they wanted to say something, but were afraid to speak up. He says this ordinance allows them to say ‘hey I don’t mind the smoke, but I just want to warn you it’s not allowed here at this park.’ ... read more >>

PM urged to ban sale of tobacco products

Seventeen regional cancer centres in India have urged the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, to ban the sale of tobacco products like gutka and pan masala in the country. “India has the highest number of oral cancer cases in the world with 75,000 to 80,000 new cases being reported every year and chewing of tobacco and gutka contribute to 90 per cent of oral cancer in the country,” Mr Jaydip Biswas, Director, Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute (CNCI), said here. ... read more >>

Health officials seek smokeless tobacco ban in baseball’s most visible venues

Cigarette smoking among Florida’s middle and high school students has been falling since 1998. That’s the good news. San Francisco Giant Mark DeRosa uses smokeless tobacco during warmups before his team’s season opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers last week. Major League Baseball is being asked to ban the tobacco in dugouts and on the field. ... read more >>

Menthol cigarettes: Q&A about an FDA report on risks of menthol cigarettes – WHO

Menthol cigarettes are “cool” — literally and figuratively. They soften the harshness of tobacco smoke, and their popularity continues to increase, particularly among young people and African Americans. Some health experts feel it’s high time they were banned. ... read more >>

Online tobacco ads to be history

Tobacco products will be banned from being advertised on the internet, under draft laws passed in the lower house. The legislation will bring online and mobile phone tobacco advertising in line with restrictions already in place in other media, as well as points of sale. The coalition has supported the government bill, but came under attack by Labor during the course of the debate for continuing to accept political donations from tobacco companies. ... read more >>

FDA panel stops short of recommending ban on mentol cigarettes

A review panel for the Food and Drug Administration did not go so far as to call for an outright ban on menthol cigarettes but it did say taking the compound off the market would likely benefit public health. The FDA’s Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee came to its conclusion after reviewing the issue for the past year, and the ruling could have an impact on whether the FDA will regulate what cigarette companies can put in their products. ... read more >>

FDA panel: Menthol cigarette ban good for public health

SILVER SPRING, Md. – Taking menthol cigarettes off the market would benefit public health, the Food and Drug Administration’s Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee concluded Friday after a year of reviewing the issue. Panel members stopped short of recommending specific regulatory action by the FDA, such as banning menthol cigarettes, which are preferred by about 30% of smokers overall and 80% of African-American smokers. Minty menthol has been the only cigarette flavor on the market since Congress gave the FDA regulatory authority over tobacco products in 2009. ... read more >>

FDA weighs ban on Newports, other menthol cigarettes

“It was cool to smoke Kools,” Gardiner explains. Over the more than 40 years since Gardiner — who is black — opted for Kools, menthol cigarettes have become increasingly popular with African-American smokers. Today, black smokers are four times more likely to choose menthols than white smokers. (Gardiner quit smoking long ago.) By 2005, half of black smokers smoked Newports, the most popular cigarettes brands. ... read more >>

Cigarette displays to be banned in English stores

LONDON — Britain’s Department of Health announced a ban on displaying cigarettes in stores around the country on Thursday, the nation’s annual “no smoking day.” The action relegates cigarettes to a product kept below the counter. The new law will be introduced gradually, according to a statement from the health agency. It says that in large stores and supermarkets, the visible display of cigarettes, cigars and tobacco products will be illegal from April 2012, while in smaller stores it goes into force in 2015, “except for temporary displays in certain limited circumstances.” ... read more >>

Outdoor smoke ban gains support

AS the state election nears, a new poll reveals an overwhelming majority of voters support the idea of a ban on smoking in outdoor dining areas. More than eight out of 10 NSW voters believe smoking should be banned from outdoor areas where food or drink is served, according to an independent Newspoll survey commissioned by Cancer Council and the Heart Foundation. ... read more >>