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Doctors should prescribe e-cigarettes to smokers: UK
Doctors should prescribe e-cigarettes to smokers: UK

E-cigarettes should be prescribed to smokers to help them quit the habit, British public health experts recommended in a study.

Doctors should prescribe e-cigarettes to smokers: UK
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A Syrian fined for throwing a cigarette butt in Astana

A Syrian national was fined for throwing a cigarette butt in Astana.

A Syrian fined for throwing a cigarette butt in Astana
Beijing raises cigarette tax to deter smoking
Beijing raises cigarette tax to deter smoking

China will more than double the tax on tobacco to 11 percent, as authorities try to deter smoking in the world's largest producer and consumer of tobacco.

Beijing raises cigarette tax to deter smoking
E-cigarette use triples in US teens
E-cigarette use triples in US teens

Some two million US high school students tried e-cigarettes last year, a rate that tripled in just one year, US health authorities said.

E-cigarette use triples in US teens
One of the diplomats convicted in Germany Akhat Alpysbayev. Photo courtesy of neuezeiten.rusverlag.de
Two Kazakh diplomats convicted in Germany sent back to Kazakhstan

Two Kazakhstani diplomats charged with cigarette smuggling have been extradited to Kazakhstan.

Two Kazakh diplomats convicted in Germany sent back to Kazakhstan
E-cigarettes have 10 times carcinogens: Japan researchers
E-cigarettes have 10 times carcinogens: Japan researchers

E-cigarettes contain up to 10 times the amount of cancer-causing agents as regular tobacco, Japanese scientists said.

E-cigarettes have 10 times carcinogens: Japan researchers
France to go for plain cigarette packets in 2016
France to go for plain cigarette packets in 2016

France will introduce plain cigarette packaging in 2016, Health Minister Marisol Touraine said.

France to go for plain cigarette packets in 2016
US pharmacy giant CVS ends tobacco sales
US pharmacy giant CVS ends tobacco sales

CVS announced that it had stopped selling tobacco products and was changing its name to reflect a greater focus on health.

US pharmacy giant CVS ends tobacco sales
E-cigarettes should be banned for minors: US heart assn
E-cigarettes should be banned for minors: US heart assn

E-cigarettes should be subject to the same regulations as cigarettes and should not be sold to minors.

E-cigarettes should be banned for minors: US heart assn
EU urges Gibraltar, Spain to probe cigarette smuggling
EU urges Gibraltar, Spain to probe cigarette smuggling

EU urges Gibraltar, Spain to probe cigarette smuggling
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World No Tobacco Day: WHO urged not to snuff out e-cig

The e-cigarette was pushed centre stage ahead of World No Tobacco Day, with doctors and policy experts urging the UN's health agency to embrace the gadget as a life saver.

World No Tobacco Day: WHO urged not to snuff out e-cig
Singaporeans defy ban on e-cigarettes
Singaporeans defy ban on e-cigarettes

Singaporeans are defying a ban on electronic cigarettes despite stiff fines for distributors and smugglers, health authorities said.

Singaporeans defy ban on e-cigarettes
S. Korea state insurer sues three tobacco makers
S. Korea state insurer sues three tobacco makers

South Korea's state health insurer said Monday it had filed a lawsuit against three domestic and foreign tobacco makers, seeking damages of 53.7 billion won ($51.6 million) for payouts over smoking-related illnesses.

S. Korea state insurer sues three tobacco makers
High excise tax on cigarettes spur illegal traffic
High excise tax on cigarettes spur illegal traffic

Increase of the Kazakhstan excise tax on cigarettes has triggered an increase in illegal traffic from Kyrgyzstan in 2013.

High excise tax on cigarettes spur illegal traffic
Los Angeles bans e-cigarettes in public places
Los Angeles bans e-cigarettes in public places

Los Angeles lawmakers voted to ban e-cigarette use in public places where tobacco smoking is prohibited, including work places, restaurants and bars.

Los Angeles bans e-cigarettes in public places
Smoking in France, losing its puff?
Smoking in France, losing its puff?

It was banned in restaurants and al fresco eating became all the rage. It was banned in offices, and business started getting done in huddles on the sidewalk.

Smoking in France, losing its puff?
Cigar aficionados vie to create Cuba's 'longest ash'
Cigar aficionados vie to create Cuba's 'longest ash'

A thick cloud of smoke hung in the air at Havana's annual cigar festival, where some 200 smokers took part in a novel contest to produce the longest unbroken ash.

Cigar aficionados vie to create Cuba's 'longest ash'
An Indian worker collects bidis. ©Reuters/Jagadeesh Nv
US bans bidis made by Indian tobacco company

US regulators on Friday banned four types of small cigarettes known as bidis made by an Indian company, marking the Food and Drug Administration's first-ever oversight action against a tobacco product.

US bans bidis made by Indian tobacco company
Cigarettes more dangerous than ever: US health report
Cigarettes more dangerous than ever: US health report

Smoking cigarettes can cause even more health problems than lung cancer, including blindness, diabetes, erectile dysfunction and liver cancer.

Cigarettes more dangerous than ever: US health report
Smokers scarce in America, 50 yrs after health warning
Smokers scarce in America, 50 yrs after health warning

Fifty years ago, almost half of Americans smoked cigarettes -- at work, in restaurants, schools and even in hospitals. Then came a landmark warning that changed everything.

Smokers scarce in America, 50 yrs after health warning