E-cigarettes should be prescribed to smokers to help them quit the habit, British public health experts recommended in a study.
A Syrian national was fined for throwing a cigarette butt in Astana.
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.
Some two million US high school students tried e-cigarettes last year, a rate that tripled in just one year, US health authorities said.
Two Kazakhstani diplomats charged with cigarette smuggling have been extradited to Kazakhstan.
E-cigarettes contain up to 10 times the amount of cancer-causing agents as regular tobacco, Japanese scientists said.
France will introduce plain cigarette packaging in 2016, Health Minister Marisol Touraine said.
CVS announced that it had stopped selling tobacco products and was changing its name to reflect a greater focus on health.
E-cigarettes should be subject to the same regulations as cigarettes and should not be sold to minors.
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.
Singaporeans are defying a ban on electronic cigarettes despite stiff fines for distributors and smugglers, health authorities said.
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.
Increase of the Kazakhstan excise tax on cigarettes has triggered an increase in illegal traffic from Kyrgyzstan in 2013.
Los Angeles lawmakers voted to ban e-cigarette use in public places where tobacco smoking is prohibited, including work places, restaurants and bars.
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.
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.
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.
Smoking cigarettes can cause even more health problems than lung cancer, including blindness, diabetes, erectile dysfunction and liver cancer.
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.
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