The decline in relations between Washington and Moscow has not damaged tobacco giant Philip Morris’ business in Russia, according to the company. "We don’t see any special difficulties since our production is located on the territory of the Russian Federation. Not only are we a Russian producer, but also a Russian exporter,” Aleksey Kim, corporate affairs director at Philip Morris Russia told RIA Novosti.<br />
Consumers of tobacco, alcohol, soft drinks and processed food shouldn’t be the victims of excessive regulations and taxation.<br />
Forest EU is organising a working dinner tonight in Strasbourg to discuss the over-regulation of consumer choices.
Does teen vaping lead to teen smoking? It’s the most pressing question in the battle over vaping regulations. In most countries regulatory strategy is predicated on the belief that for young people vaping could serve as a gateway to smoking. But is it true?
MPs are to carry out an inquiry into e-cigarettes amid concerns there are "significant gaps" in what is known about them and how they are regulated.<br />
The science and technology committee will look at their effectiveness as a stop-smoking tool and the impact of their growing use on health.
A Chicago suburb is considering an outright ban on the sale of tobacco products.<br />
Elk Grove Village Mayor Craig Johnson has put forth a proposed village ordinance prohibiting the sale of tobacco entirely within the northwest suburban community.
A nostalgic look back to 2010. The Anti is a short documentary about the anti-smoking lobby and its strategies. In the film, we talk with Wiel Maessen of Forces and Carl Simons from the dutch anti-smoking lobby Stivoro.
Anchoring bias is the common tendency for people, including experts, to not adjust their beliefs enough in response to evidence. For example, a medical treatment might be widely believed to be effective, but later when some research is done, the studies find no benefit. The correct response to this is “we were just wrong; it does not work,” but the anchoring tendency is to think “well, I guess it does not work quite as well as we thought.”
A law to set a minimum price for selling alcohol in Wales has been unveiled.<br />
Ministers believe tackling excessive drinking could save a life a week and mean 1,400 fewer hospital admissions a year.
TASMANIAN researchers have called for all filter cigarettes to be banned from sale because they are an “engineering hoax” that harms both smokers and the environment.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed a bill into law Monday that will ban the vaping of e-cigarettes — just like smoking of traditional cigarettes, cigars and pipes — in public places under the state’s Clean Indoor Air Act, a spokesman said