Archive for September, 2006


High Support for Smoking Ban in France

Many adults in France are in favour of stricter regulations for the public consumption of tobacco, according to a poll by Ifop. 77 per cent of respondents support the proposal to ban smoking in restaurants. In addition, 66 per cent of respondents are in favour of a smoking ban in cafes, bars and brasseries, and […]

Minimum Smoking Age Limit to Rise to 18 in Scotland

The legal age of smoking in Scotland should be raised from 16 to 18, a team of experts is to tell Holyrood. Dr Laurence Gruer, who is director of public health for NHS Scotland, has proposed the move along with other medical practitioners. Health minister Andy Kerr described the plan as “an important step forward” […]

Selfish Smoking Fathers – Sick Children’s Dads Still Smoke

This is sick, it really is, even as a parent some people have no consideration for their children, it’s sad… Eighty-six per cent of fathers who smoke continue to do so at home even when their child has been in hospital, a study has found. Just over half smoked in front of their child, the […]

Malaysia Smoking and Tobacco Statistics

More than 10,000 Malaysians die from smoking-related illnesses every year, said Health Minister Datuk Chua Jui Meng. He said that 30% of those above the age of 30 suffer from up to 40 kinds of illnesses which include heart problems and 57 types of cancer. “Statistics show that every day about 50 teenagers below the […]