Japanese lawmakers are coming under pressure to implement tougher restrictions against passive smoking before Tokyo hosts the 2020 Summer Olympics.
Cigarette sales in The Vatican are to vanish into a puff of smoke from 2018.
A packet of cigarettes will now cost a minimum of 13 dollars, or arouund 10.80 euros.
Smoking is on the rise according to the World Health Organisation and the costs far outweigh global revenues from tobacco taxes.
A huge cigarette merger is in the offing as British American Tobacco aims to roll up the 58 percent of Reynolds American that it does not already own.
The World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) has ruled in favour of Uruguay after cigarette giant Philip Morris International tried to seek compensation from the
French insurer AXA has said it plans to stop investing in the tobacco industry with incoming Chief Executive Thomas Buberl saying: "The human cost of tobacco is tragic; its economic cost is huge."
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Polish police say they have uncovered an illegal cigarette factory in the Warsaw area. Over seven million cigarettes and three tons of tobacco were
The EU’s highest court has ruled in favour of tougher rules on cigarette packaging. The case is the result of a legal challenge by two major tobacco
EU officials have been concealing meetings with tobacco industry lobbyists, a watchdog has found. European Ombudsman Emma O’Reilly told the European
If you stub it out, don’t throw it away. That’s the message to smokers in Paris as the French capital starts a clean up campaign of cigarette butts
Angry French tobacconists are mounting a protest campaign against government moves to force cigarette companies to use plain, unbranded packaging
A court in Canada has ruled that three tobacco companies must pay 11 billion euros in damages to smokers and former smokers. They have said they will appeal the verdict.
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Cigarette packets are set to get a dramatic makeover in UK. MPs will vote on a law introducing plain packaging in England and Wales before May’s
The electronic cigarette has revolutionised smoking habits in Europe and around the world, with more and more tobacco users turning to it for what
The anti-smoking mayor of New York now has a law to raise the minimum age required to buy cigarettes in the city to the highest in the country: 21
A new Tobacco Products Directive has been adopted by the European Parliament Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety.
The EU’s health chief wants bigger warnings on cigarette packets and bans on flavours such as menthol.
Commissioner Tonio Borg unveiled proposals