Tag - Ban smoking

Costa Rica’s strict anti-smoking laws

Costa Rican lawmakers this week approved a project that will ban the use of electronic cigarettes and vaping devices in public. The legislation will also impose a tax on such devices, with the proceeds supporting the Social Security Fund (CCSS). In that context, we’re revisiting Costa Rica’s major anti-smoking law that passed in 2012. Precursors to...

Kenya: Elaborate On Dangers Of Smoking, Tobacco Manufacturers Told

Manufacturers of tobacco products have been castigated for not providing expressive messages, clearly indicating health dangers posed by smoking on their various advertisements and products. The Murang’a County Health Promotion Officer, Mr Danson Mwangi, said tobacco products should have an elaborate message spelling out dangers associated with smoking. Mwangi observed that the message, ‘Tobacco smoking is harmful...

The call to ban smoking in beer gardens

The Australian Council on Smoking and Health is calling on all Australian governments to increase the number of smoke-free areas. Australia has already led the world with banning smoking in many areas including public transport, workplaces, restaurants and some public areas. Speaking with Oliver Peterson, the Chief Executive of Australian Council on Smoking and Health Maurice...