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Smoking set to be banned in Britain`s prisons

Last Updated: Friday, September 20, 2013, 19:16

Smoking is set to be banned in UK`s prisons amid fears of potential legal action by non-smoking staff and inmates over its harmful health effects.

Australia could become first nation to outlaw smoking

Last Updated: Monday, September 16, 2013, 14:09

A federal government-funded trial is about to test the viability of electronic cigarettes as a safer, permanent replacement for tobacco.

Italy may ban smoking e-cigarettes in public places

Last Updated: Thursday, June 06, 2013, 08:49

The Italian health ministry`s advisory body has recommended a ban on the smoking of e-cigarettes in public places and their sale to pregnant women and minors.

Russian law bans smoking in public places takes effect

Last Updated: Monday, June 03, 2013, 14:20

At the same time, tobacco sales will only be permitted in stores and will be banned in kiosks and hotels starting next year.

Bollywood`s mixed reaction to smoking scenes in films

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 05, 2012, 09:55

Bollywood`s reaction was mixed Tuesday to the central government informing the Supreme Court that it would permit smoking scenes in films though with a statutory warning of this being injurious to health.

Goa to ban smoking on its beaches next season

Last Updated: Saturday, July 14, 2012, 15:29

In a bid to make Goa`s coastline tobacco free, the tourism department is mulling a ban on its use on beaches from October.

Smoking ban imposed in public places in Bulgaria

Last Updated: Thursday, May 17, 2012, 18:33

After several failed attempts from restaurant owners, Bulgaria`s Parliament has finally adopted a total ban on smoking in indoor public places.

Beijing airport China`s first to ban smoking

Last Updated: Thursday, June 02, 2011, 14:28

Beijing airport has shut up to 36 smoking rooms in all of its 3 terminals.

Delhi: 20,000 people fined for violating smoking ban

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 31, 2011, 21:02

Cracking the whip, Delhi Government fined as many as 20,405 people, including 27 women, during 2010-11 for violating the ban on smoking in public places while 3,200 errant tobacco vendors were penalised during the period.

China launches ban on smoking in public venues

Last Updated: Sunday, May 01, 2011, 18:22

Many health experts have warned that China faces a ticking health timebomb.

21,600 fined for violating smoking ban, Govt vows crackdown

Last Updated: Sunday, May 01, 2011, 00:09

As many as 21,600 people were fined in the city in the last 14 months for violating the ban on smoking in public places while around 3,200 errant tobacco vendors were penalised during the period.

Smoking in public likely to be completely banned in U.S by 2020

Last Updated: Saturday, April 23, 2011, 19:21

By the year 2020, there could possibly be a nationwide ban on smoking outside the house.