Smoking ban sparks riot at Australian prison
Smoking ban sparks riot at Australian prison

Hundreds of inmates at a maximum security prison in Melbourne rioted on Tuesday and prison staff were evacuated after, according to media reports, a protest against a smoking ban at the facility spun out of control.

Public smoking ban in Beijing comes into effect

Starting from today, public smoking in China's capital, Beijing is banned after the introduction of a new law.

New law offers hope for UK pubs, hit by fall in bingeing

 Britain`s traditional pubs are hoping a new law will galvanise the country`s budding beer renaissance and save them from a steep crisis that is forcing dozens of premises to close every week.

Why smoking bans don't help smokers kick the butt

A new study has revealed that bans don't help smokers quit smoking as rules governing enclosed public places don't inspire enough of them to smoke less behind their own closed doors or maybe even quit altogether.

Chhattisgarh govt to penalise public smokers

 Chhattisgarh government has decided to take stringent legal action against those found smoking at public places in the state.

E-cigarettes next big smoking poison, warns study

The fast spreading e-cigarettes are undoing the anti-smoking efforts of the last three decades, health experts warn.

Public smoking bans led to 10% reductions in preemies and childhood asthma

Researchers have revealed that rates of both preterm birth and hospital admissions for asthma were reduced by 10 percent after laws that prohibited smoking in public places were implemented.

New York City Council votes to add e-cigarettes to smoking ban

The New York City Council voted to add electronic cigarettes to the city`s strict smoking ban on Thursday, in what could be the latest of many anti-tobacco measures put in place by outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Smoking set to be banned in Britain`s prisons

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

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

The Italian Health Ministry`s top advisory body has recommended a ban on the smoking of electronic cigarettes in public places and their sale to pregnant women and minors.

Russian law bans smoking in public places takes effect

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

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.

Ukraine introduces ban on public smoking

The Ukrainian parliament has approved a legislation prohibiting smoking at public places, including restaurants, stadiums and government buildings.

Smoking ban imposed in public places in Bulgaria

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

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

China launches ban on smoking in public venues

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

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

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

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

US Navy introduces smoking ban on submarines

About 40% of 13,000 US submarine sailors smoke - double US national average.