Smoking Ban

Assam bans smoking in public transport vehicles

Necessary penal action under the law would be initiated against the defaulters, a press release issued by the Commissioner of Transport said.

May 30, 2016, 18:17 PM IST

600 fined in Beijing for breaking smoking ban

Five months after Chinese capital Beijing introduced a tough smoking ban, 217 organisations and 598 people here have been fined up to USD 89,260 for breaking the law.

Nov 25, 2015, 22:15 PM IST
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.

Jun 30, 2015, 13:07 PM IST

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.

Jun 01, 2015, 13:44 PM IST

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.

May 19, 2015, 13:51 PM IST

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.

Mar 04, 2015, 12:35 PM IST

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.

Jan 22, 2015, 19:43 PM IST

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.

Apr 06, 2014, 13:33 PM IST

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.

Mar 28, 2014, 18:33 PM IST

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.

Dec 20, 2013, 16:48 PM IST

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.

Sep 20, 2013, 19:16 PM IST

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.

Sep 16, 2013, 14:09 PM IST

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.

Jun 06, 2013, 09:10 AM IST

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.

Jun 03, 2013, 14:20 PM IST

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.

Sep 05, 2012, 09:55 AM IST

Ukraine introduces ban on public smoking

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

May 25, 2012, 12:03 PM IST

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.

May 17, 2012, 18:33 PM IST

Beijing airport China`s first to ban smoking

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

Jun 02, 2011, 14:28 PM IST

China launches ban on smoking in public venues

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

May 01, 2011, 18:22 PM IST

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.

May 01, 2011, 00:09 AM IST