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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Pall Mall to Have New Package Design

Last week, on Friday, the representatives of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. told the tobacco company plans to modify the packaging of its Pall Mall cigarette brand, so that it could have a more contemporary look. The change starts this week and it would touch both cigarette packs and cartons. As spokesman Richard Smith told, the new modified packaging will have … Continue reading

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Cambodian PM says he quits smoking successfully

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, a nearly life-long cigarette smoker, announced  He used to smoke Davidoff cigarettes

Thursday that he has completely quit smoking after trying to stop it for more than a decade. "I announce today that I have successfully given up smoking cigarettes after struggling to quit it for nearly 15 years," he said during a graduation ceremony of more than 2,000 students at the Chamroeun University of Poly-Technology. "Now, there is no smell of cigarette smoke in my home."

The 62-year-old prime minister said he has completely stopped smoking for eight months.

Cambodia issued a circular to ban smoking in public venues and workplaces in February.

Mom Kong, executive director of Cambodia Movement for Health, said some 10,000 Cambodian people die from tobacco-related diseases every year and Cambodian smokers spent about 100 million U.S. dollars a year for cigarettes and tobacco.

The Southeast Asian nation has a population of about 14.8 million. Of the number, 7.5 million people are adults. According to a National Adult Tobacco Survey 2011, some 1.4 million adult Cambodians smoke cigarettes.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Pennsylvania Passes Cigarette Tax Increase

After a long period of delay, the Pennsylvania House finally approved a bill which imposes to increase taxes on cigarettes. The new tax of $2 per pack will be used to fund schools. The bill passed with the majority of votes (114 against 84) and is going to be sent to the Senate for the final decision. Anti-smoking activists welcomed … Continue reading

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Leonard Cohen to start smoking again at 80

Singer Leonard Cohen has vowed to celebrate turning 80 by taking up smoking Davidoff Classic again.

The “Hallelujah” singer, who gave up cigarettes after years of heavy smoking, celebrates the milestone birthday on Sunday and will ring it in with a cigarette.

Speaking at a press event in New York City on Thursday, the singer told reporters, “Quite seriously, does anyone know where you can buy a Turkish or Greek cigarette? I’m looking forward to that first smoke. I’ve been thinking about that for 30 years. It’s one of the few consistent strings of thoughts I’ve been able to locate.”

Cohen will also celebrate his birthday by releasing his new album, “Popular Problems” on Tuesday.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Tobacco Still Sold in New York Pharmacies

In past, American smokers could come to the hospital gift shop, buy cigarettes and light them up not only in the waiting room but everywhere in the hospital. Yeah, today this seems strage to us as smoking is banned in most public places including hospitals. However, these days tobacco continues to be sold in pharmacies, which also do sell presriptions … Continue reading

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Smoking Rates on the Rise in New York City

New York City’s Department of Health released this week report which reveals that in the city there are more than 1 million smokers for the first time since 2007. The released data is quite alarming as it shows an increase in number of tobacco users in New York in spite of local authorities efforts to fight smoking by launching numerous … Continue reading

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

David Beckham lookalike to perform at stop smoking event

A David Beckham lookalike will be appearing in Enfield today at an event to help people give up smoking.

But the visitor will show appearances can be deceptive when he demonstrates his football skills as part of a humourous event to help people quit.

This year's Stoptober will focus on comedy as a way of deterring people and the show today outside Marks and Spencer, in Enfield Town’s palace gardens shopping centre, is one of many events taking place.

As well as Beckham’s double, a magician and balloon sculptor will also be on display.

 Councillor Rohini Simbodyal, cabinet member for culture, sport, youth and public health, who will be supporting the event, said: “Smoking is a serious health concern and the greatest preventable cause of death and disability in the borough.

“There are lots of ways that Enfield’s Stop Smoking service can help our residents quit, with different replacement therapies, coping tools and moral support, and all of this is free.

“I would urge everyone who is thinking about stopping smoking to give it a go for Stoptober, and seek help because research shows you are four times more likely to quit with this extra support than stopping on your own."

Data shows that today Englishmen buy cigarettes from online cigarette shops like rather than from ordinary shops.