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A new law which will come into effect in February 2019 is putting a stop to smoking in public places in Thailand. Read more

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Austria’s parliament has scrapped a smoking ban in bars and restaurants that was scheduled to come into force in May, despite a petition in its favor collecting 545,000 signatures. Read more

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A strict smoking ban that came into effect in pubs and restaurants around the country two months ago has caused smokers to turn their attention to heat-not-burn products. Read more

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President Rodrigo Duterte has signed an executive order banning smoking in public across the country, making it one of the strictest anti-tobacco laws in Southeast Asia. Read more

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Following an executive order by President Duterte banning smoking in public places, the Philippines Department of Health (DOH) is considering regulating the use of e-cigarettes and vaporizers. Read more

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The federal government of Canada has served notice it is moving to ban the sale of menthol cigarettes because of their appeal to young and first-time smokers. Read more

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A smoking ban has recently gone into effect inside malls in the emirate of Kuwait, spurred on by the Environment Public Authority. The authority reminded everyone that smoking indoors would result in paying a fine. Read more

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In a landmark ruling, a New York judge recently ruled that vaping is not smoking and the two words cannot be used interchangeably. New York currently bans smoking in most public areas. Read more

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From the Associate editor

Regulating by science,
not prejudice

Everyone can agree that regulations should be in place to control e-cigarettes. But, shouldn’t these regulations be based on new scientific findings more than old prejudice?

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