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Australia rules out total smoking ban

Australia plans the world's toughest laws on tobacco promotion but Health Minister Nicola Roxon denied Sunday the government's ultimate goal was a complete ban on smoking.

dateMay 22, 2011 in Health
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Argentina bans electronic cigarettes

Argentina on Monday banned the import, sale and promotion of electronic cigarettes, saying there is no proof they help smokers kick the tobacco habit.

dateMay 09, 2011 in Health
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Titanate cigarette filter could be safer

( -- While current cigarettes are made with a filter created from cellulose acetate which absorbs things like nicotine, tar, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, Chinese researchers have discovered that nanomaterials ...

dateMay 04, 2011 in Nanomaterials report
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80% of German pubs still allow smoking: study

More than four out of five pubs in Germany make use of legal loopholes or flout the rules to allow people to smoke, almost three years after a ban, a study by health campaigners showed on Tuesday.

dateMay 03, 2011 in Health
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China's new indoor smoking ban takes effect

(AP) -- China's latest push to ban smoking in indoor public venues came into effect Sunday, but the vaguely defined expanded rules were not expected to dramatically reduce the country's heavy tobacco addiction.

dateMay 01, 2011 in Health
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