Future fund urged to quit tobacco stake

Tweet The Future Fund is mocking the Government’s anti-smoking laws by continuing to hold a $150 million stake in tobacco companies, the Greens say. The $75 billion fund, which was set up in 2006 to help pay federal public servants’ pensions, also owns $180million of shares in businesses involved in making nuclear weapons. General manager Mark Burgess told the Senate’s finance committee yesterday the fund took its environmental, ... Jump to full article >>

Norway anti-smoking debate puffs along

Tweet Last week’s proposal, leaked by Dagsavisen before Minister of Health and Care Services Anne-Grete Strøm-Erichsen had even so much issued a statement, called for abolishing smoking in outside serving areas, educational and medical establishments, and entrances to public buildings. The ‘smoke-free Norway’ minister’s measures add to an already restrictive practise of a ban on indoor smoking, tightened sales controls, and other proposa ... Jump to full article >>

Tobacco machine ban ‘another blow’

Tweet Since Saturday, the new law has made it an offence for pubs and clubs to sell tobacco products through vending machines, which is to prevent children from smoking. While some landlords have agreed this will deter many young people from smoking, they also say the measure will put people out of work. Harry Cheeseright, of The Old Farmhouse, in Trendlewood Way, Nailsea, said: “The people who supply these machines will probably go out of busi ... Jump to full article >>

Youth to Youth kids talk tobacco with FDA

Tweet DOVER — Drug and alcohol prevention advocates traveled to Boston last month to represent Dover Youth to Youth on their tobacco prevention tactics. Youth to Youth members Kaitlyn Hutchins and Nick Piscitello spoke at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products on how they are reaching out to their community on tobacco use prevention. The CTP is responsible for regulation of tobacco products and Youth to Youth ... Jump to full article >>