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Economy Encouraged by Smoke-Free Law, Saudi Arabia News

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

cheap camel cigsSmoking bans in restaurants have affected economic-related issues in a positive way, though some owners think this will negatively influence their businesses. A recent study indicated that the size of the Kingdom’s tobacco products market was estimated at SR 14 billion and the volume of every day expenditure on cigs SR 30 million. The investigation also noted that the Kingdom’s smokers ranked fourth globally, with each of them smoking 2,130 cigs every year, which is one of the highest smoking rates in the world.

At present, approximately 3,500 restaurants and coffee stores have been ordered by the Ministry of Interior to turn into tobacco-free restaurants or to shut down. However, investigators in the hospitality sector declared that the smoking ban would have a very important impact on restaurant owners’ customers.

“Restaurants will lose big amounts of money with such decisions. A noticeable restaurateur in Jeddah argued that Arab News that the restaurant’s daily profit of SR 10,000 is likely to be declined to SR 500 per day with the implementation of the new  smoke-free law. Adel Makki, a member of hospitality committee at the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, corroborated this.

When a businessman decides to open a restaurant, he joints into the project after conducting an investigation that takes into consideration the smoking cigarettes element as a main source of income, which is why he invests more than SR 10 million in such start-ups.

Prohibiting Smoking at Colorado State Campus

Friday, October 5th, 2012

buy karelia cigsSmokers are displeasing. It’s simply a fact. No one walks by a row of people lighting up, smells that gross combination of nicotine, tobacco and rat poison only cigs can deliver, and thinks “I wish this happened — everywhere — all the time.” It’s this widely-shared angst that has led the Associated Students of CSU –– your student government –– to explore whether they should prohibit smoking cigs from campus. On Wednesday night, ASCSU Health Director Audrey Purdue presented the results of a student government study that revealed 53 per cent of students and 63 per cent of faculty and staff support a smoke-free ordinance.

What’s disturbing is the idea that our student government would ever make the main decision to move forward with a ban that would sacrifice minority rights. Especially when their reason would be to satisfy the opinion of the majority of teens who think smoking’s just plain annoying.

Rights shouldn’t be disregard simply because they annoy inhabitants. Being quietly bothered by someone’s actions is not a valid cause to take away someone’s freedom to do whatever that may be.

Those campus ministers, be they political or religious radicals, ruthless bother students who just want to make it from one end of campus to the other in peace.

They may make our brain smoke, but that doesn’t mean we should prohibit their right to open their mouths.

Purdue stressed that ASCSU is still in the process of collecting the university’s opinion on the issue, promising to hold public forums that would allow students to speak their mind in a more informal way. She also said that student government hasn’t yet determined what they need to know to officially commit to push for a smoking ban.

Student government, as you continue to develop a position, make sure you remember to only limit someone’s freedom when they start to infringe upon the freedom of others.

Imperial Tobacco Maker Giving Free Cigarettes

Monday, August 13th, 2012

buy dunhill cigaretteNew Zealand’s largest tobacco maker will be investigated for giving free cigs to its workers. Imperial Tobacco’s trading boss Brendan Walker declared that cigs were available to office workers during their breaks at its Petone manufacturer, the Herald on Sunday argued. “It’s merely for study,” he told. The fact of the reason is we’re eager to receive the response and comments on those private manufacturing runs.”

Smoke-free law prohibits manufacturers from distributing cigarettes for free or at discount prices. Nevertheless, Mr. Walker said he is sure that Imperial Tobacco is acting within the legislation as employees could choose whether to test smoking products. “It’s completely up to an individual whether they see it as a improve or not.” He argued that there were no health special warnings on the smoking products. Hutt Valley Regional Public Health smoke-free officer Kristen Foley reported that he would seek new discussions with the tobacco company bosses next week about the test tobacco products. Last week Imperial Tobacco officially completed a $NZ45 million ($A34.80 million) upgrade to its Petone manufacturer which will quadruple its exports to Australia.

More than three billion cigs and 700 tonnes of roll-your-own tobacco products will be made at the plant and exported to Australia each year. Approximately 250 people work at the tobacco factory.

Dalli Desires Stricter Smoke-Free Legislation

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

marlboro-cigaretteEU Health Commissioner John Dalli declared that there was a need to revise EU legislation on tobacco products. “Tobacco remains the single most preventable cause of premature death and disease in the European Union,” the commissioner told a conference hosted by the Belgian Foundation against Cancer. “13 million Europeans suffer from diseases related to tobacco smoking. This is more than the entire population of Hungary or the Netherlands, or Portugal.

“Just think how many deaths, how much suffering, and also how much money in treatment we could save, if people did not smoke.”

He noted that the great majority of smokers start smoking when they are teenagers. In some Member States, a tird of 15 year old teenagers smokes.

His main concern, Mr Dalli said, was smoking by children and the factors which led them to start smoking.

“We know that young people start smoking because they are led to think it’s cool. They go on smoking because tobacco is addictive. And later in life, they die out of smoking because tobacco is highly toxic.
“This is why our action needs to focus on young people.”

He asked whether young people, when they looked at a packet of cigarettes, understood what the product was about.

“Do they get the right message about what this product can do to their health? and do they get a consistent message about the dangers of smoking?”

He said he did not think so.

“Our goal should be to ensure that tobacco products – cigarettes in particular – are produced and presented across the European Union in such a way, that they do not encourage or facilitate the uptake of smoking by young people. The key issue is indeed to reduce attractiveness of cigarettes.

“Cigarette packages are increasingly used as marketing tools. Slim, colourful, attractive packages are available on the market.

“Such appealing packaging can mislead people into believing that these products are harmless products like any other, when clearly they are not.”

South Dakota Smoking Ban Is One Year Old

Friday, November 11th, 2011

best quality richmond cigarettesThursday, November 10th marks one year since South Dakota’s smoke-free law went into effect. The law bans smoking discount Richmond cigarettes  in bars and restaurants. While smokers and business have adapted with outdoor smoking areas, those who supported the ban are touting its’ success. Darcy Ellefson a respiratory therapist says the health benefits are already being realized.

“There is just an overall sense of relief in South Dakota that workers don’t have to be exposed to secondhand smoke and consumers don’t have to worry about which bar or restaurant can I go to and have safe air to breathe”. Said Ellefson.

Erik Gaikowski with the American Cancer Society agrees

“With the smoke free law more people are choosing to use that as a reason to quit and that was our hope to begin with. Said Gaikowski

Amy Harms is a 15-year volunteer she says she has talked with smokers who voted against the law, but now are happy it passed.

“I think people were really scared about what it would mean for businesses but I believe that businesses are seeing that there are more families out going to restaurants and bowling alleys. Now when people have to go outside, especially in the state of South Dakota, people don’t care for the habit as much.” Said Harms.