12 Nov 2018
New York to ban flavored e-cigarettes next year
The state Health Department has issued regulations to prohibit the manufacture, sales and possession of the flavored e-smokes, which have become popular with teens.
“Regulations are necessary to address the alarming increase of e-cigarette use among New York’s youth.”
17 Oct 2018
CBC: First legal weed sold in Canada at Newfoundland shops
The first legal recreational cannabis has officially been sold in Canada. In Newfoundland and parts of Labrador, which has a separate timezone from the rest of Canada, midnight comes earlier, and people were ready and waiting for marijuana to be sold to them over the counter.
10 Oct 2018
NY Times: Ireland Bill Aims to Crack Down on Excessive Drinking With Health Warning Labels
Ireland will impose tobacco-style health warning labels on alcohol as part of a sweeping package of restrictions intended to tackle what a World Health Organization survey ranks as one of the world’s worst rates of binge drinking.
8 Oct 2018
NY Times: Flashy Science Hub and Vaping Parties Fail to Win Friends at W.H.O. Tobacco Talks
The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control is a biannual session to update the World Health Organization’s global tobacco treaty, which took effect in 2005. This year delegates from 137 countries were debating whether to crack down on e-cigarettes and other nicotine delivery devices — or embrace them as safer alternatives to traditional cigarettes.