Menthol cigarettes will be banned from sale in Malta

Menthol cigarettes will be banned in Malta this year when strict new laws come into force. The ban, which will begin in May, will cover the sale of menthol cigarettes and rolling tobacco. Maltese public health officials hope the move will deter young people from smoking and reduce numbers taking up the habit. Doctors claim […]

San Francisco bans the sale of e-cigarettes

San Francisco is to ban the sale of e-cigarettes because of increasing use of the nicotine devices by teenagers. The ban on sale and distribution will begin next year and remain in place until e-cigarettes are approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera said the ban was the […]

Smoking ‘STOPS your body from fighting cancer’

Cigarettes could limit the body’s ability to fight skin cancer, according to worrying new research. Patients with melanoma who have a history of smoking are 40% less likely to survive the disease than those who have never smoked, a study published in journal Cancer Research found. Researchers from the University of Leeds said the findings […]