Taichung to ban smoking at over 1,400 overhangs, storefronts Jan. 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taichung City Government announced Monday (Dec. 30) that smoking will no longer be allowed near approximately 1,400 pedestrian overhangs and storefronts starting Wedne...

Smoking ban at VA facilities has some veterans fuming

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Serving up drinks at the American Legion post in Concord, Jeff Holland gets a little testy when the talk turns to smoking. A Marine veteran who enjoys lighting u...

Taipei to ban smoking around convenience stores, coffee shops from Sept. 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taipei will ban smoking in front of 15 convenience store chains and cafes starting on Sept. 1. Huang Shier-chieg (黃世傑), head of the city's department of health, on Monda...

Atlanta OKs ban on smoking inside bars, restaurant, airport

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's city council has approved a far-reaching ban on smoking and vaping in restaurants and bars — and potentially one of the world's busiest airports. City counci...

Outdoor smoking now banned in Sweden in certain places

STOCKHOLM (AP) — An outdoor smoking ban in Sweden in certain public places, including playgrounds and train station platforms, has taken effect. The ban, which started Monday, means ...

Jump in wildfires means smoke's health impact will spread

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Climate change in the Western U.S. means more intense and frequent wildfires churning out waves of smoke that scientists say will sweep across the continent to affect tens of mi...

New Taipei to ban smoking around convenience stores, coffee shops from Sep. 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Cigarette smoking will be forbidden starting Sept. 1 on the pedestrian arcades around convenience stores and coffee shops in New Taipei City, the city government announced...

Taipei to ban smoking on hiking trails

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Encountering people smoking is probably a major annoyance for a lot of hikers who wish to enjoy refreshing air in the mountains. Starting on Dec.31, all the hiking trails ...

Sweden moves to ban outdoor smoking

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden is banning outdoor smoking in certain public places, including playgrounds and train station platforms. In a 142-120 vote Wednesday, the Riksdagen extended th...

Philip Morris woos puff-happy Japan for post-smoking era

TOKYO (AP) — Philip Morris, maker of Marlboro and other major cigarette brands, is maneuvering to keep itself in business in a post-smoking world with an advertising blitz in puff-happy Japan and othe...

Solar cookout aims to woo traditional chefs, cut carbon

DEZHOU, China (AP) — The savory aromas of roasting hot dogs and chicken kebabs wafted out of metal and glass vacuum tubes heated by mirrors curved to capture the sun's heat. Two doze...

Philip Morris International Announces Non-Executive Board Chairman Louis Camilleri to Assume CEO Role at Ferrari S.p.A.

LAUSANNE, Switzerland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 21, 2018--The board of directors of Philip Morris International (NYSE:PM) has its board member, Sergio Marchionne, and his family in our thoughts and prayer...

Japan OKs 1st anti-smoking law seen as lax and partial

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has approved its first national legislation banning smoking inside of public facilities, but the measure excludes many restaurants and bars and is seen as toothless. ...

Anthem Foundation Awarded 2018 Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary’s Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnership

INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 17, 2018--The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in partnership with the Council on Foundations yesterday recognized Anthem Foundation, the philanthro...

Montana: See the vanishing glaciers and carry bear spray

GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, Montana (AP) — I had a lot of expectations heading to Montana last summer. I expected to check off my bucket-list dream of driving Glacier National Park's Going-to-the-Sun Road....