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russia issued $1m in fines for breaking smoking laws




russia has issued fines of $1 million this year against 5,000 smokers and tobacco stores for violating anti-smoking laws.russia, the united states, china and india accounted for a majority of the world’s 6.4 million deaths attributed to smoking, according to the british medical journal the lancet....



117 queenslanders fined for smoking around bus stops




almost $30,000 in fines have been dished out to smokers who light up near queensland bus stops, taxi ranks and ferry terminals.on september 1, 2016, it became illegal to smoke within five metres of public transport waiting points. more than 100 queenslanders have been fined since laws were introduce...



hundreds break no-smoking rule at bus stops ... even the drivers




there have been no complaints made about ferry staff smoking within five metres of the terminal.a translink spokesman said bus drivers and ferry staff were employed by their respective bus or ferry operator, not translink.“any staff disciplinary issues are the responsibility of the employer. in th...



smoking while driving with a child invites heavy fine | news




people who smoke or use electronic cigarettes while driving a private vehicle with a child under the age of 12 inside will be fined 1,500 euros, according to a new circular issued by the health ministry.the fine will be doubled to 3,000 euros if the vehicle in which the offense is committed is a tru...



new smoking bans are riddled with loopholes




victoria is just three days into its new smoke-free outdoor dining laws and already it has descended into uncertainty and ineffectiveness. while the state government has claimed that "thanks to our new laws, smoking is off the menu", the reality is somewhat different.to appease the powerful australi...



at least $850,000 in incorrectly issued parking fines overturned




more than 13,000 brisbane residents successfully overturned at least $850,000 in brisbane city council-issued parking fines in 2017-18.officer error and faulty meters were in the top five reasons for a parking fines being cancelled, along with meters paid but with incorrect registration or meter, re...



russian alcohol consumption falls 80% in 5 years, says minister




russia’s health minister has said that russians consume 80 percent less alcohol than they did five years ago, amid a decrease in smoking levels and an increase in the number of people who do sports. the latest world health organization figures put russia’s alcohol consumption below that of fran...



victoria could 'virtually eliminate' smoking by 2025




victoria could go almost smoke-free by 2025 reportedly under a plan backed by 25 of the state's health groups.read moremore than two dozen major victorian health groups are reported to be launching their aim of jointly pushing for stricter anti-smoking laws and more education programsvic health is l...



victoria police cancel hundreds of speeding fines after wannacry virus attack




victoria police has taken the extraordinary step of cancelling all fines issued by speed and red-light cameras hit by the "wannacry' computer virus.acting deputy commissioner ross guenther made the announcement on friday afternoon, saying about 55 cameras were affected by the the wannacry ransomwar...



stock exchange watchdog afm levies fewer fines in 2016




amsterdam bourse watchdog afm levied fewer fines for a lower amount last year than it did in 2015. however, the number of warnings it issued increased in 2016, the afm said in its annual report.the report shows the body levied 15 fines in 2016 totalling €8.5m, two down on 2015. the four main accou...



ice sweeps california and increases enforcement nationwide




following california governor jerry brown's signing of sanctuary laws in october 2017, the state has been targeted for a major u.s. immigration and customs enforcement (ice) sweep to arrest undocumented individuals.ice director thomas homan stated that because california's sanctuary laws nearly el...



hundreds break no-smoking rule at bus stops ... even the drivers




more than 80 complaints have been made about queensland bus drivers illegally smoking at bus stops.queensland legislation was amended on september 1, 2016, to enforce a state-wide ban on smoking within five metres of all public transport waiting points, including bus stops, ferry terminals and taxi ...



victoria police cancel hundreds of speeding tickets after wannacry virus attack




victoria police has taken the extraordinary step of immediately cancelling all fines issued by speed and red-light cameras hit by a computer virus.acting deputy commissioner ross guenther made the announcement on friday afternoon. police have cancelled fines issued by the 55 cameras hit by a ransom...



fake inspectors seeking food fines | news




the hellenic food authority (efet) has issued a warning to retailers to be on the lookout for bogus food inspectors.according to a statement released monday, fraudsters are visiting food businesses claiming that they are from efet and then, saying that the establishments are in violation of hygiene ...



police set to cancel more red light, speeding fines




victoria police are expected to drop further infringement fines, on top of the hundreds already cancelled, issued by speed and red-light cameras hit by the wannacry computer virus.in an unprecedented move, victoria police assistant commissioner doug fryer and victorian police minister lisa nev...



melbourne express: monday, march 6, 2017




this morning i will be counting down the top 10 speed cameras in the state over the past five years. since 2011, speed and red light cameras throughout the state have issued almost 6.9 million infringement notices, adding up to $1.58 billion in fines. just over 20 per cent of all fines were issued ...



former osha worker reveals list of significant employer fines




since president donald trump took office, the occupational safety and health administration (osha) hasn't issued any press releases naming the employers it fines. but a former employee of the agency decided to take matters into his own hands and publish a list of employer fines on his blog.president...



big fines planned for 'revenge porn' in australia




social media networks face fines of more than aus$500,000 (us$380,000) under new australian laws proposed wednesday cracking down on "revenge porn", with individuals distributing images without consent also risking hefty punishment.



laws without enforcement | comment




the health ministry is on the right track with its latest circular instructing authorities to impose a fine of 1,500 euros on adults caught smoking or using electronic cigarettes in their cars when there are children in the vehicle. the notice also orders them to strip the drivers of their licenses....



reduction of tax fines on pre-2014 cases | business




fines for tax violations dating from before 2014 are being reduced, according to a circular issued by the independent authority for public revenue, and this includes cases that are pending at the arbitration committee and administrative courts.for taxpayers whose cases have been investigated and the...



tourist racks up $64k in speeding fines in dubai




a british tourist is yet to hand back the keys to a luxury supercar after racking up tens of thousands of dollars in speeding fines in a rental car in dubai.the man's passport is being held by the car dealership which is refusing to incur the fines.the unidentified man reportedly broke the speed lim...



calls for cameras to catch drivers using mobile phones




transport and main roads data revealed that more than 17,000 fines were issued for using a mobile phone will driving between november 2016 and october 2017.of the fines, 6384 were issued in the brisbane region.about 96 per cent of the total fines were issued to people driving a vehicle, while 146 fi...



appeal court rules dutch cafes and bars must close down smoking rooms




cafes and bars will have to close their special smoking rooms, which they set up when the ban on smoking was introduced in 2008, appeal court judges in the hague said on tuesday.the case was brought by clean air nederland which argued that by allowing special smoking rooms, the netherlands was break...



smoking age: oregon, maine, new jersey raise it to 21




oregon became the fifth state to raise the age for buying tobacco products to 21.under a bill signed by gov. kate brown this week, store clerks who sell traditional tobacco products such as cigarettes and cigars as well as those who sell vapes to people under 21 will face fines ranging from $50 up t...



russian football union instructs players not to smoke hookah ahead of world cup




the russian football union has issued instructions for its players to avoid testing positive for doping ahead of the 2018 world cup this summer, including advice not to drink exotic teas or smoke flavored tobacco. russia hosts the world cup in 11 cities between june and july this year, as fifa cont...