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Government urged to impose health levy on tobacco products

Islamabad : Society for Protection of Rights of the Child (SPARC) held a press conference, at National Press Club here on Wednesday, to recall government about the health levy bill which was passed by the cabinet in 2019 and is yet not implemented. Health activists have been pleading FBR and Health Ministry over the imposition...

British American Tobacco says Covid will cost it less than previously thought thanks to overturning of South African cigarette sales ban

BAT's brands include Dunhill, Lucky Strike and vaping brands Vuse and Vype  Global industry cigarette and THP volumes are forecast to drop by 5% this year  The coronavirus has brought further worries over the harms of smoking tobacco British American Tobacco has lowered its predicted blow from the Covid-19 pandemic despite taking a significant hit...

Cigarette market normalised, but not the same as before ban – study

Cigarette prices have decreased sharply from their highly inflated levels during the sales ban, but are substantially higher than their pre-lockdown levels. The average retail price of cigarette brands produced by the multinationals is nearly 5% higher than before the sales ban, while the average retail price produced by the local manufacturers is 30%...

More Taxes On Tobacco Products In 2021

Mambury Njie, Minister Finance and Economic Affairs, has disclosed that the tax exercise on tobacco products is expected to increase to 70 percent of the retail price. “In line with the country’s commitment under the World Health Organization (WHO) frame work on convention tobacco control, the ECOWAS directive on tobacco product in the Gambia and...

BAT Launches tobacco industry-first Human Rights Report

- BAT delivering on ESG priorities to build A Better Tomorrow for all stakeholders - BAT is first tobacco company to publish a Human Rights report – launched on UN Human Rights Day - BAT announces commitment to aim for zero child labour in its agricultural supply chain by 2025 LONDON, Dec. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- British American Tobacco p.l.c. (BAT) has...

Kenyan to take reins as BAT boss Beverley Spencer exits

British American Tobacco Kenya   has named a Kenyan to head the cigarette-maker as it marks over 113 years in the market. The firm on Monday announced Crispin Achola as its new managing director effective January 1, 2021, replacing Beverley Spencer-Obatoyinbo. Mr Achola, who had previously worked at BAT for 19 years before exiting in 2017, makes a...

Ensure implementation of new set of health warnings on tobacco products: Centre to states

New Delhi, Dec 6 (PTI) The Union Health Ministry has asked all states to ensure implementation of a new set of health warnings with enhanced pictorial images on all tobacco products as notified by it. According to the ministry, the depiction of specified health warnings would bring greater awareness and sensitization about the serious and...

Government must amend India’s Tobacco Control Act Inbox

A new report titled “Tobacco Control Law in India – Origins and Proposed Reforms” revealed that there are glaring gaps in the existing tobacco control legislation COTPA 2003. Smoking areas are allowed in restaurants, hotels and airports despite a ban on smoking places in India; tobacco advertisements and products are prominently displayed in stores and...

Tobacco Control Bill to help address NCDs, says Tufton

MINISTER of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton on Tuesday tabled in Parliament the Tobacco Control Bill, the acceptance into law of which is to help address the epidemic of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) affecting Jamaica. NCDs – including cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases, and diabetes – are caused by four major behavioural risk factors,...

Brexit offers opportunities to strengthen UK’s tobacco control measures

Brexit offers the UK opportunities to strengthen its world-leading tobacco control measures, by creating greater flexibility to respond to industry action and market developments, according to new research from the University of Bath. The UK is currently bound by EU rules, but will enjoy greater freedom to adopt types of tobacco tax that are more...