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March 2021

Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates Says WHO Recommended Ban on Vaping Will Only Create More Smokers

World Health organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) meeting, delayed last year, could be the venue to push a global vape ban in November MANILA, Philippines, March 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Millions of vapers across Asia could feel forced to return to smoking if a proposal from the World Health Organization (WHO) way on...

BAT Interested in Entering Cannabis Business

Global tobacco company launched its first CBD vapor product in the U.K. LONDON —British American Tobacco (BAT) plc is looking to get in the cannabis business—and has already started a pilot cannabidiol (CBD) vaping product in the U.K. The company’s chief marketing officer, Kingsley Wheaton, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box Europe” in February that CBD is one...

Push for new e-cigarette and smoking laws in South Africa

Public health researchers have called on the government to pass the Control of Tobacco and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill into law. The bill is expected to further regulate the use, marketing and sales of e-cigarettes or vapes in South Africa, with these products currently operating in a legislative vacuum. In a report published by the Africa...

Lawmaker suggests complete indoor smoking ban, national smoke-free law in China

China should completely ban smoking in indoor public places and enact a national-level smoke-free law to protect the health of non-smokers, a Chinese lawmaker said in a proposal brought to the two sessions, stressing a nationwide law on smoking bans is key for China to realize its 2030 national health plan.  The proposal was brought...

New products, old tricks? Concerns big tobacco is targeting youngsters

Last year the Spanish boyband Dvicio were riding high after their latest album topped the charts. The “boys” – by now all in their late 20s or early 30s – were the summer’s cover stars for Like!, a tween magazine. Despite the pandemic, the band were still touring Spain. But these were gigs with a...

February 2021

Children exposed to tobacco smoke could be at risk for high blood pressure

(CNN)Children who are exposed to tobacco smoke have a greater chance of having high blood pressure, a new study has found. Researchers found 6% of children who were exposed to tobacco smoke had high blood pressure compared to 4% in children who weren't exposed, according to a study published Tuesday in JAMA Network Open. The study...

New products, old tricks? Concerns big tobacco is targeting youngsters

Last year the Spanish boyband Dvicio were riding high after their latest album topped the charts. The “boys” – by now all in their late 20s or early 30s – were the summer’s cover stars for Like!, a tween magazine. Despite the pandemic, the band were still touring Spain. But these were gigs with...