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March 2021

South Korea: Experts Propose New Direction for Tobacco Control Policy in Korea at WEAI

SEOUL, South Korea--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 18, 2021-- New proposals with regards to Korea’s tobacco control policy have drawn international attention following its release at Western Economic Association International (WEAI) Virtual Conference, an internationally recognized economics conference, which is held for 3-days from March 17. New proposals with regards to Korea’s tobacco control policy have drawn international attention...

Big tobacco about to score big win in Ukraine, roll back excise tax

It has been 3.5 months since Ukraine’s government tripled the excise tax for heated tobacco products — it is now the same as the minimum tax for traditional cigarettes.  The World Health Organization (WHO) welcomed this move. It was supposed to bring Hr 115.8 billion ($4.1 billion) to Ukraine’s budget by 2025, according to estimates...

BATN Foundation calls for entrepreneurship entries

The British America Tobacco Nigeria Foundation (BATNF) has commenced the second season of its Farmers for the Future (F4F) project, which is aimed at empowering young agricultural entrepreneurs in Nigeria. The scheme provides opportunities for young and enthusiastic farmers with viable agri-business models that are in need of equity-free capital to access grants for their...

Why Nigeria must prepare for e-cigarettes addiction

Three Nigerian researchers have played a prominent role in a study on e-cigarettes epidemiology in South Africa, the result of which provides grounds for Nigeria to protect its youths from the health hazards of e-cigarette addiction, writes ROBERT EGBE. If you laugh easily, you will probably find the World Health Organisation (WHO)’s description of tobacco...

CTCA launches first ever Africa tobacco control conference

Tobacco control policies used in African countries have mostly been informed by research designed and conducted to answer questions to provide solutions for developed settings. Very few policies are is based on tobacco control research generated by researchers on the continent to influence policy discussions in African countries. This is why, as one of the agencies...

New brief outlines devastating harms from tobacco use and exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke during pregnancy and throughout childhood

A new WHO report, Tobacco Control To Improve Child Health And Development, calls for raising awareness among practitioners and policymakers about the importance of strong tobacco control measures for protecting the health and development of children, including banning tobacco advertising, implementing 100% smoke-free environments and raising taxes on tobacco. Exposure to tobacco smoke has devastating...

Philippines: Ban foreign lobby groups, govt urged

CONSUMER groups promoting e-cigarettes and tobacco harm reduction asked the government to ban foreign groups that provide grants to influence local policies. Nicotine Consumers Union of the Philippines Inc. (NCUP) and advocacy groups like the Philippine E-Cigarette Industry Association (PECIA) and Vaper AKO said the country should follow India’s lead in banning non-government organizations involved...

Kenya: #ChooseToChallenge: Meet three manufacturing professionals who have found passion in supporting women and girls

Zipporah Kuria, Corporate Tax Manager, BAT Kenya "The complexities of the current world have made it difficult for young people to thrive, especially when they lack an adequate support system. With pressure coming from all angles – especially social media – we are seeing many cases of youth depression and general hopelessness in life. Due to...