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Urgent action needed to protect children and prevent the uptake of e-cigarettes

Urgent action is needed to control e-cigarettes to protect children, as well as non-smokers and minimize health harms to the population. E-cigarettes as consumer products are not shown to be effective for quitting tobacco use at the population level. Instead, alarming evidence has emerged on adverse population health effects. E-cigarettes have been allowed on the...

Plastic Pollution From Cigarette Butts To Cost $186b in 10 Years, Says Report

The costs of environmental pollution caused by plastics in cigarette butts and packaging amount to an estimated US$26 billion every year or US$186billion every 10 years-adjusted for inflation-in waste management and marine ecosystem damage worldwide. Data analysis from the Global Centre for Good Governance in Tobacco Control published online in the journal of Tobacco Control...

‘Toxic ticking time bomb’: plastic pollution from cigarettes costs US$26 billion a year, study finds

China, the world’s largest tobacco producer and consumer, estimated to contribute around 20 per cent of the global cost Researcher calls for immediate ban on cigarette butts, describing them as a ‘problematic and avoidable single-use plastic’ Plastic pollution from cigarette butts and packaging costs an estimated US$26 billion a year worldwide in terms of...

Tourists in France could be fined for smoking in public: Where else has strict laws on lighting up?

The country has just introduced a ban on smoking in some public areas as part of a comprehensive anti-tobacco plan. France has announced it is banning smoking on beaches as part of a wider campaign to help people quit. By the first half of 2024, the four-year 'plan anti-tabac' will also see lighting up prohibited outside...

COVID-19 slowed global progress in tobacco control – report

LONDON, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Global progress in policies to reduce tobacco use slowed for the first time in 12 years following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to analysis published on Wednesday by the Global Tobacco Control Progress Hub, which warned millions of people worldwide likely continued to smoke as a result. The...

Vaping: Australia to ban disposable vape imports from January

Australia will ban imports of disposable vapes from January, in an effort to curb nicotine addiction in children. New laws to stop single-use vapes from being made, advertised, and supplied in the country will also be introduced. It comes amid a broader push to phase out recreational vaping completely. Vaping has been marketed as a way to...

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