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Smokers trying to quit in France should not be offered vapes to help

Doctors should not offer e-cigarettes as a tobacco alternative due to lack of evidence as to the benefits and risks, says health authority People trying to stop smoking should not be recommended vaping as an alternative by their doctor, French health body le Haut Conseil de la santé publique (HCSP) has said, in a change...

For 20 years teenage smoking fell steadily in Ireland. Then along came vaping and it all changed

Campaigners claim global tobacco giants are a significant influence on Ireland’s vaping market. Shannon D’Arcy (20), from Palmerstown, Co Dublin, started smoking when she was 17. “I was with my friends and I just said, I’ll have one, and it just went on from there.” She is standing with some other smokers on St Andrew’s Street,...

Is Big Tobacco winning the smoking war?

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) new Global Trends in Tobacco Use report raises a big question mark over the international community’s push for a smoking free world. On the face of it, as WHO’s director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus maintains, the progress on winning the smoking war seems “very encouraging”. 2025 target unlikely to be met According to the report, the...

Shisha: The Irresistible Lethal Killer Wrapped In Flavour

Few months ago, five female pupils of the Oreyo Senior Grammar School, Igbogbo, Ikorodu area of the State, was caught in a video expertly smoking “Shisha” while in school uniform. The trending video simply sends a message to the spine of Nigerians, parents, guardians and school authorities and the government of the looming shisha...

How companies are moving into new line of stimulant products

KRA continues to bank on excise tax as one of its main revenue streams. In Summary •A research group from the University of Nairobi found that Kenyans are choosing unregulated and potentially dangerous tobacco and traditional oral stimulants. •This is despite safer alternatives being available on the market. Companies dealing in tobacco products are slowly moving away from...