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Pakistan: Tobacco control activists demand increase in FED on tobacco products

Tobacco control activists have demanded that the government increase FED on tobacco products, including smokeless tobacco products, in Pakistan. Currently, there are two tax slabs for cigarettes. An amount of Rs 33/- FED is imposed on cigarettes costing less than Rs. 90/- per packet and Rs. 90/- on cigarettes with a price of Rs. 90/-...

Opinion: It’s time for flavored tobacco products to go

Two weeks ago, a bipartisan coalition of 23 state attorneys general called on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ban menthol cigarettes. We asserted that such a move would benefit public health overall, decrease youth smoking, and help mitigate the harm these products bring to minority populations. But even if the FDA decides...

Ghana: VALD warn against tobacco, alcohol consumption as it marks World Cancer Day

On World Cancer Day, the Vision for Alternative Development (VALD) is pleased to associate itself to the call by countries, the World Health Organization and civil societies who are joining forces to raise awareness of the global cancer burden and take further steps to better prevent and reduce cancer. The need to step up cancer...

India: Global study points to rampant tobacco use among adolescents, children

The study, between 2010 and 2018, noted that the prevalence of smoking cigarettes at least one day over a 30-day period was approximately twice as high at the age of 15 as compared to 13 years in both boys and girls Despite an overall reduction in cigarette use over the last 20 years, nearly 1...

France: Calling for ‘tobacco-free generation’, Macron boosts cancer research funds

Macron announced a 20% increase in funding over the next five years to combat a disease that remains the leading cause of death among French men and the second among women. The French president promised to expand awareness campaigns, step up cancer screening and improve support for patients coping with the long-term effects of cancer...

World Cancer Day: know the facts – tobacco and alcohol both cause cancer

On World Cancer Day, marked on 4 February, WHO/Europe is focusing on the need to minimize exposure to both alcohol and tobacco. While many people understand the risks of developing cancer associated with smoking, many remain unaware that alcohol also causes cancer. “This is not only a problem of public awareness, it is a sign...

Ukraine: Imperial tobacco loses appeal on antimonopoly committee of ukraine fine

The Pivnichny (Northern) Economic Court of Appeals on February 2 rejected the complaint of Imperial Tobacco Ukraine and Imperial Tobacco Production Ukraine against the decision of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMCU) on a fine of UAH 460 million on suspicion of anti-competitive concerted actions of cigarette manufacturers and distributors. “Imperial Tobacco Ukraine and Imperial...

South Africa: Vaping companies call for own regulations

Cape Town - Vaping companies are calling for separate legislation to the Control of the Tobacco Products and Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems Bill. As the industry await its first new laws since 2018, vaping companies said that they don't encourage non-smokers to vape and that the product should be used as a reduced alternative to...

BAT Korea Focuses on Promoting Its Heated Tobacco Product on Its 30th Anniversary

Speaking at a press event held in central Seoul for the firm’s 30th anniversary, BAT Korea’s country manager Kim Eun-ji, focused on promoting their heated tobacco product: Glo. The slogan of the BAT Group, ‘A better tomorrow,’ represents [the company’s ambition] to create a better future by reducing the harm our business imposes [on people’s...