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Let’s stop tobacco firms’ exploitation of our children

In many markets, policies that ban tobacco advertising through traditional media have forced the industry to focus on the point-of-sale (POS) as a critical channel to promote their products. In Kenya, the law prohibits virtually all forms of advertising and promotion of tobacco products. Although sponsorship by the tobacco industry is not completely prohibited,...

Survey calls for government to regulate tobacco alternatives differently

EARLIER this year, Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin proposed the Generation End Game (GEG) plan, which would ban tobacco and smoking products for those born in 2005 and after. Just this week, he said that the government had decided to push the limit to 2007, allowing two more years for "community education, a robust implementation plan...

One in 10 African adolescents still uses tobacco, says WHO

The World Health Organisation Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo said one in every 10 African adolescents still use tobacco despite 24 African countries instituting bans on smoking in public places. The global health agency also noted that while 35 African countries have banned tobacco advertising, promotion, and sponsorship, the continent continues to have...

Barcelona bans bad fumes on its beaches, no smoking on sand or in sea

Barcelona City Council last week approved a total ban on smoking on the city’s beaches, which has been in force since Monday, July 25 Smoking will only be allowed in areas where there are beach bars or restaurants, but not on the sand or in the sea, according to Antena 3. Smoking is prohibited both on the...

Tobacco generational endgame revised to those born after 2007 [Updated]

KUALA LUMPUR: The tobacco generational endgame (GEG) law will apply to those born after 2007, and not 2005. Initially, the GEG, otherwise known as the Tobacco and Smoking Control Bill, contained a clause to ban smoking and prohibit the ownership of tobacco and vape products by those born after 2005. However, Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said...