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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...

Is it possible to reduce tobacco use in Bangladesh?

For a long time to come, the country may have to continue external borrowings, just to retire or service old external debts and to keep bare minimum forex reserves. DHAKA – Reducing tobacco use is highly challenging in a country like Bangladesh, where there is widespread use of different forms of tobacco among men, women and...

New Zealand’s ‘tobacco endgame’ law will be a world first for health – here’s what the modelling shows us

With the first reading of a new bill in parliament today, Aotearoa New Zealand’s plan to be smokefree by 2025 takes another tangible step forward. The Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products (Smoked Tobacco) Amendment Bill will now go to the Health Select Committee for submissions and review, and (presumably) return to the House in late 2022 to...

FDA must end sale of menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) now has authority to regulate the manufacture, distribution and marketing of tobacco products containing nicotine from any source. The FDA proposal to end the sale of menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars will save thousands of lives each and every year in the future. Nicotine is an insecticide and is the...

Shisha: The Irresistable Lethal Killer Wrapped In Flavour

Well flavoured with molasses sugar or fruit like apple, plum, coconut, mango, mint, strawberry, which makes the smoke more aromatic than cigarette smoke, but the dangers of smoking shisha is increasing by the day, as more teenagers descend into the cesspool of the addiction, TUNDE OGUNTOLA writes. Just a few months ago, five female students...

Smoke and Mirrors: How the “Father” of Iraq’s Cigarette Smugglers Built An Empire

Iraqi tycoon Nizar Hanna Nasri sits atop an empire spanning pharmaceuticals, liquor imports, and some of Erbil’s most spectacular real estate developments. But his success was built on a far less visible foundation: A globe-spanning trade in black-market cigarettes. Key Findings Nizar Hanna Nasri’s facilities have fed billions of cigarettes into black markets from Cameroon...

Vaping on the rise in primary schools, survey of primary school teachers reveals

A third of primary school teachers say at least some of their students are using e-cigarettes, a new study has revealed. The survey of teachers in schools across Australia about their pupils’ vaping behaviour also found that one quarter of staff working with primary school-aged kids believed their use of e-cigarettes had increased in the...

Smoke without fire? Researchers question heated tobacco products

Paris (AFP) – Heated tobacco products have soared in popularity as a "smoke free" alternative to cigarettes in recent years, but a peer-reviewed report has suggested their emissions could be considered smoke -- a claim strongly rejected by the tobacco industry. Heated tobacco products, or HTPs, are often confused with e-cigarettes, which heat liquid that can...

Kenya-Uganda urged to fight growing illicit trade

In Summary •Illicit trade costs Kenyans an estimated Sh153 billion a year in lost taxes and robs the state of resources needed for vital services. •It also funds other criminal enterprises, breeds corruption and finances extremism across the region. The Kenyan government has been urged to enhance surveillance and seal-off growing illicit trade between the country and...