December 2020

N. Korea bans smoking in restaurants, bus stops and public squares

North Korea has designated restaurants, bus stops, public squares and other venues as nonsmoking areas after adopting an anti-smoking law last month, a propaganda outlet said Friday. DPRK Today, one of the North's propaganda websites, pointed out that smoking is banned in several public spaces, including hotels, stores, restaurants, public baths, cinemas, libraries, gymnasiums, public...

The Canadian Vaping Association responds to Minister Christian Dubé’s proposed policy

Following the recommendations in the report from the National Director of Public Health released this morning, Minister of Health and Social Services, Christian Dubé, has stated his intention to implement further restrictions and prohibitions to the current provincial vaping regulations. The Canadian Vaping Association (CVA) has been a consistent advocate for strong youth protection measures...

Government urged to impose health levy on tobacco products

Islamabad : Society for Protection of Rights of the Child (SPARC) held a press conference, at National Press Club here on Wednesday, to recall government about the health levy bill which was passed by the cabinet in 2019 and is yet not implemented. Health activists have been pleading FBR and Health Ministry over the imposition...

British American Tobacco says Covid will cost it less than previously thought thanks to overturning of South African cigarette sales ban

BAT's brands include Dunhill, Lucky Strike and vaping brands Vuse and Vype  Global industry cigarette and THP volumes are forecast to drop by 5% this year  The coronavirus has brought further worries over the harms of smoking tobacco British American Tobacco has lowered its predicted blow from the Covid-19 pandemic despite taking a significant hit...

Cigarette market normalised, but not the same as before ban – study

Cigarette prices have decreased sharply from their highly inflated levels during the sales ban, but are substantially higher than their pre-lockdown levels. The average retail price of cigarette brands produced by the multinationals is nearly 5% higher than before the sales ban, while the average retail price produced by the local manufacturers is 30%...

More Taxes On Tobacco Products In 2021

Mambury Njie, Minister Finance and Economic Affairs, has disclosed that the tax exercise on tobacco products is expected to increase to 70 percent of the retail price. “In line with the country’s commitment under the World Health Organization (WHO) frame work on convention tobacco control, the ECOWAS directive on tobacco product in the Gambia and...

BAT Launches tobacco industry-first Human Rights Report

- BAT delivering on ESG priorities to build A Better Tomorrow for all stakeholders - BAT is first tobacco company to publish a Human Rights report – launched on UN Human Rights Day - BAT announces commitment to aim for zero child labour in its agricultural supply chain by 2025 LONDON, Dec. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- British American Tobacco p.l.c. (BAT) has...