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How the tobacco industry seized on the pandemic as an opportunity

To mark World Health Day, Croakey’s Melissa Sweet digs into a report investigating tobacco industry efforts to undermine public health regulations globally. Many of the report’s themes are relevant for other industries that harm health; its section on the “revolving door” between industry and government/policy makers brings to mind the fossil fuels sector. In the first...

Saudi Arabia bans selling tobacco to children and smoking around them

Saudi Arabia banned the sale of tobacco to teenagers under 18 years old and smoking in areas where children are present, state media reported this week. Importing and selling toys or candy made to look like cigarettes, or bear images that encourage children to smoke, has also been banned by law. Saudi parents welcomed the move,...

Tobacco farmers seek withdraw of COTPA Amendment Bill

The bill seeks curbs on advertising, promotion and sale of cigarettes The Federation of All India Farmer Associations (FAIFA) has appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi not to go ahead with the COTPA Bill, which will boost the illegal cigarette trade in the country. This, in turn, would adversely impact the domestic demand for the home...