Tag - Cigarette

Opinion: Public health can’t pay for the tobacco industry’s actions

With an ever more complex landscape of tobacco products, we face a daunting moment in tobacco control. The tobacco industry has made a resurgence, taking advantage of youth across media platforms that are rife with disinformation, and causing uptakes in smoking in surprising demographic categories. All of this is happening while gains in life...

Pharma, tech and social media companies join forces with WHO to launch the Tobacco Cessation Consortium during World Health Summit in Berlin, Germany

During the World Health Summit in Berlin, WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, formally launched the Tobacco Cessation Consortium, a group of partners in the private and public sectors to help people access essential cessation support and treatment to deal with tobacco dependence. This business coalition will support WHO’s work on tobacco cessation and identify...

Philip Morris Hikes Offer For Swedish Smokeless Tobacco Firm

Marlboro-maker Philip Morris International said Thursday it had increased its offer for smokeless tobacco company Swedish Match, as the US group looks to steer away from its traditional cigarette business. Philip Morris hiked its offer from 106 to 116 kronor per share -- bringing the total offer to 176.4 billion kronor ($15.76 billion) -- and...

Economic Loss from U.S. Cigarette Smoking Topped Almost $900 Billion in 2020, New Study Shows

New findings by the American Cancer Society (ACS) found cumulative economic losses from cigarette smoking topped $891 billion in 2020, or 4.3% of the United States Gross Domestic Product. The economic loss significantly outpaced the cigarette industry’s $92 billion revenue by nearly a ten-to-one ratio. The study was published today in the journal The...

Children whose fathers breathed cigarette smoke more likely to get asthma – study

Research offers evidence that tobacco could damage health of people two generations later Children are much more likely to develop asthma if their father was exposed to tobacco smoke when he was growing up, a study has found. And they are at even greater risk of suffering from the common lung condition if their father was...

Congressional Attempt to Raise Tobacco Taxes: ‘It Could Happen Again’

While tobacco, vapor tax increases were cut from current legislation, here’s why retailers should remain vigilant Proposed federal tobacco tax rate increases that would have doubled the tax rate for cigarettes and small cigars, among other raises, have been cut. But Thomas Briant, executive director of the National Association of Tobacco Outlets (NATO), Minneapolis, made...

For 20 years teenage smoking fell steadily in Ireland. Then along came vaping and it all changed

Campaigners claim global tobacco giants are a significant influence on Ireland’s vaping market. Shannon D’Arcy (20), from Palmerstown, Co Dublin, started smoking when she was 17. “I was with my friends and I just said, I’ll have one, and it just went on from there.” She is standing with some other smokers on St Andrew’s Street,...

Is Big Tobacco winning the smoking war?

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) new Global Trends in Tobacco Use report raises a big question mark over the international community’s push for a smoking free world. On the face of it, as WHO’s director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus maintains, the progress on winning the smoking war seems “very encouraging”. 2025 target unlikely to be met According to the report, the...

Shisha: The Irresistible Lethal Killer Wrapped In Flavour

Few months ago, five female pupils of the Oreyo Senior Grammar School, Igbogbo, Ikorodu area of the State, was caught in a video expertly smoking “Shisha” while in school uniform. The trending video simply sends a message to the spine of Nigerians, parents, guardians and school authorities and the government of the looming shisha...

What we know about the worldwide decline in tobacco use

Almost every country on the planet has reduced its tobacco intake in 2020, according to the WHO’s latest findings. Tobacco usage is one of the world’s leading causes of premature death, accounting for more than 8 million fatalities and costing the global economy $1.4 trillion annually. Cigarette smoking in particular is the leading cause of preventable...

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