Tag - Cigarette

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...

Helping people quit tobacco use is key to breaking the cycle of dependence

There are 1.3 billion tobacco users today globally, trapped by nicotine’s addictiveness and the manipulative influence of the tobacco industry. Helping people to quit is the key to breaking this dependence and ending the tobacco epidemic. The newly published ‘Global investment case for tobacco cessation’ presents the reasons from the perspectives of health and...

Proposed amendment to tobacco products act puts livelihood of millions of women in jeopardy: Study

Synopsis The study delves into the impact this COTPA amendment will have on millions of women beedi rollers in the country. The report said that until skill-building and alternative employment is provided on a large scale for their livelihood, Beedi rolling is the only viable occupation for millions of women across India. The study states...

Growth of Tobacco industry means more deaths-TOFAZA

Tobacco Free Association of Zambia says it is deeply concerned with the interaction and commitments made by government towards the growth of the tobacco industry. During the Tobacco Association of Zambia annual 56th congress held in Lusaka on November 25, 2021 Minister of Agriculture Reuben Phiri promised government’s commitment in ensuring that the Tobacco industry...

Ghana completes ratification process for illicit trade in tobacco products protocol

Ghana continues to make significant strides in tobacco control in line with its obligations under the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC). The strong political commitment to tobacco control is evidenced by the inclusion of tobacco-specific provisions in the Public Health Act, 2012 and the passage of the Tobacco Control Regulations, 2016 (L.I. 2247). In...

‘Smoking kills’ could be printed on every cigarette under new UK proposals

MPs propose raft of tough new measures aimed at getting more people to stop smoking. Individual cigarettes could have “smoking kills” printed on them under a raft of tough measures proposed by MPs to encourage more people to quit the deadly habit. MPs have submitted an amendment to the health and care bill going through parliament...