Tag - Cigarettes

BAT Uganda Calls For Urgent Government Action Against Illicit Trade In Cigarettes

BAT Uganda has called for enhanced action against illicit trade in Uganda, following a report, which indicates that the illicit cigarette trade in the country continues to rise significantly. The research commissioned by BAT Uganda and conducted by Kantar covered the second half of 2021 and found that 23.8 per cent of the cigarettes sold...

Tobacco Consumption Slows In The West, Grows In Africa, Say Researchers

Cigarette smuggling has emerged as one of the most lucrative enterprises between Zimbabwe and South Africa, with border authorities seizing contraband worth millions of dollars in recent years. Last month, South African police confiscated cigarettes worth ZAR1,7 million (about USD105,000) from Zimbabwean smugglers who have taken advantage of porous border controls between the two southern African countries...

Lyft ban puts at risk Sh2.5bn BAT plant

BAT Kenya #ticker:BAT says the government’s ban on its nicotine pouches risks the viability of its Sh2.5 billion factory in Nairobi whose construction has been ongoing. The new local BAT factory is eyeing to produce cigarette alternative products such as nicotine pouches under the Lyft brand to sell to Kenya and the African region. This comes...

Tobacco control advocates challenge industry greenwashing

A new report from the World Health Organization and STOP, a tobacco industry watchdog, reveals how tobacco companies are trying to promote an image of being environmentally responsible while contributing to deforestation and environmental waste. Big multinational tobacco companies donate to environmental causes, and even get high environmental, social, and governance rankings. Philip Morris International,...

Tobacco industry slammed for ‘talking trash’ over green credentials

A report published Thursday has lit a fire under the tobacco industry, which it accuses of causing widespread environmental harm while greenwashing its products and practices in order to mask the real damage. A collaboration between the World Health Organization and global tobacco watchdog STOP, the report warns that carbon emissions by the tobacco industry...

In Phone Calls To Residents, Philip Morris Is Pushing Against D.C.’s Ban On Flavored Tobacco

A group operated by tobacco giant Philip Morris has been calling D.C. residents in recent days, urging them to contact the D.C. Council to oppose a coming ban on the sale of flavored tobacco and menthol cigarettes. The calls have been coming from Citizens for Tobacco Rights, which is directly linked to Philip Morris. A...

Tobacco Control Bill To Be Tabled Shortly

Comprehensive legislation is slated to be tabled in the House of Representatives shortly to address the devastating effects of tobacco consumption in Jamaica. The Tobacco Control 2020 Bill will, among other things, impose restrictions on the marketing of tobacco products as well as prohibit the sale to children. Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr. the Hon....

ACBF Raises Concern Over the Growing Use of Tobacco Products

The World Health Organisation report has revealed that tobacco usage is the leading preventable cause of death among adults globally as it was on the rise in Africa. According to the report, tobacco kills more than 8 million people each year. More than 7 million of those deaths are the direct result of tobacco use,...

How tobacco industry’s destructive practices are ‘damaging’ environment

WHO urges govt to ban greenwashing activities of the tobacco industry to appear nature-friendly The World Health Organisation (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) and the Stopping Tobacco Organisations and Products (STOP), a global tobacco industry watchdog, have started a process to expose the tobacco industry’s destructive practices affecting the environment as well...

Why killer cigarettes are still around

In Summary By late 1953, the tobacco industry faced a crisis of calamitous scope. Smoking had been positively linked to the dramatic rise of lung cancer. It worked to condemn, confuse and erode the very science that now threatened to destroy its prized, highly popular and exclusive product. The tobacco industry has been seeking since...