Tag - Cigarettes

Ministers plan more restrictions on tobacco sales, smoking zones

The government is planning to impose further restrictions on the sale of tobacco, and next year will be the last cigarettes can be sold by supermarkets, if junior health minister Maarten van Ooijen has his way. According to the Telegraaf, Van Ooijen aims to ensure that within 10 years, cigarettes are only sold in...

The environmental argument for banning menthol cigarettes

Every year, about 4.5 trillion cigarette butts are discarded globally, making them the most littered item on Earth. Around 90 percent of cigarettes have filters made of a biobased plastic called cellulose acetate, which can take up to 14 years to decompose. Nevertheless, cigarette butts are still considered hazardous solid waste, even if they are thrown away properly. In recent years, non-menthol cigarettes have become less...

The myth of healthy alternatives to tobacco: Electronic cigarettes are also harmful

Experts warn that vaping devices and water pipes serve as a gateway to nicotine addiction and are linked to disease, but vaping continues to appeal to teenagers Last year, a stressful situation caused Alberto Verdejo, 27, to relapse into his tobacco addiction after a year of not smoking. Four months ago, he started regularly using...

Claims illegal tobacco trade will boom in a smokefree NZ are smoke and mirrors, experts say

New Zealand lawmakers are exploring ways to make the country smokefree by 2025 Opinion - New Zealand's parliament is considering a new smokefree law to implement key components of the Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 Action Plan. This plan includes the removal of nicotine from tobacco and a reduction of the number of tobacco retail outlets to ensure...

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...

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