Tag - FCTC

Tobacco control stakeholders meeting: 6,700 Ghanaians die annually… from tobacco-related illnesses

More than 6,700 Ghanaians die annually from tobacco-related illnesses. Of the number, 4,422 representing 66 per cent died prematurely under age 70 while 1,206 representing 18 per cent lost their lives due to exposure to second-hand smoke. To address the growing trend, DrBaffourAwuah, Acting Director of Technical Coordination and Special Advisor on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), Ministry...

FTC: E-cigarette use by youth on the rise despite federal ban

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WWLP) – A new report released by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) finds that sales of flavored disposable e-cigarettes and menthol e-cigarette cartridges among youth rose in 2020. According to the report, youth e-cigarette use shifted to substitute products rather than declined, and that the distribution of free and discounted e-cigarettes – a practice...

New report outlines continued illegalities in sale of nicotine pouches in Kenya

A new report has uncovered serious violations of the Kenya Tobacco Control Act in the introduction, promotion, and continued sale of the highly-addictive nicotine pouches in Kenya. According to the report titled: ‘Assessment Report on the Tobacco Industry Interference with the Regulation of Novel Tobacco Products in Kenya.’ The Kenyan market is now littered with...

Why tobacco consumption is a major threat to global population

In Summary •Everyone, especially young people, will blindly maintain that tobacco has nothing to do with the demographic resilience of a population, but to shatter someone's bubble, it does! •According to the World Health Organization Tobacco kills more than 8 million people each year. The world population, currently estimated at 8 billion people, is projected to reach...

CISLAC Calls For Hike In Tobacco Tax

Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has called for a hike in Tobacco tax to control smoking and its adverse effects on public health, economy and environment. The CISLAC Programme Officer in Bauchi State, Mr Solomon Adoga, made the call in Bauchi during a roundtable on Tobacco Tax Advocacy in Nigeria. He said that understanding the Framework Convention on Tobacco...

Smoke without fire? Researchers question heated tobacco products

Paris (AFP) – Heated tobacco products have soared in popularity as a "smoke free" alternative to cigarettes in recent years, but a peer-reviewed report has suggested their emissions could be considered smoke -- a claim strongly rejected by the tobacco industry. Heated tobacco products, or HTPs, are often confused with e-cigarettes, which heat liquid that can...

We Must Make The Tobacco Industry Pay For Its Environmental Damages

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE We Must Make The Tobacco Industry Pay For Its Environmental Damages. 30 May 2022 World No Tobacco Day 2022 is yet another opportunity to shed light on the tobacco burden. Commemorated under the theme, Tobacco: threat to our environment, this year’s World No Tobacco Day offers an opportunity for all Africans to come together...

Child Labour: No Quick End to Children Trapped in Tobacco Production

HONG KONG / LOME, May 17 (IPS) - Despite World Day Against Child Labour launched in 2002 by the International Labour Organization (ILO), little has changed over the past two decades for the millions of children who remain trapped. To rescue children and achieve sustainable human and health rights improvements, laws that make corporations accountable and...

Ghana selected as 2030 WHO tobacco project country

Ghana has been selected as the Phase Three 2030 project country of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). This means that the country will, among others, receive financial and technical support to develop and implement a comprehensive national tobacco control strategy. The country was selected after a rigorous selection process by...

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