Tag - GATS

What’s behind the Big Tobacco job cuts? A guide to SA’s illegal tobacco trade after COVID

British American Tobacco in South Africa (Batsa says 200 of its workers will be out of a job soon, but public health researchers argue they’re using misleading figures to explain why they’re downsizing.  Batsa claims the illegal tobacco trade in South Africa makes up 70% of the market. The figure is a misquote...

Percentage of Filipinos who smoke, use tobacco decreases to 19.5% —survey

The prevalence of current tobacco use and smoking among Filipinos aged 15 and above decreased in 2021 to 19.5% of the population or 15.1 million, according to the results of the 2021 Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS). At a press forum on Tuesday, Dr. Vito Roque Jr. of the Department of Health's (DOH) Epidemiology Bureau...