Tag - Health

Still On Shisha, The Silent Lethal Killer Wrapped In Flavour

Flavoured with molasses sugar or fruit-like apple to make the smoke more aromatic than cigarette smoke, shisha, a water-pipe tobacco known for its addictiveness and deadly effect on the health of its users remains a silent lethal killer of most Nigerian youths and teenagers, TUNDE OGUNTOLA writes. Just a few months ago, the Environmental Rights...

Vaping ’causes lung damage just like smoking’ according to new research

A new study claims that vaping could do significant damage to your lungs just like smoking does. Often used by those who are trying to quit smoking, e-cigarettes have become more and more popular recently - especially amongst young people. But scientists are now saying that they can cause molecular and cellular changes to the lungs that can develop...

FDA rejects two menthol Vuse e-cigarette products

The US Food and Drug Administration issued marketing denial orders for two menthol e-cigarette products marketed by R.J. Reynolds Vapor Company. The agency said Tuesday that Vuse Vibe Tank Menthol 3.0% and the Vuse Ciro Cartridge Menthol 1.5% should not be marketed or distributed. “The applications for these products did not present sufficient scientific evidence to show...

Minister: Govt strives to end tobacco cultivation in Bangladesh

Realizing the dangers of tobacco, the Honorable Prime Minister announced to eradicate tobacco use from Bangladesh by 2040, says Md Shahab Uddin. Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Md Shahab Uddin has said that his ministry will try its best to stop tobacco cultivation considering the serious damage to public health and environment. Mentioning the need...

Tobacco-induced diseases claim over 400 lives daily, speakers say

The number of smokers in Pakistan has reached 31 million and 466 people die daily in the country due to tobacco-induced diseases such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, stroke and chronic lung diseases. To overcome this loss of life and healthcare resources, the Tobacco Health Levy Bill which has been pending since 2019 must...

Mexico tightens ban on smoking in public places

Mexico has brought into force one of the world's strictest anti-tobacco laws by enacting a total ban on smoking in public places. The step, which was first approved in 2021, also includes a ban on tobacco advertising. Several other Latin American countries have also passed legislation to create smoke-free public spaces. However, Mexico's legislation is considered to...

Bill could hold tobacco manufacturers accountable for $73 million litter clean-up fee

Tobacco companies could be forced to clean up cigarette butts left by smokers in South Australia as the Greens party propose a nation-first litter law. The legislation currently being drafted by the party proposes huge fines if cigarette manufacturers refuse to clean up discarded butts left in public places. According to the Greens party, tobacco litter clean-up costs Australians $73...

Smoking in any shape or form will impact health

The government’s decision to regulate e-cigarettes for minors under 18 is very welcome. According to some retailers e-cigarettes have been unregulated since 2016 with doubts about age restriction. Until last year, no health warnings were on packets like ordinary cigarettes. The current warnings are only in relation to the addictive side of nicotine and...

Experts call for policy review as Nigeria’s Tobacco industry risks collapse

Economic experts have called for a review of the government’s 2022-2025 fiscal policy to save Nigeria’s Tobacco industry from collapse due to heavy taxes. Also, they stated that businesses in the sector might go moribund in the next three years if the Federal government implements its new tax regime. The Ministry of Finance, Budget and National...

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