Tag - NCD

NTA Report: Health Ministry Programs On Tobacco Use Underfunded

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 8 – A recent report by the National Taxpayers Association says the Ministry of Health’s programmes involved in tobacco control are grossly underfunded, which means they cannot effectively fight the vice. According to the study, the Tobacco Control Board and Division of Noncommunicable diseases (NCD), are consistently underfunded. The survey showed that the...

Malaysia To Ban Cigarettes For Anyone Born After 2005

Malaysians aged 17 today will not be able to legally buy tobacco next year when they turn 18, or ever in their lifetime. KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 27 – The government plans to prohibit the sale of cigarettes and tobacco products to people born after 2005 in a bid to outlaw smoking for the next generation. This...

Ghana: Tobacco has NO benefits except to destroy “Commit to quit” Now!

31st of May of every year serves as a global opportunity for countries to deepen awareness on the harmful and deadly effects of tobacco use in any form, take stock of progress in advancing tobacco control and make policy recommendations for action on tobacco control. This year’s commemoration is on the theme, ‘Commit to Quit’....