Tag - Nicotine

Dealers make tidy profits selling nicotine pouches despite ban

The sale of liquid nicotine and e-cigarettes has continued unabated despite a ban, with dealers making double-digit profits riding on the restriction. Anti-tobacco advocates and the National Parents Association(NPA) have also raised the alarm over the high number of school-going children who are getting hooked on smokeless tobacco products such as vapes, vaporisers, vape pens,...

One in 10 African adolescents still uses tobacco, says WHO

The World Health Organisation Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo said one in every 10 African adolescents still use tobacco despite 24 African countries instituting bans on smoking in public places. The global health agency also noted that while 35 African countries have banned tobacco advertising, promotion, and sponsorship, the continent continues to have...

Parliament urged to uphold proposed taxes on nicotine products

National Assembly Finance and Planning Committee has been asked to either uphold or increase the proposed taxes on nicotine and cigarettes. The National Assembly Finance and Planning Committee has been carrying out public hearings on the Finance Bill 2022 and table its recommendations this week. Members of the National Assembly will then debate the recommendations and...

Nicotine Or Tobacco – Is There A Difference?

Most nicotine is still derived from tobacco but there have been giant strides in synthetic nicotine that is completely free of tobacco. A study in the Indian Journal of Clinical Practice (July 2020) underlined the fact that about 80 per cent of our doctors believed that nicotine causes cancer. Another USA based study also showed...

Suffocating planet! The environmental implications of the vaping industry

What many people already know is that tobacco product waste from cigarette butts is one of the most common forms of plastic waste suffocating the environment. Now, there is another detrimental threat facing our environment (much to the dismay of the Cape Town vaping community)– vape waste. Vape waste creates three huge environmental issues: Increase...

‘Harmful and addicting youth’: Vaping crackdown flagged in national report

Brightly coloured vaping products with flavours like bubble gum and fairy floss that claim to be nicotine-free could be banned in a national crackdown as new research finds e-cigarettes are “harmful and addicting youth”. But any move to restrict e-cigarettes may face fierce resistance from a group of pro-vaping Coalition backbench MPs, who fought against...

”Harm-reduction” maintains the global tobacco epidemic

“Tobacco Harm-Reduction Experts” are pushing WHO to loosen its stance on new tobacco products, such as e-cigarettes, heated tobacco products and nicotine pouches. These products are falsely marketed as safer and more sustainable options to deadly cigarettes, misleading consumers, media and international institutions. Prior to COP9 to the WHO FCTC, over 40 organizations and professors...

Growth of Tobacco industry means more deaths-TOFAZA

Tobacco Free Association of Zambia says it is deeply concerned with the interaction and commitments made by government towards the growth of the tobacco industry. During the Tobacco Association of Zambia annual 56th congress held in Lusaka on November 25, 2021 Minister of Agriculture Reuben Phiri promised government’s commitment in ensuring that the Tobacco industry...

BAT joins tobacco’s health push with energy-drink investment

Joins a health push amid efforts to move away from tobacco and nicotine. British American Tobacco Plc invested in startup Tru Inc., a maker of energy and wellness drinks, as the owner of Lucky Strike cigarettes joins a health push amid efforts to move away from tobacco and nicotine. BAT’s corporate-venture unit Btomorrow Ventures led a...

US approves E-cigarette marketing as Kenya debates approach

This marks the first set of electronic nicotine delivery system products ever to be authorized by the FDA. In Summary • The FDA considered the risks and benefits to the population as a whole, including users and non-users of tobacco products, and importantly, youth. • Health CAS, Mercy Mwangangi, said that Kenya is yet to review its...