Tag - Nicotine

Smoking drops as high tobacco taxes take effect

Smoking among Rwandans has reduced, mainly due to high tobacco taxes and prices, Minister of State in the Ministry of Health, Dr Yvan Butera, told lawmakers. This was during a plenary session of the Lower House, held on February 20, 2023, which adopted the law approving Rwanda’s accession to the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade...

BUSINESSNBS report shows Nigeria exported cigarettes worth N57bn in 2022

The Nigeria Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has revealed that Nigeria exported cigarettes worth N57 billion in 2022. The agency disclosed this in its foreign trade report published on its website and obtained by Ripples Nigeria on Sunday. A breakdown of the data showed that Nigeria exported cigarettes worth N10 billion in the first quarter of last...

Anti-tobacco lobbyists renew push to ban nicotine pouches

Despite the ban, the product is still being sold in the country In Summary •The pouch is placed under the mouth between the lip and the gums for extended periods •A warning written on the product says it contains nicotine, which is a highly addictive substance Anti-tobacco lobbyists have renewed their effort to push for the ban of...

Situating Tobacco Control Fund’s N4.7m budget and need for upward review

After several years of vigorously canvassing for a Tobacco Control Fund (TCF) by public health groups, the efforts seem to have recorded some measure of breakthrough with the budgetary allocation for tobacco control in the 2023 national budget. Specifically, N4,732,375.00 (Four Million, Seven Hundred and Thirty-Two Thousand, Three Hundred and Seventy-Five Naira only) was earmarked...

The fight to reignite tobacco control

Australia’s efforts to reduce smoking rates have been world leading, but renewed attention to tobacco control is urgently needed, writes Associate Professor Michelle Jongenelis. Australia’s efforts to reduce smoking rates have been world leading. Ongoing increases in tobacco excise, smoke-free laws, mass media campaigns, the prohibition of tobacco advertising, and tobacco product plain packaging are all...

FDA proposes tobacco rules to make manufacturing more consistent and ingredients more transparent

The US Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday that it is proposing new requirements for tobacco companies that would help prevent contamination of their products and set some standards for the way they make and package products so regulators and consumers will know precisely what is in them. The proposed rules would apply to all FDA-regulated bulk...

Report finds many states’ efforts to prevent tobacco use are lagging

WASHINGTON D.C. — Across the country, many states still have work to do to prevent tobacco use, according to a new nationwide report. The American Lung Association reviews statewide policies every year and then grades which areas have the best and worst policies. It shows states like California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Washington D.C. have some of the best policies....

How Sub-Saharan Africa can significantly reduce its cigarette consumption

Sub-Saharan Africa is poised to suffer a tobacco pandemic given the overall prevalence of cigarette consumption. This is a result of the tobacco industry's aggressive marketing campaigns, rapid economic and population expansion, or both. The demand for tobacco goods can be decreased by raising the excise duty on these items since higher taxes make tobacco products more expensive...

New smoking laws for South Africa are coming – you’ll soon be fined or jailed for smoking in these areas

The Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Control Bill has been tabled before parliament, starting the process of getting proposed changes for smokers and the tobacco industry into law. An explanatory note on the proposed laws was gazetted in October, with the Department of Health giving notice that the bill would be tabled in the...

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