Tag - Nicotine

Tobacco taxes could reduce cigarette use

In the context of declining tobacco use at the global level, sub-Saharan Africa is positioned to experience a tobacco epidemic. This is as a result of fast economic and population growth, coupled with intensive marketing efforts by the tobacco industry. Increasing the excise tax on tobacco products can serve as a powerful tool for reducing...

EU tobacco taxation: The fine line between killing smoking and illicit trade

The European Union’s plans to further increase tobacco taxation and reduce declining smoking rates across the bloc have pleased public health advocates, but the industry warns that tax revenues may be disrupted by the rise of illicit markets that flourish when taxes are high. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), tobacco taxation is an...

Big tobacco tries to stop California flavored tobacco ban

R.J. Reynolds and other tobacco companies filed a request Tuesday asking the U.S. Supreme Court to impose an emergency order to stop California from enforcing a ban on flavored tobacco products that was overwhelmingly approved by voters earlier this month. The ban was first passed by the state legislature two years ago but it never...

Vietnam’s cheap cigarettes make it easier to smoke, harder to discourage the habit

The average price of a cigarette pack in Vietnam is a third of the world’s and among the world’s lowest, a factor in the nation’s high smoking rate, experts say. Dao The Son, an economist and instructor at the Vietnam Commercial University in Hanoi, said Wednesday that the price of cigarettes in Vietnam was roughly...

EU ban on flavoured heated tobacco products comes into force

The European Commission (EC) said on November 23 that it welcomes today’s entry into force of the ban on flavoured heated tobacco products. This ban responds to the significant increase of sales of these tobacco products across the EU, the EC said. It would help achieve the goal set out in Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan to create a “tobacco-free Generation”,...

Millions of teens admit to using tobacco products, alarming health leaders

Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable disease, disability, and death among U.S. adults, according to the CDC. Experts say a new generation of kids and teenagers are fighting nicotine addiction, a group that statistically never would have if it weren't for electronic cigarettes. A new 2022 study by the CDC and the FDA has alarmed public...

CDC report shows more than 3 million teens using tobacco

More than 11% of youth across the country reported current (past 30-day) use of tobacco products, according to the latest report from the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. They say that includes 2.51 million (16.5%) high school students and 530,000 (4.5%) middle school students. The report also shows that...

Ghana lagging behind in tobacco taxation – Vision for Alternative Development

The Vision for Alternative Development (VALD), a non-governmental organization is urging the government of Ghana to implement tobacco tax as part of control initiatives to reduce the crime rate associated with tobacco trade, and excessive use while increasing revenue for health and development. According to a policy brief by the NGO, tobacco use “Is a...

NGOs seek enforcement of graphic health warning on tobacco products

Some Non-Government Organisations, NGOs, have called on the Federal Government to intensify the implementation of graphic health warning on tobacco products. The Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance, NTCA, and Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids made the call on Tuesday at a news conference in Abuja. The Chairman of NTCA, Akinbode Oluwafemi, said that since the National Tobacco Control...

Kenya scores low in global anti-smoking index

Kenya lags behind nations who are leading in using innovation to reduce deaths from smoking, a new report reveals. The study blames Kenya’s regulators for unnecessarily restricting access to alternative nicotine products, such as vapes and pouches, which are proven to be 95pc less harmful than combustible cigarettes and have already saved hundreds of thousands...

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