Tag - Public health

We’re looking into tobacco product display ban

Malaysia is studying the viability of imposing a tobacco product display ban as part of the country’s “generational endgame” strategy to end the smoking habit. If implemented, shopkeepers might not be able to display tobacco products in their premises – a move that has been implemented in many countries such as Australia, Singapore and Britain. Health...

Zimbabwe’s tobacco industry pledges to end child labor and deforestation

Zimbabwe, Africa’s biggest tobacco grower and one of the world's top exporters of the nicotine leaf opened its selling season for the crop amid pledges to fight deforestation and child labor in response to pressure from rights groups, environmentalists and international buyers. Almost a month into Zimbabwe’s 2022 tobacco selling season, one of the priorities...

New e-cigarette and vaping rules planned for South Africa

The South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) says it has established a National Technical Committee (TC) to develop South African National Standards to guide the use of e-cigarette and vaping products. Currently, there are no guidelines or regulations for vaping production in South Africa, and the SABS will be responsible for setting guidelines and promoting...

Tobacco industry slammed for ‘talking trash’ over green credentials

A report published Thursday has lit a fire under the tobacco industry, which it accuses of causing widespread environmental harm while greenwashing its products and practices in order to mask the real damage. A collaboration between the World Health Organization and global tobacco watchdog STOP, the report warns that carbon emissions by the tobacco industry...

Tobacco Control Bill To Be Tabled Shortly

Comprehensive legislation is slated to be tabled in the House of Representatives shortly to address the devastating effects of tobacco consumption in Jamaica. The Tobacco Control 2020 Bill will, among other things, impose restrictions on the marketing of tobacco products as well as prohibit the sale to children. Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr. the Hon....

Report: Global Smokers Exceed 1.1 Billion

Ahead of the release of a new Tobacco Atlas, health leaders will discuss latest findings on the current status of tobacco use worldwide May 16 at 9 a.m. ET global health organization Vital Strategies and the Tobacconomics team at the University of Illinois at Chicago will host a media briefing on findings from the 7th...

How tobacco industry’s destructive practices are ‘damaging’ environment

WHO urges govt to ban greenwashing activities of the tobacco industry to appear nature-friendly The World Health Organisation (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) and the Stopping Tobacco Organisations and Products (STOP), a global tobacco industry watchdog, have started a process to expose the tobacco industry’s destructive practices affecting the environment as well...

Reject Covid-19 vaccines from tobacco ‘giant’ Philip Morris – VALD charges MoH

The Vision for Alternative Development (VALD) has called on government of Ghana through the Ministry of Health to honour its WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) obligation and reject Medicago’s Covifenz vaccine when offered. The Executive Director of Programs for VALD, Labram Musah detailed in a press release that, the Quebec- based pharmaceutical company,...

Why killer cigarettes are still around

In Summary By late 1953, the tobacco industry faced a crisis of calamitous scope. Smoking had been positively linked to the dramatic rise of lung cancer. It worked to condemn, confuse and erode the very science that now threatened to destroy its prized, highly popular and exclusive product. The tobacco industry has been seeking since...

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...