Tag - Public health

Pakistan Among Top 10 Tobacco Consumers In World’

ISLAMABAD    –   Speakers at a sensitization session on Wednesday un­derlined the need of mul­tisectoral tobacco control policy, to control mush­rooming trend of tobacco use in Pakistan as the coun­try falls among the top ten tobacco consumers in the world. The capacity building among legislator, media and academia was imperative to control the...

How tobacco industry keeps smokers hooked

In Summary Two studies from the UK identify the use of price smoothing and package downsizing strategies by the tobacco industry. The other strategy employed by the industry revolves around reclassification of products or changing their physical attributes. In 2018 only 38 countries, covering 14 per cent of the global population, had adequately high tobacco...

Malaysia Needs Tobacco-Free Generations – Malaysian Thoracic Society

Normalisation of a non-smoking culture amongst our youth creates a greater and more long-lasting impact of these measures. Following its second reading in Parliament, the Control of Tobacco Product and Smoking Bill 2022 is due for review by the Special Parliamentary Select Committee at its first meeting on August 19, 2022. The Malaysian Thoracic Society supports...

FTC: E-cigarette use by youth on the rise despite federal ban

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WWLP) – A new report released by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) finds that sales of flavored disposable e-cigarettes and menthol e-cigarette cartridges among youth rose in 2020. According to the report, youth e-cigarette use shifted to substitute products rather than declined, and that the distribution of free and discounted e-cigarettes – a practice...

FIFA 2022: WHO, Qatari govt to ban smoking, tobacco products in stadiums

The Qatari Minister of Public Health, Hanan Al Kuwari, said the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 is a unique platform to promote health across the world. The World Health Organisation (WHO) in partnership with the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) in Qatar, has announced that smoking and marketing of all tobacco products will be banned across stadiums...

Why tobacco consumption is a major threat to global population

In Summary •Everyone, especially young people, will blindly maintain that tobacco has nothing to do with the demographic resilience of a population, but to shatter someone's bubble, it does! •According to the World Health Organization Tobacco kills more than 8 million people each year. The world population, currently estimated at 8 billion people, is projected to reach...

MWANGI: Why tobacco harm reduction falls short

Although there is no single definition of harm reduction, it is generally recognised that it needs to reduce harm not only for the individual user but for the community and society in which they live. In the context of tobacco, therefore, it is essential to also consider the impacts on the whole population...

Cigarette advertising aggressively targets kids in low- and middle-income countries, a new study finds

The big idea The world’s largest multinational tobacco companies are advertising cigarettes to kids near playgrounds and schools in 42 majority low- and middle-income countries. That’s the key finding of our recently published paper. Through our on-the-ground data collection at 19,500 points of sale, we identified tobacco industry advertising and promotions demonstrating four common tactics. These include...

Philip Morris misleading the public about nicotine in heated tobacco

At a glance Heated tobacco is touted as a better alternative to cigarettes for smokers, yet new research suggests that one brand contains much more nicotine than claimed A heated tobacco stick used in an Iqos device contains more than 4mg of nicotine, eight times the amount often claimed by maker Philip Morris International ...

Rising cigarette prices motivate people to quit smoking

Rising cigarette prices have overtaken health concerns as the biggest motivator for people to cut down or stop smoking. Researchers from The University of Queensland analyzed national survey data and found the cost of cigarettes has become the number one reason Australians who smoke try to quit. Associate Professor Coral Gartner from UQ's School of Public Health said the...