Tag - Smoke-free

Survey calls for government to regulate tobacco alternatives differently

EARLIER this year, Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin proposed the Generation End Game (GEG) plan, which would ban tobacco and smoking products for those born in 2005 and after. Just this week, he said that the government had decided to push the limit to 2007, allowing two more years for "community education, a robust implementation plan...

New Zealand’s ‘tobacco endgame’ law will be a world first for health – here’s what the modelling shows us

With the first reading of a new bill in parliament today, Aotearoa New Zealand’s plan to be smokefree by 2025 takes another tangible step forward. The Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products (Smoked Tobacco) Amendment Bill will now go to the Health Select Committee for submissions and review, and (presumably) return to the House in late 2022 to...

Africa: The state of Tobacco Harm Reduction in Africa

The 4th Scientific Summit on Tobacco Harm Reduction took place on September 29 and 30th, 2021. Organized by SCHORE, the International Association on Smoking Control which "vision is to eliminate smoking and smoking-related diseases all together", the summit reunited experts on tobacco, other substance use disorders specialists, and harm reduction professionals. There is an ongoing...

Ethical concerns as Big Tobacco hustles into health care

Philip Morris International is buying a successful British company making inhaled treatments for lung disease. Companies who made fortunes selling damaging and addictive cigarettes are making fresh moves into health care. Philip Morris International (PMI), the Swiss-American maker of Marlboro cigarettes, has bought two drug firms in the last month and on Thursday won support to...

Big Tobacco exploit dairy owners in cynical attempt to derail smokefree policy

Late yesterday afternoon, Hāpai Te Hauora sent a tweet in response to NZ Herald’s article: Revealed: Big Tobacco behind dairy owners postcard protest at Parliament. The response from Hāpai says "Disappointed - yet not surprised, that Big Tobacco are using dairy owners to lead their agenda to continue to kill New Zealanders. Hāpai Te Hauora Chief...

Raise age for sale of cigarettes to 21 and stop ‘tobacco epidemic’, say UK MPs

Making it illegal for more young people to buy cigarettes would help meet the government’s target of ending smoking by 2030, MPs say MPs have called for a consultation on raising the age for the sale of cigarettes to 21 from 18 in order to end the “tobacco epidemic” by 2030. The all-party parliamentary group on...

Philip Morris sells death while speaking of ‘smoke-free world’ – opinion

Saying ‘if I wouldn’t sell this deadly product, somebody else will,’ is comparable to what could have been said by IG Farben, the supplier of Zyklon B to the gas chambers. Philip Morris CEO (Israel) Roi Amit was interviewed on December 31 by The Jerusalem Post. He spoke of a “smoke-free world” but omitted to...