Tag - Smoking ban

‘Impossible to enforce’: Big Tobacco exploiting loopholes in European menthol ban

A breach of the menthol cigarette ban could potentially be a criminal offence, but nobody knows for sure what types are covered. Tobacco companies are finding loopholes in the Europe-wide menthol cigarette ban in order to keep selling products that can get new, younger smokers hooked on tobacco. Japan Tobacco International (JTI) – which owns Sterling, Benson...

We unpack what some African countries are doing about tobacco control

Rapid population growth, increased advertising by the tobacco industry, and growing tobacco consumption among young people in Africa all contribute to a projected massive tobacco-related burden of disease. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that one in five African adolescents use tobacco. The WHO also forecast a doubling of deaths related to tobacco use in low- and middle-income countries between 2002 and 2030. There...

Nigeria: Groups seek enforcement of smoking ban in movies

"36 movies were screened in total, picked from English, Hausa, Igbo, and Yoruba genres. All the 36 movies reviewed had smoking scenes, some in a scene while others were in multiple scenes." Participants at a summit on Smoking in Movies (#Smokefreenollywood) held in Lagos have called for the immediate commencement of enforcement of the ban...