Tag - Smoking

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...

More than 3 million middle and high school students reported using tobacco in 2022

More than 3 million US middle and high schoolers – about 11% of those students – reported current tobacco use in 2022, according to a new study from researchers at the US Food and Drug Administration and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For the ninth consecutive year, e-cigarettes were the most commonly used tobacco...

Tobacco giants help fund Putin’s war machine with £7bn in taxes

Tobacco companies have paid almost £7bn in taxes to the Kremlin since the invasion of Ukraine, despite vowing to pull out of Russia. Analysis by The Telegraph of Russian Treasury figures shows that the Kremlin has received 480bn roubles (£6.8bn) from the tobacco industry in the eight months since Putin launched his war. London-based British American...

Farmers want to be allowed to get fertilizer on loan from tobacco companies

Farmers in Mzimba have asked Parliament to amend the Tobacco Act to allow tobacco companies to provide loans to tobacco farmers for production of crops such as maize, saying  tobacco farmers have no access to fertilizer under Affordable Inputs Program (AIP) and they cannot afford to buy fertilizer on their own due to high...

West Nile Roots for Horticulture as Alternative to Tobacco

Farmers and locals in West Nile have been stuck to growing tobacco and Simsim as their main source of income over the years. But the leaders have now commenced a transition from traditional tobacco growing to horticulture for both food and employment purposes. Local leaders in West Nile under their umbrella body West Nile Development...

Group partners states to check tobacco consumption among girls

Public Relations Strategist, 7even Interactive, Ese Aluko (left); Market Lead, Ghana and Nigeria for SKY Girls, Alice Railton; Lagos State Commissioner of Education, Mrs. Folashade Adefisayo and General Manager Operations, 7even Interactive for SKY Girls, Adenike Odutola at the official launch of SKY Girls Nigeria, an empowerment movement for teenage girls A Pan African group,...

Walking The Talk By Budgeting For Tobacco Control

Beyond flowery rhetoric and grand promises, the will of a government to act on a policy is first re­flected in its financial plan. Ac­tivities for the implementation of such policies are provided with a budget line followed by a full dis­bursement of the budgeted sum to empower execution. Tobacco control in Nigeria has made commendable...

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