Tag - Tobacco control

Nairobi MCAs want Sakaja to shut down ‘shisha’ smoking places

In Summary Westlands, Kileleshwa, Lavington, Kilimani, South C and Lang'ata are some of the areas listed by MCAs to be selling the product. Shisha is a glass-bottomed water pipe in which fruit-flavoured tobacco is covered with foil and roasted with charcoal. Westlands, Kileleshwa, Lavington, Kilimani, South C and Lang'ata are some of the areas listed...

Tobacco taxes proposed for sustainability efforts

TOBACCO TAXES of at least 75% of the retail price should be devoted to financing sustainable development programs, according to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). “Additional revenue and fiscal space generated through higher tobacco taxes would help governments raise resources to meet various social and economic needs, such as increasing COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019)...

EU ban on flavoured heated tobacco products comes into force

The European Commission (EC) said on November 23 that it welcomes today’s entry into force of the ban on flavoured heated tobacco products. This ban responds to the significant increase of sales of these tobacco products across the EU, the EC said. It would help achieve the goal set out in Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan to create a “tobacco-free Generation”,...

Expose Big Tobacco role in climate change

In Summary The tobacco industry is a major driver of deforestation, which is another significant contributor to carbon emissions. Research continues to show that the tobacco industry cuts down over 500 million trees every year to produce cigarettes. The Egypt government is hosting the 27th Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (COP27), with a...

Qatar 2022/ Authorities Implement Tobacco, Smoking Prevention Measures in World Cup Stadiums

Doha, November 13 (QNA) - Sport for Health partnership, which includes the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH), the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC), FIFA, and the World Health Organization (WHO), announced the implementation of tobacco and smoking prevention measures at the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar for a healthy and safe tournament. In...

Kenya scores low in global anti-smoking index

Kenya lags behind nations who are leading in using innovation to reduce deaths from smoking, a new report reveals. The study blames Kenya’s regulators for unnecessarily restricting access to alternative nicotine products, such as vapes and pouches, which are proven to be 95pc less harmful than combustible cigarettes and have already saved hundreds of thousands...

Illicit Trade Persists After Lockdown

The illicit cigarette trade continues to thrive in South Africa despite recent enforcement actions, according to a new Ipsos study. According to Ipsos’ latest study, shops nationwide are still flooded with illegal tobacco products more than two years after the unconstitutional tobacco sales ban was imposed by the government as part of their response to the...

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...

Opinion: Public health can’t pay for the tobacco industry’s actions

With an ever more complex landscape of tobacco products, we face a daunting moment in tobacco control. The tobacco industry has made a resurgence, taking advantage of youth across media platforms that are rife with disinformation, and causing uptakes in smoking in surprising demographic categories. All of this is happening while gains in life...

We need food, not tobacco – focus of World No Tobacco Day 2023

A global food crisis is growing fueled by conflict, climate change, impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the ripple effects of the war in Ukraine driving rising prices of food, fuel and fertilizer. Tobacco growing and production lead to long term, global ecological harms and climate change, and plays a crucial role...

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