Tag - Tobacco industry

Nigeria: BAT unveils sustainable investment in environment

British American Tobacco in West and Central Africa (BAT) has unveiled its sustainable investment in the environment as it launched a sustainability show corner at the company’s state-of-the-art factory in Ibadan, Oyo state. The sustainability corner exhibits several end products obtained from the recycling of waste generated at the Ibadan factory. Some of these include tissue...

Tobacco industry pricing strategies in response to excise tax policies: a systematic review

Abstract Objective To explore what is known about the tobacco industry’s (TI) price-based responses to tobacco excise tax policies and whether these vary by country income group using a systematic review. Data sources Studies assessing TI pricing tactics were identified via searches of five online databases using a combination of search keywords. Study selection Inclusion criteria were applied by two...

Opinion: Looking away will not end child labor in tobacco fields

The tobacco industry likes to portray itself as a positive economic force. Yet tobacco farmers across Africa face a harsh economic reality: The industry derives such huge profits in part because it maneuvers to pay as little as possible for the crop that is the basis for its products. This practice is unfair and perpetuates inequality. What’s...

PMI’s surprise embrace of a cigarette-free future must not distract from tobacco control

As its behaviour in emerging markets makes clear, the tobacco industry's post-cigarette rhetoric only seems to apply to the Western markets where it is losing ground. The CEO of Philip Morris International (PMI), Jacek Olczak, has made a surprising request for the UK government to abolish traditional cigarettes by 2030–including his own. The tobacco executive told the Mail...

BATNF clinches two awards at the West Africa Innovation Awards

July 29, 2021 was a day of honour for the British American Tobacco Nigerian Foundation (BATNF) as it clinched two awards for excellence in sustainability, namely ‘Best Sustainability in Agriculture’ and ‘Best Sustainability in Youth and Economic Development’ at the West Africa Innovation Awards held at Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria. The West...

Tobacco wars: Proposed R22 for a pack of smokes a ‘laughable’ attempt to dodge taxes, says BATSA

The SA Tobacco Organisation's proposed R22 for a pack of 20 cigarettes will not cover taxes, according to British American Tobacco South Africa (BATSA). BATSA has issued a statement hitting out at the proposal - citing a study that shows it is not economically viable to sell cigarettes below R26.55 per pack. BATSA...

Progress on tobacco fight, but new nicotine products pose increasing threat

While many countries are making progress in the fight against tobacco use, a new World Health Organization (WHO) report shows some are failing to address the problem of emerging nicotine and tobacco products. Compared with 2007, more than four times as many people -- some 5.3 billion -- are now covered by at least one...

Malaysia: Experts suggest tobacco harm reduction approach to reduce smoking

Tobacco harm reduction, a tobacco control strategy that encourages smokers who cannot quit smoking to switch to harm reduced alternatives, is gaining momentum worldwide. According to a professor at Imperial College London, up to 98 million consumers worldwide have already made the switch to harm reduced alternatives such as vape and snus. In England, health authorities...

Our World is Being Burned By Tobacco

Every step of a tobacco product’s life cycle degrades our planet and decimates our natural resources. The tobacco industry doesn’t just hurt our health. It tears down trees, erodes soil and produces toxic waste. And that’s even before its deadly products are sold to consumers. Once used, tobacco products pollute the air, poison fish and...

Nigeria: Tobacco And The Entertainment Industry

All the stakeholders must do more to tackle the menace of smoking The recent call by the Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) and Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK) for an end to using smoking scenes in movies, music video and other aspects of the entertainment industry, is one we wholeheartedly endorse. According to...