Tag - Tobacco law

Kenya: Thinktank says new law favours tobacco firms

The International Institute of Legislative Affairs (ILA) has poked holes into the Finance Act 2021, saying some changes in the law will favour tobacco businesses. The Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) whose work is in policy and research argues that while the government is mandated to make laws that discourage tobacco intake, some aspects of the Act...

Nigeria: ‘FG should anticipate pushback over pictorial warnings on tobacco products’

Chibuike Nwokorie is the Project Officer with the Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance, NTCA. In this interview, he bares his mind on the new policy on Pictorial Health Warnings, PHWs, which must be on all tobacco products manufactured and sold in Nigeria starting June 23, and other sundry issues on tobacco control in Nigeria. Excerpts: How do...

Europe: Parliament draft report pushes for tax hike on all tobacco products

A draft of a new report from the European Parliament’s Beating Cancer Committee does not distinguish between cigarettes and novel tobacco products on key points, signalling a tighter position on tobacco control, with some lawmakers already mobilising to challenge this. Once passed, the report by the BECA committee will serve as the institution’s position on...

India: Why Parliament needs to take up the pending amendments in Tobacco Control Laws

The government must take note of the views of experts and make laws on tobacco products more stringent. The unprecedented rise in the number of deaths due to the diseases caused by tobacco consumption is adding to the woes of the government in general and the Union Health Ministry in particular as the spending of...

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...

Lawmaker suggests complete indoor smoking ban, national smoke-free law in China

China should completely ban smoking in indoor public places and enact a national-level smoke-free law to protect the health of non-smokers, a Chinese lawmaker said in a proposal brought to the two sessions, stressing a nationwide law on smoking bans is key for China to realize its 2030 national health plan.  The proposal was brought...